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Old 09-19-2012, 01:29 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly View Post
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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lendl%E2%80%93McEnroe_rivalry
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After Mac took the layoff, he was never the same; he started losing to Connors again in the late '80's as well.
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