Originally Posted by Apemant
Where did this Becker dude come from? I checked his ranking history and it appears he started playing around age 21? WTF? What was he doing earlier?
He was playing college tennis. He turned pro at the end of 2005.
He played some Future tournaments when he was 19 years old, but says he didn't like this life at the time and decided to go to the USA to study.
He's been having a great season for his 1st year on the tour, he already had a good run in Wimbledon (win over Chela and a very close match against Verdasco). Grosjean was pretty woeful, but Becker played well too.