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Boris Becker shows that Emma Raducanu problems have always existed in tell-all documentary

Boris Becker’s new documentary is proof that Emma Raducanu isn’t the first teenage Grand Slam champion to deal with a sudden onset of pressure and expectation.



Boris Becker’s life has been detailed in a new documentary set to drop on Friday. It details everything from the German’s surprise Wimbledon victory at 17 right up until he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for charges relating to his bankruptcy. But some of the struggles from earlier in his career show a pattern that Emma Raducanu has become wrapped up in, as Becker details the overnight scrutiny that young, sudden Grand Slam champions face.



Becker is the subject of a two-part Apple TV+ documentary titled Boom! Boom! The World vs Boris Becker, being released on 7 April. The former world No 1 reflects on his life and career right up until his sentencing last year, and includes insight into his overnight fame after winning Wimbledon in 1985 as an unseeded teenager.





Now 55, Becker explains how he was thrust into the spotlight and had his life changed, receiving extra scrutiny and constantly hitting headlines in Germany. And it echoes a path that British No 1 Raducanu has been on since winning the 2021 US Open as a qualifier – the first in tennis history to lift a Grand Slam title.

The Bromley native was just 18 when she made history and is still only 20, and has been unable to win a title since her unprecedented victory. Raducanu has struggled with multiple injuries since and gone through five coaches in 18 months – things she has often been criticised for.


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