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  Welcome: Bjorn Borg´s Fan Club
Borg's attendance at the parade made the absence of two mavericks Ilie Nastase, twice a runner-up, and the 1974 and 1978 winner Jimmy Connors all the more marked.
Borg, dubbed the "Ice Man" for his reserved style, and McEnroe, known as "McBrat" for his on-court outbursts, dominated in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Borg was the top seeded player from 1979 to 1980 and won Wimbledon from 1976 to 1980 before McEnroe snatched the crown from him in 1981.
www.bjornborg.20m.com /borgtoday.htm   (987 words)

  
  Bjorn Borg
Borg did not make much of an impact at Wimbledon prior to 1976, and many people doubted whether his strong base-line game could be adapted to be successful on Wimbledon's fast-playing grass courts.
Some speculate that provided Borg's surviving the first week of Wimbledon, when the courts were slick and fast, was key to his triumphing, for by the second week of this tournament the grass courts are so stamped upon that in some ways they approximate clay courts.
Borg's fifth consecutive Wimbledon title was won in an all-time great final in 1980 against the new up-and-coming star of men's tennis John McEnroe.
www.basictennis.com /bjorn-borg.html   (1302 words)

  
 Bjorn Borg - MSN Encarta
Björn Borg, born in 1956, Swedish professional tennis player, who won 11 grand slam tournaments and held the men's number one ranking.
Borg won his first major title, the Italian Open, in June 1974.
Borg dominated men's professional tennis in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578574/Bjorn_Borg.html   (269 words)

  
 The Biography Channel - Bjorn Borg Biography
Despite his Wimbledon and French success, Borg never won the US Open, losing in the final match four times, and he chose never to compete in the Australian Open.
Borg is perhaps best known for his baseline play and for his almost imperturbable manner on the court, earning him the name ‘ice man’ from some of his opponents.
Borg chose not to follow the entire world-wide tour, insisting on a long vacation.
www.thebiographychannel.co.uk /biography_home/284:0/Bjorn_Borg.htm   (293 words)

  
 Wimbledon Website - The Championships and The All England Lawn Tennis Club
What is less well known about Borg’s grass court prowess is that he also won Junior Wimbledon in 1972 at the age of 16, recovering from a 5-2 deficit in the final set to overcome Britain’s Buster Mottram.
But it was on clay that Borg had his earliest big wins, at the Italian and French Opens of 1974 on either side of his 18th birthday.
Two years later Vijay Amritraj led Borg two sets to one in the second round, and Borg was taken to a fourth set tie-break before prevailing.
www.wimbledon.org /en_GB/about/history/bjorn_borg.html   (663 words)

  
 Bonhams to sell Bjorn Borg’s Wimbledon trophies
Bjorn Borg, one of the greatest sportsmen of all time and the only person to win five consecutive Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship titles, has instructed Bonhams to sell all of his Wimbledon-winning trophies and two racquets from his 1976 and 1980 final matches.
Bjorn Borg was arguably the supreme tennis player of the 20th century.
Born on 6 June 1956, Bjorn Borg’s destiny was shaped early when his father, Rune, one of Sweden’s leading table tennis players, won the city championships and was given a selection of sports goods to choose from as a prize.
www.worldcollectorsnet.com /news/newstories/news868.html   (761 words)

  
 Bjorn Rune Borg - International Tennis Hall of Fame
Borg was also the youngest winner of the oldest professional championship, the U.S. Pro, whose singles he took in 1974 at 18 (and, subsequently, 1975 and 1976).
Borg was the youngest champion of the modern era at 20 years, one month, until Boris Becker, 17, won in 1985.
Bjorn's parting shot, in Moscow's Kremlin Cup, was as close as he got, holding a match point in a farewell tiebreaker while losing to Aleksandr Volkov, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7).
www.tennisfame.com /famer.aspx?pgID=867&hof_id=55   (1228 words)

  
 Nordic Culture > Bjorn Borg, Swedish tennis legend - Scandinavica.com
In 1974, when he was 17, Björn Borg was the youngest winner of the Italian Open, and one month later he was the youngest winner of the French Open, the most important clay court tournament in the world.
Björn Borg was ranked the World's No.1 for 109 weeks in total between August 1977 and July 1981, including for 46 weeks consecutively in 1980.
Borg tried a comeback in 1991, aged 35 and still using his old wooden racket in a time when players were now using high-tension graphite rackets.
www.scandinavica.com /culture/famous/borg.htm   (1237 words)

  
 The My Hero Project - Bjorn Borg
Borg’s career began in earnest in the spring of 1972 when, at the age of 15, he played Davis Cup for Sweden and helped them defeat New Zealand in a close match.
Borg’s career was incredibly short for his successes.
Borg retired early in life and many say he retired because he didn’t feel that he would ever be able to fully conquer McEnroe, who holds a career edge against him.
www.myhero.com /myhero/hero.asp?hero=bjorn_borg   (1066 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Borg still making the shots   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the front man for the explosion of tennis in the 1970s and early 1980s, Bjorn Borg was iconic and enigmatic, cameras flashing wherever the blond-locked, bowlegged superstar went.
That Borg, thinking of selling his trophies through the Bonhams auction house, could create a global frenzy despite his self-imposed distance from the game is testament to the spell the semi-reclusive megastar still holds on the sport.
Borg says he keeps a distant eye on pro tennis and believes the lack of rivalries — such as the one he shared with McEnroe and Jimmy Connors — is one reason the sport has declined in recent decades.
www.usatoday.com /sports/tennis/2006-05-24-borg-cover_x.htm   (1707 words)

  
 Bjorn Borg to auction off Wimbledon trophies
Borg, the only player to win five consecutive Wimbledon titles, will put his trophies on the block at the Bonhams auction house in London on June 21.
Borg, who was voted Sweden's greatest athlete of the 20th century in his home country, said he is selling the memorabilia to improve his personal economy.
Borg won his five titles between 1976 and 1980, including a grueling five-set victory over John McEnroe in his last final.
www.usta.com /healthandfitness/fullstory.sps?iNewsID=310411&itype=&iCategoryID=   (346 words)

  
 The My Hero Project - Bjorn Borg
Bjorn Borg of Sweden is a hero because he is a great sports figure.
Bjorn Borg was born on June 6, 1956 in Sodertalje, Sweden.
Bjorn Borg is a hero because he inspired others to play tennis and be number one.
www.myhero.com /myhero/hero.asp?hero=borg_memorial_ms_06_ul   (861 words)

  
 Sportolysis - The World Sports Blog
Bjorn Borg has decided never to sell his Wimbledon trophies citing that the trophies mean long term financial security.
Bjorn Borg Design Group crashed in 1989 and he is being sued for 11 million crowns ($1.42 million) by former business associate designer Lars Modin.
Bjorn Borg does have a brand name but mere brand names cannot mean people will never face financial problems.
www.sportolysis.com /tag/bjorn-borg   (1426 words)

  
 Wimbledon - Legends Bjorn Borg DVD
The ultimate Wimbledon DVD for the Bjorn Borg fan, Legends of Wimbledon: Bjorn Borg features highlights of Borg's most memorable matches at the All England Club.
Match footage is separated with behind the scenes footage of Borg and shows how the cool and calm Swede brought rock star status to tennis players.
Borg was the first player to have fans (mostly screaming teenage girls) rush onto the court after one of his matches.
www.tennis-warehouse.com /descpageKULTUR-BORGDVD.html   (150 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Tennis | Wimbledon History | Wimbledon legends: Bjorn Borg
Bjorn Borg seemed an unlikely Wimbledon champion as his play was more suited to the slow clay courts of Europe.
The one rule of grass-court tennis is that you have be a supreme volleyer.
Although no stranger to the net, Borg powered away from the baseline with powerful ground strokes, including a double-handed backhand.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/hi/tennis/wimbledon_history/3742099.stm   (301 words)

  
 Bjorn Borg - Reviews on RateItAll   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Borg at his prime was like a machine, just the way he won at Roland Garros for 6 times (4 in a row 1978-79-80-81) especially in the 1978 and 1980 without losing a set and after 2 weeks he won wimbledon 5 times in a row: 1976-1977-1978-1979-1980.
Borg won-lost against Gerulaitis was 18-0 and Gerulaitis was number 4 in 1977-78-79 top ten in 1980-81 and number 5 in 1982.
I think Borg was the only player that never lost a match in his carrier when was leading 2 set to zero and many comebacks when he was losing 2 set to zero and best five setter.
www.rateitall.com /i-19726-bjorn-borg.aspx   (1384 words)

  
 Excerpts from My Life and Game, by Bjorn Borg: QuickSports Tennis.
In chapters 6, 7 and 8, Borg describes his way of playing tennis: a conservative backcourt game of very heavy topspin, in which groundstrokes that, although not always difficult to reach, are very difficult to return, are executed with very few errors.
Bjorn Borg was born in Stockholm on June 6, 1956, and was raised in Sodertalje, Sweden.
Borg also won at Roland Garros in 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, and 1981 (a total of 6 times), and was Wimbledon champion for 5 straight years, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980.
tennis.quickfound.net /training/bjorn_borg.html   (3855 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Bjorn Borg decides to keep Wimbledon trophies
Borg had announced earlier this month he would sell his trophies and two of his title-winning wood rackets in order to achieve “financial security.”
Borg won all of his Wimbledon titles between 1976 and 1980.
In 1997, Borg's friends helped him avoid bankruptcy after 11 creditors demanded he pay more than $1 million owed from the failed clothing company.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/20060327-0332-ten-borg-auction.html   (267 words)

  
 rediff.com: The Rediff Sports Interview/Bjorn Borg
This is Bjorn Borg, the unflappable, immensely gifted, golden-haired Swede who holds 62 singles titles, who never played the Australian Open on a matter of principle, and who lost the US Open final on four occasions.
Apparently Vijay Amritraj, for reasons best known to him, has instructed the PR gent to tell me that Bjorn Borg will not give exclusive interviews, he will not talk one on one to any pressperson.
Strange -- when I asked Borg for a chat, he named a time -- and met me at the appointed hour, to the minute, without any fuss.
www.rediff.com /sports/2001/may/12borg.htm   (1092 words)

  
 BlackRock Tour of Champions
Michael Stich d Bjorn Borg walkover (right elbow)
Richard Krajicek d Bjorn Borg 3-6, 6-3, 10-8 (Champions' Tie-break)
Anders Jarryd d Bjorn Borg 5-7, 6-1, 10-6 (Champions' Tie-break)
www.blackrocktourofchampions.com /1/results   (576 words)

  
 McEnroe y Bjorn Borg rememoran 'viejos tiempos' enfrentándose en Dubai - 20minutos.es
McEnroe y Bjorn Borg rememoran 'viejos tiempos' enfrentándose en Dubai
El sueco Borg, tres años mayor que McEnroe y ganador de 11 títulos de Grand Slam, le jugó de igual a igual pese a que el norteamericano tiene una mejor condición física.
Bjorn Borg, en un momento del 'histórico' encuentro (REUTERS).
www.20minutos.es /noticia/168932/0/tenis/Borg/McEnroe   (733 words)

  
 Bjorn Borg: Resistance Is Futile - Deadspin
Say what you will about athletes like Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith, who hang on to their careers for too long and are too afraid to be away from the spotlight to retire, but at least they don't usually run out of money.
As opposed to say, tennis legend Bjorn Borg, who retired at the age of 27 and now appears to be out of money.
Borg is selling two rackets and the five trophies he won for being champion at Wimbledon.
www.deadspin.com /sports/tennis/bjorn-borg-resistance-is-futile-158202.php   (233 words)

  
 Björn Borg - Bjorn Borg   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Brand Björn Borg Footwear is the first Bjorn Borg product that is launched.
In the Autumn of 1988 the first shoecollection is released.
Björn Borg - Bjorn Borg Seomap Sökmotoroptimering och Sökmotorpositionering
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 Bjorn Borg Finally Lets The Good Times Roll | csmonitor.com
At the height of his tennis career in 1983, Bjorn Borg was ready to pack it in.
Borg owned his first racket at the age of 9, making his tennis debut at 16 with Sweden's Davis Cup team.
With the success of the Nuveen Tour and a new source of enjoyment, Borg doesn't appear to be leaving anytime soon.
www.csmonitor.com /durable/1997/08/18/feat/sports.1.html   (939 words)

  
 Bjorn Borg
Bjorn Borg, Stefan Edberg and Mats Wilander were household names in tennis.
Bjorn dominated the late 1970's and early 1980's winning 5 consecutive Wimbledon crowns.
stefan edberg • bjorn borg • mats wilander • wimbledon • stockholm
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 Quotations Book: Author - Quotes by Borg, Bjorn - Your Source for Famous Quotes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bjorn Rune Borg (born June 6 1956, in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden.
Because of the large number of Grand Slam titles he won in a relatively short career and his winning both the French Open and Wimbledon singles titles in the same year three consecutive times, Borg is widely considered to be among the all-time great tennis players.
However down I am, I fight until the last ball.
www.quotationsbook.com /authors/861/Bjorn_Borg   (209 words)

  
 Bjorn Borg's clothing line has too much underwear » Netscape.com
Bjorn Borg's clothing line has too much underwear » Netscape.com
Bjorn Borg's clothing line has too much underwear
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 Site Cariboost:bjorn borg fanforever
I started to play tennis in 1980 ;as you know Bjorn Borg was in that year the best tennis player
in my section " bjorn borg tapes" the 80 matches i already have.
If bjorn borg is for you more than just a tennis player, don't hesitate and contact me : welcome !
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 Bjorn Borg by Robert Riger, 318/1000 Signed
Description: Framed fine art print of Bjorn Borg by Robert Riger, and it is signed by Borg, and numbered 318/1000.
It is 16" H X 20" W. A great add to any collection you may have, and all you tennis players should love to have this hang on your wall.
It is numbered and signed by Borg and in a great frame.
www.goantiques.com /detail,bjorn-borg-robert,1296258.html   (107 words)

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