The three-time Wimbledon champion is asserting diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings, as creditors chase him over a £54 million debt. However, his case rests on whether or not he has been duly appointed to the attache role, and that is a source… It may also be news to residents of the Central African Republic, as it emerged that Becker has never visited the country and his only public effort since his April appointment as “sporting, cultural and humanitarian affairs attache in the European Union” has been to wish his Twitter followers a “Happy Africa Day”. When Boris Becker announced that he had become a diplomat for the Central African Republic, it came as a surprise to tennis fans. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.