On This Date 7/4/1982

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It’s an All-American showdown on Independence Day as Jimmy Connors takes on John McEnroe in the Wimbledon Men’s Final McEnroe, the top-ranked player in the world, was seeking his second straight title. Connors ranked second and was seeking his second title, winning in 1974. The match would go the distance, with Jimmy Connors winning (3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4).