Is this Boris Becker?

On Saturday night we were walking through Hyde Park in London.  I spied this gentleman and I couldn’t believe it.  I’m not one hundred percent positive, but I think it was Boris Becker.  What do you guys think?  For those who are unfamiliar with Becker, he’s a former World Number 1 tennis player from Germany.  When he was 17 he won Wimbledon, making him the youngest man to win Wimbledon.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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28 Responses to Is this Boris Becker?

  1. Sorry, can’t tell. Certainly could be though, based on some pictures I have seen in the past year.

  2. RightMotherhood says:

    I’m pretty certain it is. Well spotted!

  3. Skye says:

    I saw a picture of him with a woman who looked like the one next to him. It probably is 🙂 How exciting.

  4. niasunset says:

    Seems that he was… The lady made me sure to think like that 🙂 Should be his wife Lily! Nice captured one, Thank you dear TBM, with my love, nia

  5. Ooh, I don’t know, but how cool to spot him! 🙂

  6. Fergiemoto says:

    Hmmm…I hope you find out if it is really him.

  7. wolke205 says:

    For sure he is! Every German would tell you the same 😀 No doubt about 🙂

  8. IsobelandCat says:

    Certainly looks like him!

  9. Yes, I´m sure it´s him with his wife!

  10. Carl V. says:

    I think it definitely looks like him, and the age would be about right. I miss those days of tennis. I was a big fan of tennis at that time and watched it religiously on the telly.

    • TBM says:

      Do you ever want to get back into tennis? The Australian Open is coming up in January if you want to catch some matches. How’s the NFL season coming along?

      • Carl V. says:

        Oh I miss it at times, but to be honest there is just so much to fill the time. I do miss actually playing tennis and told my wife that this next year we need to get out and push our old bones around the court some.

      • TBM says:

        We are also trying to get motivated to hit the courts again and play. It is great exercise that is pretty entertaining. My serve is horrible! Maybe we can encourage each other. You got me to read Dune this year, maybe you can get me on the tennis courts.

  11. Jo Bryant says:

    It sure looks like him and his wife

  12. Robin says:

    Well spotted! 🙂

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