The Luck of the Draw, Part 1

 

Tennis Great’s Bjorn Borg & and 8 year-old Andre Agassi 1979.Las Vegas,

Thursday April 26, 1979. There are worse places to be welcomed, albeit with obvious promotional intentions. However the warm sunshine of Las Vegas and Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino beat out the seasonal chills of New York City. The tv network ABC had invested heavily promoting the tennis matches involving Jimmy Connors and Bjorn Borg and the big final one being held in a few days time. Myself and the journalist John Rimmington watched as the legendary tennis coach Pancho Segura worked with a small boy. Also, hitting alone on adjoining court the wonderful Swede tennis champion Bjorn Borg. “Take a picture of that kid,” said Rimmintgton, “even better see if Borg would pose with him.” A combination of curiosity and boredom had me approach Segura, after their training session to ask if he wouldn’t mind me taking a few pictures with the kid. To which he replied “not at all but it would be great if he could be seen with Bjorn Borg.” Pancho  skipped over to the next door court and came back with the affable Bjorn Borg. The results of that morning are here.

 

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