Bjorn Borg: “I am very proud of my son”

“I actually started to cry. We had tried to bring him closer to another sport, in order to avoid comparisons with his father. It would have been much simpler.” These were the words used by mother Patricia when Leo Borg revealed to the family that he wanted to become a tennis player.

Despite his parents’ desire to divert him to other destinations, Leo Borg continued on his path and when they talked to him about pressure, he replied with a simple: “It doesn’t bother me, it’s not a problem. I always knew who my father was.”

That’s right, his own father, Bjorn Borg, the man who revolutionized the game of tennis and who won 11 Grand Slam tournaments.

Bjorn Borg comments on the ATP debut of young Leo

Leo Borg has participated in several Challenger events between 2020 and 2021, but has never managed to win a set despite the commitment and dedication that accompanied his matches.

The 18-year-old has thus decided to gain experience in the most important Junior tournaments, where he has achieved good results. This week, little Borg had the chance to make his debut in the major circuit thanks to the wild card granted to him by the organizers of the ATP 250 tournament in Stockholm.

Leo Borg gave honorable (4-6, 2-6) to Tommy Paul, current world number 52. The performance, this time, also hit dad Bjorn. In fact the former Swedish tennis star said to Tennis.com: “I am very proud of my son. It is not easy to play here for the first time and, with a little luck, I hope I can do it for many more years. I think he played a really good game. It was certainly a great experience for him, because he faced a top 60.”

Before the match played in Stockholm, Leo Borg, again through a wild card, had played the qualifiers of the ATP tournaments in Marbella and Bastad. On both occasions he stopped at the first obstacle.

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