Boris Becker was born in 1967, in Leimen, West Germany; he began playing tennis as at the age of 3! and competed in his first tournaments when he was 9. He turned pro in 1984, a year later he won Wimbledon. The youngest men’s singles champion there since 1891 and the first unseeded player and first West German to win the tournament. It didn’t take long for the 1.90 m German player to go up the ATP ranking and his match and win against McEnroe was another Stepping-stone on his way to be recognized as the new no.1 in town.