His seemingly emotionless personality no wonder had the right amount of zeal and dedication for this game. Famous tennis player, Bjorn Borg was born on June 6, 1956, in Sodertalje, Sweden.
His fascination for tennis is routed to the tennis racket which his father won as a prize in a ping-pong tournament. Bjorn Borg was a player with endurance and great strength and had an unorthodox and distinctive style.
Borg used to battle from the baseline along with groundstrokes in long rallies. Although his serve was not very impressive at first he somehow managed the game beautifully with his volleying throughout the game.
Due to his excellent playing skills, Bjorn Borg became the youngest champion of his time at the age of 20 (later Boris Becker claimed this record by becoming the champion at the age of 17 in 1985).
Bjorn Borg was known as the King of Clay as he holds the record of winning the most French Open titles. It took him some time to settle at grass but he did so by winning 5 Wimbledon titles.
Some of the career highlights and record of Bjorn Borg are:
1) Bjorn Borg won 62 singles out of 88 finals and four double titles including Masters of 1979-80.
2) Bjorn Borg won six French Open singles titles (1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
3) Borg won 5 Wimbledon singles titles (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980).
4) Bjorn Borg won Davis Cup in years 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, and 1981. He holds the record of 37-3 single wins and 8-8 in doubles.
5) Bjorn Borg played all four tennis Grand Slams with the following final win-lose statistics:
- Australian Open tennis championship (1-1)
- French Open tennis championship (49-2)
- Wimbledon (51-4)
- US Open tennis championship (40-10)