Becker, Boris Franz
Born: Nov 22, 1967 AD
Currently alive, at 47 years of age.
Categories: Tennis Player
1967 - Born on the 22nd of November in Leimen, Germany.
1985 - Won his first top-level singles title in June at Queen's Club.
- First unseeded player, the youngest-ever male, and the first German to win the Wimbledon singles title.
1985- Won men's singles at Wimbledon.
1986 - Becker successfully defended his Wimbledon title, defeating the then-World No. 1Ivan Lendl in straight sets in the final.
1987 - Becker unexpectedly lost in the second round of Wimbledon
- In the Davis Cup, Becker and John McEnroe played one of the longest matches in tennis history.
- Becker won 4-6, 15-13, 8-10, 6-2, 6-2. The match lasted 6 hours and 39 minutes.
1988 - Becker was back in the Wimbledon final, where he lost in four sets to Stefan Edberg in a match that marked the start of one of Wimbledon's great rivalries.
1989 - Won men's singles at US Open.
1991 - Won men's singles at Australian Open.
1992 - Becker defeated Jim Courier in straight sets to win the year-end ATP Tour World Championships, held then in Frankfurt.
1993 - On the 17th of December, Becker married the actress and designer Barbara Feltus, the daughter of an African American serviceman and a white German woman.
1996 - Becker's sixth and final Grand Slam, when he defeated Michael Chang in the final of the Australian Open.
1997 - Becker lost to Sampras in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, in what many thought would be Becker's last appearance there.
1999 - He played at Wimbledon again, losing in the fourth round to Patrick Rafter.
2002 - Convicted due to Tax Evasion in Munich, Bavaria, Germany on 24th of October.
2003 - International Tennis Hall of Fame.
2005 - In October, Becker has been a team captain on the British TV sports quiz show They Think It's All Over.
2006 - He is not related to Benjamin Becker, an ATP tour player who also comes from Germany and who defeated Andre Agassi at the U.S. Open.
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