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Becker to seek British citizenship

2015-06-10 22:21
Boris Becker (AFP)

London - Boris Becker says he enjoys living in Wimbledon so much that he's going to apply for British citizenship at some point in the future.

Interviewed on BBC television, the German six-time Grand Slam champion said on Wednesday that he and his family "love Wimbledon a lot; people treat us with respect." He described the west London district and home of the tennis championships as his "professional home" for 30 years and "my private home for the last couple of years."

Asked if he would apply to become a British citizen, Becker says "eventually I'm sure we'll ask for it."

Currently a coach for Novak Djokovic, Becker won the Wimbledon title three times - in 1985, 1986 and 1989. He also won two Australian Open titles and the 1989 US Open.

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