Becker, Boris (Franz)

born Nov. 22, 1967, Leimen, W.Ger.

German tennis player.

He left school in the 10th grade to concentrate on tennis. In 1985 he became the youngest winner (at 17) of the Wimbledon's men's singles title and the youngest ever to win a men's grand-slam tournament, as well as the only unseeded player and the first German ever to win the title. He was victorious at Wimbledon again in 1986 and 1989 and also won singles titles at the 1989 U.S. Open and the 1991 and 1996 Australian Open.

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  • Franz — /franz, frants/; Ger. /frddahnts/, n. a male given name, German form of Frank. * * * (as used in expressions) Beckenbauer Franz Becker Boris Franz Boas Franz Bopp Franz Brentano Franz Clemens Canaris Wilhelm Franz Karl Franz Josef Chrysander Karl …   Universalium

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  • Boris — /bawr is, bohr , bor /; Russ. /bu rddyees /, n. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Becker Boris Franz Boris I Chain Sir Ernst Boris Godunov Boris Fyodorovich Karloff Boris Pasternak Boris Leonidovich Spassky Boris Vasilyevich… …   Universalium

  • Boris — ► Nombre de varios reyes de Bulgaria. ► Boris I (m. 907) Rey de Bulgaria en 858 890. Se convirtió al cristianismo y extendió esta religión por todo el país. ► Boris II (949? 979) Rey de Bulgaria en 969 972. Fue destronado por los griegos y su… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Franz — (as used in expressions) Franz Albrecht August Karl Emanuel, príncipe von Sajonia Coburgo Gotha Beckenbauer, Franz Becker, Boris (Franz) Boas, Franz Bopp, Franz Brentano, Franz (Clemens) Canaris, Wilhelm (Franz) Karl Franz Josef Chrysander, (Karl …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Becker — /bek euhr/, n. 1. Carl Lotus /loh teuhs/, 1873 1945, U.S. historian. 2. George Ferdinand, 1847 1919, U.S. scientist and mathematician. 3. Howard Paul, 1899 1960, U.S. sociologist. * * * (as used in expressions) Becker Boris Franz Becker Gary… …   Universalium

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