Boris Becker Biography
(German Tennis Player Who Won the Men's Singles Title at Wimbledon at the Age of 17)
Birthday: November 22, 1961 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Leimen, Germany
Boris Franz Becker is one of the most successful tennis players. At the age of 17, he was the youngest player to have won the Wimbledon men’s singles championship. He was also the first unranked player and the only German ever to have won this title. Becker also won five Grand Slam championships, 13 Masters Series titles, three Open era finals (ATP Tour Finals, WCT Finals, Grand Slam Cup) and the Olympic gold medal in doubles. Becker played his best on fast surfaces, mainly grass courts and indoor carpet. He was ranked the 11th best male player during 1965 to 2005 by the ‘Tennis’ magazine. Since his retirement, Becker has been engaged in expanding his chain of business, the Boris Becker Sports that sells tennis equipment and apparel. His personal life has been full of controversies. He was charged with tax evasion. He escaped imprisonment but could not evade a criminal record. He touched upon his marriage and divorce from model Barbara Feltus and his substance abuse in his autobiography, ‘Boris Becker: The Player’.