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German tennis great Boris Becker became the youngest men's champion in history with his victory at Wimbledon as a 17-year-old in 1985.
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Two years later he released his autobiography, The Player, in which he detailed his addiction to sleeping pills and a promiscuous encounter with a waitress in a restaurant, which led to the birth of an illegitimate child and his divorce.
Becker, who remarried in 2009 after proposing to Dutch model Sharlely "Lilly" Kerssenberg on a game show, has funneled his competitive juices into poker tournaments in recent years. In 2013,
he announced plans to form the International Premier Tennis League, a circuit involving mixed teams of top players.
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