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05/07/2016

RE-RUN: BJÖRN BORG – THE SAGA

The acclaimed 1998 three part documentary series about Björn Borg is being broadcasted by SVT this summer. The re-run coincides with Björn Borg´s 60th birthday.

The Björn Borg saga tells of an extraordinary time….      during the 70s and 80s. A time when Sweden gained world-wide fame, not only through Björn Borg, but also through ABBA – both products of that era.

Born in 1956, Björn Borg began playing tennis when he was nine, won his first competition at 11, and his first two Davis Cup matches at 15. By 18 he was the youngest player ever to win The French Open and is the only person to have won five Wimbledon championships in a row. By the age of 26 he had six French Open titles to add to his Wimbledon crowns and had amassed an astounding 763 victories.

See the full three part series in Swedish here

See the one hour international version in English here

Reviews (1998)

“It is captivating, it is revealing and it is exciting”

”Superb”

”Folke Rydén is a master”

“This is the way a documentary should be made”

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