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Boris Becker’s most memorable Wimbledon moments – Stich agony

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The Wimbledon 2013 draw was made today and set up some juicy potential match ups for the latter stages of the tournament, with Rafael Nadal and reigning champion Roger Federer likely to meet in the quarter-finals.

Andy Murray is the likely opponent for the winner of that clash, meanwhile Novak Djokovic will be relieved that he will not be meeting any other members of the ‘big four’ until the final.

Boris Becker is used to the big occasion at the All England Club and he is accustomed to heartbreak on Centre Court.

The latest in the series of Becker’s ten most memorable Wimbledon moments was the day he appeared in his fourth consecutive final, but not against his biggest rival at the time, Swede Stefan Edberg.

Edberg was beaten over four sets in the semi-final by an up and coming German star in Michael Stich, which sparked a rivalry the media would bill as the ultimate clash of styles at the time.

Not necessarily in terms of style, Stich was a physical specimen and, much like Becker, had a huge serve, but in terms of personality.

Whether this was bothering the elder of the two Germans or not, Stich proved the cooler of the two and Becker’s cries of frustration could be heard from afar.

A straight sets victory for Stich meant a second consecutive Wimbledon final disappointment for Becker and – a frustration that remains today.

See Boris Becker’s previous memorable moment here and watch some of Becker’s agony below…

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Boris Becker
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