59 Facts About Boris Becker

1. Boris Becker worked as a TV commentator, and from 2013 to 2016 he coached Novak Djokovic, who won six Grand Slam titles during that time.

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2. Boris Becker has celebrated the total number of 51 birthdays till date.

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3. Boris Becker married twice first to Barbara Feltus on December 17, 1993.

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4. Boris Becker never relented on his efforts, and he went ahead to win the Cincinnati Open in 2005, becoming the youngest to win that title.

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5. Boris Becker was raised in the Catholic faith since his mother was one.

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6. Boris Becker was ranked the 11th best male player of between the periods of 1965 to 2005 by the Tennis magazine.

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7. Boris Becker is a very successful former German tennis who at a point reigned as the World No 1 professional tennis player.

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8. Boris Becker has won the US and Australian (1991, 1996) opens.

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9. Boris Becker took seven titles, and captained Germany to their first Davis Cup victory.

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10. In 1984 Boris Becker entered his first Wimbledon competition, but a torn ligament soon ended his chances.

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11. In 1985, Boris Becker became the youngest player to win the men's singles championship at Wimbledon.

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12. Boris Becker has led an eventful life, winning Grand Slams both as a player and a coach.

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13. Boris Becker became the youngest Wimbledon champion, a record he still retains to this day.

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14. In February 2001, Boris Becker acknowledged paternity of a daughter, Anna, with Russian model Angela Ermakova.

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15. At that time, Boris Becker was only 17 years and 227 days.

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16. Boris Becker was a recipient of an Olympic gold medal in doubles.

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17. The Young Boris Becker learned to play after his father established as a tennis center in Leimen.

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18. Boris Becker started a tennis equipment and apparel business, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2003, but he generated headlines for controversial reasons after his retirement.

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19. Boris Becker won the year-end ATP World Championships three times, and secured Olympic gold with doubles partner Michael Stich in 1992.

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20. Boris Becker won his fifth major title by toppling Lendl in the 1991 Australian Open, a victory that earned him the No 1 overall ranking for the first time in his career.

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21. Boris Becker dropped out of school in the 10th grade to train with the West German Tennis Federation.

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22. Boris Becker is currently the head of German men's tennis and works as a television analyst for several companies, including BBC Sport.

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23. Boris Becker coached men's world number one Novak Djokovic between 2014 and 2016, helping the Serb win six Grand Slam titles.

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24. Boris Becker said although he admired Halep, who won her first Grand Slam at this year's French Open, he was busy with his other tennis commitments.

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25. In May 2018, Lilly and Boris Becker announced that they had separated after nine years of marriage.

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26. Boris Becker initially denied paternity, but admitted he was the child's father after a DNA test.

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27. On 17 December 1993, Boris Becker married actress and designer Barbara Feltus.

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28. Boris Becker is not related to fellow German professional tennis players Benjamin Becker and Richard Becker.

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29. Boris Becker lives in Wimbledon, within walking distance of the championship grounds.

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30. Boris Becker made his first appearance as a poker amateur at a tournament in Monte Carlo in April 2008.

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31. On 23 August 2017, Boris Becker was named head of men's tennis of the German Tennis Federation.

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32. Boris Becker appeared on the second episode of series 16 of the BBC's car show Top Gear as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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33. Boris Becker now has his own personal line of racquets and apparel.

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34. Boris Becker never won a top-level singles title on clay, coming closest when holding two match points against Thomas Muster in the final of the 1995 Monte Carlo Open.

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35. Boris Becker is sometimes a commentator at Wimbledon for the BBC.

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36. Boris Becker occasionally plays on the senior tour and in World Team Tennis.

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37. Boris Becker won the other two major international team titles playing for Germany, the Hopman Cup and the World Team Cup (in 1989 and 1998).

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38. Boris Becker won a record-equalling four singles titles at London's Queen's Club.

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39. Boris Becker was close to winning a clay court tournament in his last final on a clay court, when he led Thomas Muster by two sets to love in the 1995 Monte Carlo Masters final, and double-faulted on match point in the fourth-set tiebreaker.

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40. Boris Becker was most comfortable playing on fast-playing surfaces, particularly grass courts and indoor carpet.

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41. In 1997, Boris Becker lost to Sampras in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.

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42. Boris Becker defeated Sampras in October 1996 in a five-set final in Stuttgart.

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43. Boris Becker won the year-end ATP Tour World Championships for the third and last time in Frankfurt with a straight-set win over Michael Chang in the final.

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44. That year though, Boris Becker reached the Wimbledon final for the seventh time, by defeating Agassi in the semifinals.

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45. In 1992, Boris Becker won seven tour titles including his second ATP Tour World Championships defeating Jim Courier in four sets.

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46. Boris Becker was ranked No 2 during Wimbledon in 1991 and reached his fourth consecutive final there.

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47. Boris Becker was ranked No 1 for 12 weeks during 1991, though he never managed to finish a year with that ranking.

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48. Boris Becker reached the final of the Australian Open for the first time in his career in 1991, where he defeated Lendl to claim the No 1 ranking.

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49. In 1990, Boris Becker met Edberg for the third consecutive year in the Wimbledon final, but this time was on the losing end of a long five-set match.

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50. Boris Becker helped West Germany retain the Davis Cup, defeating Andre Agassi in the semifinal round.

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51. In 1989, Boris Becker won two Grand Slam singles titles, the only year he won more than one.

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52. Boris Becker helped West Germany win its first Davis Cup in 1988.

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53. Boris Becker was back in the Wimbledon final in 1988, where he lost in four sets to Stefan Edberg in a match that marked the start of one of Wimbledon's great rivalries.

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54. In 1986, Boris Becker successfully defended his Wimbledon title, defeating No 1 Ivan Lendl in straight sets in the final.

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55. Boris Becker was at that time ranked 20th in ATP ranking, and was unseeded, as at that time Wimbledon did not seed players beyond the top 16.

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56. Boris Becker turned professional in 1984, under the guidance of Romanian-born coach Gunther Bosch and Romanian manager Ion Tiriac, and won his first professional doubles title that year in Munich.

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57. Boris Becker went on to win the South German championship and the first German Youth Tennis Tournament.

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58. Boris Becker was born in Leimen, a town in the German State Baden-Wurttemberg, as son of Elvira and Karl-Heinz Becker.

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59. Boris Becker won five year-end championships, 13 Masters Series titles and an Olympic gold medal in doubles.

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