Borg got to see it (the film) in advance - and he likes it very much. ”Incredibly good actors” - I think it’s good. Janus (Mets, director) has done a tremendous job to create the right feeling and the film brings up several interesting things. The actors are incredibly good and on top of it all the resemblance is striking – sometimes even frightening. I give it a 4 out of 5, he says through his agent Per Hjertquist. - Borg says the scenes from his childhood made the strongest impression on him. And that all the attributes from that time gave him the feeling of being in a time machine. Basé sur une histoire vraie, Borg vs. McEnroe se déroule en 1980, quand l'icône suédoise du tennis Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) et la star américaine du tennis, John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf) se retrouvent en finale du tournoi de Wimbledon. Avant cela, le chemin aura été long pour les deux tennismen, l'entraîneur Lennart Bergelin (Stellan Skarsgård) réussissant à amener Borg au sommet, tandis qu'une profonde rivalité s'installe peu à peu entre les deux professionnels du tennis.