‘Becker Wrecker’ dies after illness
Australian Peter Doohan, who famously upset Boris Becker at Wimbledon, has died at the age of 56, Tennis Australia said on Saturday. Doohan, dubbed the 'Becker Wrecker' after defeating two-time defending champion Becker at Wimbledon in 1987, passed away from motor neurone disease diagnosed just nine weeks ago. Doohan reached a career-high world ranking of 43 and won five titles. Becker paid tribute to Doohan, who knocked out the German defending champion, 7-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon's history. "My heartfelt condolences to the family of #PeterDoohan! The tennis fraternity lost a great guy and wonderful player," Becker said on social media.