Boris Becker accused of not handing over tennis trophies to pay debts

jrepac

Hall of Fame
I saw this as well...supposedly he withheld them. I think forcing him to sell them for money is pretty awful. His business ventures were a disaster....far worse than Borg's (who were pretty bad too). It's shame. But like anything, what are these guys supposed to do when they leave the game? Coach? Commentary? Open a tennis school? A restaurant? A casino? (Connors did the latter...bad move).
 

acintya

Legend
I saw this as well...supposedly he withheld them. I think forcing him to sell them for money is pretty awful. His business ventures were a disaster....far worse than Borg's (who were pretty bad too). It's shame. But like anything, what are these guys supposed to do when they leave the game? Coach? Commentary? Open a tennis school? A restaurant? A casino? (Connors did the latter...bad move).
play poker like Becker :D
 

encylopedia

Professional
boris doesnt seem like the most honest abe so im guessing hes guilty...?
question for me is how easy theyll go on him..
Bingo....I was just saying this to some....people with connections to the pro game. Even they didn't realize the extent of his antics....the "diplomatic immunity"....hiding properties and investments from the bankruptcy court..... honestly, he's lucky he's not in jail already. He blew through 130+million, racking up huge debts, and he's still playing bizarre games repeatedly. I've always had the impression he's a decent guy and reasonably thoughtful....what is he thinking?? I hope he pulls it together.

A guy like Boris - with all the goodwill and contacts he woudl have, can still make oodles of money in numerous ways, if he just gets his act together.
 

encylopedia

Professional
I hope he is hiding them.
It's such a disgrace that a champion of his caliber needs to sell his trophies.
I know he's been ludicrous with his money, but still let him keep those wimbly trophies !

Really? It is a shame, but it's his shame. He has a lot of wealthy friends, he spent money in ways people report to be incredibly extravagant. He did all of this to himself. In a world with billions in true hardship - through no fault of their own, where ordinary people have to sell their valuables when declaring bankruptcy....you really think he should get to cheat?
 

encylopedia

Professional
I saw this as well...supposedly he withheld them. I think forcing him to sell them for money is pretty awful. His business ventures were a disaster....far worse than Borg's (who were pretty bad too). It's shame. But like anything, what are these guys supposed to do when they leave the game? Coach? Commentary? Open a tennis school? A restaurant? A casino? (Connors did the latter...bad move).
um.....Besides having had a massive fortune - Boris has parachutes like few in society could ever dream of having. His celebrity, his wealthy friends, the business oportunities...... He's not like the average tour player in history (thousands of them) who after leaving the tour have little to moderate amounts of money, and have to find a new gig (and most do).

If he cares that much, he should sell his 10 million dollar Wimbledon home, or his home in Switzerland....or his flat in London (not the London house)....or that monstrous debacle in Mallorca.... of course the court is on to the Chelsea flat and the two German properties now..... I mean THIS guy.....

The truth is....he's trying to get out of his huge debts, while cheating and concealing as much as possible.....
 

galain

Hall of Fame
Yeah - I find the whole thing a bit sad to be honest.
Sad that Becker was less than honest and now the courts are onto him for his trophies, and sad that he even got to that point in his life when he really could have just as easily gone the other way financially.

He is a beloved figure in Germany though. I can't see him ever being out of work if he needs it - at least over here.
 

jrepac

Hall of Fame
um.....Besides having had a massive fortune - Boris has parachutes like few in society could ever dream of having. His celebrity, his wealthy friends, the business oportunities...... He's not like the average tour player in history (thousands of them) who after leaving the tour have little to moderate amounts of money, and have to find a new gig (and most do).

If he cares that much, he should sell his 10 million dollar Wimbledon home, or his home in Switzerland....or his flat in London (not the London house)....or that monstrous debacle in Mallorca.... of course the court is on to the Chelsea flat and the two German properties now..... I mean THIS guy.....

The truth is....he's trying to get out of his huge debts, while cheating and concealing as much as possible.....
I would think that eventually, the govt. would track down and take possession of his various homes, no? There is no shortage of famous, wealthy celebritites who have blown it all on bad investments. OR perhaps turned it over to 'advisors' who frittered it away. So, I have a bit of sympathy for Boris. At least let the guy keep his trophies and some self respect.
 
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