What an interesting career! He has to be the best player to never finish a year ranked #1. Although, many would say he was in 1989.
I find it remarkable that for 11 consecutive years (1986-1996), Becker was at least as high as #4 at some point during the year. By comparison, Sampras had 10 consecutive years achieving this. Federer will equal 11 consecutive years in 2013.