Swedish tennis player Leo Borg has received a wild card into the Stockholm Open. Borg, 18, is the son of former 11-time Grand Slam champion Bjorn Borg and the Stockholm organizers decided to award one of their wild cards to the 18-year-old.
Borg received several wild cards into Challenger events this year but failed to clinch a single win. Borg received Challenger wild cards into Marbella, Tampere, Poznan and Warsaw but didn't impress in any of his four appearances.
Borh also received a qualifying wild card into an ATP event in Bastad -- but didn't impress, having lost his qualifying opener. Following a number of player withdrawals from Stockholm, Emil Ruusuvuori -- who originally got one wild card -- made the draw directly so the organizers decided to redirect that wild card to Borg.
Borg hoping to end his losing streak
Borg's last win came at a Futures event in May and he will certainly be hoping to end his negative streak in Stockholm when he meets Tommy Paul in the first round. Borg joins three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray in receiving a Stockholm wild card.
Murray has received a total of 14 wild cards this year. In Indian Wells, Murray was asked if he felt bad about receiving so many wild cards. “I’m grateful that they have given me the opportunity to play here,” Murray said.
"But do I feel bad about it? No, I don’t feel bad about it. “After what I’ve gone through the last three, four years and what I’ve achieved for the game beforehand, I don’t feel like I need to justify the reasons for why I should get wild cards.
“I’d rather get in by right, obviously, but then I could also argue that for three years I was out injured when I would have rightfully been entered into all of these tournaments. “I would’ve been ranked at the top of the game and would’ve been getting into all of these tournaments so (other) players would have obviously had the opportunity to take that spot for the last three seasons or whatever."