His divorces, business ventures and jokey punditry are scorned in his country of birth. Yet, for the erstwhile darling of Wimbledon, bankruptcy is unlikely to be game, set and match

Three decades ago, Boris Becker was wooing the world with his flamboyant tennis, which involved flinging himself dangerously around the court, diving headlong for volleys and delivering killer serves that earned him the nickname “Boom Boom”.

But the erstwhile darling of Wimbledon, who, as an unseeded 17-year-old in 1985 became its youngest-ever champion, has suffered a spectacular fall from grace after being declared bankrupt.

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