CNN Sport quizzes Becker on 1985 Wimbledon run
Becker made history as youngest male major winner
Boris Becker, who rocked the tennis world in 1985 when he became the youngest man to win a grand slam singles title, turned 50 this week.
The first of six grand slam titles he would go on to win, Becker’s victory over Kevin Curren on Wimbledon’s Centre Court was historic.
Having arrived at SW19 as a fresh-faced 17-year-old, he left with a host of records to his name: the youngest winner of a men’s singles grand slam, Wimbledon’s youngest male singles winner (an accolade he still holds today), the tournament’s first unseeded champion and its first German winner.
More history, of course, has been written since.
Goran Ivanisevic joined the German as the second ever unseeded singles champion in 2001, winning in SW19 ranked No. 125 in the world.
For many tennis fans, Becker’s victory still lives long in the memory. But what about the man himself? Does Becker remember who he beat en route to his 1985 triumph?
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We quizzed him, and he answered. It’s not easy when you lifted the Wimbledon trophy in 1986 and 1989 as well …