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Tennis Star Borg To Stay In Majorca

Oct 9, 2007
You may remember Bjorn Borg as the famous Wimbledon legend. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1956, he was the youngest player to have so much success in the sport of tennis. His first win came at the ripe age of 17. He quickly turned into a heartthrob and mesmerized fans with his calm, reserved, and charismatic personality, which also enabled him to make money from publicity events.

Setting a Winning Record

Borg is a former number-one tennis player who won five Wimbledons in a row (1976-1980) and six French Opens. He won 11 Grand Slam singles and was the youngest tennis player to win the Davis Cup match, the Italian Open, and the French Open. He was the only player to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year, and his record remains unshattered to this day. The only thing he couldn't seem to win was the U.S. Open, despite numerous tries.

Knowing When to Quit

Borg was a player of strength and endurance. After nine years on the tennis scene, Borg threw in the towel. Being defeated by John McEnroe in the 1981 final was enough to send him packing. He left when he was still at the top of his game, and one loss shouldn't have affected that. But this wasnn't the last time the public would see Bjorn Borg. He later returned to the tennis scene for a brief stint in 1991 only to found out that he could not compete with the new players and their graphite rackets. He was still fond of using his famous wood racket.

Borg Became a Trend-Setter

Borg had an unusual style about him, both on the court and off. He wasn't afraid to do his own thing or use techniques that worked for him. Unintentionally, he was setting fashion standards. If he wore a headband to keep the sweat off his face and his hair off his neck, it soon became the thing to do and you would see people everywhere wearing headbands.

A New Calling

Borg used this popularity to his advantage by introducing his own line of clothing. He uses his own unique style to create clothes to appeal to his fans. To push sales of his clothing line further, he would only wear clothes with his name on the label.

Borg's Family Life

Borg dreamed of a family life he could never have. He married and divorced twice, leaving him in financial trouble. Each ex-wife walked out of the marriage with a house. Each of them also gave him children, but he was never able to fully enjoy them as he wanted to. The media and other groups gave them a hard time over the years, and he rarely sees them anymore.

The Rise and Fall of an Empire

When he dreamed of his family, he bought a large piece of property in Mallorca, Spain. It was eight spots that he bought and transformed into a small community for himself, his family, security guards, and guests. He restored an old section and built up around it until he had the stone villa just the way he wanted it, including farm animals, stables, a pool a spa, a sauna, a fitness room, and tennis courts.

Now that his dream of the perfect family life has been shattered, he is ready to sell the property and downsize to a smaller house in Mallorca.
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