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Bankrupt Becker to auction trophies, personal souvenirs to pay off debt

One of the trophies incorporate an imitation of a Challenge Cup, which was granted to Becker post his Wimbledon wins, and the three-quarter measure replica of the Renshaw Cup

SNS | New Delhi | Updated :

In an attempt to pay off a major part of his debt, bankrupt German tennis player Boris Becker has opted to auction his coveted trophies and personal souvenirs from Monday. The auction will be facilitated online.

British firm Wyles Hardy will conduct the audition in association with Becker. As per reports, the tennis star is putting on auction as many as 82 items, including his medals, cups, watches and photos. The auction will end on 11 July, Thursday, Wyles Hardy declared on its site.

One of the trophies incorporate an imitation of a Challenge Cup, which was granted to Becker post his Wimbledon wins, and the three-quarter measure replica of the Renshaw Cup obtained after he turned into the youngest ever Grand Slam singles champion.

In the meantime, Becker’s Wimbledon finalist award from 1990, when he was beaten by Swede Stefan Edberg will likewise be available to anyone who is ready to bid at the auction.

The 51-year-old was announced bankrupt in 2017. However, reports propose that even an auction won’t enable him to dispose of his obligation which is more than millions of pounds. Becker, a six-time Grand Slam champion won 49 titles and more than 20 million euros in prize money during his tennis career.