Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What combination of grips did Bjorn Borg use for his groundstrokes?||Bjorn Borg
Single-hand forehand, double-hand backhand, right-handed. A double-handed backhand has come in and out of favor for professional players. At the time Borg was playing it was extremely rare. Jimmy Connors and Bjorn Borg inspired a generation of "copy-cat" double backhand tennis players.
|What material were Borg's rackets made of throughout his professional career?||Bjorn Borg
Wood. At the beginning Borg's career wood was the only choice for rackets. At the latter stages of his career steel was beginning to enter the market, but Borg never switched. Even in his comeback in the 80's he still stubbornly used wooden rackets in spite of the technology advances having rendered them obsolete.
|As a junior player Borg initially had a much more volatile temperament than he did as an adult player?||Bjorn Borg
T. In Borg's autobiography he notes that as a junior he went as far as breaking rackets and swearing on the court before calming down.
|Borg was a cool and collected tennis player as an adult, rarely showing emotion on or off the court?||Bjorn Borg
T. Borg was was not a favorite of many journalists because he never gave them anything interesting to write about apart from his feats on the tennis court.
A match for Borg against John McEnroe was quite a contrast in both tennis style and personality!
|Which Grand Slam did Bjorn Borg win the most times?||Bjorn Borg
French Open. Bjorn Borg won the French Open six times. He won Wimbledon five times. For many people the Wimbledon wins were most notable because of some of the epic matches that he played and also because, in theory, his style was not suited to the grass courts at Wimbledon. He never won the Australian or the U.S. Open.
|How would Borg's adult tennis playing style be best described?||Bjorn Borg
Baseliner. Bjorn Borg was a baseliner. He won matches by consistency and fitness. His goal was simple "Hit the ball one more time than the other player".
Borg was certainly not a serve and volley player, although his serve was probably under-rated. A counter-puncher plays mainly from the baseline but is more aggressive than Borg was, seeking a ball from which to attack.
A hacker is a beginning player.
Sweden. Bjorn Borg was born in Stockholm, Sweden on June 6, 1956. While for tax reasons he moved to Monte Carlo, he always played representing Sweden.
|In which decades did Bjorn Borg play professional tennis?||Bjorn Borg
1970s, 1980s, 1990s. Bjorn Borg turned pro in 1973 and played professionally until 1984. He returned to the professional circuit in 1991-1993 but did not win a match in that comeback.