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Old 07-06-2004, 11:43 AM   #3
Kevin Patrick
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I still can't believe what hard *****es the tennis bigwigs were in '82. Borg wanted to play Wimbledon in '82, but they said he had to qualify? Can you imagine any former champ(look at Navratilova this year) not getting a wildcard if they wanted it, let alone a 5 time champ that just took a few months off.
Many gloss over this fact & say Borg couldn't stand losing to McEnroe & retired. Sadly, tennis forced him out, who knows how the rest of '82 onward would have been like if they allowed him to play.
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