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Back in the 1980’s and 1990’s Swedish tennis was flourishing with an array of champion calibre talents. There was Stefan Edberg, Thomas Enqvist, Magnus Larsson, Magnus Gustafsson, Thomas Johansson, Niklas Kulti, Jan Gunnarson, Anders Jarryd, Thomas Hogstedt, Niclas Kroon, Peter Lundgren, Kent Carlsson, Henrik Sundstrom, Jonas Svensson, Jonas Bjorkman, Mikael Tillstrom, Mats Wilander and Magnus […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/21

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Special Borg Fila Shoes Auction

April 29, 2021 NEWPORT, R.I. – In celebration of the recent launch of Kicks on Court, a new digital exhibit about the history of tennis shoes, the International Tennis Hall of Fame is auctioning off a pair of one-of-a-kind, hand-painted sneakers featuring art inspired by Hall of Famer Björn Borg. Proceeds of the auction will […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/21

5

Facing Bjorn Borg

By Scoop Malinowski The Viking from Sweden was both beauty and beast personified on the tennis court… an unstoppable force at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, capturing eleven majors before the age of 26.  One of the most recognizable figures in the history of sport won 64 singles titles overall. Borg competed on the ATP World […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/21

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Biofile: Stefan Edberg Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: Tennis Hall of Famer won two Australian Opens (1985, 1987), two Wimbledons (1988, 1990) and two US Open titles (1991, 1992). Ht: 6-2 Wt: 170 DOB: January 19, 1966 In: Vastervik, Sweden Childhood Heroes: “Bjorn Borg. He was always interesting to me. He did very well at the time. A great […] Continue to read full article...

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Aug/18

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The Super Swedes

Björn Borg was often described as quiet and mysterious, rarely showing any emotions at all on the courts. He also managed to turn tennis into a global popular spectacle and became one of the 1970s greatest icons, even in his home country, easily recognizable with his long hair and headband. He won the Wimbledon junior championship in 1972 and turned professional soon after. Two years later he won his first Grand Slam title at the French Open, a feat he would go on to repeat a further four times. His first win at Wimbledon was in 1976, not dropping a set against Ilie Năstase, and he would go on to become the consecutive Men’s Singles Champion at this British Grand Slam for a further four years. However, despite being a four-time finalist at the US Open (in 1976, 78, 80 and 81) Borg would never secure a victory in this hard court Slam. Come 1981, the world waited with baited breath as he squared off again against John McEnroe at Wimbledon, but this time the match wasn’t in his favour and the loss signaled the start of the downturn of his career. Continue to read full article...

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