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** Björn Borg **

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Björn Borg
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Full name Björn Rune Borg
Country (sports)  Sweden
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1956-06-06) 6 June 1956 (age 59)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1973
Retired 4 April 1983^[1](comeback from 1991 to 1993)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 3,655,751
Int. Tennis HoF 1987 /(member page)/
Career record 609–127 (82.74%)
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)
Career record 86–81 (51.2%)
Career titles 4
Team competitions
Davis Cup *W* (1975)

*Björn Rune Borg* (Swedish pronunciation: [bjœːɳ bɔrj] (
listen); born 6 June 1956) is a former world No. 1 tennis player from
Sweden widely considered to be one of the greatest in tennis
history.^[2]^[3]^[4] Between 1974 and 1981 he became the first male
professional to win 11 Grand Slam singles titles: six at the French Open
and five consecutive at Wimbledon. He also won three year-end championships
and 15 Grand Prix Super Series titles.

Borg set numerous Open Era records that still stand, including winning 41%
of the Grand Slam singles tournaments he entered and 90% of those
matches,^[5] winning both the French Open and Wimbledon for three
consecutive years, and winning three Grand Slams without losing a set.
Also, his total career match win rate of 82.7% remains the best of the era.

A teenage sensation at the start of his career, Borg's unprecedented
stardom and consistent success helped propel the

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