Swedish tennis legend Bjorn Borg on Tuesday politely declined a felicitation for himself after the event ran an hour and a half behind schedule due to Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai’s late arrival at the venue.
The function, which was originally scheduled to begin at 9:30 am, was postponed to 10:15 am as Chief Minister Bommai was running late. As Borg had to attend his son’s game at 11 am, he decided to decline the felicitation. CM Bommai, who arrived at the programme at 11:15 am, watched the game for a little while himself, before leaving, the report said.
The Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association had organised a function to felicitate the 11-time Grand Slam winner and former Indian star Vijay Amritraj, but it remained a non-starter due to the late arrival of Bommai here on Tuesday.
Bjorn Borg, who retired from tennis at the age of 27, is in the city with his son Leo, who has a wildcard entry into the main draw of the ongoing Bengaluru Open at KSLTA.