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BREAKING: Björn Borg ends retirement, will play ATP Tour


Swedish legend Björn Borg has decided to come out of retirement, and will begin play on the ATP Tour starting now. His first event will be at the U.S. Clay Court Championships beginning Monday in Houston, in preparation for his hometown Monte Carlo Masters the following week. Each tournament offered an immediate wildcard.

“For sure, it is great to be back on tour,” said the 59 year old Swede. “Even though most of the Tour players weren’t alive when I retired, I look forward to competing with them on the clay of Houston, Monte Carlo, and Roland Garros,” where he is a six-time champion. Borg is making a concession to his age and current technology, too. “I can’t wear those skin-tight Fila shirts anymore. For sure, they are too snug. And Donnay hasn’t made my racquet in many years, so I am hoping to borrow a few Babolat frames from Jack Sock in Houston,” he explained. “All he wants in exchange is my autograph and a selfie.” Upon hearing the news, Borg’s old nemesis John McEnroe said, “He cannot be serious!

When asked why he had waited so long to make his return, the 11 time Slam winner simply replied, “We are Borg.”

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