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Congratulations to Rafa, bless him, he is just brilliant on clay, such utter determination, he deserved the title. He can match Bjorn’s record at the French Open but Borg was and always will be a favourite of mine. OK, Federer has matched his 5 consecutive Wimbledon single titles, but Bjorn Borg holds both records and is considered the best tennis player of all time.

Borg’s physical condition was legendary and unrivalled. He could outlast most of his opponents under the most grueling of conditions. Apparently, he had an exceptionally low resting heart rate, often reported to be near 35 beats per minute! At the minute! There was a rumour that arose from a military service medical exam, when Borg was 18, his pulse was recorded as 38. Borg’s true pulse rate was “about 50 when he wakes up and around 60 in the afternoon.” Fit or what?

 

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It’s that wonderful special, summer sporting time again,…yes, tennis time! My Fellow Scot, Mr.Andy Murray is playing again today at The French Open, injury permitting. Is it just me or is there a Samson & Delilah thing going on with Andy’s longer hair? Anyway, Queens & Wimbledon Championships are coming up. It’s the 125th Wimbledon this year, amazing eh? I love it. My ideal world would be to travel the globe with good company, watching sport. I first went to Wimbledon ages ago with my brother Alan. We lived about 30 minutes drive away, we went in the early evening and it was possible then, for departing spectators to hand their seat tickets to anyone waiting outside the courts. We weren’t aware of this until a generous couple kindly came up to us and gave us their tickets to centre court! Showing my age, my heart skipped several beats as the legendary Swede and tennis guru, Bjorn Borg was playing. It was just fabulous. Strawberries and Greek yoghurt, a glass of fizz and I’m there!

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