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Boris Becker named German federation ‘head of tennis’

Six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker will be named as the German Tennis Federation's (DTB) first 'head of tennis', according to AFP subsidiary SID on Monday.

Becker named German federation 'head of tennis' | Sport24
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Re: Boris Becker named German federation ‘head of tennis’

Is this a post like the "commissioner of tennis"?

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Great for German tennis!
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Let's see how he is doing. I hope he can fulfill the expectations.

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Re: Boris Becker named German federation ‘head of tennis’

There are some rumours that Kuhn will play for Germany again.

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Lets hope he can ''boom boom'' German tennis to a new high.
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Re: Boris Becker named German federation ‘head of tennis’

Seems like the German Federation is trying to help him out through a difficult period.

I am really curious why people (especially in Germany it seems to me) treat him like a laughing stock, a clown. I know that he had several "funny" episodes in his CV (cleaning cupboards story, some reality TV-show, the failure to manage his money, hence the bancruptcy) - I am aware of that. However he is still a great champion and one of the all time greats. He makes for more than a semi-decent commentator of tennis (in my personal opinion) and actually his tennis-analysis is deeper than that of the likes of McEnroe. He coached Novak through (arguably) his most successful period and even if he cannot take all (or even most) of the credit for it, surely he collected a lot of very valuable coaching experience. Also, he strikes me as a very decent and kind person. So surely, he deserves some respect. No?

I'm not preaching here. Genuinely curious where this dismissiveness (if not contempt) for him comes from.
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Re: Boris Becker named German federation ‘head of tennis’

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Seems like the German Federation is trying to help him out through a difficult period.

I am really curious why people (especially in Germany it seems to me) treat him like a laughing stock, a clown. I know that he had several "funny" episodes in his CV (cleaning cupboards story, some reality TV-show, the failure to manage his money, hence the bancruptcy) - I am aware of that. However he is still a great champion and one of the all time greats. He makes for more than a semi-decent commentator of tennis (in my personal opinion) and actually his tennis-analysis is deeper than that of the likes of McEnroe. He coached Novak through (arguably) his most successful period and even if he cannot take all (or even most) of the credit for it, surely he collected a lot of very valuable coaching experience. Also, he strikes me as a very decent and kind person. So surely, he deserves some respect. No?

I'm not preaching here. Genuinely curious where this dismissiveness (if not contempt) for him comes from.
I assume it's the cases he has with women. No idea myself but I remember when Jelena got pregnant there were a lot of jokes of Boris being the father, so I assume it's the woman thing.
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Seems like the German Federation is trying to help him out through a difficult period.

I am really curious why people (especially in Germany it seems to me) treat him like a laughing stock, a clown. I know that he had several "funny" episodes in his CV (cleaning cupboards story, some reality TV-show, the failure to manage his money, hence the bancruptcy) - I am aware of that. However he is still a great champion and one of the all time greats. He makes for more than a semi-decent commentator of tennis (in my personal opinion) and actually his tennis-analysis is deeper than that of the likes of McEnroe. He coached Novak through (arguably) his most successful period and even if he cannot take all (or even most) of the credit for it, surely he collected a lot of very valuable coaching experience. Also, he strikes me as a very decent and kind person. So surely, he deserves some respect. No?

I'm not preaching here. Genuinely curious where this dismissiveness (if not contempt) for him comes from.
It has little to do with his tennis achievements. In the early 2000s a large television
network, ZDF, made a poll of Germans most favourite athletes. Boris got voted 5th,
behind Michael Schuhmacher (1st), Burgit Fischer, Steffi Graf and Franz Beckerbauer (4th).
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsere...s_Jahrhunderts
His work with Djokovic is pretty recognized among sport fans, but not much known
troughout the public.
His off-court life with all those stories about women, his financial abilities among
others have been a lot more present. They simply overshadow his tennis achievements
a bit.
Also Boris is seeking the attention from media etc. He is a very public person and
very well known. But not only for his tennis life.
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Obviously he had to wait until a guy like Zverev comes along (with 2 Masters titles), and other talents (Molleker, Kuhn?, Marterer) are gaining ground - just a gloryhunter, in my view.

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Obviously he had to wait until a guy like Zverev comes along (with 2 Masters titles), and other talents (Molleker, Kuhn?, Marterer) are gaining ground - just a gloryhunter, in my view.
Nah, he had just to get bankrupt first.
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Vom DTB soll Becker, der zuletzt wegen finanzieller Probleme für Schlagzeilen sorgte, nur die Reisekosten erstattet bekommen. „Becker wird ehrenamtlich arbeiten“, sagte DTB-Präsident Ulrich Klaus.

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Obviously he had to wait until a guy like Zverev comes along (with 2 Masters titles), and other talents (Molleker, Kuhn?, Marterer) are gaining ground - just a gloryhunter, in my view.
He also wants to work with German payers who are not as good as Zverev, Molleker and Altmaier and give them and their coaches some advice.

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