Davydenko ousted from Halle tournament

Davydenko ousted from Halle tournament

HALLE, Germany, June 10 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Nikolay Davydenko was ousted Thursday in second-round action of the Gerry Weber Open, a grass-court tournament in Germany.
Monfils takes first-round win in Madrid

Monfils takes first-round win in Madrid

MADRID, May 10 (UPI) -- Gael Monfils collected a straight-set victory Monday in first-round action at the Madrid Open clay-court tennis tournament.
France tops Germany in Davis Cup 4-1

France tops Germany in Davis Cup 4-1

TOULON, France, March 7 (UPI) -- Julien Benneteau finished off a French Davis Cup first-round series win over Germany with a straight-set win.

Gruel upsets Becker in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Simon Gruel, ranked 59th in the world and without a finals appearance all year, surprised Benjamin Becker Monday on the first day of the Stockholm Open.

Roddick reaches third round in Washington

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Andy Roddick coasted into the third round of the Legg Mason Classic in Washington Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-2 decision over Benjamin Becker.

Becker wins Legg Mason match; Roddick next

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Germany's Benjamin Becker tallied 27 aces Tuesday in a marathon win over American Robby Ginepri at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington.

Ben Becker wins Ordina Open

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 20 (UPI) -- Germany's Benjamin Becker beat Dutchman Raemon Sluiter 7-5, 6-3 Saturday to win the Ordina Open at 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

Unseeded players in Ordina final

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 19 (UPI) -- Unseeded players Raemon Sluiter and Benjamin Becker earned berths Friday in the championship match at the Ordina Open.
Top seeds bounced from Ordina Open

Top seeds bounced from Ordina Open

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 16 (UPI) -- Top seeds Fernando Verdasco and Tommy Robredo each lost straight-set decisions Tuesday in the Ordina Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.
Germans claim four tennis upset wins

Germans claim four tennis upset wins

HALLE, Germany, June 10 (UPI) -- Tommy Haas was among four German players who posted second-round upsets Wednesday at the $1 million Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Germany.

Blake survives first-round match in Basel

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- James Blake survived a tough opening-round match Wednesday to advance at the Swiss Indoors.

Wawrinka upset at Swiss Indoors Basel

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka was upset Monday by German qualifier Benjamin Becker at the $1.2 million Swiss Indoors Basel.

Gilles Simon earns quarterfinal berth

INDIANAPOLIS, July 16 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Gilles Simon moved into the quarterfinals at the Indianapolis Tennis Championships Wednesday with a three-set win over Benjamin Becker.
Back on grass, Federer wins in Germany

Back on grass, Federer wins in Germany

HALLE, Germany, June 11 (UPI) -- Roger Federer made a successful return to grass-court play Wednesday with a straight-set win at the $1.12 million Garry Weber Open tournament in Germany.
Berdych opens Weber title defense with win

Berdych opens Weber title defense with win

HALLE, Germany, June 9 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Tomas Berdych opened defense of his Gerry Weber Open title with a first-round win Monday in the grass-court tournament in Germany.
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Benjamin Becker
Benjamin Becker hits a forehand during the second set of his match against Andre Agassi at the U.S. Open in Queens, New York on September 3, 2006. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .

Benjamin Becker (born 16 June 1981) is a German professional tennis player. Becker's primary weapon is a very big serve that he can hit at up to 220 km/h (136.7 mph), along with powerful groundstrokes.

Becker was born at Merzig, Saarland, then part of West Germany. He won the 2004 NCAA singles title while helping Baylor University to the team title.

2006 was a breakthrough year for Becker. In June of that year, he qualified for Wimbledon and defeated Juan Ignacio Chela, before losing in the second round to Fernando Verdasco.

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