Bjorn Borg

Bjorn Borg was born in Stockholm on June 6, 1956. Between 1974 and 1981 he won 11 Grand Slam titles, including six at Roland Garros and five consecutive Wimbledon and has been world number one in the ATP rankings since 23 August 1977 to August 2, 1981.

He broke numerous Open Era records that still stand, winning 41% of the Grand Slams he played and 90% of his singles matches at those tournaments, winning the French Open and Wimbledon in the same season for three consecutive years. winning three Grand Slam tournaments without losing a set. His career winning percentage is 82.4% of matches played and 71% against players in the top ten in the world at the time.

His rise when he was still a teenager contributed to the popularity of tennis in the 1970s, which has since become one of the most practiced sports to this day. The pro circuit became increasingly lucrative, and in 1979 he was the first tennis player to earn more than a million dollars in prize money in one season. The psychophysical wear and tear of a short but very intense career led him to abandon tennis at the age of 26, causing confusion in the tennis world.

He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987.

In 1980 Borg married Romanian tennis player Mariana Simionescu, but the couple divorced just three years later. He will later have a son named Robin from a relationship with Swedish model Jannike Björling.

In the summer of 1988, in Ibiza, he met the Italian singer Loredana Bertè, whom he had already met at Roland Garros in 1973, when she was introduced to him by her then boyfriend, Adriano Panatta. In 1989 Borg attempted suicide and it was Bertè who saved him. A few months later the two got married in Milan, but separated in 1992

In 2002 the Swedish tennis player married for the third time with Patricia Östfeldt, with whom he still lives: the couple has a son named Leo.