Bjorn Borg is a Swedish tennis player, considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of the Open era. He has won a total of 11 Grand Slam titles between 1974 and 1981. His was the first player to win 10 Grand Slams in the Open Era. He has won 5 consecutive titles at Wimbledon and 6 titles at the French Open. His winning percentage over all surfaces (clay, grass, hard and carpet) stand at 82.72% with a total of 608 wins and 127 losses. He is the first player to win more than a million dollars in a single calendar year, that too in 1979 itself.
Bjorn ‘Rune’ Borg was born on June 6, 1956 at Stockholm, Sweden. He started playing tennis with a tennis racquet that his father received as a present. He was quick to catch up on the strokes and by the age of 13 he was playing against the best U-18 players in Sweden. He was able to beat experienced players who were more than 6-7 years older than him. He entered the professional circuit at the age of 14 itself.
In 1972, he became the youngest player to represent his country at the age of 15 only. He also went on to win his first singles match in the Davis Cup by beating experienced professional Onny Parun of New Zealand.