Borg vs McEnroe

107 min. | Drama | R
Event Info
Category:State Films


Opens Friday, April 13 at the State

It's the summer of 1980 and Björn Borg (SVERRIR GUDNASON) is the top tennis player in the world, dominating the sport both on and off the court. A powerful and rigorously disciplined player, there is only one obstacle in his pursuit of a record-breaking fifth Wimbledon championship: the highly talented but ferociously abrasive young American, John McEnroe (SHIA LABEOUF). With three days until the tournament begins, Borg trains religiously in his lavish Monaco home, aided by his coach and mentor Lennart (STELLAN SKARSGARD) and girlfriend Mariana (TUVA NOVOTNY). But McEnroe's explosive confidence and wrecking-ball persona continue to infiltrate Borg's ice-cool and normally unshakable temperament.