On This Day 31 Years Ago – Boris Becker wins Wimbledon at 17!

On 7th July 1985 Boris Becker became the youngest ever player to win the Wimbledon tennis tournament at the age of 17. He was also the first German ever to win the title and the first unseeded player. Boris Becker won the Wimbledon men’s singles championship again the following year and for a third time in 1989. He won a total of six grand slam titles in his career and in 1991 was ranked world number one at the age of 23.

Boris Becker's attacking style of tennis based around a massive serve and dramatic diving volleys defined men's tennis for years and is still emulated on court today.
Boris Becker‘s attacking style of tennis based around a massive serve and dramatic diving volleys defined men’s tennis for years and is still emulated on court today.

 

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