Former World No. 4 Thomas Enqvist says former World No. 1 and 11-time Grand Slam champion Bjorn Borg is a living legend for him. Speaking on the Swedish Tennis Pond, Enqvist says, "Björn Borg is a living legend for me and the reason why I started playing.
We who have come to know him know that he is the nicest guy you can imagine. He is incredibly humble and easy to talk to, you quickly become comfortable with him. Getting to work with him in the Laver Cup and with the players we have had has been so cool."
Enqvist was ranked in the Top 10 for almost 5 years and his tennis highlights include winning 19 ATP titles in singles and one in doubles and reaching the finals at the Australian Open. The Swede is now the new Tournament Director for the Stockholm Open which is scheduled towards the end of the season.
" My job is to make sure we get a fun and interesting starting field. Soon we will have a "big news" to release. We are quite close to signing with a very interesting player." Enqvist says one of his strongest memories on the tennis circuit was being part of the Swedish Davis Cup team.
"When you think back on your career, the Davis Cup memories are the strongest. It was so much fun to play the Davis Cup and we had such a great time. When I debuted, both Mats (Wilander) and Stefan (Edberg) were in the team.
I have had both Calle Hageskog and Mats Wilander as captains, and then to become captain myself was very honorable. It is incredibly fun that Robin is the captain now, but credit to everyone around the team who has done the job that has taken Sweden to where they are today."