In the ITF "High Coast Kramfors Junior Challenge 2018" tournament, which takes place in the Swedish city of Kramfors from 12 to 17 March, Montenegrin tennis player Mario Aleksić defeated the Swedish tennis player Leo Borg in a long and unbelievable match 7: 5, 5:7, 6:3, reports Vijesti on March 13, 2018.
Leo Borg is famous as the great hope of Swedish tennis, the future of which is carefully watched over by his father, five-time Wimbledon champion and legendary world tennis player Bjorn Borg.
"In recent months, since my brother Bodin went to study and play tennis in college in America, I was lucky to train and play tournaments in Scandinavia. When I first saw Leo accompanied by his father, the famous Bjorn Borg, my first wish was to take a photo with them, but I was too shy to ask them. Then a chance opened for me to play doubles with Leo, but he already promised another tennis player. In the end, it turned out the best, to play against him, to do my best and to defeat him," said Mario, the younger of the highly talented Aleksić brothers.
The match was not easy for Mario against Borg junior, especially from a psychological point of view, given that the Swede had a lot of support in the stands and everything that has happened around him (even in the film he played his father in his younger days).
"In Montenegro, for the time being, I do not have the luck for someone to take care of my professional tennis career, although I have repeatedly drawn attention to myself. But, let's go on, see what happens... I need to think about the next match and every other match, so I hope that my efforts and the support of my parents will not go unnoticed, and that someone will finally be interested who will want to help me accomplish results," Mario said.
In the next match, Mario will play against the fifth-seeded Swedish player Johan Garper.
This article was translated from an article by A.V. on Vijesti.me: Mario Aleksić won against the great hope of Sweden - Borg Junior