With Brett as a coach, the German tennis player won 18 titles on the ATP circuit, two of the Grand Slam in 1989 (Wimbledon and US Open), and reached number one in the world in January 1991
Australian Bob Brett, former coach of German Boris Becker, died of cancer on Tuesday at the age of 67, according to the ATP.
Brett coached Becker from November 1987 to January 1991, during which time the German tennis player had his most successful season in 1989 with the titles at Wimbledon and the US Open. A collaboration crowned shortly before its end with the world number 1 that reached on January 28, 1991.
In total, with Brett as a coach, Boris Becker racked up 18 titles on the ATP circuit.
Bob Brett, the organizer of various training camps, also led other Grand Slam winners such as the South African Johan Kriek, the Croatian Goran Ivanisevic, or even more recently his compatriot Marin Cilic and especially inspired other coaches, such as the French Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams’ coach.
“I am very saddened by the passing of Bob Brett, who I worked with for six years and who taught me a lot in my early years as a coach. He is one of the best coaches I have ever met. Rest in peace, ” Mouratoglou posted on social media.