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Boris Becker

Boris BeckerAKA Boris Franz Becker

Born: 22-Nov-1967
Birthplace: Leimen, Germany

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Tennis

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Wimbledon winner at 17

[1] While his mother is a Czechoslovakian Jew (making him a technical Jew under rabbinic law), Becker himself has never practiced the religion. Interviewed by Nick Greenslade, The Observer, 6 November 2005: "When I got home from court one night, I began to pray to God for help. I was raised a Catholic and was once an altar boy; praying wasn't something new to me. On the other hand, I could have been a better Christian in the intervening years. Whether it was divine intervention I don't know, but I only received a fine."

Father: Karl-Heinz Becker (architect)
Mother: Elvira
Wife: Barbara Feltus (m. 17-Dec-1993, div. 15-Jan-2001, two sons)
Son: Noah Gabriel (b. 18-Jan-1994)
Son: Elias Balthasar (b. 4-Sep-1999)
Slept with: Angela Ermakova (one daughter)
Daughter: Anna (b. 22-Mar-2000)
Girlfriend: Sabrina Setlur (together 2001)
Girlfriend: Alessandra Meyer-Wölden (broken engagement, 2008)
Wife: Sharlely Kerssenberg ("Lilly", model, m. Jun-2009, one son)
Son: Amadeus Benedict Edley Luis Becker (b. 9-Feb-2010)

    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 1985
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 1986
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 1989
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 1989
    Winner, Australian Open (men's singles) 1991
    Winner, Australian Open (men's singles) 1996
    ATP Most Improved Player 1985
    ATP Player of the Year 1989
    UPI Athlete of the Year 1989
    Olympic Gold Medal 1992 (doubles tennis)
    International Tennis Hall of Fame 2003
    Paternity Test Jan-2001
    Tax Evasion convicted in Munich, Germany (24-Oct-2002)
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism

    Living with Michael Jackson: A Tonight Special (3-Feb-2003) · Himself
    666: In Bed with the Devil (21-Feb-2002) · Himself

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Author of books:
The Player: The Autobiography (2004, memoir)

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