As Rafael Nadal prepares to win the Wimbledon 2012 title, and once again surpass fellow rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, the tennis world is reminded of other legends who left their legacies for all times.
Indeed, the spectacular success of Nadal at the French Open rekindled memories of Bjorn Borg, the man who was Nadal’s forefather on clay, but who rose into tennis’s royal pantheon on grass.
Nadal and Borg are forever linked and never more than now. Nadal looks to replicate Borg’s hallowed double dose of French-Wimbledon wins in the same year for the third time.
They are thirty years apart in age and accomplishments, but besides their shared totals of 11 Grand Slams, their total domination of Roland Garros and their fame at Wimbledon, Nadal and Borg are strikingly similar in how they came to be two of the greatest players of all time.