Cash-strapped tennis star Boris Becker has signed a deal to sell double glazing on TV for a German company.
The three-time Wimbledon champion, 50, is believed to have earned over £100million throughout his career, but was declared bankrupt last year over a £3.3million debt.
To help earn some extra money he has agreed to be the new face of German double glazing firm Fenster 24.
Three-times Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, 50, is believed to have earned over £100million throughout his career, but was declared bankrupt last year over a £3.3million debt
He is allegedly getting £120,000 for promoting the company’s products on TV and social media, reports The Sun.
A source told the newspaper the sporting legend is ‘quite embarrassed’ about the whole thing, but is ‘open’ to other similar offers.
They said: ‘Boris never expected to find himself selling double glazing and is quite embarrassed. But he needs money and it has to come from somewhere.
‘He’s far more open to offers than ever before. He’s told pals he might make personal appearances at dinner parties if the fees are good enough.
‘For a man who once presided over lavish dinner parties, it’s a real fall from grace.’
‘Fall from grace’: To help earn some extra money he has agreed to be the new face of German double glazing firm Fenster 24. Becker is pictured aged 17 after winning the Queen’s Cup in London in 1985
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Boris Becker for comment.
Mr Becker, who lives near the All England Club in Wimbledon, south west London, is believed to have debts totalling £54million.
Having paid out hefty sums on failed business ventures, large houses, sports cars and fine artwork, he was also forced to pay £2million child maintenance for his daughter Anna after a brief fling with her mother, Russian model Angela Ermakova.
The twice-married star lost £10million and the £2million Florida home he shared with his first wife Barbara Feltus when they split in 2001.
Recently it was reported Mr Becker was trying to sell some of his old trophies and memorabilia from his tennis days, but struggled when he realised they were ‘unaccounted for’.
Pictured: Fenster 24 is a German double glazing firm, soon to be fronted by Boris Becker
Tennis institutions including the All England Tennis Club and the US Tennis Association and the International Tennis Hall of Fame, did not appear to be have the missing trophies, Mr Becker and his bankruptcy trustees said in a joint statement.
Late last year he insisted he was not bankrupt and the whole thing has been a ‘misunderstanding’.
Speaking to The Times in November, the former Tennis pro claimed the situation arose because of a dispute over the interest he owes.
He said: ‘I am in a position to settle to an amount that I owe. It’s a bit like if you go to a restaurant and order a chicken sandwich and a cola and the bill is £10,000.
‘I’d like to go over the bill with the restaurant owner and that chance hasn’t been given to me.
‘That’s why I call this a big misunderstanding. I’m not running away. I live in the middle of London. I’m not hiding.’
He is allegedly getting £120,000 for promoting the company’s products on TV and social media and is pictured at Wimbledon in his heyday