German tennis legend Boris Becker, 52, has run into even worse financial problems.
Becker is a six-time grand slam champion and the youngest winner of the legendary Wimbledon ever. He won Wimbledon for the first time in 1985, at just 17 years old. In addition, the German won Wimbledon in 1986 and 1989.
Becker was placed in personal bankruptcy in 2017. At the time, he was reportedly owed € 61 million.
The downturn in Becker began in 1999 after a career in tennis. In 2001, he divorced his first wife, Barbara. In the resignation, the tennis star lost about 15 million euros as well as a lavish home in Florida.
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On Thursday, Swedish Aftonbladet reported that now tennis legend's former business partner Hans-Dieter Cleven is demanding a brisk 37 million euros from Becker.
Cleven has claimed his borrowed money from Becker in the past.
- My client has never received the amount of money that Mr. Cleven is claiming back. Thus, his allegations remain unfounded, Becker’s attorney Christian-Oliver Moser argues.
In February 2020, Becker was filmed in the Football Champions League match Chelsea - Bayern Munich along with his son Elias Becker.
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Aftonbladet also says that last year it turned out that Becker had kept € 534,000 a secret when he was sentenced to bankruptcy in 2017.
Thus, the financial constraints on Becker were extended for 12 years. During that time, Becker will not be allowed to serve in corporate management positions or borrow significant sums of money.