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Björn Borg
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Björn Borg in June 1987
Full name Björn Rune Borg
Country  Sweden
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born 6 June 1956 (1956-06-06) (age 64)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.80 m
Turned pro 1973 (amateur tour from 1971)
Retired 1983
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 3,655,751
Int. Tennis HOF 1987 (member page)
Singles
Career record 639–130 (83.09%)
Career titles 64
Highest ranking No. 1 (23 August 1977)
Grand Slam Singles 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)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W (1979, 1980)
WCT Finals W (1976)
Doubles
Career record 86–81 (51.2%)
Career titles 4
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1973)
French Open SF (1974, 1975)
Wimbledon 3R (1976)
US Open 3R (1975)
Team Competitions
Davis Cup W (1975)

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. He is seen as one of the best tennis players of all time.

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).

Trademark

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 record

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


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