An extraordinary Tennis player, Becker won his 1st professional double title in 1984 in Munich with tennis coach Günther Bosch and his Ion Tiriac guiding him. He was only 17 years old at the time.
I still remember seeing his former wife Barbara Feltus at almost all of his tennis matches while they were still married. The images are still very vivid till this day. Becker will forever be remembered as the former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Germany.
His impeccable career record consists of:
- Six-time Grand Slam singles champion,
- Olympic gold medalist,
- Youngest-ever winner of the men’s singles title at Wimbledon (age of 17)
- Australian Open W (1991, 1996)
- French Open SF (1987, 1989, 1991)
- Wimbledon W (1985, 1986, 1989)
- US Open W (1989)
Post his tennis career, Becker has been the principal owner of the tennis division of Völkl Inc., – a tennis racquet and clothing manufacturer since 2000. He also published a tell-all autobiography Augenblick, verweile doch… (English title: Lingering for a moment…but) in 2003.
From October 2005 to June 2006, Becker was a team captain on the British TV sports quiz show ‘They Think It’s All Over’. In October 2006, Becker signed a two-year deal with Vodafone to answer selected text messages from fans. In November 2007, Becker joined the Team PokerStars group of poker players sponsored by the PokerStars online poker cardroom. In May 2009, Becker announced the launch of an online media platform Boris Becker TV. The website, in English and German, features clips from his career and footage of his daily life.
Since 2009, Becker has been a commentator for the BBC at Wimbledon. He was also the first former tennis player to appear on BBC’s car show Top Gear as the “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car”.
Due to his popularity with British audiences, he has been christened “Britain’s favourite German”
While most professional athletes collect exotic cars, Becker is known for ‘collecting’ exotic women. His love for exotic women can be seen from his 1st wife, Barbara a biracial American, to his current wife Sharlely ‘Lily’ Kerssenberg.
It’s safe to say that Becker has an eye for very beautiful women. Who can blame this former world tennis champion? He makes having an interracial marriage look very attractive.
Becker is father to 4 beautiful children: Noah (18yrs), Peter (13yrs), Anna (12yrs) and Amadeus (3yrs).
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading today’s KolorBlind Spotlight: Boris Becker…a tennis filled life!
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- Boris Becker forced to sell luxury villa to pay his debts in latest financial disaster (dailymail.co.uk)
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