Boris Becker

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Becker, Boris,

1967–, German tennis player, b. Leimen, West Germany (now Germany). Noted for his powerful, often acrobatic serve-and-volley game, he gained notice in 1985 when, at 17, he became the youngest man to win Wimbledon. He repeated there in 1986 and 1989 and led West Germany to Davis Cup victories in 1988 and 1989. Becker also won the U.S. (1989) and Australian (1991, 1996) opens. Since his retirement as a player in 1999 he has worked as a tennis commentator and coached (2013–16) Novak DjokovicDjokovic, Novak,
1987–, Serbian tennis player, b. Belgrade. He began winning European championships at age 14, and played in his first Grand Slam tournament, the Australian Open, in 2005. He won the Australian Open in 2008 and 2011–13; and Wimbledon and the U.S.
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