Originally Posted by jktennis59
Becker was the first superathletic tennis players. Acoording to Brad Gilbert, Becker intimidated the other players. I remembre his bleeding knees and elbows in several matches. He had great matches against Sampras. The final of the Masters Cup in Hamburg in 1996 (not sure the date) is a classic.
I had the privilege of watching his last professional single match at the Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne. Lost to Safin 7/6 6/0. In the same tournament he reached the doubles semifinals partnering with Gambill.
He was an hybrid between Safin and Nadal plus Sampras volleys.
it was hannover not hamburg*
his last professional match was wimbledon 1999 vs rafter*