Power Surge: Blake, Roddick join Agassi, Courier, and legends in PowerShares Series

Years before their rivalry that simmered on the back courts of the Bollettieri Academy burned to a full boil in the 1991 French Open final, Andre Agassi and Jim Courier shared an inspiration in ice.

As Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe were busy battling for Grand Slam supremacy, the prodigies were avidly rooting for the man known as Ice Borg.

“My tennis hero was really Bjorn Borg, the guy that first sort of got me excited about the sport,” Courier said. “I wasn’t allowed to cheer for McEnroe or Connors because of their behavior. I probably would have cheered for them, but my parents instructed me firmly that Bjorn needed to be my idol and my hero.”

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