Bjorn Borg, Tennis' Stylish Iceman: Facts And Biography

July 4, 1981: Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe before the start of the men's singles final at Wimbledon (Photo by S&G/PA Images via Getty Images)

Swedish tennis champion Bjorn Borg was the disco-era stud of the court, a handsome and stylish gentleman of a player with locks like Samson always kept just so by his striped headband. He won Wimbledon five times in a row, and the French Open six times, rarely showing emotion while battling such famously fiery players as John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. When he retired at 26, fans of the game were devastated, as they had hoped to watch Borg-McEnroe, then the greatest rivalry in tennis, for years to come.