Wednesday, June 6, 2012

bjorn borg--cool guy

The years have been good to today's birthday boy. Certainly the greatest tennis player of his generation, he may perhaps be the greatest all round player ever.


His straight set battles with Jimmy Conners, at Wimbledon (won) and the The US Open (lost) are the stuff of legends. The Borg/Conners/McEnroe matches helped to elevate tennis's popularity at a time when big money via television was beginning to change professional sports.

The scrawny kid grew into a not too bad looking guy.

Happy Birthday Mr. Borg, and thanks for the memories



Toad

7 comments:

Barbara said...

He turned out pretty well, didn't he? Lord, I'm getting old. :(

Pink Benny said...

I agree with Barbara.He did indeed turn out pretty good. And yes, we are getting old. Or...perhaps we have just been YOUNG much longer than others.

busana muslim pesta said...

Its the details of our lives I think that in some respects make the impact. Its only once in a while the big picture matters. I loves these photos of the details.

Patsy said...

I loved watching him at Forest Hills in the olden days.

Shelley said...

Didn't they used to call him the Ice Man or something? Just because he had the class not to explode like some of the others.

Anonymous said...

Damn, he's cute.

-F

Jennings and Gates said...

Great post. Great player. Consistent, powerful and such an amazing topspin.