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 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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The son of German former tennis star Boris Becker is planning legal action against a far-right member of the nation's parliament who called him a "little half-negro" on Twitter, according to a media report on Thursday.
Becker, 50, said: "Being Boris Becker, there is a very heavy price to it.
Meanwhile, world number one Rafael Nadal, who is hoping to recover from a knee injury in time to play in the season-ending tournament, has been drawn in Boris Becker Group and will take on Belgian David Goffin, Bulgarian debutant Grigor Dimitrov and Austrian Dominic Thiem.
e last guy I saw like this was Boris Becker - no fear whatsoever.
Margot Martini and her |mum Vicky and left, Boris Becker, who backed the appeal
A HOLMFIRTH teenager will get to meet three-times Wimbledon champion Boris Becker as she has been selected among the best talented girls and boys ball players.
BORIS BECKER is no longer being used by Rodenstock as a brand ambassador for Wimbledon Eyewear.
Whom did Boris Becker defeat to win his first Wimbledon final in 1985?
Summary: Boris Becker believes Andy Murray is joint favourite to win the US Open - despite making an error by not firing his coach sooner.
Former world tennis number one Boris Becker will visit Bulgaria to participate in the closing stage of the Zagorka Tennis Cup, a competition that will pit against each other pairs made up of one professional player and one amateur.
TENNIS: Boris Becker has tipped Roger Federer to make a winning return to Wimbledon next summer.
Which grand slam tennis championship was won by Boris Becker at the age of 17?