He’s back to the place. 30 years after German tennis-player Boris Becker won the famous tennis tournament in London’s Wimbledon, he now lives near the centre court. And works as the coach of the current world number one in tennis Novak Djokovic.
As Becker made his dream come true in Wimbledon at 5.26 pm local time on July 7, 1985, he was just 17 years old. Until today the youngest player who won the oldest tennis tournament in the world.
And it all did not come easy. He almost gave up after hurting his ankle joint in the round of 16 match against Tim Mayotte. In the end Boris Becker called the centre court “his living room.”
Here is Becker’s way to the famous final match:
1. stage vs. Hank Pfister (USA) 4:6, 6:3, 6:2, 6:4
2. stage vs. Matt Anger (USA) 6:0, 6:1, 6:3
3. stage vs. Joakim Nyström (SWE) 3:6, 7:6, 6:1, 4:6, 9:7
1/8-finale vs. Tim Mayotte (USA) 6:3, 4:6, 6:7, 7:6, 6:2
1/4-finale vs. Henri Leconte (FRA) 7:6, 3:6, 6:3, 6:4
1/2-finale vs. Anders Jarryd (SWE) 2:6, 7:6, 6:3, 6:3
Finale vs. Kevin Curren (USA) mit 6:3, 6:7, 7:6, 6:4
“It was a very different emotion. I didn’t quite know what, I couldn’t grasp it, but I knew it was a life-changing moment,” Becker said to the BBC about the match that he describes as the start of his career.
More about that:
Boris Becker facts