July 22, 1989: The day Boris Becker won two matches to put Germany on course for the Davis Cup final

What happened exactly on that day? On this day, July 22, 1989, in Munich, Boris Becker won two matches on the same day for Germany in a Davis Cup semi-final tie against the USA. First, Becker came back on Saturday morning to play the fifth set of his incredible match against Andre Agassi, which had been stopped at midnight on Friday. Less than an hour after sealing his victory against the Las Vegas Kid (6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4), “Boom-Boom” was back on court, partnering Eric Jelen, to beat Ken…

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Boris Becker makes Roger Federer prediction after Wimbledon thrashing

Boris Becker has reacted to Roger Federer’s shock Wimbledon exit (Pictures: Getty/BBC) Boris Becker believes Roger Federer may have played his last match at Wimbledon after his shock straight-sets defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals. The eight-time champion was outplayed by Poland’s Hurkacz, going down 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-0 in a one-sided last-eight clash at the All England Club. It is the first time 20-time Grand Slam winner Federer has lost a set to love at Wimbledon and the heavy defeat will spark fresh speculation over his future in…

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‘You should respect the opponent’ – Boris Becker criticises Musetti for retiring against Djokovic

Boris Becker has questioned Lorenzo Musetti’s decision to retire during his French Open clash with Novak Djokovic, saying: “I haven’t […] The post ‘You should respect the opponent’ – Boris Becker criticises Musetti for retiring against Djokovic appeared first on Tennishead. Source link

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Boris Becker fears Naomi Osaka ‘career is in danger’ after French Open withdrawal

Becker is concerned for Osaka’s career (Picture: Getty) Boris Becker has expressed his concerns over the future of Naomi Osaka’s career after her French Open withdrawal. Becker, the six-time Grand Slam champion from Germany, fears ‘her career is in danger because of mental health issues’. Osaka had originally announced her plan to skip press conferences during the French Open but was met with a fine of more than £10,000 and warned that she could be expelled from the tournament. She ultimately took the decision out of the authorities’ hands by…

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May 29, 1990: The Day Becker and Edberg Were Sent Packing from Roland-Garros

What happened on that day and why it is memorable in tennis history On this day, May 29, 1990, for the first time in tennis history, both the No 1 and No 2 seeds were defeated in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament. In the absence of world No 1 Ivan Lendl, who had skipped the tournament to train on grass for Wimbledon, this unique misadventure happened at Roland-Garros to longtime rivals Stefan Edberg (No 2) and Boris Becker (No 3). The top two seeds both fell to…

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‘Clay results show Rafa Nadal is half a step slower’, believes Boris Becker

‘Clay results show Rafa Nadal is half a step slower’, believes Boris Becker Boris Becker said results during the clay season show Rafael Nadal is “half a step slower or gets tired a little faster” and that other players “have caught up a bit”. Six-time Grand Slam champion Becker also believes there is no tournament that is “physically more demanding” than the French Open. During the European clay court season – Nadal has won the Barcelona and Rome titles, and reached the quarter-finals in Monte Carlo and Madrid. “Normally, you…

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Alisson Becker heads Liverpool to last-gasp victory at WBA; Tottenham beat Wolves

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored a stunning header in the fifth minute of stoppage-time as Liverpool snatched a 2-1 victory at the death against relegated West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Sunday. Alisson headed home from a corner to secure what could be a precious three points for Liverpool in their bid to qualify for the Champions League next season. Alisson is the first goalkeeper ever to score for Liverpool#WBALIV pic.twitter.com/wBOaTm2Iqb — Premier League (@premierleague) May 16, 2021 They stay in fifth place on 63 points from 36 games, one…

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Premier League: Liverpool Goalkeeper Alisson Becker Scores Winner At West Brom To Keep Champions League Hopes Alive

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored a 95th-minute winner as the Reds beat West Brom 2-1 on Sunday to keep a place in next season’s Champions League in their own hands. Jurgen Klopp’s men would have needed favours from Leicester and Chelsea in their final two games of the campaign had they failed to beat the already relegated Baggies. But the Brazilian was sent forward for a corner deep into stoppage time and headed home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s delivery. Liverpool moved one point behind fourth-placed Chelsea and three behind Leicester.…

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‘Rafa Nadal isn’t as strong on clay as last year’, says Boris Becker

‘Rafa Nadal isn’t as strong on clay as last year’, says Boris Becker Boris Becker said Rafael Nadal has not been “that dominant yet this year” on clay and believes the Spaniard needs to win Rome to arrive at Roland Garros with confidence. During the 2021 clay court season, Nadal has won the Barcelona Open ATP 500 tournament and reached the quarter-finals of the Masters 1000 events in Monte Carlo and Madrid. He is also through to the semi-finals of this week’s Italian Open – where he will face Reilly…

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