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Men's Tennis' Chijoff-Evans Learns from Tennis Great Bjorn Borg

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Appeared in The Boston Globe, Thursday, April 29.

Tennis great Bjorn Borg taught at Harvard yesterday, but not in the classroom.

The 11-time Grand Slam champion schooled the Crimson’s Alexei Chijoff-Evans, a talented 21-year-old junior whom Borg ran nonstop for nearly an hour on the court at Murr Center. Borg, still lean but now gray at 53, barely broke a sweat, displaying an array of forehands, backhands, and surgically placed lobs.

“You’re so outrageously fit,’’ Chijoff-Evans told the living legend. “You’re just cruising. I’m dying.’’

Borg is in town for the $150,000 Champions Cup, which runs today through Sunday at Boston University’s Agganis Arena. It is his first competitive tennis in the United States in 10 years.

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