Boris Becker insists diplomatic passport is genuine

Photo of Boris Becker insists diplomatic passport is genuine

Former tennis star says he received document from Central African Republic’s ambassador

Former world No 1 tennis player Boris Becker has insisted he has a genuine diplomatic passport from the Central African Republic after officials dismissed it as a fake.

The retired German tennis star, who claims his role as an attache to the EU gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in the UK, told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “I have received this passport from the ambassador. I have spoken to the president on many occasions. It was an official inauguration. I believe the documents they are giving me must be right.”

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