Boris Becker Speaker

Boris Becker

Youngest ever Wimbledon Men’s Champion, tennis legend, businessman, coach & commentator

Boris Becker: Biography highlights

A champion sportsman who made tennis the sport to watch and inspired a generation through the number of matches he has won over a successful career. In 1985, a 17-year-old Boris Becker became and remains the youngest ever winner of The Championships, Wimbledon.

Known for:

Celebrities
Sports Personalities
TV Presenters and Broadcasters

Languages spoken:

English, German

Full biography of Boris Becker

Boris Becker’s Background / History

Boris Becker was born in the town of Leimen which is in Baden-Wuerttemberg, West Germany on 22 November 1967. His father was an architect with a love of tennis; he had set up a tennis centre in Leimen in 1964 and this is where a young Boris learned how to play.

Career

The start to an illustrious career, Becker has gone on to win a total of 49 titles, including 6 grand slams, and a host of Olympic medals, aiding the evolvement of tennis as a national sport in his home country of Germany.

Retirement from the sport has welcomed new opportunities for Boris and new ways to showcase his expertise on all things sport. The ex-pro now appears as tennis commentator for Sky and BBC, as well as writing a sports column for The Times. With a multitude of platforms in which to showcase his knowledge, in 2012, Boris established his Private Office in London, which focuses on sports and emerging markets. Through ‘Boris Becker GmbH’ Becker provides testimonials for selected brands, including the likes of Mercedes-Benz, IWC, Rodenstock and Pokerstars.

Becker is involved in a number of charitable projects, including fulfilling the role of Vice Chairman and academy member of the Laureus Sports for Good Foundation, a project the former sportsman founded. His philanthropic efforts also include the role of ambassador for the German AIDs Foundation as well as becoming a Member of the Board of the Elton John AIDs Foundation.

2014 sees a new challenge for Boris Becker, adding the position of Tennis Coach to his CV. As Novak Djokovic’s head coach, Becker plans to further advance the Serbian star’s achievements. Never one to disappoint, Becker’s efforts paid off and Djokovic was crowned as Men’s Single Champion of Wimbledon 2014.

Two decades since the start of his memorable career, Becker continues to entertain and inspire audiences. An engaging, gregarious personality, he regales audiences with details of his experiences as a top international tennis player, and the lessons learned when dealing with media. Presenting in English and if requested German, Becker promises to inspire and captivate audiences.

In 2015, Blink Publishing launched Boris Becker’s Wimbledon, an illustrated autobiography by the tennis legend.

Personal Life

Boris Becker now lives in Switzerland in the scenic town of Schwyz for the majority of the time, though he spends some of his time in Munich. Becker also has his own accommodation in several other places, including London, Monaco, Miami and near to Wimbledon. These are locations which allow him to visit his children regularly.

He married his first wife, Barbara Feltus, in 1993 and the couple had two sons, Noah Gabriel and Elias. Unfortunately, things did not work out for the couple and they divorced in 2001. The divorce attracted media attention due to a dispute regarding the prenuptial agreement between the couple.

Becker has another child with Angela Ermakova, a Russian model. Their daughter, Anna, was born in 2000. Though Becker was initially not sure whether Anna was his daughter, a DNA test confirmed that she was and in 2007 he was awarded joint custody with Ermakova.

After a failed engagement to Alessandra Meyer-Wlden in 2008, Becker went on to announce that he was engaged to Sharlely Kerssenberg, a model from the Netherlands. They married as planned in June 2009 and had their first child together in February 2010, a son named Amadeus Benedict Edley Luis.

Becker is a fan of sport, particularly football and is on the advisory board of Bayern Munich, the German Club which he supports.
A true sportsman, Boris Becker has a passion for sport which can prove infectious. Audiences will be inspired to achieve their best in the sport (or other activity) that they have chosen.

Boris Becker is one of the most well-known tennis players of all time. His list of victories is an inspiration to those just beginning to play professionally.

Current / Past Roles & Positions

  • Youngest winner of a men’s singles title at Wimbledon (aged 17)
  • Won Olympic gold in doubles
  • Six time Grand Slam singles champion
  • One of Tennis magazine’s top 40 players between 1965 – 2005
  • Winner of 49 singles title
  • Winner of 15 doubles titles

 

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Available for:

After Dinner Engagement
Awards Hosting
Entertainment
Moderating and Emcee

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Melbourne 2015 Boris Becker Interview
Melbourne 2015 Boris Becker Interview
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Boris Becker visits the Live @ Wimbledon studio
Boris Becker visits the Live @ Wimbledon studio
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