Number one, or Nothing

My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball.

My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.

Bjorn Borg

If you’re afraid of losing, then you daren’t win.

Bjorn Borg

It’s tough when you’re No. 1. You don’t have any private life, you can’t even walk anywhere. I think that was one reason why I lost my motivation to play tennis.

Bjorn Borg

There was so much more to Swedish great Bjorn Borg  than his laidback character and cool style (both on and off the court). A two-handed backhand and monumental stride, for starters.

During his 10-year career — he shocked the world when he retired at the age of 25 — Borg won 11 Grand Slams and an extraordinary 89.8% of his major matches.

In this pursuit of perfection, nothing was ever left to chance –

In 1981 Borg had lost, twice, to John McEnroe, the first and only player to get his number, at the final of Wimbledon and at the US Open. he went straight to the airport and never looked back.

Borg had no interest in being the number two player in the world, it seemed.

It was Number one, or Nothing.

Heart for Tennis is Art of Tennis .

(c) ram H singhal

Love all.