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Boris Becker

Boris Becker is a legendary tennis player. Former world number one, he now owns a sports equipment company, has published ‘The Player: The Autobiography and is a regular tennis commentator for the BBC.

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A highly entertaining Awards Host, full of wit and charm. His reputation as a tennis star is preceded only by his ability to draw in an audience...
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Boris Becker is a legendary tennis player.  Former world number one, he now owns a sports equipment company, has published ‘The Player: The Autobiography and is a regular tennis commentator for the BBC.  

Boris Becker entranced tennis fans when in 1985, aged just seventeen, he became the youngest ever player to lift the famous cup at the All England Club. The German became a tennis legend, taking the Wimbledon title twice more. His career haul of 49 titles included two Australian Open crowns and one US Open success. Boris now plays on the Senior ATP Tour and Billie Jean King's World Team Tennis tour. He remains a hugely popular figure at Wimbledon and commentates there for the BBC each year.  

Boris exploded onto the tennis scene in 1985, when he became the youngest male ever to win the Wimbledon singles championship. His victory was considered a fluke by some because none of the top seeds reached the final that year; he won a four-set over unheralded Kevin Curren to take the title. However, Boris proved it was no fluke by winning the championship again in 1986, this time beating Ivan Lendl. He reached the finals four years in a row, from 1988 through 1991, winning the final for a third time in 1989. He also won the U. S. Open in 1989 and the Australian Open in 1991 and 1996. He finished his career with 49 singles titles and 15 doubles titles.  

Since retirement, Boris has been the principal owner of the tennis division of Völkl Inc., a tennis racquet and clothing manufacturer. He commentates on the sport for the BBC and other broadcasters, and often appears on shows including Question of Sport. He was also a team captain on the BBC's They Think It's All Over. Boris is a passionate poker player, regularly taking part in televised tournaments around the world and representing PokerStars the on-line gaming company.  

With a career in tennis spanning two decades, Boris entertains and inspires audiences as he draws up on his experiences as a top international tennis player and the lessons learned in dealing with an insatiable media.  

An affable and likeable personality, Boris is in great demand as a speaker around the globe by audiences eager to hear his inspirational message.

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  • Teamwork
  • Motivation
  • Achieving Goals
  • Handling Pressure