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Becker de­nies charges

- Sports · Tennis · Crime · Wimbledon · Boris Becker · London · All England Open Badminton Championships · England · Insolvency Service · Southwark

Ten­nis: Ger­man ten­nis great Boris Becker pleaded not guilty yes­ter­day to charges that he had failed to hand over his grand slam tro­phies in or­der to set­tle his debts, the Press As­so­ci­a­tion re­ported.

The for­mer ten­nis player, who was de­clared bank­rupt in June 2017, is also ac­cused of not com­ply­ing with an obli­ga­tion to dis­close in­for­ma­tion.

Becker (52) pleaded not guilty to all the charges brought by the In­sol­vency Ser­vice when he made a 45­minute ap­pear­ance at South­wark Crown Court in Lon­don, the re­port said.

A 28­count in­dict­ment in­cludes fail­ing to hand over a sil­ver tro­phy from his maiden Wim­ble­don tri­umph in 1985 when he be­came the youngest men’s cham­pion at the All Eng­land Club at the age of 17.

Six­time grand slam win­ner Becker is also ac­cused of con­ceal­ing the 1989 Wim­ble­don tro­phy and his Aus­tralian Open tro­phies from 1991 and 1996.

He was told his trial would be listed to take place in Septem­ber 2021. — Reuters

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