Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly
J Mac won his first 2 encounters (1980) with Lendl but then lost the next 7 (81-82). However, with his wins over Lendl in 83-84, McEnroe
took the h2h lead 12-9
. J Mac dropped to #2 in 1985 but maintained his edge over Lendl, 14-12
. J Mac took some time off in 86 (married Tatum) and never regained his dominance in singles. They met again starting in 87 but J Mac won only 1 of their last 10 encounters.
After Mac took the layoff, he was never the same; he started losing to Connors again in the late '80's as well.