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Björn Borg

Personal information
NameBjörn Borg
CountrySweden
ResidenceStockholm
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1973 (international debut in 1971)
Retired4 April 1983 (comeback from 1991 to 1993)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize moneyUS$3,655,751
Int. Tennis HOF1987
Singles
Career record608 127 (82.7%)
Career titles101 (including 64 listed by the ATP)
Highest rankingNo. 1 (23 August 1977)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open3R (1974)
French OpenW (1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
WimbledonW (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)
US OpenF (1976, 1978, 1980, 1981)
Major tournaments
Tour FinalsW Masters (1979, 1980) W WCT (1976)
Doubles
Career record86 81 (51.2%)
Career titles4
Highest ranking890 (22 March 1993)

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Björn Rune Borg (-svbjœːɳ bɔrj-sv-Björn Borg is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden. Between 1974 and 1981 he won 11 Grand Slam singles titles. He won five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles (a record shared with Roger Federer) and six French Open singles titles (a record shared with Rafael Nadal). He is considered by many to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

During his relatively brief pro career, Borg won 41% of the Grand Slam singles tournaments he entered (11 of 27) and 89.81% (141 16) of the Grand Slam singles matches he played, At Wimbledon his match win/loss at 92.73% (51-4) and most notably his winning percentage rate across all the surfaces Carpet, Clay, Hard, and Grass was 82.72% (608/127) and are records for an entire career. He is one of four players in the open era to win both Wimbledon and the French Open in the same year and the only player to do so for three consecutive years. He also won three year end championship titles including two Masters Grand Prix titles and one WCT Final title. In addition he won 15 Championship Series titles (1974 1980) the precursors to the current Masters 1000.

Borg was the first "rock star" of professional tennis and first player to earn more than one million dollars in prize money in a single season (1979).

He has stated that he supports Charlton Athletic Football Club in the UK, after being introduced to the English Football scene through his father.


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