Becker Honoured By International Tennis Hall Of Fame

Boris Becker was the guest of honour on Thursday at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, when family, friends and special guests gathered to see the German receive his official International Tennis Hall of Fame ring.

Former World No. 1 Becker was presented the ring on Court Rainier III by Elisabeth-Ann de Massey, President of the Monte-Carlo Country Club and the Monegasque Tennis Federation, in the presence of former pros Todd Martin, the President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and Zeljko Franulovic, Tournament Director of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

Afterwards, Becker met with His Serene Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco in a suite at the Monte-Carlo Country Club.

Becker, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003, won six Grand Slam championship singles titles – 1985-86, 89 Wimbledon, 1989 US Open and 1991, 96 Australian Open. He also helped Germany capture the Davis Cup in 1988-89. He won 49 tour-level singles titles during his career, reaching No. 1 in the ATP Rankings on 28 January 1991.

The International Tennis Hall of Fame was established in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1954.

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