Boris Franz Becker (German pronunciation: ; born 22 November 1967) is a German former world No. 1 professional tennis player. He was successful from the start of his career, winning the first of his six major singles titles at age 17. He also won five year-end championships, 13 Masters Series titles and an Olympic gold medal in doubles. Tennis magazine ranked him the 11th best male player of the period 1965–2005.
At times Becker struggled with his early success and fame, and his personal life has been turbulent. Since his playing career ended, he has engaged in numerous ventures, including coaching Novak Djokovic for three years, and working in the field of poker. After facing bankruptcy proceedings, he claimed to be the Central African Republic sport and culture attaché to the EU since April 2018. This, however, was later denied by officials from the African nation, who argued that Becker's passport was part of a batch stolen in 2014.