If I were building a dream team from today’s crop, for a sporting event to be named later, it would look something like this: Marv Albert running play-by-play next to Cris Collinsworth and Mary Carillo, while Suzy Kolber works the sideline. Charles Barkley would be in the studio with Keith Olbermann and John McEnroe, and, because they’ll need it, Costas stays, as referee.
As Borg and McEnroe surveyed Centre Court and replayed shots, tactics and their state of mind during the documentary, they also conveyed a sense of genuine friendship and respect. They are not tennis’s Magic and Bird or even Ali and Frazier. They might be closest to Evert and Navratilova, whose rivalry endured longer and whose relationship has also matured over the years.
What separates McEnroe-Borg is one match that stands alone — and survives the test of time. - NYTimes