Vastavam web: Former German tennis star Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a court in London after failing to pay a “substantial” long-standing debt since 2015. Laywers for the the three-time Wimbledon champion pleaded with a Bankruptcy Court registrar today to allow Becker a “last chance” to pay off the debt.”One has the impression of a man with his head in the sand,” she said of the six-time major winner after making the bankruptcy order following a brief hearing.
The bankruptcy application was made by private bankers Arbuthnot Latham & Co in connection with a judgment debt owed them by Becker dating back to 2015.His advocate told the registrar his instructions from Becker were that it was expected the deal would be approved by a Spanish bank in approximately one month.
Becker’s advocate said his client was not likely to benefit from bankruptcy and it could have an adverse effect on his “image”.She added: “It is not often the case that a professional person has a judgment (debt) outstanding against them since October 2015. This is a historic debt.”