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Boris Becker accused of failing to surrender Wimbledon trophies

The German pleaded not guilty to all counts during his appearance at Southwark Crown Court. Becker has allegedly concealed property holdings and more than 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) held in bank accounts.
File photo of Boris Becker.(Reuters)
File photo of Boris Becker.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 06:53 PM IST
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London | By Associated Press

Becker applauds Osaka protest over racial injustice

The 22-year-old’s move prompted the WTA Tour and ATP Tour to pause the tournament for a day as a show of support.
Tennis - Australian Open - Third Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 24, 2020. Japan's Naomi Osaka looks dejected after the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/Files(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Third Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 24, 2020. Japan's Naomi Osaka looks dejected after the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/Files(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 10:20 PM IST
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LONDON | By Reuters

‘Boris Becker is a bigger doughnut than I thought,’ Kyrgios in war of words with tennis legend over Zverev’s partying video

Zverev said last week he would self-isolate after playing in Novak Djokovic’s ill-fated Adria Tour exhibition tournament in Serbia and Croatia, which had to be abandoned after numerous players tested positive for COVID-19.
Nick Kyrgios and Boris Becker.(Reuters/Getty)
Nick Kyrgios and Boris Becker.(Reuters/Getty)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 07:33 PM IST
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Boris Becker does not rule out a return to coaching

During his stint with Becker, Djokovic won six Grand Slam titles. After they parted ways, Becker was named by the German tennis federation as head of men’s tennis, a position he holds today.
Boris Becker is awarded with the international tennis hall of fame ring to honour his career.(REUTERS)
Boris Becker is awarded with the international tennis hall of fame ring to honour his career.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 01:58 PM IST
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MUMBAI | By Reuters

Becker lends support to Federer’s ATP-WTA merger idea

Becker also lauded the 20-time Grand Slam champion for coming up with the idea at time when the entire world is reeling from the effect of coronavirus.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)
Updated on May 01, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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London | By Indo Asian News Service

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic will not ease up in quest to be greatest, says Boris Becker

Can Novak Djokovic overtake Roger Federer in all-time Grand Slam winners list?(AFP)
Can Novak Djokovic overtake Roger Federer in all-time Grand Slam winners list?(AFP)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 11:36 AM IST
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Novak Djokovic reaches 11th Wimbledon quarter-final, to meet David Goffin next

Novak Djokovic took advantage of 34 unforced errors to win 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 on No. 1 Court and set up a meeting with David Goffin.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his fourth round match against France's Ugo Humbert.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his fourth round match against France's Ugo Humbert.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 09, 2019 02:44 PM IST
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London | By Associated Press

Boris Becker auctions trophies to pay off debts

The youngest winner in Wimbledon’s history, who claimed the first of three titles aged just 17, is auctioning off 82 items including medals, cups, watches and photographs.
File image of Boris Becker(REUTERS)
File image of Boris Becker(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 10:37 AM IST
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London | By AFP

Thiem blasts Serena ‘bad personality’ in Roland Garros press conference row

Austria’s Thiem, the fourth seed in the men’s event and the 2018 runner-up, was conducting his post-match press obligations after reaching the last 16 late on Saturday.
Austria's Dominic Thiem(REUTERS)
Austria's Dominic Thiem(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 03, 2019 03:06 PM IST
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Paris | By AFP

Paes, Bhupathi, Sania need to work together for growth of Indian tennis: Becker

Becker has also backed an in-form Novak Djokovic to chase Roger Federer’s record 20 Grand Slam titles and said the Serbian’s best chance to achieve the feat is in the next two years.
File picture of Boris Becker(REUTERS/Neil Hall/Files)
File picture of Boris Becker(REUTERS/Neil Hall/Files)
Updated on Feb 18, 2019 05:24 PM IST
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Monaco | By PTI

Alexander Zverev so proud after ‘astonishing’ finale in London

Zverev became only the fourth player to beat Federer and Djokovic back-to-back in the semi-final and final of the same tournament.
Alexander Zverev reacts during the final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(Action Images via Reuters)
Alexander Zverev reacts during the final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 08:58 AM IST
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London | By Reuters

Stand tall, as a team and a nation: Life lessons from sports | Opinion

A no-minority French team would probably have not even made it to the final stages of the tournament. In today’s India, this should be our biggest lesson. Together, we stand tall, as a team and as a nation. Divided, we become small and are destined to fail.
Serena Williams, after she lost the Wimbledon final to Germany’s Angelique Kerber, in London, July 14, 2018(AP)
Serena Williams, after she lost the Wimbledon final to Germany’s Angelique Kerber, in London, July 14, 2018(AP)
Updated on Jul 21, 2018 06:54 PM IST
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Michael Stich, Helena Sukova to join International Tennis Hall of Fame

Michael Stich and Helena Sukova will be enshrined Saturday in ceremonies at the ATP Hall of Fame Classic in the sporting showplace at Newport, Rhode Island.
Michael Stich won his only Grand Slam singles crown at Wimbledon in 1991, downing countryman Boris Becker in straight sets in the final.(Getty Images)
Michael Stich won his only Grand Slam singles crown at Wimbledon in 1991, downing countryman Boris Becker in straight sets in the final.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 19, 2018 12:13 PM IST
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New York | By Agence France-Presse

Boris Becker denies claims Central African Republic diplomatic passport is ‘fake’

Boris Becker claimed that his role as Central African Republic’s attache to the European Union on sporting, cultural and humanitarian affairs gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in Britain.
Boris Becker claimed diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in Britain as an ambassador for the Central African Republic.(AFP)
Boris Becker claimed diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in Britain as an ambassador for the Central African Republic.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 09:32 AM IST
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Boris Becker’s diplomatic passport is ‘fake’, according to Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) authorities said that Boris Becker’s diplomatic passport is ‘fake’ and it does not carry the signature or the stamp of the country’s foreign minister - Charles Armel Doubane.
Boris Becker, 50, was declared bankrupt by a British court in 2017 in connection to a debt to private bankers.(REUTERS)
Boris Becker, 50, was declared bankrupt by a British court in 2017 in connection to a debt to private bankers.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 04:04 PM IST
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Boris Becker’s diplomatic immunity claim in bankruptcy battle contested

The German thrice Wimbledon champion claims immunity after taking up a role with the Central African Republic (CAR), but the nation’s deputy foreign minister has ruled out that privilege.
Boris Becker, 50, was declared bankrupt by a British court in 2017 in connection to a debt to private bankers Arbuthnot Latham & Co.M(Reuters)
Boris Becker, 50, was declared bankrupt by a British court in 2017 in connection to a debt to private bankers Arbuthnot Latham & Co.M(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 06:02 PM IST
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Tennis great Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in bankruptcy case

Lawyers for Boris Becker, a former world number one tennis player, lodged a claim on Thursday in the UK’s High Court asserting immunity after he was appointed a sports attache for the Central African Republic in April.
Boris Becker, who won six Grand Slams in the 1980s and 90s, was declared bankrupt by a London court in June 2017 for failing to pay a long-standing debt.(REUTERS)
Boris Becker, who won six Grand Slams in the 1980s and 90s, was declared bankrupt by a London court in June 2017 for failing to pay a long-standing debt.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 11:41 AM IST
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