Call for return of Boris Becker’s missing trophies.
Following the appointment of Mark Ford, Finbarr O’Connell and Gil Lemon, of Smith & Williamson LLP, as joint trustees of the bankruptcy estate of Mr Boris Becker on 21 August 2017, Mr Becker has assisted the joint trustees to collect some of the trophies and other memorabilia that he had amassed during his long and illustrious professional tennis career, all of which have subsequently vested in his joint trustees following his bankruptcy for the benefit of his bankruptcy creditors.
However, a number of the trophies of Mr Becker’s career are unaccounted for as Mr Becker is unable to recollect where they are located and various tennis institutions, including the All England Tennis Club, the German Tennis Federation, the US Tennis Association, Tennis Australia and the International Tennis Hall of Fame, do not appear to be holding the missing trophies.
Mr Becker and his bankruptcy trustees are therefore issuing a joint appeal to the public for any information that may assist with locating Mr Becker’s missing trophies, which include the trophies for his victories at the Australian Open (winner’s trophies 1991 and 1996) and Wimbledon (winner’s trophy 1985, 1986, 1989; The President’s Challenge Cup 1985 and 1989; The Renshaw Cup 1989).
Anyone with any information relating to the whereabouts of the missing trophies, or any other memorabilia or other information of relevance to Mr Becker’s bankruptcy estate are encouraged to contact the joint trustees via email at BBEnquiries@smithandwilliamson.com.
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