If the future tennis pros were asked who they would like to play with if they could go back in time and of course, Roger Federer just might stand at the top of the list.But it’s a matter of great interest to know that who would the 20-time grand slam winner himself like to face at if he ever had the chance?His favorite venue, Wimbledon, would hardly surprise anyone since it’s no other than Federer who’s won eight crowns there.
The 37-year-old didn't choose four players whom he has always taken his icons and inspiration, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras or Rod Laver who hailed 16 Wimbledon titles together. Instead, he opted for Bjorn Borg.
The Swedish man won fame for hitting with spin, a quintessential of at that time, high fitness level, long hair locks coupled by aby a bandana and an ice-cool demeanor. Borg knows what it is like to achieve victory at Wimbledon, too, having won five straight times from 1976-80 before his chief rival John McEnroe ended his 41-match unblemished streak at the All England Club in 1981 final.Altering scenarios was not an issue for Borg, either, as he collected six French Open titles, a trail taken a step ahead only by the "King of Clay," Rafael Nadal.
But Borg astonished the tennis world by retiring just in age 26 26 in the year 1983 when he lost motivation and didn't win another match in rudiments of comeback outings over the next decade.
Borg and Federer have got to acquaint with each other each other well in the past two seasons through the Laver Cup, a successful team exhibited which was created in parts by the Swiss' management company, Team8.
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