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Boris Becker’s most memorable Wimbledon moments – Domination continued

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Boris Becker has been telling GiveMeSport what his ten most memorable moments at the Championships and in second place is his second title.

After wowing the SW19 crowds with his unheralded win the year previous, Becker returned to Wimbledon in 1986 having a bit more publicity surrounding him.

The charismatic young German was already a favourite of the Wimbledon fans but his legend was secured after his triumphant returned as defending champion.

1986 was the year Centre Court got to see the best of Becker diving all over the place and hitting outrageous volleys.

He was in supreme form that year and dropped just two sets in the entire tournament.

World number one and tournament favourite Ivan Lendl was waiting in the final, but Becker was not going to be touched on a day when ‘Boom-Boom’ lived up to his nickname.

Big serving, great volleying and an unbelievable intensity meant Lendl could not pierce the younger man’s defences.

In the final game of the match, Becker won one of the most famous points in Wimbledon final history; he launched himself across the court to cut out a Lendl forehand, the ball clipped the net and Becker hit a backhand winner cross court while still on the floor.

If ever there was a sign it would be his day, that was it; Becker saw out the game and the match to win 6-3 6-3 7-5 for a second successive title – his post match comment summed it up perfectly:

"Centre Court just seems to be my court.”

Watch THAT point from the final below and click here to see Boris Becker’s previous memorable moment.

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