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Boris Becker

Becker, Boris, 1967–, German tennis player, b. Leimen, West Germany (now Germany). Noted for his powerful, often acrobatic serve-and-volley game, he gained notice in 1985 when, at 17, he became the youngest man to win Wimbledon. He repeated there in 1986 and 1989 and led West Germany to Davis Cup victories in 1988 and 1989. Becker has also won the U.S. (1989) and Australian (1991, 1996) opens.

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