Boris Becker Biography

Published On Oct 16, 2017
Facts of Boris Becker
Date of Birth: 1967 , November-22
Birth Nation: Germany
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
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A native of Leimen, Germany, Boris Franz Becker was born on 22nd of November 1967. He is the only son of Karl-Heinz, an architect and Elvira Becker. Boris raised in a Catholic family. During Boris' childhood, he learned tennis in Lemin, which was founded by his father.

Boris began his tennis career at the age of eight. He trained by Romanian-coach, Gunther Bosch. In 1984, he won the first doubles title in Munich, at the time his manager was Ion Tiriac. He then earned the "Tennis World Young Master" at the NEC in Birmingham and "first top-level" singles titles at Queen’s Club.

Boris became the first unseeded German Player to win the Wimbledon singles title by defeating Kevin Curren. Throughout his career, he has garnered his career with several prestigious awards and trophy. He is five year-end championship winning player along with 13 Masters Series titles and an Olympic gold medal in doubles.

After his retirement, Becker became the owner of tennis division of Volki Inc and commentator for the BBC at Wimbledon. He also worked on the advisory board of the German club, Bayern Munchi as well as working as Novak Djokovic’s coach.

The tennis legend Becker is a married man and living a blissful life with his wife Sharley “Lilly” Kerssenberg, a Dutch model. The couple together has a son, Amadeus Benedict Edley Luis Becker.

However, Sharley isn't the only wife of him; Becker previously married to actress and designer, Barbara Feltus. The couple had two sons, Elias Balthasar and Noah Gabriel.

The couple was living together happily until his then-wife, Feltus came to know about his extramarital affair with his girlfriend, Angela Ermakova, a Russian model with whom he has a daughter, Anna.

Regarding his nationality, Boris is Germany and is of Deutsche ethnicity. As of 2017, he has an estimated net worth of $29 million. Boris Becker is seventh in the all-time tennis earner list and has won prize money of $25,080,956. 

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Born in Germany


Boris Franz Becker was born on 22nd of November 1967, in Leimen, Germany, to Karl-Heinz and Elvira Becker. Talking about his nationality, he is a German and is of Deutsche ethnicity

Professional Career


Becker won his first doubles title in Munich. At the time, he manager was Ion Tirariac. The following year, he won the "Tennis World Young Master" at the NEC in Birmingham. 

First Breakthrough


Boris Becker first breakthrough became a victory in the Wimbledon singles title, by defeating Kevin Curren. At the time he was the first unseeded German Player to won the title.

First Marriage


Becker married to Barbara Feltus. The couple together had two sons, Noah and Elias. However, their relationship didn’t last long as they separated after eight years of their marital affair due to Becker extramarital affair with Russian model Angela Ermakova. 

Retired From Tennis


After achieving a huge success from Tennis, Boris Becker got retired on 25th of June 1999. Before retirement, he played his last game in Wimbledon tournament but lost the game to Patric Rafter.  

After Retirement


After retirement from the Tennis, Boris has been the owner of the tennis division of Volkl Inc. Besides, he has also a commentator for the BBC at Wimbledon. 

Second Marriage


After proposing to Dutch model, Sharlely Kerssenberg on a game show, Becked married with her. The couple is still together and living a blissful life with their son, Amadeus Benedict Edley Luis Becker. 

Current Net Worth


 As of 2017, the German former professional tennis player, Becker has an estimated net worth of $29 million. Boris Becker is seventh in the all-time tennis earner list and has won prize money of $25,080,956.