borg trivia: world team tennis team?

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  1. grizzly4life

    grizzly4life Professional

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    what team did borg play for????
     
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  2. migjam

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    Borg played World Team Tennis in 1977 for Cleveland-Pittsburgh
     
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    very good. you've earned your geico avatar!

    i was reading borg's ex-wife's book and talks about him playing for cleveland, and he was driving from pittsburgh when he got pulled over. didn't realize it was split-entry team (my assumption from your cleveland/pittsburgh)
     
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    I couldn't remember his team but I do remember the first time I met Borg in person was after a match against the Sets. I think the Sets were headed by Stolle ? And I think B.J. King played with the Sets and also Sandy Mayer.

    I don't see Federer playing much WTT these days. WTT paid big money to the stars back then so they could get someone like Borg.
     
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    I saw Borg lose to lower ranked New York Apples 1st singles Australian Ray Ruffels 6-4 at Madison Square Garden
     
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    Borg and Simionescu played for the Cleveland Pittsburgh Nets in 1977. The other players on this team were Marty Riessen, Bob Giltinan, Wendy Turnbull and Peggy Michel.

    The original plan for the 1977 season was to split home matches between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. However, the initial matches in Pittsburgh drew very small crowds so only five matches were held there. Six “home” matches originally planned for Pittsburgh were moved to Nashville (attendance 8,312), Columbus (8,470), New Orleans (9,952), St. Louis (6,168), Baton Rouge (not announced) and Memphis (4,238).

    By comparison, each of the Pittsburgh matches drew fewer than 4,000 fans, and attendance was below 1,000 at two of those matches.
     
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