Boris Becker leaves function at German Tennis Federation

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HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Tennis nice Boris Becker mentioned Wednesday he’s stepping down from a place overseeing youth growth and the Davis Cup group on the German Tennis Federation.

The six-time main winner mentioned he now not had sufficient time to do the job that he began in 2017.

Becker has been charged in London over accusations he hid belongings together with two Wimbledon trophies, actual property and financial institution accounts throughout chapter proceedings. He might face a number of years in jail if convicted.

As head of males’s tennis in Germany he visited academies, watched youth tournaments and was in total cost of the Davis Cup operation. He’ll depart the publish on the finish of the 12 months.

“Sadly I presently don’t have the time to proceed doing this in depth work,” Becker mentioned in a press release on the federation web site. Nevertheless, he added that he might return to the federation sooner or later “to tackle an excellent bigger activity … if the chance arises.”

The federation mentioned that Davis Cup captain Michael Kohlmann will tackle Becker’s tasks.

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