Sport: The Tennis Machine

Meet faultless Bjorn Borg. Is he, at 24, the best player ever to lift a racquet?

"Oh, I do look forward to coming back to Wimbledon. I can see myself an old man there.

I will sit and have tea, and I will talk about how things were better in the good old days, the time when I was young and a champion."

This Monday afternoon an umpire at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club will peer down from his chair in Centre Court and in clipped tones inquire, "Gentlemen, are you ready?" A pause, and...

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