Boris Becker declared bankrupt by British judge

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Boris Becker won six majors during his tennis career, but the 49-year-old was declared bankrupt by a British court.
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Three-time Wimbledon champ Boris Becker was declared bankrupt at a hearing in London on Wednesday.

Becker’s attorneys had sought a one-month extension at the hearing, but Registrar Christine Derrett cited that there was no credible evidence to show Becker would be able to repay the “substantial” debt that dates back to October 2015.

“One has the impression of a man with his head in the sand,” said the registrar.

Becker, 49, who was born in Germany and lives in London, recently coached Novak Djokovic and has worked as a TV commentator. His legal team urged the judge to grant the extension, saying that he was in the process of refinancing a property that would raise about $6.68 million.

Becker’s attorney said his client was “not a sophisticated individual when it comes to finances,” and that bankruptcy was likely to have an adverse effect on Becker’s image.

“He should have thought about that a long time…

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