Tennis

Becker's ex-business partner demands $41.4m payment

2017-07-05 07:21
Boris Becker (AFP)

Berlin - A former business partner of German tennis star Boris Becker, who was last month declared bankrupt, is demanding the payment of $41.4 million which he claims he is owned by the former world number one. 

Swiss businessman Hans-Dieter Cleven claims he is owed $41.4 million by Becker but did not reveal the origin of the sum. 

"After the recent decision by a court in London to declare Boris Becker bankrupt was made public, the former business partner of Boris Becker, entrepreneur Hans-Dieter Cleven felt obliged to enforce his demands in light of that procedure," law firm GHM Partners acting for Cleven said in a statement. 

Becker's lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser told German news agency DPA, that Cleven was "lobbying in public" to win an "unfounded claim". 

Becker - who won six Grand Slams in the 1980s and '90s; three Wimbledon, two Australian Open and one US Open title - has denied he is bankrupt and told the German press he can meet all his obligations. 

The 49-year-old is currently working as a television pundit during the Wimbledon championship in London.

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