Wimbledon was cancelled this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, tennis fans can still relive some classic matches over the next two weeks, courtesy of the BBC.
The broadcaster holds the rights to the famous tournament in the UK.
But with no action this year, a series of classic Wimbledon programming will be aired in its place.
In 1985, Boris Becker burst onto the scene as an unknown 17-year-old.
He fought his way through the men’s draw to set up a clash with Kevin Curren in the final.
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Who won the 1985 Wimbledon final?
The 1985 final was won by Becker in four sets.
The young German sealed the trophy with a 6–3, 6–7, 7–6, 6–4 victory over Curren.
In doing so, Becker became the first unseeded player and the first of his nationality to win the Wimbledon singles title.
He also became the youngest ever male Grand Slam singles champion but this record would later be broken by Michael Chang at the 1989 French Open.
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Recalling his famous victory back in 2015, Becker told BBC Sport: “It was a very different emotion.
“I didn’t quite know what, I couldn’t grasp it, but I knew it was a life-changing moment.”
Also speaking on the 30th anniversary of the final, Curren told the Guardian the defeat to Becker was special memory, rather than a bitter one.
“He [Becker] always has a little dig at me about it,” said Curren.
“But it’s been a very special part of my life and the greatest tournament in tennis. I’m very grateful for the experiences I’ve had.”
How to re-watch the 1985 Wimbledon final
The classic final will be shown on BBC Two this afternoon.
Coverage will be presented by Clare Balding and runs from 1.30pm until 4.30pm.
Fans can also live stream the action via the iPlayer app and on the BBC website.
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Boris Becker at a glance
DOB: November 22, 1967
Born: Leimen, Germany
Turned pro: 1984
Win-Loss record: 713-214
Grand slam titles: 6
ATP tour titles: 43
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