The three-time Wimbledon winner Boris Becker has denied a deliberate deception of the authorities about the whereabouts of his tennis trophies. Prosecutor Rebecca Chalkley had accused the 54-year-old in his trial to have the financial officials “led around the nose” when he claimed to know nothing about the location of many trophies. This statement is “not correct,” Becker said on Monday.
Becker had previously stated that “many” of his trophies would be missing him. This is hardly imaginable, Chalkley replied in the London court Southwark Crown Court.
Among the cups, which Becker should not have passed as agreed after his bankruptcy 2017, the trophies for two of his three Wimbledon individual titles as well as his Olympiagold in the double of 1992 and the winners of the Australian Open of 1991 and 1996.
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Becker, who won six Grand Slam tournaments in his sports career, is accused of a lack of cooperation in his insolvency proceedings. At a conviction, the election London threatens up to seven years imprisonment. He rejects the allegations.