>> Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker is claiming diplomatic immunity to fend off a bankruptcy case. The German former tennis number one is a sports envoy for the Central African Republic, or CAR. Becker was declared bankrupt by a British court in 2017 because of a debt to private bankers, and was recently pursued for more of his assets.
Now he's lodging the immunity claim at the High Court in London. Saying he was immensely proud of being appointed the CRA's Sports, Culture and Humanitarian attache to the EU in April. And that he hoped diplomatic immunity would end what he called a farce. The bankers, Arbuthnot Latham and Co, had no immediate comment.
Becker was the first German to win Wimbledon in 1985, later becoming a sports pundit and tennis coach.