A chip off the old Borg is making waves in the junior division of the French Open.
Bjorn Borg was the first man in the Open era to win 11 Grand Slam titles, including six French Open championships. His first Grand Slam win was at the French in 1974, when he had just turned 18.
Leo, the 18-year-old son of the tennis legend, has reached the third round of the boys division at Roland Garros.
He has some way to go following in his father’s footsteps on and off the court. Bjorn made $3,655,751 on the court over his career — a far cry from Leo’s combined (singles/doubles) career earnings of $4,686.
Bjorn, meanwhile, has amassed a fortune of $40 million thanks to his large stake in the Bjorn Borg Group, which owns the Bjorn Borg brand of apparel.
The company recently reported first-quarter net sales were up 7.4% to 184.7 million Swedish krona ($22,361,315 USD).
Currently ranked 2,062 in the world, Leo has yet to win a professional match on the main ATP Tour. He has earned $3,021 this season.
If he qualifies for next year’s French Open main draw and wins his first-round match? $72,630. That would be more like the old man. Call him Bjorn again (sorry, folks).