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October 2, 2017

Tennis Golden Oldies: 32 Retro Photos of Male Tennis Players in the 1980s

It's no exaggeration to say that the 1980s was the golden time of tennis. It was the best of times, when the thrill of tense tiebreaks entered everyman's domicile, highlighted by exotic locales like Paris, Melbourne, London, and New York.

The decade also ushered in exciting yet exasperating players whose on-court conduct thrilled, engaged, and enraged fans across the globe.

Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, and Stefan Edberg in the 1980s

The 1980s energized the popularity base, taking tennis out of country clubs and landed estates into public parks and arenas. It became a sport, in contrast to an amenable pastime.

These amazing color photos taken by Kate that bring you back in the 1980s with great tennis male players as: Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Peter Fleming,... at the greatest tennis tournaments including: Wimbledon, US Open, Queen's Club Championships,...

Jimmy Connors at Queen's Club, 1983

John Fitzgerald at Queen's Club in 1987

John McEnroe at US Open, August 1989

John Newcombe at Wimbledon 1987

Kelly Evernden at Australian Open, January 1987

Kevin Curren at Queen's Club, London, 1987

Mark Woodforde at Queen's Club, 1987

Mats Wilander at Queen's 1987

Michael Chang at US Open, August 1989

Michael Stich at Queen's Club in 1989

Mikael Pernfors at Wimbledon 1987

Pat Cash at Queen's Club in 1987

Patrick McEnroe at US Open 1989

Paul Annacone at Wimbledon 1987

Pete Sampras at Wimbledon 1989

Peter Fleming at Wimbledon 1982

Ramesh Krishnan at Wimbledon 1988

Rick Leach at Beckenham 1987

Stefan Edberg

Tim Mayotte at Queen's Club, 1987

Tim Wilkison at Wembley Indoor tournament, November 1985

Todd Woodbridge at 16, Wimbledon juniors in 1987

Yannick Noah at Queen's Club, 1987

Zina Garrison at Wimbledon 1988

Anders Jarryd at Queen's Club in 1986

Andre Agassi on the practice courts at the Canadian Open, Montreal in 1989

Brad Gilbert at Wimbledon 1986

Goran Ivanišević at 17, Wimbledon 1989

Henri Leconte as a teenager at Wimbledon 1982

Ivan Lendl at Wimbledon 1985

Jeremy Bates playing Davis Cup at Wimbledon, July 1986

Jim Courier at Wimbledon 1989



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