Boris BECKER
Allemagne

Boris BECKER

aka Boum-Boum

Boum Boum.

"Boom Boom": surely the best nickname of the Open Era. For his devastating first serve, then for the second serve which was just as bad. Boris Becker was the first power server in modern tennis. His power was indeed his top weapon, but he was also able to advance to the net and cover it across its full length. Who has forgotten Becker's dives at Wimbledon and elsewhere, his attempts to return an improbable passing shot? Becker was Germany's first tennis star and the youngest player to win the London tournament, at age 17, in 1985. Another career highlight came in 1988, when he gave his country the first Davis Cup in its history. Although he only spent a few weeks at the world number one (in 1991), Becker is still the player with the most wins against number one players with 19 such victories in all, from Lendl and Sampras to  Wilander and Courier. His career would certainly have been different if he had not had the steady support of his manager, the Romanian Ion Tiriac. Since leaving the tour in 1999, Boris Becker has been through financial and marital scandals, as well as health problems. He has been a commentator, business man and coach to Novak Djokovic. No matter what, Boom Boom will always be Boom Boom.

Current projects

Entrepreneur, television commentator

 

 

palmares

Titles

49

Finals

28

Higher ranking

1

Classement ATP simple, 28/01/1991

grand slam

victories

  • Australian Open (2) : 1991 et 1996
  • Wimbledon (3) : 1985, 1986 et 1989
  • US Open (1) : 1989

finals

  • Wimbledon (4): 1988, 1990, 1991 et 1995

others

victories

  • Davis Cup (2): 1988, 1989
  • Masters (3): 1988, 1992 et 1995

finals

  • Davis Cup (1): 1985