In which sport did Björn Borg become famous?
Björn Rune Borg (born 6 June 1956) is a Swedish former world No.1 tennis player. As a child, Borg became fascinated with a golden tennis racket that his father won at a table-tennis tournament. His father gave him the racket, beginning his tennis career.
A player of great athleticism and endurance, he had a distinctive style and appearance—bowlegged and very fast. His muscularity allowed him to put heavy topspin on both his forehand and two-handed backhand. He followed Jimmy Connors in using the two-handed backhand.
At the age of 15, Borg represented Sweden in the 1972 Davis Cup and won his debut singles rubber in five sets against veteran Onny Parun of New Zealand.
In 2017, "Borg vs McEnroe", a biographical film focusing on the rivalry between Borg and McEnroe and the 1980 Wimbledon final, was released.
Borg was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987. In December 2014 he was elected Sweden's top sportsperson of all time by the newspaper "Dagens Nyheter".