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Bio of Tennis Superstar, Bjorn Borg
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18 August 2009

Bio of Tennis Superstar, Bjorn Borg

The sport of tennis is chock full of stars and mega stars. Most burn out before their late 20s, but for the lucky few, their name will live on forever. Born June 6, 1956 in Sodertalje, Sweden, Bjorn Borg, known affectionately as the Ice Man, is undoubtedly one of those lucky few.

Borg's story isn't at all unlike many other athletes. As a young child, he fell in love with a golden tennis racquet that his father procured as a prize. Later on in life, Bjorn's father gave him that racquet he so much admired, and thus began a tennis career.

Borg was a very good tennis player, well accomplished by the age of 12. Then at the age of 14, Borg left school and devoted his entire time to the sport. At only 15 years of age, this move paid off as Borg was selected to participate in the Swedish Davis Cup.

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The nastiest tennis player ever, John McEnroe?
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20 November 2008

The nastiest tennis player ever, John McEnroe?Born February 16, 1959, in Wiesbaden, Germany, John McEnroe is a former professional player. Known as the bad boy of tennis, McEnroe was a hot-headed, quick-tempered player who was just as great as we was short-fused.

He is one of the most successful players in the history of tennis, and has won seventeen Grand Slam titles, seventy-seven career single titles, and seventy-seven double titles in his long and storied career. Since retiring from tennis, John has proven himself to be a very talented tennis broadcaster, and quite the funny man in various movies - where he always seems to poke fun at his hot temper.

John was the oldest of three sons and moved from Germany to Queens, New York in 1963 with his family. He showed tremendous hand-eye coordination and athletic ability at a young age. At only two years of age, John could strike a ball with a plastic bat. This uncanny coordination soon translated into talent on the tennis court.

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Can anyone serve 5 Aces like Boris Becker
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02 October 2008

Can anyone serve 5 Aces like Boris BeckerBoris Franz Becker was born November 22, 1967, in Leimen, West Germany. He is a former World No. 1 ranked professional tennis player. Becker is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, as well as an Olympic gold medalist.

Becker also held the record for the youngest tennis player to ever win Wimbledon, at 17 years of age. Becker has secured an impressive number of career titles with 49, and is heralded for his exciting one-handed backhand play. Upon his retirement in June of 1999, Boris Becker had accumulated over $25-million in prize money.

Becker is the only son of his architect father. Skilled at his profession, Boris’ father built the Blau-Weiss Tennisklub in Leimen, where Boris learned the game. His childhood years were spent on the courts, perfecting his game. And in 1984, Becker turned professional and won his first doubles title in Munich the same year.

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King of serve and volley Pete Sampras
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11 September 2008

King of serve and volley Pete SamprasBorn August 12, 1971 in Washington, D.C., Pete Sampras is a former professional tennis player. Sampras is the third son of Sam and Georgia Sampras, Greek immigrants, and often considered to be the greatest tennis player in history. From a very early age, Sampras displayed signs of outstanding athletic ability.

A young Sampras would discover a tennis racquet in his parents’ basement, and spend hours a day hitting the balls against the wall. At only 7 years of age, Sam and Georgia moved the entire family to Palos Verdes, California, so their son could develop his talent for tennis in a warmer climate.

Shortly after the move in 1978, The Sampras’ joined the Peninsula Racquet Club, where young Pete’s talents would become evident to everyone. At the ripe young age of 11, Sampras had already learned the solid serve and the volley tactic, which would become the trademark of his tennis game.

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