Boris Becker’s most memorable Wimbledon moments – 1989 glory
Number three in Boris Becker’s ten most memorable Wimbledon moments – this time is the 1989 final win over Stefan Edberg
Boris Becker has been telling GiveMeSport about his ten most memorable Wimbledon moments to commemorate the 2013 edition of the Championships.
We are now into the top three and number three is what Becker describes as his best Wimbledon final performance in 1989.
Stefan Edberg was the opponent once more and the SW19 rivalry between the two was in full swing, following on from the rain hit final in 1988 that saw the Swede come out on top.
Becker was determined to claim a third title at the All England Club and cruised through the early rounds without dropping a set; that is, before he met number one seed Ivan Lendl in the semi-final.
Many felt his chances in the final would be hit after the five-set epic against Lendl, where he had to come from 2-1 down to book his place opposite Edberg for a second time.
Predictions of fatigue were unfounded as Becker put on a breath-taking master class of grass court tennis against to outdo his opponent.
It was a painful defeat for the defending champion, as he had been beaten in the final of the French Open just week earlier by young American Michael Chang – that win broke Becker’s record for youngest Grand Slam winner.
The German was imperious in the first set and brushed Edberg aside to win 6-0 and, though the second set tie-break was close, there only ever looked like being one winner.
It was Becker’s third Wimbledon title and would be the last time he lifted the trophy.
You can watch Boris Becker talk about his Wimbledon title victory in the video above & click here to see his previous memorable moment.