Leo Borg receives wildcard for Stockholm Open

Leo Borg receives wildcard for Stockholm Open

Swedish tennis player Leo Borg has been given a wildcard for the Stockholm Open. Borg, 18, is the son of former 11-time Grand Slam champion Bjorn Borg and Stockholm organizers decided to award one of their wildcards to the 18-year-old.

Borg received several wildcards to Challenger events this year, but failed to take a single win. Borg received Challenger wildcards for Marbella, Tampere, Poznan and Warsaw, but failed to impress in any of his four appearances.

Borh was also awarded a qualifying wildcard to an ATP event in Bastad but failed to impress after losing his qualifying opener. After several withdrawals from players from Stockholm, Emil Ruusuvuori — who was originally given one wildcard — made the draw right away, so the organizers decided to divert that wildcard to Borg.

Borg hopes to end his loss streak

Borg’s last win came at a Futures event in May and he will certainly hope to end his negative run in Stockholm when he meets Tommy Paul in the first round. Borg joins three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray in receiving a Stockholm wildcard.

Murray has received a total of 14 wildcards this year. In Indian Wells, Murray was asked if he felt bad about receiving so many wildcards. “I’m grateful they gave me the chance to play here,” Murray said.

“But do I feel bad about it? No, I don’t feel bad about it.” After what I’ve been through over the past three, four years and what I’ve accomplished before the race, I don’t feel like I have to explain the reasons justify why I should get wildcards.

“Of course I would rather have been right in, but I could also say that I was injured for three years, when I had rightfully participated in all these tournaments. “I would have been ranked at the top of the game and would have gotten into all these tournaments so that (other) players would have clearly had a chance to take that spot for the past three seasons or whatever.”

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