Bjorn Borg

Bjorn Borg

Personal Information

Full Name Bjorn Rune Borg
Date of Birth June 6, 1956
Nationality Swedish
Birth Place Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 72 kg
Role Right-handed counterpuncher (two-handed backhand)
Networth $85 Million
Rank 0
Coach Lennart Bergelin
Children Leo Borg and Robin Borg
Spouse Patricia Östfeld.

Bjorn Borg News

"Girls were screaming, crying, trying to grab at him" - Chris Evert dubs Bjorn Borg a 'rock star' & the 'biggest star' tennis has ever seen "Girls were screaming, crying, trying to grab at him" - Chris Evert dubs Bjorn Borg a 'rock star' & the 'biggest star' tennis has ever seen
"Girls were screaming, crying, trying to grab at him" - Chris Evert dubs Bjorn Borg a 'rock star' & the 'biggest star' tennis has ever seen
"Jannik Sinner reminds me a little of how Bjorn Borg and Mats Wilander managed the pressure" - Coach Darren Cahill "Jannik Sinner reminds me a little of how Bjorn Borg and Mats Wilander managed the pressure" - Coach Darren Cahill
"Jannik Sinner reminds me a little of how Bjorn Borg and Mats Wilander managed the pressure" - Coach Darren Cahill
Bjorn Borg and wife Patricia Ostfeld share glimpse of relaxing getaway to Sal Island in Cape Verde Bjorn Borg and wife Patricia Ostfeld share glimpse of relaxing getaway to Sal Island in Cape Verde
Bjorn Borg and wife Patricia Ostfeld share glimpse of relaxing getaway to Sal Island in Cape Verde
Björn Borg in attendance at Sweden Open to help son Leo in home tournament Björn Borg in attendance at Sweden Open to help son Leo in home tournament
Björn Borg in attendance at Sweden Open to help son Leo in home tournament
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Bjorn Borg: A Brief Biography

Bjorn Borg
Bjorn Borg


Tennis legend Bjorn Rune Borg was the first male player in the Open Era to win 11 Grand Slam titles. He won them between 1974 and 1981. Borg was the first professional male player to compete in six consecutive Wimbledon finals, winning five of them. He also won three-year end championships and was the only man to achieve the Channel Slam thrice.


Borg, who is considered one of the greatest players of all time, has won 66 ATP singles titles. According to the tennis magazine, he is considered the sixth greatest male player of the Open Era. He received unprecedented success in his career and became the first player to earn more than $1 million in prize money in a single season.


Borg won two consecutive Tour finals, in 1979 and 1980. He also won the WCT Finals in 1976, where he defeated Guillermo Vilas in the final. He lifted the Davis Cup trophy for his country in 1975. Borg won three major titles without dropping a single set in those tournaments. However, Borg reached the final of the US Open four times but never won it.


He has received many awards and honors, including the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Borg was included in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987 and won ATP Player of the Year from 1976 to 1980.


Name Bjorn Borg
Age67
DOBJune 6, 1956
NationalitySwedish
Mother NameMargaretha Borg
Father NameRune Borg
ProfessionTennis player
Net Worth$85 million
Height5 feet 11 inches or 180 cm
Weight72 kg
Relationship StatusMarried



Bjorn Borg Early Life

Borg was born on June 6, 1956, in Stockholm, Sweden, to Rune Borg and Margaretha Borg. His family raised him in the small town of Sodertalje, Sweden. During childhood, he was fascinated with the golden tennis racket his father, Rune Borg, won in a table tennis tournament.


He started playing tennis at a very young age, and by the time he turned 13, he was beating Sweden's top U18 players. He also defeated Davis Cup captain Lennart Bergelin, who was also Borg's primary coach throughout his tennis career. Borg had a distinctive style of play, which included hitting heavy topspin on his forehand and a two-handed backhand.


Borg represented his country in the 1972 Davis Cup when he was 15 and won his debut match against Onny Parun. A few months later, he won the Wimbledon Junior singles title, followed by the Orange Bowl junior Championship. He turned professional in 1973 and reached the fourth round on his main draw debut at a major, the French Open.


Borg was famous for playing with a wooden racket and preferred to play from the baseline. However, he ended his career abruptly when he was at the peak of his career.


Bjorn Borg Family Background

Rune Borg and Margaretha Borg are the parents of Bjorn Borg. His father, Rune Borg, was an electrician who passed away in 2008. Borg's father was his major source of inspiration. He was attracted towards his father's golden racket that his father gifted him to start his tennis career.


Not much information is available about Borg's mother, Margaretha Borg. However, as per sources, she was born in 1934. Borg quit school as a teenager to develop a professional tennis career. His calm and composed nature on the court earned him the nickname Ice Borg or Ice Man.


Bjorn Borg Wife

Borg has married three times in his life. First, he married a former professional player, Marian Simionescu, on July 24, 1980. Simionescu won one singles WTA title and reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 36 in 1978. Their marriage ended in 1984.


Borg then married Italian singer and actress Loredana Berte in 1988. Loredana Berte has worked with many prominent personalities in Italy, including Enrico Ruggeri, Pino Daniele, Maria Lavezzi, and Ivano Fossati. Her marriage with Borg lasted for a few years and ended in 1992.


Lastly, Borg married his close friend and real estate agent Patricia Ostfeldt. The couple got married on July 8, 2002, near an island in Stockholm, Sweden. The couple welcomed a son named Leo Borg, who is a professional tennis player.


Bjorn Borg Kids

Borg has two kids named Robin Borg and Leo Borg. Robin Borg is the eldest son of Borg, who is a professional tennis player just like his father. He got married to a producer and a cinematographer named Sofie Borg. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin and was an active member of the Men's tennis club.


Leo Borg is the youngest son of Borg, who is a tennis player like his father. He won his first match at the 2023 Bastad Open, where he defeated Elias Ymer in the tournament's first round. He played his debut match at the Stockholm Open, where Tommy Paul defeated him.


Bjorn Borg Social Media

Borg's Instagram handle is called @bjornborg, where he has over 138k followers.


Bjorn Borg's Net Worth

According to online sources, Borg's net worth is estimated at around $85 million as of 2023. Besides the tennis prize money, he earns from his own clothing brand, which is very famous in Europe. He also earns by sponsoring multiple brands and through his real estate business.


Year Net Worth
2023$85 million
2022$78 million
2021$71 million


Bjorn Borg Prize Money

According to the ATP official website, Borg has earned prize money of $3,655,751 in his tennis career. He was the first player to earn more than $1 million as prize money in a single tennis season.


Bjorn Borg Brand Ambassadors

Captain Bjorn Borg of Team Europe prepares to walk onto the court during day three of the Laver Cup at Rogers Arena on September 24, 2023 in...
Bjorn Borg


Borg earned great fame and success at a very young age, attracting many prominent brands' attention. According to online sources, Borg earned approximately $3 million from his endorsement deals. He used to play his tennis matches by wearing shoes sponsored by Diadora.


Besides Diadora, he also signed a shoe endorsement deal with Adidas. Borg signed a racket sponsorship deal with Donnay and preferred a wooden racket laminated with gut strings. He also signed a multi-year agreement with Tretorn and Tuborg.


Bjorn Borg Investments

Borg has made many investments in his life, which includes launching his own fashion brand called Bjorn Borg AB. The clothing brand is quite popular in Sweden and is second after the famous brand Calvin Klein. The brand is famous for offering sports shoes, accessories, and clothing. He is also the proud owner of a fitness center in his hometown, Stockholm, named Borg Center. The fitness center is quite famous amongst the youth and made Borg earn great money.


Borg also launched a sports equipment company that primarily sells tennis equipment like rackets, balls, and strings. Borg also invested in the hotel business and many restaurants and hotels in his country, Sweden. He also launched a vodka brand named Pure Wonderborg.


He also earned money by selling his trophies and medals at an auction. Borg is also involved in the real estate business and has worked with his third wife, Patricia Ostfeldt, for about 18 years.


Bjorn Borg Career Stats

Borg holds a career singles record of 654-140, a winning percentage of 82.4%. According to the ATP website, his first-serve percentage was 56%. He won 66% of his first-serve points and 39% of his second-serve points.


Regarding his returning record, his first serve return points won stand at 26%, whereas his second serve return points stand at 42%.


Bjorn Borg Titles Won

Borg has won 66 ATP singles, including six French Opens and five Wimbledon titles.


Bjorn Borg Coaching Staff

Lennart Bergelin coached Borg at the start of his career. Sven Lennart Bergelin was a former tennis player from Sweden. Being an active member of AIK, Bergelin helped his country win nine singles titles between 1945 and 1955. He was the captain of the Sweden team at the Davis Cup and helped the country to lift its first Davis Cup trophy.


Besides singles, Bergelin also played doubles tournaments and won his first major Grand Slam in a doubles event at the 1948 French Open. He was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet gold medal. He died of heart failure at a Stockholm hospital in 2008.


Borg was also coached by Ron Thatcher, who is famous by the name Tia Honsai. He used to coach Borg when he tried to make a comeback in 1991.


Bjorn Borg Diet

According to online sources, Borg was known for having steak and fries before his matches. Besides this, not much information is available about Borg’s diet.


Bjorn Borg House

Borg lives in an apartment in Norrmalm, Stockholm. He's also the owner of a villa in Sotogrande, Spain.


Bjorn Borg Cars

Borg’s car collection includes the Ferrari 307 GTS QV and the 308 FTS Quattrovalvole.

FAQs

A. Borg has won 11 Grand Slams, including five consecutive Wimbledon titles and six French Open titles.

A. According to online sources, Borg got tired of all the travelling and training involved and wanted to live a quiet life, so he retired.

A. Bjorn Borg's nationality is Swedish.

A. Bjorn Borg was born in Stockholm, Sweden on June 6, 1956.

A. Borg turned pro in 1973 and retired in 1984.

A. Borg has won six French Open titles, with four consecutive French Open titles from 1978 to 1981.

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