Tennis Memorabilia: Top 10 Most Expensive List

18 April 2016

8. Bjorn Borg’s Racket from 1981 Wimbledon Final: Sold for $18,500

Tennis Memorabilia: Top 10 Most Expensive List Björn Borg's Racket from 1981 Final
Björn Borg’s at Final Wimbledon 1981 | source: gettyimages.com

If you are a fan of tennis, you must have heard about Björn Borg. Before the era of Rafael Nadal, he was the untouchable king of clay-court. In his total 11 Grand Slam titles, he won 6 of them at a clay-court tournament, the French Open.

To help you get the idea of how legendary Borg is, let me paint you a picture. You probably know how good Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are. How many times they won Grand Slams without losing a single set?

Federer has done it once in 2007 Australian Open. Nadal has done it twice in 2008 and 2010 French Open. Borg has done it not once, not twice, but three times in 1976 Wimbledon, and 1978 & 1980 French Open.

Borg’s racket used during the 1981 Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final was sold at Christie’s in 2007 for £13,200 (approximately $18,500). When he announced his plan in selling most of his memorabilia in 2006, his fellow tennis players dissuaded him not to.

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