August 24, 2011
Next week's New York Times Magazine cover will feature "Saturday Night Live" comedian Andy Samberg recreating a famous pre-match photograph of John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg.
Famed sports photographer Walter Iooss Jr. shot Samberg dressed up as a number of tennis stars including Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras to accompany a cover story about the intimacy of tennis rivalries. It will run in the magazine on Sunday, one day before the start of the 2011 U.S. Open.
The video of the photo shoot with Samberg and Iooss Jr. is worth watching, most notably for Samberg's analysis and impersonation of Agassi's "wounded eyes" and his personal description of his "McEnroe butt."
Racquet clap to Deadspin