Posts Tagged "Bjorn Borg"
“C’mon!” – the saying made famous by former would number one tennis player Lleyton Hewitt. Love him or hate him, he’s Australia’s most successful tennis player this century.
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This list has been complied without the assistance of logic or rationale. It contains random athletes plucked from the sporting landscape whose names somehow impact on how they play their respective sports, or at the very least, conjure phonetic explosions from commentators every time they get near the ball.
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Now the 125th Wimbledon is done and dusted, the argument still rages who is the greatest player in the history of men’s tennis. Novak Djokovic played close to perfection during the first two sets in the decider against defending champion Rafael Nadal. But the Serb is way out of “greatest” contention, with only three Slams.
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Jimmy Connors summarises the versatility of the Swiss genius: “In an era of specialists, you’re either a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist, or a hard court specialist, or you’re Roger Federer.” The sky is the limit?
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As Rafael Nadal strives to become only the third man ever – and first since 1969 – to hold all four grand slam trophies at once at this month’s Australian Open, tennis writer Darren Walton ranks the greatest players of the open era (1968-2011) from 10 down to one:
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There were few things Bjorn Borg couldn’t do in his amazing career, but one of them – the one his friends say still haunts him – was win a US Open. New York was his bete noir.
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In the 1970s and 80s, Sweden was the new powerhouse in world tennis, with names such as Stefan Edberg, Bjorn Borg, and Thomas Johannson winning numerous titles.
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