Tennis legend Boris Becker is selling his Wimbledon trophies ‘after racking up £44million in debt’

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BORIS Becker is selling his Wimbledon trophies amid claims his debts have hit £44million.

The BBC pundit, 49 — three-time champ in the 1980s — hopes his trio of silver gilt cups will net £1million.

 Boris Becker is claimed to have reached debts of £44million

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Boris Becker is claimed to have reached debts of £44million

The move comes months after the German tennis legend, once worth £30million, was declared bankrupt over £3million he owed a bank.

His debts are said to have since soared. A Swiss ex-business partner has gone to court demanding £31million.

The former ace was said to have reluctantly agreed to flog his trophies after accepting “the time for sentimentality has passed”.

A source close to him said: “Boris needed to find cash fast.

 Becker when he won the men's final at Wimbledon in 1989

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Becker when he won the men’s final at Wimbledon in 1989
 Boris Becker won Wimbledon at the age of just 17

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Boris Becker won Wimbledon at the age of just 17

“Selling his precious Wimbledon trophies was deemed the quickest way.”

Bad investments saw Becker’s fortune dwindle — and he paid millions to a Russian model he got pregnant in a London restaurant’s broom cupboard. Divorce from first wife Barbara cost him £10million. He was declared bankrupt in June and his £65,000 Maserati Ghibli S was carted away.

This week he was seen giving private coaching at the All England Club in South West London.

 Becker was declared bankrupt in London three months ago

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Becker was declared bankrupt in London three months ago
 Becker's lawyers have argued that he would be able to pay off his debt if he remortgaged his home in Majorca

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Becker’s lawyers have argued that he would be able to pay off his debt if he remortgaged his home in Majorca
 Boris Becker coached Novak Djokovic for two years

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Boris Becker coached Novak Djokovic for two years

A fan described him as “gaunt and unrecognisable”.

Bjorn Borg got around £300,000 when he sold his five Wimbledon trophies in 2006.

 The German tennis star won Wimbledon in 1985, 1986, and 1989

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The German tennis star won Wimbledon in 1985, 1986, and 1989
 Boris Becker is the youngest ever champion at the All-England club

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Boris Becker is the youngest ever champion at the All-England club
 Becker is known as one of the best serve-volley players of all time

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Becker is known as one of the best serve-volley players of all time
 Angela Ermakova took Boris Becker to the high court after conceiving his love child

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Angela Ermakova took Boris Becker to the high court after conceiving his love child
 Boris had to pay out £10million to his first wife Barbra when they divorced

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Boris had to pay out £10million to his first wife Barbra when they divorced

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