To mark the 125th celebration of the Championships, three times Wimbledon champion Boris Becker gives his predictions on Wimbledon 2011 while helping the nation improve their serving abilities at the specially designed ‘The Ralph Lauren 125th Anniversary Serving Challenge’ virtual tennis court.
Building on Becker’s interactive tennis clinic last year, 2011 sees the Ralph Lauren tennis legend take his skills to the queuing public, challenging them on a tennis simulator (similar to that used in virtual golf), making it the first time this technology has been used in tennis.
Boris Becker became the first unseeded player, the first German, and the youngest man (17 years, 7 months) to win Wimbledon. Becker won 49 singles titles over the next 14 years - including 2 more Wimbledon Championships (1986, 1989), the Australian Open (1991, 1996) and the U.S. Open (1989) - 15 doubles titles, and 2 Davis Cups. He also won the 1992 Olympic Men's tennis doubles title with Michael Stich. His career prize earnings are estimated to total over $21 million.
B-ROLL FOOTAGE: B-Roll footage from the first day of Wimbledon is available free of charge and without copyright restriction from. Footage will contain:
- · GVs Boris Becker using the champions serve with the public
- · GVs Boris Becker photocall
- · Iv Boris Becker
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