“The mane of blond hair, the close-set blue eyes, the expression halfway between surprise and amusement”, the legend Bjorn is back. Leo Borg, 14 years of age was declared the champion of the Under-14 Swedish Masters this Sunday.
He is none other than the son of the 11-time-Grand Slam champion, the legendary tennis ace the Swedish star, Bjorn Borg. So the lad follows the footsteps of his father, as Leo pulls off the Under-14 Swedish Masters title, by defeating his opponent Isac Stromberg, 6-3, 6-3 in the final match.
Leo’s parents, Bjorn and Patricia were present during the tournament and his mother shared her love for her son by posting ‘You are the best Leo!’ on social media. Also, his performance was appreciated by the tennis legend Mats Wilander.
As Wilander said ‘He clearly has good qualities. Good guy, a good touch of ball and technique. Naturally looking at his full game, you notice some weaknesses, but it’s normal and he has a positive attitude.’
Leo will also be witnessed in the feature film as young Bjorn which is based on the rivalry between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe. Leo received a movie celebrity attention at this year’s esteemed Les Petits As tournament in France, the Wimbledon for 12 to 14-year-olds.
People also asked for his autographs and photographs with him. His mother Patricia was amazed and overwhelmed with such gestures as back home people were quite cool.
Also, there is not much of audience at a regular tournament in Sweden. But at the national championships, during Leo’s first-round match the tennis court is surrounded by at least one hundred people who watch him play. Most of the people are those who grew up idolizing Bjorn.