You have to find it. No one else can find it for you!! A Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg who is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of the Open era!!

You have to find it. No one else can find it for you.“- Bjorn Rune Borg

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A Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg, considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of the Open era. He has won a total of 11 Grand Slam titles between 1974 and 1981.

He was the first player to win 10 Grand Slams in the Open Era. At Wimbledon, he has won 5 consecutive titles and at the French Open 6 titles.

His winning percentage over all surfaces (clay, grass, hard and carpet) stand at 82.72% with a total of 608 wins and 127 losses. In a single calendar year, Bjorn Borg is the first player to win more than a million dollars.

His Childhood

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On June 6, 1956, Bjorn ‘Rune’ Borg was born in Stockholm, Sweden. With a tennis racquet that his father received as a present. He started playing tennis. He was quick to catch up on the movements.

By the age of 13, Bjorn was playing against the best U-18 players in Sweden. He was able to beat experienced players who were more than 6-7 years older than him. Bjorn was able to enter the professional circuit at the age of 14 itself.

His Beginning years

In 1972, At the age of 15, he became the youngest player to represent his country. In the Davis Cup, He also went on to win his first singles match by beating experienced professional Onny Parun of New Zealand.

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At a very young age, Bjorn had become the athlete that everybody wanted to watch out in his country Sweden. His games always drag the attention in the national newspapers and television.

In 1972, he also went on win the Junior Wimbledon. At the age of 16 itself in 1973, Borg played in the Wimbledon main draw. Not only that he was able to reach the quarterfinals.

Career

This 16-year-old reached the top 8 of the most competitive tennis tournament in the world. This became international front page news.

In 1974, By becoming the youngest winner of the Italian Open he went on to win his first singles title.

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source: Daily Mail (Bjorn Borg )

When he beat Manuel Orantes in the French Open final to become its youngest winner this became other international headlines.

For the second time in 1975, Borg captured the French Open title. In 1976, he won Wimbledon at age of only 20 without losing a set in the whole tournament. This made him the youngest male champion.

Borg lost to Adriano Panatta (who had also defeated him in 1973) in 1976 French Open. He won the French Open and Wimbledon double from 1978-1980.

He participated in the Australian Open. Open in 1976, 1978, 1980 and 1981. He retired from the sport of tennis at the age of 26 only which came as a shock to the sporting fraternity.

His greatest achievements include consecutive titles at Wimbledon from 1976-1980 and his back to back titles at the French Open from 1978-1981.

At the Davis Cup, he has also the record of 33 singles victories which still stands today. We do not know how many more Grand Slams he would have won if he did not retire at such a young age. He went on to win 11 of the 27 Grand Slam tournaments he has entered in.

His winning percentage stands close to 89% in Gland Slam tournaments and 92% at Wimbledon. He was the ATP Player of the Year from 1976-1980. He is by far the most dominating and successful athlete of the modern era.

Short Bio on Bjorn Borg

Bjorn Borg is a former Swedish tennis player. He is the former world No 1 tennis player. He is the first player to win five consecutive Wimbledon singles in a row and the first man to win overall 11 Grand Slam singles. Currently, he is the owner of the sport wear brand Bjorn Borg which is titled under his name. More Bio…