What does Bjorn Borg actually do at Laver cup

Cupcake

Semi-Pro
When Rafa and Fognini were conversing in some sort of combo language during the Fognini match, One of the announcers noted that Borg, who was standing right there, doesnt speak either Italian or Spanish. Mary Carillo said he doesnt even speak Swedish, lol. Likely referring to his lack of coaching. :-D

Like many second, 'trophy' wives, as a coach, Borg is strictly decorative.
 

Mike Sams

G.O.A.T.
Borg looks like he's sleepwalking. Like he hardly has a pulse. Good that the sport is trying to keep him relevant in some capacity. Giving him so much screen time and all.
 

yokied

Hall of Fame
Remind them that they are all inferior. Maybe in various ways and to varying degrees, but all inferior all the same. I'm imagining he has them grouped in roughly three categories, sending the following vibes, possibly via the odd grunt.
1. Fed and Rafa: played too long, poor win-rate of slams entered, too much stress, too many injuries, not enough women.
2. The rest at 25 or over: you've played too long, you suck, retire, not enough women.
3. The rest at 25 or younger: retire now because you probably have no chance, not enough women.

He operates on the "if I have to spell it out for you then you're a waste of my time" theory that conveniently prescribes the same silent, nonchalant coaching to everyone.
 
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Deleted member 763691

Guest
I saw him talk when Rafa was playing Raonic, he encouraged Rafa.
He's being himself, and everyone knows who he is :)
If they wanted a talkative coach then they'd have chosen someone else.
 
It's BJORN BORG for GOODNESS SAKES !!!!

The mere presence of the man and his partner in crime Mr McEnroe elevates this entire event to another level.

BTW, BORG and McENROE are CAPTAINS NOT COACHES !!!!

Their primary role is to decide which of their players play what matches NOT to focus on On-Court coaching.
 
It's BJORN BORG for GOODNESS SAKES !!!!

The mere presence of the man and his partner in crime Mr McEnroe elevates this entire event to another level.

BTW, BORG and McENROE are CAPTAINS NOT COACHES !!!!

Their primary role is to decide which of their players play what matches NOT to focus on On-Court coa
I remember last year (?) when he was in the middle of advising a player and Federer took over the conversation.
Yeah I remember that to. The player was winning the match until Federer started giving him advice. Proof in Action that Federer will never make a decent Tennis Coach.
 

Cupcake

Semi-Pro
It's BJORN BORG for GOODNESS SAKES !!!!
I dont care how many majors he won, even in his prime, I found him boring. Nothing has changed. He cant help who he is however.

As for captains vs coaches, someone apparently needs to tell McEnroe to stop coaching his players. :-D Like that would ever happen.

Borg is certainly a benevolent presence. But does anyone seriously think he decided which players were going to play when? Or do we really think it was a collaboration between the top players making those decisions. I know where I'd put my money. ;)
 

toby55555

Hall of Fame
Actually found myself embarrassed for him watching him on the periphery of his team as they shared a joke and he stooped down staring at them trying to understand.
 

octogon

Hall of Fame
I think Borg is one of those guys who never had to develop a personality because he was so talented and all the women in his prime thought he was hot/handsome. When babes are falling over you without you even needing to open your mouth, you don't have to develop interesting chatter.

People kind of project a "personality" onto Borg. The whole "Iceman" thing. Works as a player I suppose, but doesn't make for a great coach or interesting person in a social setting.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
he probably does more strategizing behind the scenes tbh but when you fedal there and thomas, why bother just chill and know your team can do it
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
You have to show some sort of tension on the sidelines even though the weekend is scripted like WWE.
i get the scriptnedness of the benches but how in the world they script tennis matches with rackets/balls and nets is beyond me. y'all are weird, if you dont like it thats fine, i get its not everybodys cup of tea but these theories are something else. like someone else said two people just themselves like the wwe is one thing, this is not that.
 
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