Boris Becker, known in tennis as the youngest player ever to win a major match in Wimbledon in the year 1985, definitely made heads turn all over the world. From the day Boris Becker started playing professional tennis until the day he retired, he has racked up a total of 49 Singles career titles and 15 Doubles career titles. He was ranked the number one player on January 28, 1991 in the Singles circuit and number 6 on September 22, 1986 in the Doubles circuit. All throughout his career, he was able to bag 6 Grand Slam titles in the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open. Becker gained a lot of popularity from his talent in Tennis. His natural talent made him the first ever German champion in Tennis as well as the first unseeded player to emerge victorious in the Men’s Singles Championship. He was even included in the year-end Top 10 for eleven times between the years 1985 to 1996. Becker plays and wins his Tennis matches using heavy ground strokes, big serves, and volleys that seem to be penetrating. He set a record in Wimbledon as he was able to reach finals for seven times in only 10 years. Boris Becker was duly recognized as ATP’s Most Improved Player of the Year in 1985 and ATP’s Player of the Year in 1989. He was also chosen to represent his country in the 1992 Olympics held in Barcelona, Spain where he was able to land the Olympic Gold medal in a Doubles match with Michael Stich of Germany. He was known as a very passionate player and will always be remembered on- and off-court.
|Born||Nov 22, 1967|