Shia LaBeouf (McEnroe) in a scene from "Borg/McEnroe."
Photo courtesy of TIFF
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Though seldom a smash on the big screen, tennis took center court at the Toronto International Film Festival Thursday, opening with "Borg/McEnroe". Starring Shia LaBeouf as John McEnroe and Sverrir Gudnason as Bjorn Borg, the film is the opening volley in the 10-day festival, a premiere launching pad for the fall's most anticipated films.Tennis is getting perhaps its most serious film treatment at TIFF. "Borg/McEnroe" focuses on the rivalry and 1980 Wimbledon finals between the tennis legends. The film depicts McEnroe and Borg not so much as opposites but similarly obsessive, driven athletes who channeled their all-consuming intensity in different ways.LaBeouf may still not satisfy McEnroe.
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