Bjorn again! Borg’s 15-year-old son looks just like his five-time Wimbledon champion dad as he is spotted at London junior tennis tournament
- Bjorn Borg’s son was spotted at the Aspall Tennis Classic at the Hurlingham Club
- Leo, 15, was playing in Fulham and hopes to compete at Wimbledon next month
- Leo is currently 352nd in the boys’ world rankings, and has a long way to go to catch his father
Blink and you might believe they had turned back time.
This is not Bjorn Borg dashing across the tennis court in his heyday, however, but his son Leo in action in London yesterday.
And the 15-year-old is already hoping to follow in the footsteps of his father, a five-time Wimbledon singles winner, by playing at SW19 next month. Leo was competing yesterday in the Aspall Tennis Classic at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham.
Bjorn again! Borg’s son, 15, (left) turned heads for his canny resemblance to his father as he competed in the Aspall Tennis Classic at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham. Right: Bjorn Borg at Wimbledon in 1980
Watching fans would have spotted how the teenager’s close-set blue eyes and long blond hair give him more than a passing resemblance to his famous father, 63.
Leo, whose mother is Borg’s third wife Patricia, has a long way to go to match the Swede’s achievements though. He is currently 352nd in the boys’ world rankings, meaning he will need to be offered a wildcard if he is to make his debut in the Wimbledon junior event – 39 years after his father beat arch-rival John McEnroe in the epic 1980 final.