Boris Becker

Former World No. 1 Professional Tennis Player From Germany
Born Nov 22, 1967

Boris Franz Becker is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Germany. He is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, an Olympic gold medalist, and the youngest-ever winner of the men's singles title at Wimbledon at the age of 17. Becker also won five major indoor championships titles including three ATP Masters World Tour Finals (played eight finals, second all-time to Ivan Lendl, who played nine) and one WCT Finals and one Grand Slam Cup.… Read More

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  • Tennis Record Seeking Djokovic Deflects Becker Jab
    Yahoo News - 2 days ago
  • Djokovic Splits With Coach Becker
    Yahoo News - Dec 07, 2016
  • Djokovic, Becker Splitting After 3 Seasons, 6 Major Titles
    Yahoo News - Dec 06, 2016
  • Becker: Djokovic Needs Nadal And Federer
    CNN - Nov 22, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Boris Becker.


1967 Birth Born on November 22, 1967.


1984 16 Years Old Becker turned professional in 1984, under the guidance of Romanian-born coach Günther Bosch and Romanian manager Ion Ţiriac, and won his first professional doubles title that year in Munich.
1985 17 Years Old As a German teenager, Becker won the Tennis World Young Masters at the NEC in Birmingham in 1985, before taking his first top-level singles title in June that year at Queen's Club. … Read More
1986 18 Years Old In 1986, Becker successfully defended his Wimbledon title, defeating world no. 1 Ivan Lendl in straight sets in the final.
1987 19 Years Old In 1987 Becker, then ranked world no. 2, was upset in the second round of Wimbledon by the world no. 70 player, Peter Doohan. … Read More


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.
1989 - 1990 2 More Events
Becker reached the final of the Australian Open for the first time in his career in 1991, where he defeated Lendl to claim the world no. 1 ranking. … Read More
In 1992, Becker won seven tour titles including his second ATP Tour World Championships defeating Jim Courier in four sets.
1993 25 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1993, issues back home over his courtship of and marriage to Barbara Feltus, whose mother was German and father was African-American, and tax problems with the German Government, had caused Becker to slide into a severe mid-career decline.
1995 27 Years Old By 1995 Becker had been in continual decline for half a decade. that year though, Becker reached the Wimbledon final for the seventh time, by defeating Agassi in the semifinals. … Read More
Becker's sixth and final Grand Slam title came in 1996 when he defeated Chang in the final of the Australian Open.
1997 29 Years Old In 1997, Becker lost to Sampras in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. … Read More


1999 - 2000 2 More Events
2001 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Becker was granted a divorce on 15 January 2001. … Read More
2006 38 Years Old In October 2006, Becker signed a two-year deal with Vodafone to answer selected text messages from fans. … Read More
2007 39 Years Old In November 2007, he obtained joint custody of Anna after expressing concerns over how her mother was raising her.


2008 - 2009 2 More Events
2010 42 Years Old In February 2010 their son, Amadeus Benedict Edley Luis Becker, was born in London. … Read More
2012 44 Years Old In 2012, Becker described his approach to retirement. "I had won so much by 22, a number of Wimbledon titles, US Open, Davis Cup, World number one. … Read More
2013 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Becker is a noted poker player and has appeared in the European Poker Tour and the World Poker Tour; by 2013 Becker had won more €90,000 in career earnings from poker.
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