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Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe
By David Lewis, Director of Instruction at Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy
The open era of tennis...
Bjorn Borg was once the best tennis player in the world. The Swedish star won 11 Grand Slam titles between 1974 and 1981, compiling a winning percentage of 82.7%. Borg announced his original retirement from the sport in January of 1983, but retirement proved difficult for the former no. 1 player in the world. His suffered multiple struggles in his personal life, including two divorces...
Athletes and celebs are always looking for ways to extend their brand and more revenue streams. Well tennis legend Bjoin Borg has now extended his brand to women’s apparel. Yes, he’s placed his name on women’s panties. How cool, gross, or uncomfortable is that. Is anyone prepared to shell out [...]
From NBC Sports: The conclusion of the Men’s French Open final, which was suspended today by rain in the fourth set, will conclude live tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and streamed live to all desktops and iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) at NBCSports.com. Following the conclusion of the match, the entire Nadal-Djokovic will re-air on NBC Sports Network.
Men who have lost the fewest games at a major tournament through the fourth round (includes only 128-player draw, best-of-5 matches):
16 - Guillermo Vilas, 1982 French Open, lost final
18 - x-Guillermo Vilas, 1980 French Open, lost quarterfinal
18 - Bjorn Borg, 1981 French Open, won championship
19 - Rafael Nadal, 2012 French Open, advanced to quarterfinal
19 - John McEnroe...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2012
Manuel Orantes has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the master player category.
Orantes won the 1975 U.S. Open by beating Jimmy Connors in the final, and he was the runner-up to Bjorn Borg at the 1974 French Open.
The Spaniard reached No. 2 in the rankings in 1973, and he was in the year-ending top 10 for five consecutive years.
The Hall announced Orantes...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2012
"We're playing tennis, and he's playing something else.” Ilie Nastase
One of the greatest tennis players of all time, Björn Rune Borg was born on June 6, 1956 in Sodertalje, Sweden. During his career, Borg won 11 grand slam championships with a remarkable five straight Wimbledon titles from 1976 through 1980. Borg ranks number four in the list of male tennis...