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Nadal pads lead as ATP No. 1-ranked player

Nadal pads lead as ATP No. 1-ranked player

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal collected title No. 62 and increased his hold on the ATP No. 1-ranking to 4,000 points.
Nadal, Djokovic ranked 1-2 going into Australian Open

Nadal, Djokovic ranked 1-2 going into Australian Open

LONDON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic will be ranked 1-2 when the seedings and draws are determined for the 2014 Australian Open.
Nadal wins Qatar Open, notches 61st ATP title

Nadal wins Qatar Open, notches 61st ATP title

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils in three sets Saturday at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, collecting his 61st ATP championship.
Bjorn Borg might drop underwear over North Korea

Bjorn Borg might drop underwear over North Korea

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Swedish underwear maker Bjorn Borg said its "Weapons of Mass Seduction" campaign might result in undies being dropped on the North Korean capital.
Djokovic marks 100 weeks as ATP's No. 1

Djokovic marks 100 weeks as ATP's No. 1

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic on Monday became the ninth player to hold the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 100 weeks.
Federer passes Berdych in ATP rankings

Federer passes Berdych in ATP rankings

LONDON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Tomas Berdych helped boost the Czech Republic into the Davis Cup finals but lost a place in the ATP world rankings to Roger Federer.
Historic eighth French Open title for Rafael Nadal

Historic eighth French Open title for Rafael Nadal

PARIS, June 9 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal topped fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in straight sets Sunday to win the French Open men's singles championship for the eighth time.
Ferrer has huge challenge in Nadal at French Open final

Ferrer has huge challenge in Nadal at French Open final

PARIS, June 8 (UPI) -- David Ferrer faces a daunting challenge Sunday as he heads into his first Grand Slam final against Rafael Nadal for the French Open men's singles championship.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 6, 2013.
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Nadal, Djokovic in same half of French Open draw

Nadal, Djokovic in same half of French Open draw

PARIS, May 24 (UPI) -- Three-time defending champion Rafael Nadal and world No.1 Novak Djokovic were placed in the same half of the French Open draw Friday.

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Underwear company unveils 'pixel pants'

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Swedish underwear company Bjorn Borg turned heads with its new line of long underwear that makes the wearer appear to be nude with pixelated privates.
Nadal wins his 7th French Open

Nadal wins his 7th French Open

PARIS, June 11 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal won an Open Era record seventh French Open title by holding off world No. 1 Novak Djokovic for a four-set victory Monday.
History ahead at French Open final

History ahead at French Open final

PARIS, June 9 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal meet Sunday to decide the French Open men's singles championship in a match that will make history no matter who wins.
Djokovic, Nadal advance to title match

Djokovic, Nadal advance to title match

PARIS, June 8 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal posted very different straight-set wins Friday and gained the finals of the French Open.
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Former tennis great Bjorn Borg watches the semi-final match between Gael Monfils of France and Roger Federer of Switzerland at the French Tennis Open in Paris on June 6, 2008. The top-seeded Federer defeated the unseeded Monfils in four sets 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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Björn Rune Borg (Swedish pronunciation:  ( listen); born 6 June 1956) is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden. Between 1974 and 1981 he won 11 Grand Slam singles titles. He won five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles(a record shared with Roger Federer) and six French Open singles titles (a record shared with Rafael Nadal). He is considered by many to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

During his relatively brief pro career, Borg won 41% of the Grand Slam singles tournaments he entered (11 of 27) and 89.81% (141–16) of the Grand Slam singles matches he played, At Wimbledon his match win/loss at 92.73% (51-4) and most notably his winning percentage rate across all the surfaces Carpet, Clay, Hard, and Grass was 82.72% (608/127) and are records for an entire career. He is one of four players in the open era to win both Wimbledon and the French Open in the same year and the only player to do so for three consecutive years. He also won three year end championship titles including two Masters Grand Prix titles and one WCT Final title. In addition he won 15 Championship Series titles (1974–1980) the precursors to the current Masters 1000.

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