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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 his in 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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German tennis legend Boris Becker with his wife Lilly.
"It is a great pleasure for us to announce that Boris Becker, one of the biggest names in the world of tennis, will be a guest of honour at the opening ceremony of this very special edition of the NAS Sports Tournament," said tournament director Hassan Al Mazrouei.
Boris Becker: We are currently in a tennis boom in Germany, thanks to success in both the men's and women's game.
Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec 16 ( ANI ): German tennis legend Boris Becker believes Andre Agassi would prove to be an effective coach for Novak Djokovic, as the Serbian tennis maestro is bidding to clinch his seventh Australian Open title next month.
Becker, 50, said: "Being Boris Becker, there is a very heavy price to it.
As the Serb prepares to do battle for a third men's singles title, his coach Boris Becker has revealed the pair use special signals during matches.
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NOVAK DJOKOVIC'S Wimbledon title was not just the sweetest of his seven grand slam trophies but also vindication of his decision to hire Boris Becker as head coach.
JOHN McEnroe believes Nick Kyrgios can emulate Boris Becker by winning Wimbledon as a teenager.
A global appeal, backed by celebrities including John Bishop, tennis star Boris Becker and X Factor winner Sam Bailey, was launched for a bone marrow match, with 50,000 people requesting swab kits from Delete Blood Cancer UK.
BORIS BECKER and Ivan Lendl will renew rivalries at the Australian Open in a month's time - 23 years after Melbourne Park played host to their last ever meeting in a grand slam final.