10 Facts about Boris Becker

Sunday, August 9th 2015. | Sports

Find out the former world No. 1 professional tennis player in Facts about Boris Becker. He was born on 22 November 1967 in Germany.  When he was 17 years old, he became the youngest ever Wimbledon men’s champion. He also earns the major singles champions for six times. Find out more interesting facts about Boris Becker below:

Facts about Boris Becker 1: the place of birth

Becker was born in Leimen, Germany.  His parents were Elvira and Karl-Heinz Becker. He was the only son in the family. He was raised as Catholic because his mother was Catholic. His father worked as an architect. The Young Becker learned to play after his father established as a tennis center in Leimen.

Facts about Boris Becker 2: the best male player

In 1965 till 2005, Becker was ranked in the 11th best male player based on Tennis Magazine.

Boris Becker Picture

Boris Becker Picture

Facts about Boris Becker 3: the current activity

The current activity of Boris Becker now is becoming the coach for Novak Djokovic.

Facts about Boris Becker 4: the other honors and winnings

Boris Becker was a recipient of an Olympic gold medal in doubles. He also won a WCT Finals, 3 ATP Tour Finals and a Grand Slam Cup. Those were the five elite indoor titles that he had. Actually he also earned 13 Masters Series titles.

Boris Becker

Boris Becker

Facts about Boris Becker 5: the career in 1984

In 1984, he decided to enter the professional tennis world. His manager was from Romania named Ion Tiriac, while his couch was Günther Bosch. In Munich, he earned as the first professional doubles title.

Facts about Boris Becker 6: the career in 1985

He also had a brilliant career in 1985 after winning Tennis World Young Masters at the NEC in Birmingham.

Facts about Boris Becker

Facts about Boris Becker

Facts about Boris Becker 7: the Grand Slam title

As I have stated before, Becker was called as the youngest male who had won the Grand Slam singles champion. At that time, Becker was only 17 years and 227 days. Now the record of the youngest male champion in Grand Slam was taken by Michael Chang. He was 17 years and 110 days when he became the champion in 1989. Check Bobby Orr facts here.

Facts about Boris Becker 8: in the Davis Cup

When he played in the Davis Cup in 1987, he was against John McEnroe. It was not easy for both to decide the winner. They had to play for 6 hours and 22 minutes with the victory for Becker. It was considered as one of the longest matches in the history.

Boris Becker Facts

Boris Becker Facts

Facts about Boris Becker 9: the equipment

The main equipment that he used for playing tennis was the racquets from Puma, German company. Get facts about Bode Miller here.

Facts about Boris Becker 10: John AIDS Foundation

In term of charitable act, he works for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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Boris Becker Image

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