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Björn Borg (born June 6, 1956) is a retired professional tennis player from Sweden. He won Wimbledon five years in a row, more than any other player until Roger Federer did the same. Borg also won six French Open titles, which was later also done by Rafael Nadal, who in the 21st century won nine titles.[1] He is seen as one of the best tennis players of all time.

Björn Borg
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Björn Borg in June 1987
Full nameBjörn Rune Borg
Country (sports) Sweden
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1956-06-06) 6 June 1956 (age 63)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1973 (amateur tour from 1971)
Retired1983
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachLennart Bergelin (1971–1983)
Ron Thatcher (1991–1993)
Prize moneyUS$ 3,655,751
Int. Tennis HoF1987 (member page)
Singles
Career record639–130 (83.09%)
Career titles64
Highest rankingNo. 1 (23 August 1977)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1974)
French OpenW (1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
WimbledonW (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)
US OpenF (1976, 1978, 1980, 1981)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsW (1979, 1980)
WCT FinalsW (1976)
Doubles
Career record86–81 (51.2%)
Career titles4
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1973)
French OpenSF (1974, 1975)
Wimbledon3R (1976)
US Open3R (1975)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1975)

Borg was famous for his unusual and exciting playing style. He also set many records.

Since retiring, Borg has run a clothing line. He has two sons, Robin (born 1985) and Leo (born 2003).

TrademarkEdit

Björn Borg has given the name to the fashion brand Björn Borg. Besides underwear, it includes other clothing, shoes, bags, glasses and fragrance for both men and women.

Grand Slam recordEdit

This table shows Borg's performance in each Grand Slam tournament in singles competition.

Year Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
1973 Round 4 Quarter-final Round 4
1974 Round 3 Winner Round 3
1975 Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Borg still making the shots", Douglas Robson, USA Today, 25 May 2006

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Björn Borg at Wikimedia Commons