Tennis legend Boris Becker auctions grand slam trophies to pay back debt

The Hush Post|10:42am| 1-min-read
German tennis star Boris Becker is auctioning his trophies and personal souvenirs to clear his debts. The trophies will be auctioned online from Monday by British firm Wyles Hardy.
82 items including medals, cups, watches and photographs are up for sale. The sale will end on July 11.Image result for Boris BeckerThe trophies on sale include a replica of a Challenge Cup awarded to Becker following one of his Wimbledon wins, and the three-quarter size replica of the Renshaw Cup presented after he became the youngest ever Grand Slam singles champion.
The six-times Grand Slam winner, nicknamed “Boom Boom” Becker won 49 titles and more than 20 million euros in prize money during his career.He was the youngest winner in Wimbledon’s history who claimed the first of three titles aged just 17.
He now focuses on his tennis activities, particularly commentating. The 51-yr-old German champion Boris Becker was declared bankrupt in 2017.
In June 2018, he claimed he had diplomatic status and therefore immunity, thus stopping the sale of his trophies and personal souvenirs at the last minute.
He had claimed that he had been appointed by the President of the Central African Republic as a sporting, cultural and humanitarian “attache” to the European Union.
But the Central African Ministry of Foreign Affairs replied that the passport brandished by Becker was a fake one, coming from a batch of “blank passports stolen in 2014”.

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