Björn Borg career statistics

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This is a list of the main career statistics and records of professional tennis player Björn Borg.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 16 finals (11 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1974 French Open Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 2–6, 6–7(1–7), 6–0, 6–1, 6–1
Winner 1975 French Open (2) Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1976 Wimbledon Grass Romania Ilie Năstase 6–4, 6–2, 9–7
Runner-up 1976 US Open Clay United States Jimmy Connors 4–6, 6–3, 6–7(9–11), 4–6
Winner 1977 Wimbledon (2) Grass United States Jimmy Connors 3–6, 6–2, 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 1978 French Open (3) Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 1978 Wimbledon (3) Grass United States Jimmy Connors 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 1978 US Open Hard United States Jimmy Connors 4–6, 2–6, 2–6
Winner 1979 French Open (4) Clay Paraguay Víctor Pecci 6–3, 6–1, 6–7(6–8), 6–4
Winner 1979 Wimbledon (4) Grass United States Roscoe Tanner 6–7(4–7), 6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1980 French Open (5) Clay United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 1980 Wimbledon (5) Grass United States John McEnroe 1–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–7(16–18), 8–6
Runner-up 1980 US Open Hard United States John McEnroe 6–7(4–7), 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–5, 4–6
Winner 1981 French Open (6) Clay Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–1, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 1981 Wimbledon Grass United States John McEnroe 6–4, 6–7(1–7), 6–7(4–7), 4–6
Runner-up 1981 US Open Hard United States John McEnroe 6–4, 2–6, 4–6, 3–6

Masters Grand Prix year-end championships finals[edit]

Singles: 4 finals (2 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1975 Stockholm Carpet Romania Ilie Năstase 2–6, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 1977 New York Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 4–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 1979 New York Carpet United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–2
Winner 1980 New York Carpet Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–4, 6–2, 6–2

WCT year-end championship finals[edit]

Singles: 4 finals (1 title, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1974 Dallas Carpet Australia John Newcombe 6–4, 3–6, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1975 Dallas Carpet (i) United States Arthur Ashe 6–3, 4–6, 4–6, 0–6
Winner 1976 Dallas Carpet (i) Argentina Guillermo Vilas 1–6, 6–1, 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 1979 Dallas Carpet (i) United States John McEnroe 5–7, 6–4, 2–6, 6–7

Grand Prix Championship Series finals[edit]

Singles: 19 finals (15 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1973 Monte-Carlo Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 4–6, 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1973 Stockholm Hard United States Tom Gorman 3–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 1974 Rome Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 1974 Boston Clay Netherlands Tom Okker 7–6, 6–1, 6–1
Winner 1975 Boston Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 1976 Boston Clay United States Harold Solomon 6–7, 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 1976 Philadelphia Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 6–7, 4–6, 0–6
Winner 1977 Monte Carlo Clay Italy Corrado Barazzutti 6–3, 7–5, 6–0
Winner 1977 London Carpet United Kingdom John Lloyd 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 1978 Tokyo Carpet United States Brian Teacher 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1978 Rome Clay Italy Adriano Panatta 1–6, 6–3, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 1979 Tokyo Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 6–3, 6–2
Winner 1979 Monte Carlo Clay United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 1979 Toronto Hard United States John McEnroe 6–3, 6–3
Winner 1979 Las Vegas Hard United States Jimmy Connors 6–3, 6–2
Winner 1980 Monte Carlo Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 1980 Toronto Hard Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 4–6, 5–4, ret.
Winner 1980 Stockholm Hard United States John McEnroe 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1980 Las Vegas Hard United States Harold Soloman 6–3, 6–1, 6–2
  • Note: before the ATP took over running the men's professional tour in 1990 the Grand Prix Tour had a series of events that were precursors to the Masters Series known as the Grand Prix Tennis Championship Series.[1]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 3R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
French Open 4R W W QF A W W W W 6 / 8 49–2 96%
Wimbledon QF 3R QF W W W W W F 5 / 9 51–4 93%
US Open 4R 2R SF F 4R F QF F F 0 / 9 40–9 82%
Win–Loss 10–3 11–3 16–2 17–2 10–1 20–1 18–1 20–1 19–2 11 / 27 141–16 89.81
Yr Win% 77% 79% 89% 89% 91% 95% 95% 95% 90%
Year-End Championship
The Masters[a] A RR F A F A W W A 2 / 5 15–7 68.18
WCT Finals A F F W A SF F A A 1 / 5 10–3 76.92
Grand Prix Championship Series
Philadelphia A 3R 3R F 2R QF A A A 0 / 5 7–5 58%
Las Vegas A A A A A A W W A 2 / 2 10–0 100%
Monte Carlo F A QF QF W A W W 2R 3 / 11 24–8 75%
Hamburg Not Grand Prix Ch. Series A 3R A A 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Rome A W QF A A W A A A 2 / 3 15–1 94%
Indianapolis A F A A A Not Grand Prix Ch. Series 0 / 1 5–1 83%
Boston A W W W A Not Grand Prix Ch. Series 3 / 3 18–0 100%
Canada Not Grand Prix Ch. Series A W F A 1 / 2 11–1 92%
Los Angeles 1R Not Grand Prix Championship Series 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Stockholm F SF SF QF A SF A W NGPS 1 / 8 26–7 79%
Wembley Not GPCS A W A A A A 1 / 1 5–0 100%
Tokyo Not Grand Prix Ch. Series W W QF 2R 2 / 4 13–2 87%
Year End Rankings 18 3 3 2 3 2 1 1 2 $ 3,655,751

Career Singles finals:(88)[edit]

Singles titles (64)[edit]

Tournament Category No. of titles
Grand Slam 11
Year-End Championships: Masters Grand Prix (1970–1989) 2
Year-End Championships : WCT Finals (1971–1989) 1
Super high category Grand Prix Championship Series (1970–1989) 15
High category: Grand Prix Super Series (1970–1989), WCT (1970–1989) 17
Low category: Grand Prix World Series (1970–1989), WCT Regular Series (1970–1989) 18
Titles by Surface
Clay - Outdoor (30)
Grass - Outdoor (6)
Hard - Outdoor (5)
Hard - Indoor (2)
Carpet - Indoor (21)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1974 Auckland - Auckland Tennis Championships Grass New Zealand Onny Parun 6–4, 6–3, 6–1
2. 1974 London WCT, England Hard (i) United Kingdom Mark Cox 6–7(4–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–4
3. 1974 São Paulo WCT, Brazil (1) Hard (i) United States Arthur Ashe 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
4. 1974 Rome, Italy (1) Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
5. 1974 French Open, Paris (1) Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 2–6, 6–7(1–7), 6–0, 6–1, 6–1
6. 1974 Båstad, Sweden (1) Clay Italy Adriano Panatta 6–3, 6–0, 6–7(2–7), 6–3
7. 1974 Boston, U.S. (1) Clay Netherlands Tom Okker 7–6(7–3), 6–1, 6–1
8. 1974 Adelaide, Australia Grass New Zealand Onny Parun 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
9. 1975 Richmond WCT, U.S. (1) Carpet United States Arthur Ashe 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
10. 1975 Bologna WCT, Italy Carpet United States Arthur Ashe 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
11. 1975 French Open, Paris (2) Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
12. 1975 Boston, U.S. (2) Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
13. 1975 Barcelona, Spain (1) Clay Italy Adriano Panatta 1–6, 7–6, 6–3, 6–2
14. 1976 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet United States Vitas Gerulaitis 2–6, 6–3, 6–1
15. 1976 São Paulo WCT, Brazil (2) Carpet Argentina Guillermo Vilas 7–6(7–4), 6–2
16. 1976 WCT Finals, U.S. – Carpet Argentina Guillermo Vilas 1–6, 6–1, 7–5, 6–1
17. 1976 Düsseldorf, West Germany Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 6–2, 6–2, 6–0
18. 1976 Wimbledon, London (1) Grass Romania Ilie Năstase 6–4, 6–2, 9–7
19. 1976 Boston, U.S. (3) Clay United States Harold Solomon 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
20. 1977 Memphis, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried 6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
21. 1977 Nice, France (1) Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 6–0
22. 1977 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco (1) Clay Italy Corrado Barazzutti 6–3, 7–5, 6–0
23. 1977 Denver, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried 7–5, 6–2
24. 1977 Wimbledon, London (2) Grass United States Jimmy Connors 3–6, 6–2, 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
25. 1977 Boca RatonPepsi Grand Slam (1) Clay United States Jimmy Connors 6–4, 5–7, 6–3
26. 1977 Madrid, Spain Clay Chile Jaime Fillol 6–3, 6–0, 6–7, 7–6
27. 1977 Barcelona, Spain (2) Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 6–2, 7–5, 6–2
28. 1977 Basel, Switzerland Carpet United Kingdom John Lloyd 6–4, 6–2, 6–3
29. 1977 Cologne, West Germany Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak 2–6, 7–5, 6–3
30. 1977 Wembley, England Hard (i) United Kingdom John Lloyd 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
31. 1978 Birmingham WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Dick Stockton 7–6(7–4), 7–5
32. 1978 Boca RatonPepsi Grand Slam (2) Clay United States Jimmy Connors 7–6(7–1), 3–6, 6–1
33. 1978 Las Vegas, U.S. – WCT Tournament of Champions Hard United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–5(5), 5–6(5), 6–4, 6–5(4)
34. 1978 Milan WCT, Italy Carpet United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–3, 6–3
35. 1978 Rome, Italy (2) Clay Italy Adriano Panatta 1–6, 6–3, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
36. 1978 French Open, Paris (3) Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 6–1, 6–3
37. 1978 Wimbledon, London (3) Grass United States Jimmy Connors 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
38. 1978 Båstad, Sweden (2) Clay Italy Corrado Barazzutti 6–1, 6–2
39. 1978 Tokyo Indoor, Japan (1) Carpet United States Brian Teacher 6–3, 6–4
40. 1979 Richmond WCT, U.S. (2) Carpet Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–1
41. 1979 Boca RatonPepsi Grand Slam (3) Clay United States Jimmy Connors 6–2, 6–3
42. 1979 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet United States John McEnroe 6–4, 6–2
43. 1979 Monte Carlo, Monaco (2) Clay United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–1, 6–3
44. 1979 Las Vegas, U.S. (1) Hard United States Jimmy Connors 6–3, 6–2
45. 1979 French Open, Paris (4) Clay Paraguay Víctor Pecci 6–3, 6–1, 6–7(6–8), 6–4
46. 1979 Wimbledon, London (4) Grass United States Roscoe Tanner 6–7(4–7), 6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
47. 1979 Båstad, Sweden (3) Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy 6–1, 7–5
48. 1979 Toronto, Canada Hard United States John McEnroe 6–3, 6–3
49. 1979 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Corrado Barazzutti 6–4, 6–0, 6–4
50. 1979 Tokyo Indoor, Japan (2) Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 6–2, 6–2
51. 1979 Montreal, Canada – WCT Challenge Cup Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 6–4, 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
52. 1979 Masters, New York (1) Carpet United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–2
53. 1980 Salisbury, Maryland, U.S. – WCT Invitational Carpet India Vijay Amritraj 7–5, 6–1, 6–3
54. 1980 Boca Raton, U.S. – Pepsi Grand Slam (4) Clay United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–1, 5–7, 6–1
55. 1980 Nice, France (2) Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 6–2, 6–0, 6–1
56. 1980 Monte Carlo, Monaco (3) Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 6–0, 6–2
57. 1980 Las Vegas, U.S. (2) Hard United States Harold Solomon 6–3, 6–1
58. 1980 French Open, Paris (5) Clay United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
59. 1980 Wimbledon, London (5) Grass United States John McEnroe 1–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–7(16–18), 8–6
60. 1980 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet United States John McEnroe 6–3, 6–4
61. 1980 Masters, New York (2) Carpet Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
62. 1981 French Open, Paris (6) Clay Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–1, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1
63. 1981 Stuttgart Outdoor, West Germany Clay Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 1–6, 7–6, 6–2, 6–4
64. 1981 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd 6–4, 6–3

Runner-up (24)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1973 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 4–6, 1–6, 2–6
2. 1973 San Francisco, U.S. Hard Australia Roy Emerson 7–5, 1–6, 4–6
3. 1973 Stockholm, SWE Hard (i) United States Tom Gorman 3–6, 6–4, 6–7
4. 1973 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 7–6, 4–6, 6–6, RET.
5. 1974 Barcelona WCT, Spain Carpet United States Arthur Ashe 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
6. 1974 Houston, U.S. Clay Australia Rod Laver 6–7, 2–6
7. 1974 WCT Finals, U.S. – Carpet Australia John Newcombe 6–4, 3–6, 3–6, 2–6
8. 1974 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay United States Jimmy Connors 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
9. 1974 Madrid, Spain Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 4–6, 7–5, 2–6, 6–4, 4–6
10. 1975 Barcelona WCT, Spain Carpet United States Arthur Ashe 6–7, 3–6
11. 1975 Munich WCT, West Germany Carpet United States Arthur Ashe 4–6, 6–7
12. 1975 WCT Finals, U.S. – Carpet United States Arthur Ashe 6–3, 4–6, 4–6, 0–6
13. 1975 Masters, Sweden Hard (i) Romania Ilie Năstase 2–6, 2–6, 1–6
14. 1976 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 6–7, 4–6, 0–6
15. 1976 US Open, New York Clay United States Jimmy Connors 4–6, 6–3, 6–7, 4–6
16. 1977 Masters, New York Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 4–6, 6–1, 4–6
17. 1978 US Open, New York Hard United States Jimmy Connors 4–6, 4–6, 2–6
18. 1979 Dallas WCT, U.S. – WCT Finals Carpet United States John McEnroe 5–7, 6–4, 2–6, 6–7
19. 1980 Toronto, Canada Hard Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–4, 4–5, RET.
20. 1980 US Open, New York Hard United States John McEnroe 6–7, 1–6, 7–6, 7–5, 4–6
21. 1980 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 3–6, 2–6, 7–5, 6–0, 4–6
22. 1981 Milan, Italy Carpet United States John McEnroe 6–7, 4–6
23. 1981 Wimbledon, London Grass United States John McEnroe 6–4, 6–7, 6–7, 4–6
24. 1981 US Open, New York Hard United States John McEnroe 6–4, 2–6, 4–6, 3–6

Singles titles not listed by the ATP, including invitational tournament titles (37)[edit]

Non-ATP, exhibition, invitational, or special events singles titles – draw at least eight players (9)[edit]

Year Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1973 1 February–4 Helsinki - Scandinavian Indoor Open Carpet Jacek Niedzwiedzki 6–3, 6–7, 6–3, 6–4
1974 28 January – 3 February Oslo - Scandinavian Indoor Open Carpet Raymond Moore 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–1
1978 October 19–21 Hamburg - Rothenbaum Tennis Club Carpet Wojtek Fibak 6–1, 6–1
1979 September 28–30 Marbella - European Championships of Tennis Clay Adriano Panatta 6–2, 6–2, 7–5
1979 November 26–29 Milan – Masters Brooklyn Chewing Gum Carpet John McEnroe 1–6, 6–1, 6–4
1979 29 Nov-Dec 2 Frankfurt - Cup Invitational Tennis Round Robin Carpet Jimmy Connors 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1981 October 12–15 Edmonton – Alberta Tennis Challenge Carpet José Luis Clerc 6–2, 6–2, 7–5
1984 May 10–13 Osaka - Gunze World Tennis Carpet Bill Scanlon 6–2, 6–2
1985 May 12–15 Kobe & Tokyo - Gunze World Tennis Carpet Anders Järryd 6–4, 6–3

Non-ATP, exhibition, invitational, or special events singles titles – draw fewer than eight players (28)[edit]

Year Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1976 Sept 14–16 Guadalajara, Jalisco Tennis Invitational Round Robin Clay Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–3
1976 Sept 17–19 Mexico Marlboro Tennis Round Robin Clay Ilie Năstase 7–6, 0–6, 6–1
1976 11 Oct–15 Hilton Head World Invitational Tennis Classic Clay Arthur Ashe 6–1, 6–2
1976 Nov 3–5 Chicago Olsonite Tennis Classic Carpet John Newcombe Unknown score
1976 Nov 6–7 Detroit Michigan Pro Tennis 4-men invitational Carpet Rod Laver 6–3, 6–1
1976 24 Nov–28 Copenhagen Pondus Cup Invitational Round Robin Carpet Wojtek Fibak 7–5, 3–6, 7–6, 7–5
1977 February, 12–13 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum Invitational Round Robin - 3-men Carpet Rod Laver 6–7, 6–3, 6–2
1977 27 Sep–30 Hilton Head World Invitational Tennis Classic Clay Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 7–5
1978 7 Mar–9 Gothenburg Scandinavian Cup Carpet Vitas Gerulaitis 6–4, 1–6, 6–3
1978 18 Apr–20 Copenhagen Pondus Cup Invitational Carpet Vitas Gerulaitis 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
1978 21 Apr–23 Tokyo Suntory Cup Carpet Jimmy Connors 6–1, 6–2
1978 Aug 14–15 Menton French Riviera Invitational Clay Guillermo Vilas 6–4, 6–3
1978 Aug 16–17 Fréjus Arena Trophy Clay Guillermo Vilas 7–6, 7–5
1978 16 Oct–18 Essen Gruga Hall International Clay Vitas Gerulaitis 6–3, 7–6
1978 28 Oct–29 Manila Smash-78 Tennis Clay Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 7–6
1978 Nov 23–24 Antwerp European Tennis Championships Carpet Tom Okker 6–4, 6–3
1979 March 6–7 Vienna Velo Cup Tennis – 4-men invitational Carpet John McEnroe 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
1979 Sept 26–27 Essen Gruga Hall International – 4-men invitational Clay Ilie Năstase 6–1, 6–4
1979 2 Oct–7 Netherlands - 5 city (Final at Rotterdam) Roxy Tennis Round Robin – 5-men Carpet Eddie Dibbs 6–3, 6–0
1979 Nov 24–25 Brussels Belgian Cup – 4-men invitational Carpet Adriano Panatta 6–1, 7–6
1979 Dec 14–16 Cairo Egypt's First International Round Robin Clay Ismail El Shafei 6–2, 6–3
1980 8 March–9 Stuttgart Cup-80 – 4-men invitational Carpet Adriano Panatta 6–2, 5–7, 6–1
1980 Oct 25–26 Berlin West Berlin Cup – 4-men invitational Carpet Vitas Gerulaitis 7–6, 6–3
1981 26 Jan–27 Bologna Charity Indoor Championships – 4-men invitational Carpet José Luis Clerc 6–7, 7–5, 7–6
1982 March 24–25 Cascais Portugal Classic – 4-men invitational Carpet Vitas Gerulaitis 7–6, 6–1
1982 April 16–18 Tokyo – Suntory Cup Carpet Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 6–2
1982 30 April–1 May Cairo Four Master Championships 4-men invitational Clay Peter McNamara 6–1 6–4
1982 5 Nov–7 Sydney – Akai Gold Challenge Round Robin Carpet Ivan Lendl 6–1, 6–4, 6–2

Youngest to win[edit]

  • In 1972 Borg became the youngest ever winner of a Davis Cup match at age 15.
  • Borg won his 11th Grand Slam singles title in 1981 aged 25 years and 1 day, the youngest male to reach that number of titles. By comparison, Roger Federer won his 11th aged 25 years and 324 days; Pete Sampras won his 11th at almost age 27, Roy Emerson at age 30, and Rod Laver at age 31.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Borg's 64 official ATP career titles as listed on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) website places him fifth on that website's open era list behind Jimmy Connors (110), Ivan Lendl (94), Roger Federer (82), John McEnroe (77) and tied with Pete Sampras and Rafael Nadal (64).
  • In 1979, Borg became the first professional tennis player to earn more than one million dollars in prize money in a single season.
  • On the list of open era winning streaks, Borg is first and second (49 consecutive tour matches in 1978, 48 in 1979-1980). The only other men with winning streaks of at least 40 matches are Guillermo Vilas (46), Ivan Lendl (44), Novak Djokovic (43), John McEnroe (42), and Roger Federer (41).
  • Borg holds third place for most consecutive wins on clay, with 46 victories in 1977–79. Only Rafael Nadal with 81 and Vilas with 53 have won more consecutive clay court matches.
  • Borg won 19 consecutive points on serve in the fifth set on two occasions: his 1980 Wimbledon final against McEnroe and his 1980 US Open quarterfinal against Roscoe Tanner.
  • Borg retired in 1983 with $3.6 million in career prize money, a record at the time.
  • According to the match scores listed on the ATP website, Borg bageled his opponents (sets won 6–0) 131 times in his career, compared to Federer's 79 bagels from 1999 through 2013 Halle.
  • Borg was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987 at only 30 years of age.
  • In 1999, Borg was elected the best Swedish sportsman ever by a jury in his home country. His tennis rivals included a pair of top ranked players: Mats Wilander (who won seven Grand Slam titles) and Stefan Edberg (who won six).
  • In their only career match-up, Borg defeated Wilander in September 1981 in the first round of a tournament in Geneva, Switzerland. The score was 6–1, 6–1. Geneva was the last tournament that Borg won during his career.
  • Borg won the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1974 and 1978, the latter being shared with alpine skier Ingemar Stenmark. They are the only men to have won this honor twice.
  • Borg was well known for his sleek signature line of Fila 'BJ' sportswear, particularly the pinstriped tennis shirts that became a trademark. Although Borg wore Fila throughout the world (except Sweden where he was contracted to Jockey) he used different rackets and shoes for different parts of the world. Until 1980, in North America Borg wore Tretorn sneakers and used a Bancroft Borg Personal racquet, while everywhere else he played with a Donnay Allwood or Borg Pro, with Diadora Borg Elite shoes. In 1980, he began to play with Donnay racquets everywhere. There was also superstition in what he wore. Borg always reverted to his traditional green pinstripe shirt for Wimbledon, no matter what other design he may have worn at the time.
  • Borg revealed on Soccer AM that he is a Charlton Athletic fan.

Head-to-head based on ATP web site[edit]

Borg's record against players ranked in the ATP's top 10. World No 1's are in bold.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Masters tournaments for 1977, 1979 and 1980 were actually held in January of the following year. In this table, however, the year of the tournament is listed for the preceding year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grand Prix Championship Series". The Dispatch. June 11, 1986. Retrieved 20 August 2011.