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Tennis: Bankrupt Boris Becker pleads for help in hunt for missing trophies

Agence France Presse ^ | 1/24/2018 | Staff

Posted on 01/24/2018 11:20:40 AM PST by simpson96

Edited on 01/24/2018 11:51:38 AM PST by Admin Moderator.[history]

LONDON (AFP) – Bankrupt former tennis star Boris Becker on Wednesday (Jan 24) appealed for help in tracking down five missing Grand Slam trophies which he needs to sell to help pay off his debts.

The German shook up the tennis world at Wimbledon in 1985 when, as an unseeded player, he became the then youngest-ever male Grand Slam champion at the age of 17, defending the trophy the following year.

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KEYWORDS:borisbecker; germany; novakdjokovic; unitedkingdom

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1posted on 01/24/2018 11:20:40 AM PSTby simpson96

To: simpson96

I have no idea what Becker’s problem actually is, but the first thing that came to my mind is: “Cocaine is a helluva drug.” — Rick James.

2posted on 01/24/2018 11:23:02 AM PSTby ClearCase_guy(Benedict McCain is the worst traitor ever to wear the uniform of the US military.)

To: simpson96

Looks like he’s going to have to go out and get a job.

3posted on 01/24/2018 11:23:28 AM PSTby DIRTYSECRET(urope. Why do they put up with this.)

To: simpson96

Sorry Boris but I’ve got my own problems.

4posted on 01/24/2018 11:24:58 AM PSTby Eddie01(Stormy Kromer)

To: simpson96

You could whore yourself out?

Little bit of getting used to, but bein’ a pro tennis player and all…

5posted on 01/24/2018 11:27:09 AM PSTby Eddie01(Stormy Kromer)

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6posted on 01/24/2018 11:27:43 AM PSTby laweeks

To: laweeks

And didn’t he become a citizen of Monaco while he was a pro, to dodge Germany’s taxes?

7posted on 01/24/2018 11:30:21 AM PSTby simpson96

To: ClearCase_guy

Becker admits to a history of alcohol and drug abuse, and having to pay off ex-girlfriends, including a huge paternity payout, along with bad investments have done him in financially.

8posted on 01/24/2018 11:30:34 AM PSTby jjotto(“Ya could look it up!”)

To: simpson96

How do you blow through $25 million in a few years? Most won’t have a million their entire lives.

9posted on 01/24/2018 11:31:33 AM PSTby Terry Mross(Liver spots And blood thinners..)

To: simpson96
amassing more than US$25 million in prize money.

And most stars make ten times that in media deals.

10posted on 01/24/2018 11:32:54 AM PSTby 1Old Pro

To: ClearCase_guy

I had an uncle who worked with Agassi back in the 90’s back in FL. He told me Andre was a cheapskate, Sampras was quiet yet an ahole and Becker spent money like crazy. Told me McEnroe may talk a lot but he was super nice if he knew you for a time.

11posted on 01/24/2018 11:32:56 AM PSTby beergarden

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12posted on 01/24/2018 11:33:20 AM PSTby Bullish(Whatever it takes to MAGA)

To: simpson96

$25 million? Bankrupt? Sorry,does not compute.

13posted on 01/24/2018 11:33:21 AM PSTby Gay State Conservative(Remember: All Cultures Are Equal!)

To: simpson96

He should hire OJ who has experience in getting his sports stuff back.

14posted on 01/24/2018 11:33:43 AM PSTby VietVet876

To: Terry Mross

Uncle Sam should help everyone get to their first half-million. Then they’re on their own. They will be smart enough to know that it’s not really that much.

15posted on 01/24/2018 11:34:21 AM PSTby DIRTYSECRET(urope. Why do they put up with this.)

To: simpson96

Maybe his wife’s got them?

16posted on 01/24/2018 11:34:36 AM PSTby Cowboy Bob

To: ClearCase_guy
I have no idea what Becker’s problem actually is…

HERE is how it happened. Divorce, over-extension on luxury real estate, failed business ventures. And a stint as a professional poker player? Blew through 63 million bucks. Damn.

17posted on 01/24/2018 11:35:02 AM PSTby Billthedrill

To: simpson96

They’re not at my house. Does that help you out, Boris?

18posted on 01/24/2018 11:36:48 AM PSTby Repealthe17thAmendment

To: simpson96

They’re always in the last place you look. I had the same problem with my Medal of Honor and four Nobel peace prizes…

19posted on 01/24/2018 11:37:35 AM PSTby Jagman

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; …

Thanks simpson96. The light that drinks twice as hard burns half as long, and Boris…

20posted on 01/24/2018 11:38:04 AM PSTby SunkenCiv(,,

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