Karl-Heinz Becker, Boris Becker’s Father: Biography, Age, Net Worth

Boris Becker, a German aged 56 is a retired tennis star who won multiple Grand Slams and earned a gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Who is Karl-Heinz Becker?

Karl-Heinz Becker of blessed memory was widely known for being the father of retired German Tennis star, Boris Becker.Karl-Heinz had a career as an architect and built the hometown tennis club Blau-Weiss Tennisklub where Becker learned to play as a child. He passed away in 1999 at the age of 64 from an undisclosed cause.

On November 22, 1967, Boris Franz Becker was born in Leimen, West Germany. Boris was raised as a Catholic. His father founded a tennis center in Leimen, and Becker subsequently learned to play tennis in this facility. He became highly proficient at a very young age.

Regarding his career, Boris turned into a pro in 1984. He won his first professional doubles that year. In 1985, he became the first unseeded player to win the Wimbledon singles title. Several stunning wins followed, and Becker defended his Wimbledon title next year. He later established a strong rivalry with Stefan Edberg.

By the mid-90s, his financial and marital issues had begun to affect his career. By 1995, he had retired after narrowly failing to win at the Monte Carlo Open. During his years as a professional tennis player, Becker had won 49 singles titles and 15 doubles titles. Becker famously never won on clay surfaces, preferring surfaces such as grass.

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