Ivan Lendl beats Björn Borg in first meeting in almost 30 years

Two legendary figures of tennis history, Swedish Björn Borg and Czech Ivan Lendl met in the latter’s home town of Ostrava on Friday evening for an exhibition match which Lendl won 6:4 7:6. It was the first time the players have faced off since 1981, when Lendl lost to Borg in five sets in the final of the French Open. Ivan Lendl is now 50 years old and Björn Borg 54. Later, in a doubles match, Lendl switched sides to play alongside his onetime rival.