Boris Becker trains eye on Leo Borg as one of Sweden's brighter prospects


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Boris Becker trains eye on Leo Borg as one of Sweden's brighter prospects

Leo Borg continues his attempt to follow in his father Bjorn's footsteps. The 14-year-old reached the quarter-finals of the junior World Cup and at the beginning of the year, he won the Under-16 Salk Open in Sweden. Interviewed by Expressen, the six-time Grand Slam winner Boris Becker: 'Bjorn was my great idol, it's thanks to him that I started playing tennis,' Becker confessed.

'We became friends over the years. We met each other last summer and we spoke about Leo. I didn't see him playing, but Bjorn said he has a good ball impact.' Asked if he has some suggestion for the bright tennis promise, Becker replied: 'He is one of the all-time great's son, so I think that he already gets the best suggestions at home.

He has to travel around the world, face the rivals, not just in Sweden. He needs to earn experience.' Then he launched an interesting project: 'As head of German tennis, I would like to see the best German younger players meet the best Swedish players.

It's on my list.' Becker finally spoke about the McEnroe vs Borg movie 'Bjorn wasn't satisfied. It wasn't so good for Bjorn or for John either. But I didn't see the film, I will do it.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer's chances at Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic gives verdict