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Borg, Bjorn Rune

Born: 1956 AD
Currently alive, at 65 years of age.
Nationality: Swedish
Categories: Tennis Player

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.