Tennis star Boris Becker’s memorabilia attracts almost £700k at auction


An auction of trophies and personal memorabilia belonging to German tennis legend Boris Becker has attracted almost £700,000 in bids.

Becker auctioned off his trophies to pay off the debts he owes after being declared bankrupt two years ago.

The highest bid was £150,250 for a full-size sterling silver replica of the US Open trophy that Becker won in 1989 against Ivan Lendl.

Also up for sale were tennis rackets; shoes and clothes that he wore on the court; a watch gifted to him by Novak Djokovic, whom Becker used to coach; and a certificate commemorating his doubles gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

All of the 82 lots were sold during the auction, for a total of around £687,000.

Auctioneers Wyles Hardy & Co said nearly 500 participants from 32 countries signed up for the auction, with some even bidding from the audiences at Wimbledon.


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