German tennis legend Boris Becker hurt over marriage fallout

Aug 05, 2018, 13:30 IST | A Correspondent

German tennis great Boris Becker devastated that his relationship with ex-wife Lilly didn't last a lifetime

German tennis legend Boris Becker hurt over marriage fallout
Lilly amicably and Boris Becker

Former German tennis star Boris Becker, who announced his split from his wife Lilly amicably after 13 years of being together in May, has said that it is a 'shame' that his relationship didn't work.

Becker met Lilly in 2005, got married in Switzerland in 2009 and have son Amadeus, eight. Commenting on their divorce, Becker told Swiss newspaper Blick: "There were really better times. When you fall in love and get married, obviously you want to keep like this for a lifetime. It didn't work. It's always a shame, it hurts, it's unfortunate. Especially if you have a kid. But we are two sensible people and we will find a solution."

The former World No. 1, who announced he was bankrupt last year, has added that his financial condition isn't great like it was a decade ago. Commenting on the financial agreement, Becker explained: "Without any doubt, my wife will agree, but obviously everything needs to be right. And I can only pay for what I have. I have some money, but maybe not enough like 10 years ago." In 2001, Becker split with his first wife Barbara, after an eight-year marriage.

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