The Swedish teenage tennis star, Bjorn Borg, won his rain-interrupted match against Australia's Ross Case on Thursday (27 June) by 3-6, 6-1, 8-6, 7-5.
SV Bjorn Borg surrounded by police comes out through crowd to continue interrupted game (2 shots)
SV Teenage girls watching
GV Case of Australia serves to Borg and Borg and Borg wins point
MV Young girls watch (2 shots)
SV ZOOM OUT FROM Borg TO girls as umpire announces game to Borg
SV ZOOM TO GV Borg serves and Case wins point
GV Borg serves and Case hits ball out to lose match and players shake hands and walk off court as teenagers scream
MV Teenagers applaud as Borg walks off court
MV Borg climbing over barrier out of court and escorted away by police
Of the incident the previous night, Borg said "I think I was a little stupid, but I was sure that I had to do something. Then I felt much better."
He said that at the moment he was not enjoying his tennis. "I have been playing too much, but I still want to win matches and championships."
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Background: The Swedish teenage tennis star, Bjorn Borg, won his rain-interrupted match against Australia's Ross Case on Thursday (27 June) by 3-6, 6-1, 8-6, 7-5. The match had been postponed from the day before, at Wimbledon when it stood at four games to one in the fourth set in favour of Case.
After a further interruption this afternoon, when the fourth set stood at 5-3 in Case's favour, the rain eased just long enough for Borg to reel off the next four games to reach the last 32 of the Men's Singles.
The match had been postponed on the previous night because Borg had protested against the bad light. His protest almost resulted in him being disqualified from the tournament, because he hit two balls wildly out of court and had to be persuaded by an assistant referee to continue.
There was a large turn-out of girl fans when 18-year-old Borg turned up on court Number Two. He was escorted, as is now usual, by two burly London policemen. Borg, drew a big cheer from his fans, when he started the game with an ace.