The eyes of tennis are on him. Leo Borg, son of the Swedish legend, fell to Japanese Taro Daniel (118 °) 6-1 and 6-2 in his presentation at the Challenger in Marbella. In this way, the 17-year-old continues in search of his first points on the ATP circuit.
It shouldn’t be easy to carry the Borg name on your back. And even less, if that last name corresponds to an athlete who marked an era and left his stamp on tennis like Bjorn Borg did. But Leo, only just 17 years old, is determined to build his own story and go step by step in search of his own goals. His first challenge, to score points to insert himself in the professional world.
The Marbella Challenger organization sent him a special invitation to play the tournament. In his debut, he had to face the Japanese Taro Daniel, a tennis player with vast experience on the professional circuit. Finally, the match was resolved smoothly for the Asian 6-1 and 6-2. The goal of achieving the first points that put him within the ATP ranking could not be and, Leo, who will reach his majority on May 15, will have to wait to advance with his dream.
It is worth remembering that last year, on February 21, the Swede had made his first appearance in an ATP Challenger. It was in Bergamo, Italy, with a loss to Chun-Hsin Tseng in two sets. In their next tournament, the Challenger in Pau, France, they suffered the same fate and lost in the first round to the experienced Ermest Gulbis 6-2, 6-3.
With a long way to go in the world of tennis, Leo Borg must continue to search for those points and begin to write his own destiny in the sport.