Eurosport has won Boris Becker as an expert and co-commentator for its live tennis coverage.
The six-time Grand Slam winner will analyse the Australian Open exclusively for the sports channel’s German viewers on free-to-air TV from January 16-29, 2017. Becker will focus on the stories surrounding the national and international tennis stars including last year’s winner Angelique Kerber and accompany the main games as a co-commentator.
“I want to show tennis fans in Germany the highlights and particularly the special flair and great atmosphere of this Grand Slam I won twice,” said Becker. “And I’m, of course, very excited to see whether our number one, Angelique Kerber, but also Novak Djokovic will be able to defend their titles in Melbourne.”
Susanne Aigner-Drews, managing director of Eurosport’s parent company Discovery Networks Deutschland, added: “Boris Becker is one of the biggest idols of German sports history and we are very proud to welcome such a sports legend in our expert team.”
In the UK, Becker is already known as a TV expert: Since 2003, he has been analysing the Wimbledon tennis tournament for the BBC on a regular basis.