Photos: Sports stars who shocked the world with their retirement


Bjorn Borg: He is considered one of the finest players in tennis ever, despite his short career. He has won an impressive 11 Grand Slams including 5 Wimbledon and 6 French Open titles. The Swede announced his retirement in 1982 after the Monte Carlo Masters at the age of only 26. In the 1990s, he made a comeback to the sport but could not create an impact.

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Former tennis legend Bjorn Borg, who retired from the game at a very young age, celebrates his birthday today. We take a look at other sports players who retired early in their career