Borg backs Federer to equal his record

LONDON - Bjorn Borg will be rooting for Roger Federer to level his record of five successive Wimbledon titles.

LONDON - Bjorn Borg will be rooting for Roger Federer to level his record of five successive Wimbledon titles.

The Swede won five in a row at the All England Club from 1976-1980 and Federer, already with four under his belt, is the overwhelming favourite to equal the mark and eventually better Pete Sampras's all-time best of seven.

"I think and hope that Roger will equal my record this year - it could not happen to a better person," said Borg.

"He has achieved so many great things in tennis."

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