During BBC Wimbledon coverage, Boris Becker was hit TWICE by Matteo Berretini’s serve.
Boris Becker found himself in the firing line during Sunday’s Wimbledon final.
After being smacked twice by Matteo Berretini’s serve just minutes before the start of the Wimbledon final, Boris Becker was compelled to take evasive measures. Berrettini and Novak Djokovic had both arrived at Centre Court for their final warm-up before the final began.
Meanwhile, Becker had sat behind Djokovic’s side of the court with BBC’s Sue Barker to preview the men’s match.
The three-time Wimbledon champion was about to say who he felt would win the tournament this afternoon when he was interrupted.
However, he was interrupted when a ball flew towards him, only the netting preventing it from reaching him.
As the ball appeared to make contact with Becker, he looked shocked, and a second came down seconds later in the same position.
Berrettini was warming up on his serve and had definitely found his area, and Barker and Becker were amused.
“I believe that’s a 134 mph serve headed our way, Boris,” she joked.
Becker then attempted to assist the ballboy in retrieving the two balls that had been entangled in the net.
Barker inquired, “Are you going to be the ballboy out on Centre Court?”
After the balls were cleared, the two were able to rapidly recover from the slight setback.
And Barker went back to her original question about who Becker was rooting for and what the outcome would be.
He said, “I admire both guys, but I have to stay impartial.”
“But I’m a realist, and I know a little bit about the game, so I’m going with Novak in four.”