Date:Sept. 8, 1984
Location:New York City
Bottom line:Sept. 8, 1984, is considered the greatest day in the history of tennis, as "Super Saturday" at the U.S. Open featured three classic, back-to-back-to-back matches.
It started with Ivan Lendl prevailing over Pat Cash in a fifth-set tiebreaker in the first men’s semifinal.
Then, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert continued the greatest rivalry in tennis history, as Navratilova rallied after dropping the first set to prevail in the women’s final, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
In the nightcap, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors also went the distance in the second men’s semifinal, with McEnroe surviving in another five-set thriller that ended at 11:14 p.m.