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Borg, Bjorn Rune

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Born: 1956 AD
Currently alive, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: Swedish
Categories: Tennis Player

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1956 - He was born on the 6th of June in Stockholm, Sweden.

1972 - At the age of 15, he became one of the youngest players ever to represent his country in the Davis Cup.

         - He won the Wimbledon junior singles title.

1973 - He reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals in his first attempt.

1974 - At the age 17 he won his first top-level singles title at the Italian Open.

         - After Two weeks, he won his first Grand Slam title at the French Open.

1975 - He lost to Arthur Ashe, another veteran of the tour, in the final.

         - Retained his French Open title, beating Guillermo Vilas.

         - Helped Sweden to win its first ever Davis Cup title.

1976 - He swept through Wimbledon defeating the much-favoured Ilie Nãstase in the final. - Became the youngest male Wimbledon champion of the modern era at 20 years and 1 month.

1977 - He repeated his Wimbledon triumph for winning a close match over his good friend Vitas Gerulaitis.

1978 - He bagged the French Open and Wimbledon championship in all three years.

1979 - He won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality Award.

1981 - He won what turned out to be his last Grand Slam title at the French Open, defeating Lendl in a five-set final.

1983 - In January, he announced his permanent retirement from professional tennis.

1987 - He inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

1991 - He lost his first comeback match to Jordi Arrese at the Monte Carlo Open.

1993 - The closest he came to winning a match was in Moscow, when he pushed Alexander Volkov to three sets and lost a final-set tie-breaker 9-7.

         - He retired from the tour for good and confined himself to playing on the senior tour.

2006 - The British Broadcasting Corporation gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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