Björn Borg

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Björn Rune Borg (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbjœːɳ ˈbɔrj] (listen); born 6 June 1956) is a Swedish former world No. 1 tennis player. Between 1974 and 1981, he became the first man in the Open Era to win 11 Grand Slam singles titles (six at the French Open and five consecutively at Wimbledon), but he never won the US Open despite four finals appearances. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Björn Borg has received more than 5,124,964 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Björn Borg is the most popular tennis player, the 39th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 36th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Tennis Player.

Björn Borg is most famous for his tennis career. He is one of the most successful tennis players in history, having won 11 Grand Slam singles titles and five Grand Slam doubles titles.

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Among tennis players, Björn Borg ranks 1 out of 1,148After him are René Lacoste, Novak Djokovic, Rod Laver, John McEnroe, Fred Perry, Roger Federer, Suzanne Lenglen, Ilie Năstase, Ivan Lendl, Martina Navratilova, and Jimmy Connors.

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Among people born in 1956, Björn Borg ranks 3Before him are Tom Hanks and Mel Gibson. After him are Lars von Trier, Steve Ballmer, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Christine Lagarde, Bryan Cranston, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Theresa May, Tsai Ing-wen, and Christoph Waltz.

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Among people born in Sweden, Björn Borg ranks 39 out of 1,296Before him are Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Ingrid of Sweden (1910), Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (1778), John III of Sweden (1537), and Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (1688). After him are Raoul Wallenberg (1912), Charles XV of Sweden (1826), Charles XI of Sweden (1655), Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten (1906), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), and Princess Märtha of Sweden (1901).


Among tennis players born in Sweden, Björn Borg ranks 1After him are Stefan Edberg (1966), Mats Wilander (1964), Sven Davidson (1928), Robin Söderling (1984), Anders Järryd (1961), Jonas Björkman (1972), Thomas Johansson (1975), Magnus Norman (1976), Thomas Enqvist (1974), Mikael Pernfors (1963), and Magnus Gustafsson (1967).