Djokovic adds Boris Becker to coaching staff

Djokovic adds Boris Becker to coaching staff

BELGRADE, Serbia, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- World No. 2-ranked Novak Djokovic has hired six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker as a coach.

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Hingis Voted into Tennis Hall of Fame

Hingis Voted into Tennis Hall of Fame

NEWPORT, R.I., March 4 (UPI) -- Martina Hingis, who won five Grand Slam titles and was ranked No. 1 for 209 weeks, has been selected for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Cutout of tennis star left on German road

Cutout of tennis star left on German road

JIEL, Germany, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Police in Germany said they were trying to determine who nearly caused a crash by leaving a cardboard cutout of tennis star Boris Becker in a road.

Tsonga reaches semis by downing Nadal

LONDON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga handed Rafael Nadal his second straight loss Thursday and earned a semifinal berth in the ATP World Tour Finals.

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Jimmy Jean-Louis to get humanitarian award

Jimmy Jean-Louis to get humanitarian award

LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI) -- Haitian-born actor Jimmy Jean-Louis is to be honored with a humanitarian award at the Cannes film festival, his representatives said Wednesday.

Report: Becker: Women's grunts 'sexual'

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Former men's German tennis star Boris Becker told GQ magazine that grunting by women during their matches has become too "sexual."

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Nalbandian beats Nadal in Paris final

PARIS, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- David Nalbandian Sunday trounced Rafael Nadal, 6-4, 6-0, in the final of the men’s Paris Masters Tennis Tournament.

Nalbandian surprises Federer in Madrid

MADRID, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- David Nalbandian rallied Sunday to best Roger Federer in three sets in the Madrid Masters finals in Spain.

Tursunov, Verdasco win in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Dmitry Tursunov and Fernando Verdasco each rallied for quarterfinal wins Friday at the $550,000 Thailand Open.

Roddick won Artois tennis championships

LONDON, June 17 (UPI) -- American Andy Roddick saved a match point and rallied for a three-set victory over unseeded Frenchman Nicolas Mahut Sunday to win the Artois Championships.

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McEnroe returning to tennis tour

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- John McEnroe announced Thursday he will return to men's competitive tennis on the ATP Tour by playing doubles at the SAP Open, Feb. 13-19.
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Boris Becker
German Boris Becker (R) and French Cedric Pioline play in the Legends under 45 doubles match against Croat Goran Ivanisevic and German Michael Stich at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, June 5, 2008. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)

Germany (from 1990)

Boris Franz Becker (born 22 November 1967) is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Germany. He is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, an Olympic gold medalist, and the youngest-ever winner of the men's singles title at Wimbledon at the age of 17. Tennis Magazine put Becker in 18th place on its list of the 40 greatest tennis players from 1965 to 2005. Since he retired from the professional tour, media work and his personal life have kept him in the headlines.

Becker was born in Leimen, West Germany, the only son of Elvira (née Pisch), who was raised in Czechoslovakia, and Karl-Heinz Becker. Becker was raised Catholic. His father, an architect, built the tennis centre (Blau-Weiss Tennisklub) in Leimen, where Boris learned the game. Boris turned professional in 1984 and won his first professional doubles title that year in Munich.

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