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02.05.02


SPORT


Boris Becker brings BBC Wimbledon to the living room

Boris Becker, three times Wimbledon champion and the youngest ever winner, has signed a deal with BBC SPORT to join our television commentary team for the 2002 Wimbledon tennis championships.

Boris Becker said: "As I have said many times, I have always regarded Wimbledon Centre Court as my living room, and I'm really looking forward to seeing this room from a different perspective. I am very honoured to be asked to be part of the BBC team, as the BBC for me has always represented the best in sports coverage."


Boris Becker will be part of the BBC Wimbledon team


Peter Salmon, Director of BBC Sport, said: "We are delighted to welcome Boris Becker to the BBC. Becker's trade mark style of play at Wimbledon with his acrobatic antics are legendary and we're confident that he will bring such excitement to his commentary.

"He has always been a great favourite with the Wimbledon crowds since he was a youngster, and I'm sure he'll be a great hit with tennis fans watching BBC coverage at home. He's also good friends with John McEnroe and Pat Cash who commentate for us, so I'm sure he'll have some fun along the way."


Boris Becker was born on 22 November 1967 in Leimen, Germany and became the youngest man to win Wimbledon at 17 years 7 months when he defeated Kevin Curren in 1985. He made his final Wimbledon appearance in 1997, losing to Pete Sampras in the quarter-finals.


He has won 49 career ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) singles titles, along with a total of six Grand Slam titles, including three Wimbledon titles (1985, 1986, 1989), two Australian Open titles (1991, 1996) and one US Open title (1989). Boris won the Olympic doubles title with Michael Stich in Barcelona in 1992, one of 13 career doubles titles, and became World Number One for the first time after his first Australian Open victory in 1991.


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