Tennis: Borg's son loses his first match

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Robin Borg followed in the footsteps of his famous father and lost his first competitive tennis match. The younger Borg played Niklas Persson, one of the favourites in the under-13 division of the KLTK Cup in Stockholm, and lost 6-1, 6-1.

Some consolation for Robin, 11, was that he won more games than his father did when he played his first competitive match. "I lost my first match 6-0, 6-0," recalled Bjorn Borg, who went on to win five straight Wimbledon titles and six French Open crowns.

Borg Jnr played other sports when growing up and only started playing tennis a few years ago. He plays for the Royal Tennis Club and has been coached for 18 months by Jan Zabrodsky, one of Sweden's top players in the early 1980s. The junior tournament was held in the club's facility, the Royal Tennis Hall, where Bjorn Borg beat John McEnroe in the 1980 Stockholm Open final and led Sweden to its first Davis Cup triumph in 1975.