Who Won the 1981
French Open Mens Singles

Bjorn Borg

Ivan Lendl

6-1, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

1980 French Open Mens Singles Winner
1982  Winner

1981 French Open Mens Singles Videos

1981 French Open Mens Singles Photos

Bjorn Borg News

1981 French Open Mens Singles Winner Bjorn Borg News

Mellower Now, John McEnroe Wants Today's Players To Get Mad

CBS Detroit
While he says he's always had a good relationship with Bjorn Borg, whom he considers probably his greatest rival, the hatred of losing to Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl lasted from the center court at Grand Slams to the locker room during senior exhibitions.




1981 French Open Mens Singles Winner Bjorn Borg News

Tennis: Serve-and-volley a lost art as grass loses its menace

Reuters
... preferring to build pressure. It's a far cry from the 1980s and 1990s when serve-and-volley kings such as John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Boris Becker, Pat Cash and Pete Sampras ruled on a Centre Court surface that, after two weeks, resembled straw and dust.

1981 French Open Mens Singles Winner Bjorn Borg News

Dr D's column: When tennis champs go bust

Economic Times
Your predicament mirrors that of Bjorn Borg, another Wimbledon legend who's bankrupt. All of us, no matter how big their serve or how many their freckles, must respect the wisdom of spending less than we earn. You don't seem to understand it. And so it ...

1981 French Open Mens Singles Winner Bjorn Borg News

McEnroe: 'When Bjorn walked away from the sport it left a hole in my life.'

The Times (subscription)
People think Bjorn Borg and I are polar opposites; in some ways we are. That's what made our rivalry so special. It was so intense that people often misremember and think that it carried on for years. But we only played 14 times, and all between 1978 ...

Ivan Lendl News

1981 French Open Mens Singles Loser Ivan Lendl News

When John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl Bet on Who Would Pee First

Tennis World
Tennis - John McEnroe says that he and Ivan Lendl had a bet about who would take a bathroom break first during last year's final at the ATP Queen's Club event where their charges Milos Raonic and Andy Murray were competing in the final.

1981 French Open Mens Singles Loser Ivan Lendl News

Ivan Lendl insists he feels no bitterness over being fall guy in one of Wimbledon's iconic finals

Telegraph.co.uk
But what of the man left resolutely earthbound at that moment? What about Ivan Lendl, who found himself staring forlornly into space as the festivities proceeded on the other side of the court? Perhaps Lendl was never a crowd favourite at Wimbledon ...


1981 French Open Mens Singles Loser Ivan Lendl News

Book excerpt: "But Seriously" by John McEnroe

CBS News
Former tennis champion and bestselling author John McEnroe brings his uncompromising commentary from the sidelines of Wimbledon and other Grand Slam ...

1981 French Open Mens Singles Loser Ivan Lendl News

Andy Murrray meets Ivan Lendl to rethink Wimbledon warm-up plans after shock Queen's exit

Evening Standard
In the wake of his defeat to world No90 Thompson, Murray was aiming to discuss his Wimbledon preparations today with his coach, Ivan Lendl, and other key members of his entourage. The Scot's plan had been to get some competitive matches under his belt ...



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