Boris Becker and his success story made tennis a national sport in Germany. In 1985, at the age of just 17 years, Boris Becker became and still remains the youngest ever winner of The Championships, Wimbledon, and he is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, an Olympic gold medalist in doubles. He went on to win a total of 49 career titles.
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.
- Boris Becker's Wimbledon: My Life and Career at the All England Club, 2015