Capital: € 5 million
Age: 52
Born: 11/22/1967
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: Tennis player
Last updated: 2022

introduction

Boris Becker is a former German professional tennis player. In the course of his career, he won 49 tournaments, including 6 Grand Slam titles.

After his career as a tennis player, Becker worked as an investor and businessman in various industries. He also worked as an advertising medium for large German companies and as a sports commentator. He was also the coach of tennis professional Novak Dokovic from 2013-2016. Becker also participates in professional poker tournaments where he has won more than $ 100,000 in prize money.

In 2017, Becker hit the headlines because of insolvency proceedings after a former business partner sued him for 36.5 million euros. A little later he was declared bankrupt by a London court. However, Becker emphasized that the bankruptcy declaration only refers to his private assets and not to his companies Becker Private Office and BB SARL. The outcome of the proceedings is uncertain.

Early life

Boris Becker was born the son of Elvira and Karl-Heinz Becker in the small town of Leimen in Baden-Württemberg. His father Karl-Heinz was an enthusiastic tennis player who founded a tennis center in Leimen. In this way, Becker came into contact with sport very early on. In 1974 he became a member of the tennis club Blau-Weiß Leimen.

Career

Three years later, Becker was already part of the youth team of the Baden Tennis Association. This was followed by the South German Championship and a victory in the youngest tennis tournament. In 1978 Becker was admitted to the top youth team of the German Tennis Association, which was associated with special support.

In order to be able to concentrate entirely on playing tennis, he left high school after his middle school leaving certificate.

In 1981 Becker played for the first time in the men’s selection of the German Tennis Association. In 1984 Becker reached the third round with his first Wimbledon participation, where he retired due to an injury. At the Australian Open in the same year he reached the quarterfinals.

In 1985 he became junior world champion and won his first tennis grand prix at the Queen’s Club in London. In the same year the breakthrough as a professional tennis player followed with his surprise success in Wimbledon. The following year, Becker was able to repeat the victories at the Junior World Championships and in Wimbledon. There were also tournament victories in Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo and Paris.

In 1988 Becker won seven Grand Prix tournaments. He also managed to win the Davis Cup with a German team for the first time. At Wimbledon, on the other hand, Becker had to be content with the final, in which he lost to Stefan Edberg.

In 1989 he won the next Grand Slam title against Ivan Lendl at the US Open. Becker is the only German player to date to have won this title. In addition, he was able to reciprocate in the Wimbledon final to Stefan Edberg. With the German team, he was able to defend the Davis Cup. In 1990 and 1991, Becker failed in the final in Wimbledon. For this he won the Australian Open in Melbourne in 1991. In addition, he ranked first in the world rankings.

In 1992 he won the gold medal in double with Michael Stich at the Olympic Games in Barcelona. He also won the ATP World Cup in Frankfurt. 1994 was followed by another final in Wimbledon. However, Becker could not prevail against Pete Sampras. For this he won the ATP tournament in Milan. Another victory at the ATP World Championships followed in 1995. In 1996 Becker won the Australian Open again. Participation in the Grand Slam Cup in Munich was also successful. Becker ended his career in 1999.

Career highlights

The highlight in Boris Becker’s career was his first win at the Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon. At only 17 years old, he was the first unattached player and the first German to win the final 3: 1 against Kevin Curren. This also made Becker the youngest player to ever win at Wimbledon or a Grand Slam tournament.
The victory was not only a breakthrough for Becker’s career. Tennis also grew in popularity as a result. After TV, tennis became the most popular spectator sport after football.

Famous quotes

“Even my closest advisors, parents, and friends were more in a state of shock than I was. I was about to live a life that not many human beings have ever known. People recognize you in places that you didn’t even know existed. On the smallest islands, without electricity, I found people who knew who I was. I’m one of the most famous people on earth, yes. ”

“When I looked into the eyes of my fans, I thought I was looking at monsters. When I was that kind of blind, emotional

Having seen devotion, I could understand what happened to us in Nuremberg. ”
“I honestly have no idea what makes me so sexy. I am not an Adonis, nor is my pecker oversized. ”

Success tips

“Always give 100% to go above average”

“You often learn more from defeats than from successes.”

“Always look ahead”

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