Benjamin Becker
Benjamin Becker
Benjamin Becker
Benjamin Becker
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nicknamed “Benni”
    • Began playing at age 7
    • Father, Jorg, works in a tax office; mother, Ulrike, works at aretail store; 1 younger sister, Kathrin
    • No relation to former No. 1 Boris Becker
    • Played from 2002-05 at Baylor University in Texas andearned All-American honours last 3 years. Captured NCAAsingles title (d. Michael Kogan of Tulane) and helped Baylorto its 1st team title in 2004 (d. UCLA)
    • Majored in Finance and International Business and is 1semester short of earning his degree
    • Considers serve and forehand as his biggest weapons
    • Favourite football team is 1. FC Köln and follows NBA DallasMavericks because of countryman Dirk Nowitzki
    • Idolised Boris Becker and Andre Agassi growing up
    • Voted Sportsman of the Year in November 2006, in his homeprovince Saarland in Germany
    • Voted 2006 ATP Newcomer of the Year by his fellow players
    • Wife, Kristin; Sons, Collin and ConnorJacob.

    (UPDATED SEPTEMBER 14, 2016)

    • The German ended 8of last 10 seasons in Top 100 (2006-07, 2009-10, 2012-15). Achievedcareer-high ranking of No. 35 on Oct. 27, 2014 following4-week run of Kuala Lumpur QF (l. to Gulbis), Tokyo SF (l. toNishikori 76 in 3rd), Vienna QF (l. to Kohlschreiber) andBasel QF (l. to Karlovic). Rose from outside Top 100 to insideTop 40 on 3 occasions: Aug. 28, 2006 (No. 112) to Feb. 26,2007 (No. 40); May 18, 2009 (No. 101) to Sept. 28, 2009 (No.40); and Aug. 5, 2013 (No. 106) to Oct. 27, 2014 (No. 35)
    • Reached 3 ATP World Tour singles finals, highlighted by 1sttitle at 2009 ’s-Hertogenbosch as Q (d. Verdasco in 2Rand Sluiter in final). Owns 14-5record at’s-Hertogenbosch, also reaching final in 2014 (l. to BautistaAgut in 3 sets). Advanced to 1st final at 2007 Bangkok (d. Berdych, l. to Tursunov). Owns 9 Challenger and 4 Futuressingles titles
    • In 2nd Grand Slam main draw, qualified at 2006 US Open andreached 4R by beating Agassi in American legend’s lastmatch (l. to Roddick). Did not reach 3R of a majoragain until 2015 Australian Open (d. Hewitt in 5 sets, l. to Raonic) and 2015 Roland Garros (d. Bemelmans and Verdascoin 5 sets, w/o vs. Nishikori)
    • At ATP Masters 1000 level, reached R16 at 2010 Miami (d.Robredo 76 in 3rd, l. to Roddick) and 2014 Miami as LL (d.Harrison 76 in 3rd, l. to Raonic)
    • Posted double-digit win totals in 7 of last 9 seasons (2007-10, 2012, 2014-15). Owns 138-65record on ATP Challenger Tour. On a 15-match losing streak vs. Top 10 opponents.Highest-ranked win was over No. 4 Davydenko in 2008Wimbledon 1R. Made ATP debut on home soil at 2006 Halle asQ (l. to Berdych) and earned 1st win 2 weeks later atWimbledon as Q (d. Chela, l. to Verdasco 97 in 5th)
    • Sidelined for 7 months in 2011 due to elbow injury


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