Boris Becker

Born:
November 22, 1967
Place of Birth:
Leimen, Germany
Citizenship:
Germany
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
2003
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

Boris Becker’s electrifying brand of attacking tennis and his capacity to regularly raise his game when the stakes were highest kept him at or near the top of tennis for over a decade. The burly German became the youngest ever men’s champion at Wimbledon when he was 17 in 1985. Boosted by one of the most devastatingly potent serves ever witnessed in the game, Becker won twice more on the lawns of the All England Club, and won six majors over the years. This red-headed powerhouse led Germany to victory twice in the Davis Cup and was one of the most charismatic players of his era.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Open

  • Singles Champion 1991, 1996

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1985-86, 1989

US Open

  • Singles Champion 1989

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1985-89, 1991-92, 1995-99