The greatest day in tennis history


Evert and Navratilova did their bit to make this day interesting

A lot of experts consider 8th September, 1984 as the greatest day in tennis history.

I agree with them.

This day started with a dramatic US Open men’s semi-final between Ivan Lendl and Pat Cash. The match ended in a fifth set tie-break with Lendl surviving a match point with a stunning top spin lob.

This was followed by the women’s final between six time winner Chris Evert and defending Champion Martina Navratilova. This match also went all the way with Martina finally winning  this three set slugfest.

The finale was a semi-final clash between bitter rivals John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. McEnroe won this match which lasted almost 4 hours, went the full distance of five sets and was as heated and intense as any match between these two.

Five modern day greats and one future Wimbledon Champion.

Three memorable matches. A grand slam setting.

Can any other day of tennis action get bigger than this ?

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