March 11th, 2013
06:22 PM ET

CNN Football Club: Boris Becker answers your questions!

Boris Becker will be swapping the tennis court for the CNN FC studio (Getty Images).
Boris Becker will be swapping the tennis court for the CNN FC studio (Getty Images).

He is the youngest men’s Wimbledon singles champion of all time and a German tennis icon. But this week, Boris Becker is switching his attention from the court to the football pitch.

The Bayern Munich fanatic was Thursday’s guest on the CNN Football Club. The former world No. 1 was in the studio to discuss the week’s Champions League action, including his beloved Bayern’s last-16 second-leg match against Arsenal.

As well as Bayern, Becker has also been spotted in the stands at Stamford Bridge, home of last season's European champions Chelsea.

He also answered the questions you sent us, on tennis and football.

Would he swap any of his six grand slam titles for the chance to slip on the German national team shirt? Can Bayern live up to their billing and go on to win this season’s Champions League? Which footballer would make the best tennis player?

Don’t forget to tune in to the CNN Football Club on CNN International at 1700 GMT on Thursdays.

You can also have your say by following our @CNNFC Twitter account or visiting the show’s Facebook page.

soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Imran fariz

    How can Pep Guardiola improve the current Bayern Munich team? How much do you rate him as a manager?

    March 12, 2013 at 2:40 am | Reply
  2. Faizal

    Do you think this current team can overcome last years final defeat and clinch the champions league title?

    March 12, 2013 at 10:34 am | Reply
  3. Joaquin

    Do you think Bayern need to sign a big name like Suarez or Bale in the summer to continue on top and push for the Champions League?

    March 12, 2013 at 11:07 am | Reply
  4. fatcat

    Hi Boris! What was your happiest moment in your career and your saddest, if any?

    March 12, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Reply
  5. Rahul

    What do you think of the current generation of Tennis players as compared to the ones you played against during your era?

    March 12, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Reply
  6. Asmare

    Hello Mr. Becker. I am your admirer as it comes to tennis. What do you think world ranking of tennis players scheme is also applied to footballers and changes regularly like tennis. on top of that Which game do think is fun to watch from as spectator side? football or tennis?

    March 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Reply
  7. ReallyCool

    Is there an interface between tennis and football that you fantasize or do you treat the two sports as separate entities?

    March 12, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Reply
  8. Renee

    I had the pleasure to not only meet you but to have dinner with you in Hong Kong, although my husband has met you in many other locations. My husband, Paolo Cazzaro and I have always followed your career and we wish you only the best on your new adventure.

    March 12, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Reply
  9. Akin Thompson

    Are you also a Chelsea fan?

    March 12, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Reply
  10. John-Archer

    Hello M. Becker
    First, let me say that I am a great fan of yours, you fighting and ever respectful sportiv spirit, on and off the court.
    I would like to mention also your perfect serve.
    You were an amazing "ace machine"
    I believe that to this day it is still the best ever seen, even in comparison with Sampras and Ivanicevic.
    What would be your advice for an amateur tennis player who would like to improve his serve?
    Rgs,
    John

    March 13, 2013 at 12:40 am | Reply
  11. Neeraj Tyagi

    Hello Mr Becker,

    I was always amazed by your ability to play the "big" critical points and how you could hit the tape at will as it were in these pressure situations.

    How did you do it? What aspect of your mental make up allowed you to pull this off.

    Thanks and Regards
    Neeraj Tyagi

    March 13, 2013 at 6:15 am | Reply
  12. Sridhar G

    Hi Boris,

    I watched you winning your 1st wimbledon live and have been enchanted by your personality since then. I am the same age as you and feel like I know you, though I never met you.

    What are the most important life lessons you would like to pass on ?

    Regards
    Sridhar G

    March 13, 2013 at 11:46 am | Reply
  13. Imran Fariz

    Who has been the standout player for Bayern this season? Who is the one Dortmund player would you like to have at Bayern?

    March 14, 2013 at 2:21 am | Reply
  14. Kämpfi Gilbert

    Is there dopping in tennis? Looking at the top 20 players of ATP tour are there any signs of such?

    March 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Reply
  15. Felix Manyindo

    In 1998, to be precise, you said you will go into football coaching lessons so that one day you take the helm at FC Bayern Munich. How far have you gone with the plan?

    March 14, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Reply
  16. Stefan Oberdörfer

    Dear Mr. Becker, Servus Boris,

    I would like to invent new sports and I am thinking to create and to brand "Tennice": combination of tennis and icehockey: it's like tennis but played on the ice surface. Consequences are new moves, higher speed, more action ...

    What do you think about, dear Boris?

    Thank you very much

    Stefan from Augsburg, Germany

    March 16, 2013 at 10:32 am | Reply

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