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Boris 'Boom Boom' Becker Thread

07-18-2002, 04:02 PM
Any other fans of Boris :)

07-24-2002, 01:18 AM
:bounce: hes a great commentator even though his voice is sooooo gay :o Boris! :bounce:

07-24-2002, 01:45 AM
lol @ Cilla........but your right, at Wimbly he also kept on crossing his legs like a woman which was a bit annoying. But with all the stories about his women trouble in tabloids...its safe to say he's not a poo pincher :p

07-24-2002, 01:15 PM
Originally posted by MrJ
lol @ Cilla........but your right, at Wimbly he also kept on crossing his legs like a woman which was a bit annoying. But with all the stories about his women trouble in tabloids...its safe to say he's not a poo pincher :p

LMAO!! :p and don't even get me started on his hairstyle throughout Wimbledon :o A Becks gone wrong-lol!

07-24-2002, 05:55 PM
:o :o Let's hope we don't see him wearing any sarongs in public ;)

.......and there i was thinking this was suppose to be a cheering thread :p

07-25-2002, 11:01 AM
I'm a fan of him, at least as a tennis-player. :o
I have always been supporting him, he was the player who made me a tennis fan.

Apart from his voice, his legs and his hair-style: Was he good as a commentator ? He did it a few times in German TV, and it was always quite funny and interesting. Too bad he's not it more often here because I think he's talented.

07-25-2002, 01:46 PM
shouldn't he change his name to "broom broom" Becker ;)

07-25-2002, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by TheBoiledEgg
shouldn't he change his name to "broom broom" Becker ;)

Tsk Tsk Eggy! :p

07-25-2002, 06:07 PM
His commentary is funny!

"Kim Cliiiiiijsters!" :p

07-26-2002, 08:29 PM
I was his biggest fan too especially when he lost;)

07-26-2002, 11:43 PM
Hey, where's all the misty-eyed nostalgia?

I expected so much more for Boris of the bumps and bruises.

07-28-2002, 10:07 AM

I wasn't particularly a fan of him but I loved his rivalry with Edberg :hearts: and he is one of those strong personalities who brought a lot to tennis, especially in Germany of course but also to Wimbledon and everywhere.

07-28-2002, 10:16 AM
Dunno why the pictures show up as links and not directly as images, I used "IMG" not "http://"

:confused: :mad: :confused:

07-01-2003, 05:56 PM
i was also a big fan of him :) :) :) He is was just a great personality/player for tennis!!!

07-01-2003, 10:51 PM
Boris rocks the commentary at Wimbly! :bounce: His comments on Paradons "fit upper body" made me laugh :D

07-08-2003, 09:04 AM
I never really knew Boris as a player (he quit just as I began watching) but, boy do I love him as a commentator! He's the absolute best, especially last year when he was still 'green' :) That was friggin comic relief, he said things like "that was a good ace!"! But he has really improved and knows his stuff now. I just adore him and he's also got these wild hairdo's which are just hilarious. What can I say, I'm quite smitten :)

07-12-2003, 10:45 AM
Becker's route to Hall a grass-roots success
By Bud Collins, Globe Columnist, 7/12/2003

NEWPORT, R.I. -- He was an in-your-face man with racket, and frequently the court was in his face. That was ''Belly-flopping Boris'' -- Boris Franz Becker -- charging, diving, uninhibited in his pursuit of tennis balls. Grass-stained and grinning, he charmed Wimbledon crowds with his good-natured aggression, winning the championship thrice and making the final four other times.

Returning to a grass court tomorrow, Boris is expected to remain upright at The Casino as he is ushered into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, along with Texan Nancy Richey, Frenchwoman Francoise Durr, and Australian Brian Tobin. They're the Hall's Class of 2003, to be feted at the annual induction accompanying the semifinals of the Jimmy Van Alen Cup stopover on the ATP tour.

Becker's is the most recognizable name, a name he began making in 1985 as an almost anonymous 17-year-old. Then the big German kid, 6 feet 4 inches, solidly put together and red-haired, was red-hot. Daringly weaving his way through the crowd, he became Wimbledon's youngest male champ, and the first unseeded one, by beating Kevin Curren.

He repeated the following year, over No. 1 seed Ivan Lendl, and says that was the most meaningful of his three titles on Centre Court. He had become an instant god in Germany -- ''a lot for a kid to handle,'' Boris says. ''I spent a year not quite knowing who I was or where I was.'' He was in a whirl of adulation in the fatherland, where a goddess named Steffi Graf was about to blossom, the two of them afflicting Germany with tennis madness. ''But with all that was going on, I was still able to win it again.'' And again in 1989 over Stefan Edberg.

In an earlier era, compatriot Richard Wagner would have made him the hero of an opera, a Rhine-journeying Siegfried in short pants. Boris used to say he felt mystical vibrations on Centre Court, where only he and Pete Sampras brandished their gut-strung weapons in seven finals.

Becker's arrival in Newport also has brought the game's latter-day Count Dracula -- the glowering Ion Tiriac, from the count's Romanian neighborhood -- back to our province. Tiriac, once the player-coach of the happily-remembered Boston Lobsters of World Team Tennis, was Becker's mentor for a time and will be his presenter tomorrow.

Boris feels New England was the scene of his greatest victory, the spectacular 1987 Davis Cup clash with John McEnroe in Hartford. In one of the longest of all matches, 6 hours 21 minutes, Becker won, 4-6, 15-13, 8-10, 6-2, 6-2. He turned the volleying duel his way in the 2-hour-35-minute second set by bulling out of 0-40 and five set points to 11-11. Boris also beat Tim Mayotte, 6-2, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-2, to clinch the 3-2 decision.

''It was a must for us,'' Boris recalls. ''A relegation [series]. We'd lost to Mexico in the first round, and the US lost to Paraguay. We had to beat the Americans to stay in the World Group instead of dropping to limbo, as they did. That enabled us to take the Cup away from Sweden in 1988.''

Germany kept the Cup in 1989. Over those two campaigns, Becker won 18 of 19 matches (11-0 in singles). He had a career record of 54-12 (38-3 in singles). Winning seven of eight singles, he had carried the team virtually singlehandedly to the Cup final of 1985, a 3-2 loss to Sweden.

Boris sailed through periods when he could do no wrong, and gritted his teeth through those when he could do no right, creating tall headlines either way. Being a god has its drawbacks. He weathered tax problems, and had to cough up in a paternity suit.

''It was hard, but I learned I wasn't the only one with problems,'' he says. ''You go beyond them.''

Back at Wimbledon this year, he was a Centre Court hit once more, as a TV commentator for the BBC. He can laugh about the paradoxes of fame, like his days as a ghosted columnist for Bild, Germany's leading tabloid. He was a star on the back page, dispensing sage opinions, and at the same time might be ripped on the front page for some mischievous act.

No tennis player has ever captivated a country, one way or another, as Becker did Germany. His best quote was on the subject of pressure: ''Pressure? I'll tell you what pressure is. It's a man struggling to support a family -- not playing a game.''

Boris totaled a half-dozen singles majors, adding the US over Lendl in 1989, the Australian in 1991 over Lendl and in 1996 over Michael Chang, plus Olympic gold in doubles with Michael Stich in 1992.

04-27-2004, 11:39 PM
hi, I`m a big big boris becker fan and i have a great Boris dvd collection . all matches in very good quality, because self recording:


Rick V
09-07-2004, 06:31 PM
I never rooted for him when he played but he is a great commentator. Very insightful guy. Definitely understands the nuances of the game and knows how to convey it to the audience. As for his hair? Oh dear Lord!

11-20-2004, 01:08 PM

Becker - Ivanisevic

Go Goran, win this match! :-)

01-10-2005, 05:45 PM
The day after I saw Boris playing Edberg in 1988 Wimbledon final I borrowed a tennis racquet from my friend and went to the training wall... He had always been my tennis god and there is absolutely nothing better than watching him play - his heart on his racquet. I believe his intensity on court denied him being a long time number one. But those periods of time when he was fit... Remember 6-2, 6-0, 6-2 against Wilander in Davis Cup? It seemed like he could do anything out there.

01-15-2005, 02:26 AM
I think Boris had an eye lift. He looks different now.

05-18-2005, 01:14 AM

05-18-2005, 05:39 PM
I just saw my first ever Becker match a month ago....the 87 DC tie against McEnroe

I no doubt sat down in front of the tele as a kid and saw him play, but I wouldnt remember it

For some reason I always thought of him as a big serve and little else....which was pretty stupid to think considering what he'd achieved in his career. After seeing the match, I want to see more :) Had so many brilliant shots at his disposal.

06-02-2005, 09:47 AM
Boris serves up a lesson

01 June 2005

Boris Becker with the young tennis hopefuls
A TENNIS ace served up a treat yesterday for rising Wimbledon stars.

Boris Becker, three times Wimbledon champion, held a training session for the 20 finalists in the Ariel Tennis Ace scheme.

The rising stars beat thousands of entrants in Britain's biggest search for tennis talent.

Speaking before the event at Gosling Sports Park in WGC, Boris said he was looking forward to working with the youngsters.

He said: "We need more programmes like Ariel Tennis Ace to find fresh new talent and give kids from all walks of life a chance to play and enjoy tennis."

The youngsters, aged between seven and 10, will go through to the finals held on June 13 at Wimbledon.

Becker and British number one Tim Henman will choose one male and one female winner.

Becker added: "I am looking forward to working with Tim to help judge the overall winners.

Stevens Point
07-26-2005, 08:37 PM
News,, Boris Becker and Caroline Rocher broke up..... He is again single....

10-29-2005, 07:50 AM
Frankly, Boris underachieved with all the tlanet he possessed by not training or keeping his body as fit as it should have been. In the early nineties, hwne he was still in his prime, he was often injured and when through years whne he would miss a lot of tournaments.

11-02-2005, 11:22 AM
News,, Boris Becker and Caroline Rocher broke up..... He is again single....

Well- I'm going to go home right now and put on a chicken!