July 8, 1984

The men’s tennis Wimbledon final on this day in 1984 is a showdown between two great Irish Americans, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. McEnroe defeated Connors 6-1, 6-1, 6-2, giving him his 7th Grand Slam title and his 3rd Wimbledon win.

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