Bjorn Borg - Grace Under Pressure

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Bjorn Borg was born 0n June 6, 1956, in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden regarded by some observers

and tennis players as the greatest player in the sport's history. During a nine-year career, he won 41 percent of the Grand Slamsingles tournaments he entered (11 of 27) and 89.8 percent of the Grand Slam singles matches he played. Both are male open era records. In addition, Borg's six French Open singles titles are an all-time record. He is the only player to have won both Wimbledon and the French Open in three consecutive years.

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Bjorn Borg won the fourth most Grand Slam singles titles (11) of all time, behind Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Roy Emerson.

Borg never won either the U.S. Open or the Australian Open, losing in the final at the U.S. Open four times. The only players to defeat Borg in a Grand Slam final were fellow World No. 1 tennis greats John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors.

Below is Bjorn Borg tennis memorabilia:

Bjorn Borg Autographed Tennis 8 x 10 Photograph (Unframed)

Bjorn Borg Autographed Tennis 8 x 10 Photograph (Unframed)

Bjorn Borg has personally hand signed this 8x10 Photo. This item comes with a The REAL DEAL Memorabilia authenticity sticker on the photo and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Playing style

Bjorn Borg had one of the most unique playing styles in the open era. Borg played from the baseline, with powerful ground-strokes and a two-handed backhand (very rare at the time and unorthodox). He hit the ball hard and high from the back of the court and brought it down with considerable topspin, which made his ground-strokes very consistent. There had been other players, particularly Rod Laver and Arthur Ashe, who played with topspin on both the forehand and backhand. But Laver and Ashe only used topspin as a way to mix up their shots and pass their opponents at the net easily. Borg was one of the first top players to use heavy topspin on his shots consistently.

Complementing his consistent ground-strokes was his fitness. Both of these factors allowed Borg to be dominant at Roland Garros. It was said that in his prime, his resting pulse was 32 beats per minute which medically, is a heart condition called bradycardia.

However, one of the feats that make Bjorn Borg unique is his dominance on the grass courts of Wimbledon, where baseliners historically do not succeed. Experts attribute his dominance on grass to his consistency and an underrated serve.

Another trait usually associated with Borg is his grace under pressure. His calm court demeanor earned him the nickname of the "Ice Man" or "Ice-Borg".

Limited Edition Bjorn Borg & John McEnroe

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