Boris Becker

Becker can't find his trophies

The six-time Grand Slam winner told a London Court he would hand them over "tomorrow" if he had access to them, as a trial into his alleged failure to declare assets continues.

Mr Becker, 54, was declared bankrupt in 2017, with nine trophies and medals among assets he is accused of failing to declare.

He denies 24 charges against him.

The German former world number one told the court he has sold his properties to help fix his financial situation and he owned "lots" of trophies and memorabilia from his career, but some are now missing.

Tennis great Boris Becker in court over bankruptcy charges

The 54-year-old six times Grand Slam winner, who attended the opening day of his trial at Southwark Crown Court, faces 24 counts under the Insolvency Act relating to the period from May to October 2017.

Becker, a former world number one who won Wimbledon three times, denies the charges.

The trial is expected to last three weeks.

British media quoted prosecutor Rebecca Chalkley as saying Becker "acted dishonestly with regards to a number of his assets.

Boris Becker has lost his trophies

The 50-year-old German wants to sell the trophies to pay off his debts after he was declared bankrupt last year.

Two Australian Open trophies and three from Wimbledon are missing. He also is missing an Olympic gold medal.

"Mr Becker is unable to recollect where they are located," said a joint statement from Becker and his London-based bankruptcy trustees.

The All England Tennis Club, the German Tennis Federation, the US Tennis Association, Tennis Australia and the International Tennis Hall of Fame have said they do not have the trophies.