Boris Becker: Life in Pictures

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Olympic Gold Medalist and Youngest Champion

Boris Franz Becker is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Germany and current coach of World Number 1, Novak Djokovic. He is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, an Olympic gold medalist in doubles, and the youngest-ever winner of the men's singles title at Wimbledon at the age of 17.

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Olympic Gold Medalist and Youngest Champion
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Early Years

Becker dropped out of school in the 10th grade to train with the West German Tennis Federation. He turned pro in 1984 at age 16.

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Early Years
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Youngest Wimbledon Champion

German tennis great Boris Becker became the youngest men's champion in history with his victory at Wimbledon as a 17-year-old in 1985.

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Youngest Wimbledon Champion
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Becker-Edberg Rivalry

The tennis players Boris Becker (Germany) and Stefan Edberg (Sweden) met 35 times between 1984 and 1996. Although Becker led their overall head-to-head series 25–10 and won all three of their Davis Cup matches, Edberg won three of their four meetings in Grand Slams. Following his 2009 Wimbledon final, Roger Federer in the post-match press conference cited the Becker–Edberg rivalry in Wimbledon finals as his inspiration for choosing to play tennis over soccer.

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Becker-Edberg Rivalry
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Head Coach of World No.1 Novak Djokovic

Boris Becker joined Djokovic’s entourage as head coach at the end of2013. Under his assistance, Djokovic went on to defeat Roger Federer in the 2014 Wimbledon finals.

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Head Coach of World No.1 Novak Djokovic
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