Bjorn Borg

 

Country
 Sweden
Residence
Stockholm, Sweden
Date of birth
6 June 1956 (1956-06-06) (age 54)
Place of birth
Södertälje
Height
180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro
1973 (international debut in 1971)
Retired
April 4, 1983[1] (comeback from 1991 to 1993)
Plays
Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money
US$3,655,751
Int. Tennis HOF
1987 (member page)
Singles
Career record
608–127 (82.7%)
Career titles
100 (including 64 listed by the ATP)
Highest ranking
No. 1 (23 August 1977)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open
3R (1974)
French Open
W (1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
Wimbledon
W (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)
US Open
F (1976, 1978, 1980, 1981)
Major tournaments
Tour Finals
W (1979, 1980)
Doubles
Career record
86–81 (51.2%)
Career titles
4
Highest ranking
890 (22 March 1993)

Borg was nicknamed as "Ice-man" or Ice-Borg" because of his calm demeanor under pressure.

Bjorn Borg also autobiographed a book titled "My Life and Game".

AWARDS

Bjorn Borg won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award in 1979.

Bjorn Borg also inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987.

PHYSICAL CONDITION

Bjorn Borg was suffering from a drug overdose after retiring.

Borg is known to have bradycardia: a condition where the heart beat rate is between 35-40 beats per minute.

APPAREL

Borg used to wear his signature line of Fila sportswear which became famous for its green pin-striped t-shirts which he always wore before a match as he was superstitious about it.

Borg was not particular about his racquets and shoes as he used wear any brand.

Records

  • These records were attained in the Open Era of tennis.

Grand Slam Years Record accomplished Player tied
French Open 1974-81 6 finals overall Stands alone
French Open 1978-81 4 consecutive wins Rafael Nadal
French Open 1978-81 4 consecutive finals Ivan Lendl
Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer
French Open 1978 & 1980 2 French Open's won without losing a set Rafael Nadal
Wimbledon 1976-80 5 consecutive wins Roger Federer
Wimbledon 1976 Only player to win Wimbledon without losing a set Stands alone
Grand Slam 1974-81 8 consecutive years with a victory in a slam Pete Sampras
Roger Federer
Grand Slam 1976-80 3 Grand Slams won in straight sets Stands alone

 


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