Former world tennis number one Boris Becker has dropped his claim to have diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy.
The 51-year-old was declared bankrupt in 2017 however had delayed court proceedings after the Central African Republic appointed him as an attache.
But following a hearing in London he has abandoned his case and his bankruptcy has been extended indefinitely.
This means a planned auction of his trophies and memorabilia, which was previously put on hold, will now go ahead.
Becker’s claim of diplomatic immunity started a row in June when his lawyers said he was protected by the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
He said he had a passport at the embassy in Brussels however the CAR foreign minister and a presidential spokesman denied that such a document existed.
But a country’s embassy in Brussels acknowledged Becker’s passport, and a judge postponed proceedings.
It was confirmed by the republic that Becker was "in mission for our country and our embassy in the field of sport, culture and humanitarian affairs."
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