Evert, Martina are 'Unmatched'
"Unmatched," premiering Tuesday as part of ESPN's "30-for-30" series, chronicles the long-time friendship/rivalry between Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert, which has endured despite the vast differences in their upbringings, personalities, playing styles and public images.
Producer Hannah Storm and directors Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters - identical twins who grew up in Port Washington - allow the players to tell their story themselves in a series of conversations over several days of shooting in Amagansett.
The film is decidedly female in tone and content. Not there's anything wrong with that. It's just that it is difficult to imagine two male rivals feeling and talking about one another with the same depth and intimacy.
The players' different personalities are evident as they essentially interview one another, with Evert doing most of the talking and Navratilova the shy, quiet one in spite of her sometimes menacing on-court image.
This one is a keeper. Even Randy Levine will like it!