More Sites
Search
NBL import faces big ban for shocking hitNBL import faces big ban for shocking hit Fans go nuts for ‘pitcher’ peanut vendorFans go nuts for ‘pitcher’ peanut vendor Coach says 'f--k you' to reporterCoach says 'f--k you' to reporter
advertisement
Most popular articles
Behind the scenesSpotted: When athletes
aren't being athletes
Wide World of Sports TV partners
Wide World of SportsCatch up with Ken Sutcliffe and the team on Wide World of Sports.Footy ClassifiedOur award winning panel tell it how it really is in the AFL world.AFL Footy ShowAustralia's favourite team takes you through the week in AFL.NRL Footy ShowFatty and the gang bring you an entertaining look at rugby league.
Man who discovered Becker, Graf, dies
AFP
09:00 AEST Thu Dec 6 2012

Boris Breskvar, the man who discovered German tennis stars Boris Becker and Steffi Graf, has died after a long illness, media reports said Wednesday. He was 70.

It was while he was trainer at Baden tennis club in Germany that Breskvar saw the potential of future Grand Slam winners Becker and Graf and nurtured their talent.

He was also responsible for developing other mainstays of the tennis circuit like Andrei Medvedev of Ukraine and Germany's Anke Huber.

"I am very sad to hear about the death of Boris Breskvar," Becker told German daily Bild.

"He was a passionate trainer, very disciplined, tough but fair," said the former world number one and six-time Grand Slam winner who became the youngest ever Wimbledon champion at the age of 17.

Becker started training with the Slovenian around the age of six and later turned professional in 1984, under the guidance of Romanian-born coach Guenther Bosch.

Breskvar, who also captained Slovenia's national team in the Davis Cup for many years and set up a tennis academy in Ljubljana with his son, had undergone brain surgery on several occasions in 2007.

According to his wife Karmen, he died in a nursing home.


You need the latest version of Flash Player.
Enjoy the most vivid content on the web
Watch video without extra features
Interact with applications on your favourite sites
Upgrade now