Boris Becker

Former Tennis Champion & Broadcaster

 

At age 17, Boris Becker rose to fame as the youngest ever winner of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Boris Becker, is the former German number one tennis player and six times Grand Slam tennis champion.

Since retiring, Becker has been a prominent tennis commentator for Sky and the BBC, sports-columnist for The Times and coach to another Grand Slam champion, Novak Djokovic.

Becker is Vice Chairman and an Academy Member of the Laureus Sports for Good Foundation. Furthermore, Becker is an ambassador for the German Aids Foundation and a member of the board of the Elton John Aids Foundation.

"I am very excited to come to South Africa with One Young World and meet our future leaders. My Success came at a young age so I know how important it is to feel enabled in your youth." - Boris Becker

Boris Becker attended One Young World 2013 Johannesburg and One Young World 2014 Dublin, participating in Special Session: Sport and Society.