Bjorn Borg: It was fun to watch son Leo’s ATP debut, he played good and I’m proud

Former world No. 1 Bjorn Borg is happy with this year’s Stockholm Open lineup. 

Some of the names that are participating in Stockholm this year include world No. 9 Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon semifinalist Denis Shapovalov, US Open semifinalist Felix Auger-Aliassime and three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray. 

The Stockholm player lineup features some other well-known names such as Daniel Evans, Alexander Bublik, Taylor Fritz and Martin Fucsovics.

“It feels awesome, as we all know the Stockholm Open is an important competition. Not only for Swedish tennis but also across the world, Look at this year’s lineup, it has a lot of good players,” Bjorn said. 

Borg happy with his son’s performance 

Leo Borg received a wild card into Stockholm and he made his ATP main draw debut. 

Leo, who is ranked outside the top-2000 on the ATP rankings list, put up a solid effort against world No. 53 Tommy Paul. 

Paul, a former world No. 50, beat Borg 6-4 6-2. 

No break points were seen until the 10th game of the first set, when Paul realized his first break point to win the opener. 

After losing the first set on a disappointing way, Borg dropped his serve twice in the second set as Paul booked a straight-set win. 

Despite the loss, Bjorn was proud of his son. 

“It was fun to watch Leo play. What an opportunity that he entered the main draw. It was fun to watch him play against Tommy Paul. And I think he gave a very good performance. Of course, there will be a difference when one guy is ranked at No. 50 in the world. But it’s very important for him and a good experience to compete against these players,” Bjorn said of his son’s performance. 

“Proud dad, he played good, it was fun to watch him play here. His first match on the ATP Tour, and to play the Stockholm Open.”

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