Boris Becker is one of the most recognisable faces in world sport having become the youngest ever champion and winner at Wimbledon aged 17. Today he resides in Wimbledon and is regular sports commentator for the major sports networks.
His tennis career began in Germany helped by his father who established and ran the local tennis academy in Leimen. He was a highly gifted at sport and as a young teenager represented his country at football before focussing on tennis.
He would go onto win six Grand Slams which included three Wimbledon championships, one US Open and one Australian Open between 1985 and 1996. He also has an Olympic Gold medal from the 1992 Barcelona Games and has won the Davis Cup twice and Hopman Cup once representing Germany. Boris was nicknamed ‘Boom Boom Boris’ due to his effective style of serve and volley which suited the fast playing grass and hard courts.
He is the principle owner of the tennis division of Vollk Inc. for which he bought from Puma the rights to manufacture his own tennis racquet used during his successful playing career. In his spare time he is a brand ambassador for a number of well known global organisations and also a talented professional poker player on the European and World Poker Tours.
Boris is an advisor to Bayern Munich Football Club, Vice Chairman and an academy member of the Laureus Sports for Good Foundation, an ambassador for the German AIDs Foundation and a Member of the Board of the Elton John AIDs Foundation. His illustrious career spanned two decades, and he continues to entertain and inspire audiences with details of his experiences as a top international tennis player, and the lessons he learned when dealing with the insatiable media which he was also noted for.
An engaging and large personality, he presents in German or English.