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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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