Sports Nicknames - Boom Boom Boris, Baron von Slam

Boris Becker is a legendary German tennis player and a former number one in the sport. He won his first Grand Slam at the age of 17, with five more to follow during his illustrious career.

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Six feet and three inches (1.91m) tall, right-handed and with a fast serve, Becker was a dominant force in tennis during the 1980s and early 1990s. The nickname 'Boom Boom' he earned due to his powerful serve. He was also famous for his diving volley and his heavy forehand. Fast courts such as the Wimbledon grass were his favourite. He was the first male player to play in seven Wimbledon finals, winning three of them.

Boris Becker was a media darling because of his dramatic antics on the court and his private life. His dance move, which he performed from time to time after winning a big point, was named the Becker Shuffle. The German also often showed emotion on the court by getting mad at himself during a bad run of play.

For most of his career Boom Boom Boris played with racquets made by Puma.

In his post-professional tennis days Boris Becker has played a bit of professional poker and more notably he coached today's number one Novak Djokovic for three years between 2014 and 2016.

Boris Becker was also known as Baron von Slam.


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