Tennis – 1986 – NBC Special – Chris Evert + Dick Enberg Tour Wimbledon Womens Locker Rooms

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then we get a video that is just a bit out of the ordinary for us….you know, one that is not anything like any other within our treasure chest of 2000+ vintage videos that are currently posted on our site here at ImaSportsphile….and this one certainly merits that “a bit out…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Dbls Finals – Flach/Jordan Vs Navratilova/Gunthardt – Set 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1986 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals between Ken Flach + Kathy Jordan verses Martina Navratilova is a match well worth watching….so, in this series of comments….we will focus on the team of Gunthardt and Navratilova.   Heinz Günthardt is a former tennis player from Switzerland….who won five singles titles during his professional career….including the Rotterdam WCT in…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals – Flach/Jordan Vs Navratilova/Gunthardt – Sets 2 + 3

DOG ASIDE:   Paul McNamee and Martina Navratilova were the defending champions coming in to the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….but they decided not to play together….as McNamee competed with Hana Mandlíková but lost in the first round to David Graham and Elise Burgin….while Navratilova played with Heinz Günthardt…..who made it to the finals only to be defeated by Ken Flach and Kathy Jordan in straight sets by 6 – 3,…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mens Finals – Boris Becker Vs Ivan Lendl

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1986 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England.  It was the 100th edition of the Wimbledon Championships….and were held from 23 June to 6 July 1986. This year at Wimbledon will be remembered for many things….as one of our favorite pieces of Sportsphile trivia is it…

Special – 1985 – ESPN Sportscenter – NFL Week 13 Highlites + Australian Open Tennis

DOG ASIDE:  We have literally hundreds of ESPN vintage videos in our Sports Section here at ImaSportsphile….and we have been able to identify every person who ever graced the SportsCenter desk…except for this gentleman manning the desk on this day that this video was recorded….so, if anybody can help us….let us know who he is!?!  Regardless of that,…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mens Dbls Finals – Nystrom+Wilander Vs Fleming+Donnelly – 2nd + 3rd Sets

DOG ASIDE:  Heinz Günthardt and Balázs Taróczy were the defending Wimbledon men’s doubles champions….but they lost in the first round to Sammy Giammalva and Greg Holmes….while Sweden’s Joakim Nyström and Mats Wilander faced USA’s Gary Donnelly and Peter Fleming in the finals of this 1986 Wimbledon Championship. Nystrom + Wilander reached these finals by defeating USA Ken Flack + Robert Seguso in the quarterfinals…..then dispatched South…

Tennis – 1986 – Special – Wimbledon Film – Mad Dog And Englishmen Go Out In The Midday Sun

DOG COMMENTARY:    As we continue to sort our way through the 2300 hours of vintage video that we are posting here at ImaSportsphile….we often run across a piece of footage that just brings a smile to our faces….and it typically is something that we least expect….as we have no finer example of one of…

Special – 1980 – HBOs Sports Magazine’s Year in Review – Featuring The Miracle on Ice

DOG COMMENTARY:    After posting 1800 vintage videos on this site over the past 2 years…. It is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….that some of my very favorite videos are the ones that show highlights of the entire year in sports….like this HBO produced special look at 1980.  Every year that passes by embody…

Tennis – 1987 – Wimbledon Women’s Finals – Martina Navratilova VS Steffi Graf

DOG COMMENTARY:    On July 4, 1987 at Wimbledon, England….there was a certain comfort that Martina Navratilova took in being at this hallowed place of tennis….where the grass courts seem to be like a security blanket to keep the doubts away….when the women’s singles final provided an appointment she has been keeping for the prior…