Thursday, April 23, 2020

Movies and Tennis - Let's Go to the Movies (Tennis-style)! A few choices . . . (Tennis and the Coronavirus Lockdown)

1. Love Means Zero (2017): Documentary on the life of legendary Coach Nick Bollettieri with his relentless desire to win and troubled relationship with 8-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi. (Hulu, Amazon Prime, Showtime)
2. Resurfacing (2019): Documentary showcasing the hip injury and recovery of Wimbledon champion Andy Murray from 2017 to 2019. (Amazon Prime) 

3. Battle of the Sexes (2017): Biographical sports film loosely based on the 1973 exhibition tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs at the Houston Astrodome, the most watched sports event of all time. (Amazon Prime) 

4. Borg v. McEnroe (2017): Biographical sports film showcasing the famous rivalry between tennis stars Bjorn Borg (Sweden) and John McEnroe (USA) culminating in the 1980 Wimbledon Championships. (Hulu, Amazon Prime) 

5. 7 Days in Hell (2015): A "mockumentary" comedy inspired by the Isner-Mahut marathon men's singles match at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships. Two players battle in a tennis match over seven days. World-class cameos by Serena, McEnroe, Evert and others. (HBO, Hulu) 

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