Björn Borg Biography

Björn Borg is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden. Between 1974 and 1981 he won 11 Grand Slam singles titles. He won five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles and six French Open singles titles, a record he held until it was broken by Rafael Nadal. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

During his relatively brief pro career, Borg won 41% of the Grand Slam singles tournaments he entered and 89.81% of the Grand Slam singles matches he played. His winning rate across all surfaces was 82.74%, and his winning percentage at Wimbledon was 92.73%; all are records. He is one of four players in the open era to win both Wimbledon and the French Open in the same year and the only player to do so for three consecutive years. He is the only player to win three majors without dropping a set. He was the first male player to win more than 10 majors during the Open era. He also won three year-end championship titles, including two Masters Grand Prix titles and one WCT Final title. In addition, he won 15 Championship Series titles the precursors to the current Masters 1000. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Björn Borg
Nationality:
Sweden
Profession:
Tennis player
Date of Birth:
June 6, 1956 (61)
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Marriages
  • 1980-07-24
    Tennis star Bjorn Borg (24) weds tennis player Mariana Simionescu (23) in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1989-09-04
    Tennis star Bjorn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding
  • 2002-06-08
    Five-times Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg (46) weds real estate broker Patricia Ostfeldt (35) near Stockholm
Divorces
Björn Borg Timeline
Cite this page
APA Style

Björn Borg. (2017). The HistoryHop.com website. Retrieved 9:38am UTC, Dec 11, 2017, from www.historyhop.com/famous-people/bjorn-borg/bio.

Harvard Style

Björn Borg. [Internet]. 2017. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: www.historyhop.com/famous-people/bjorn-borg/bio [Accessed 11 Dec 2017].

MLA Style

"Björn Borg." Bio. The HistoryHop.com website, 2017. Web. 11 Dec 2017.

You might also be interested in these people ...

If something isn't right with this biography, or you feel something should be added, or removed, please let us know.


Today in history calendar
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31