Wimbledon, 1980. The rainiest summer in decades. The world is waiting to see the number one tennis player in the world, Bjorn Borg, claim his fifth Wimbledon title. But few know of the drama behind the scenes: at only 24, Borg is close to the end - run down, worn out and ridden with anxiety. Meanwhile, the challenger John McEnroe, 20, has decided to replace his former hero on the Wimbledon throne.
Borg/McEnroe is a story about the price of success. How the world's two best tennis players, already in their early twenties, are imprisoned by their own careers. Two athletes constantly reduced to each other's opposites by a commercialized tennis industry: the cartoonish "lce Borg" and "Superbrat". Two rivals who, during Wimbledon 1980, are forced to realize that the only person capable of understanding what they are going through is their worst enemy.
The film stars Swedish award winning actor Sverrir Gudnason as Borg, American actor Shia LaBeouf as his tennis court rival, John McEnroe. As Borg's trainer, the legendary Lennart Bergelin, Swedish acclaimed actor Stellan Skarsgard returns for a major part in a Swedish film for the first time in almost ten years.
Borg/McEnroe is directed by the multiple international award-winning Danish director Janus Metz (True Detective, Armadillo) and is penned by Ronnie Sandahl (writer and director of the internationally award-winning Swedish film Underdog (Svenskjavel, 2015).