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He has won ZERO grandslams on hardcourt

He retired because he was afraid of McEnroe (instead of fighting and finding a solution like Rafa did with Nole)


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No. One of the all time greats.
 

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No, just no. Hard to tell if you are trolling, or just ignorant of the past. :shrug:

There were not as many hard court tournaments around in those days, especially where he mostly played, in Europe. He played and won many tournaments on carpet. The first hard court major, at the US Open, began in 1978. Borg was the finalist in 3 of the possible 4 US Opens played on hard court in his last 4 years.

Borg is easily one of the 5 greatest players in the Open Era. His 3 time channel slam alone at a time when grass was fast and clay was slow is enough to put him up with the very best. And he probably would have done it 4 times if he hadn't been banned from playing at the French Open in 1977.

Not to mention, he might have been the player most responsible to rocket the popularity of tennis higher for the masses.
He was like a rock star. A Legend in his own time. A Tennis God if you will. One cannot rate him highly enough, as others have said, one of the all-time greats.

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This is a trolling attempt but fact remains it's another disgraceful thread courtesy of the Nadal fanbase. Borg won 11 slams before he retired at 26 - despite playing AO only once. He reached the finals at the USO (the only HC slam at the time) 4 times, so he wasn't bad at that surface. He was less of a clay specialist than Nadal actually.
 

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No.

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Borg played at a time when people weren't obsessed with how to quantify greatness, and therefore felt he had accomplished all he could. If he played 2-3 more years he would be firmly in the GOAT discussion.
 

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Borg played at a time when people weren't obsessed with how to quantify greatness, and therefore felt he had accomplished all he could. If he played 2-3 more years he would be firmly in the GOAT discussion.
Speculation, we will never know how he would have done in those extra years.
 

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no way, he only lost to Connors and McEnroe in those finals, both home players a greats themselves. Borg is a legend
 

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Unlike Frauderer, Borg had to deal with diverse surfaces and dangerous rivals
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He is not overrated though. McEnroe, beating him those last two times might had an effect on him leaving. He won 6 Roland Garros titles when the clay was actually slow, incredibly slow. The grass back then was awful too, and much quicker. It takes some goat- like skills to beat your rivals on various conditions like that.
 

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He is not overrated though. McEnroe, beating him those last two times might had an effect on him leaving. He won 6 Roland Garros titles when the clay was actually slow, incredibly slow. The grass back then was awful too, and much quicker. It takes some goat- like skills to beat your rivals on various conditions like that.
McEnroe is easily in the top 5 grass courters, ever. Effortless stuff...

Borg, much like Sampras, Lendl etc, didn't have the fortune of being able to play the same way on all surfaces

You have to wonder what his slam count would be if he did, or if the same prestige was put on slam count in his day...
 
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