Central African Republic minister says Boris Becker passport 'fake'
BANGUI (Reuters) - Central African Republic's foreign minister told Reuters in a telephone interview on Tuesday that a copy of former tennis champion Boris Becker's diplomatic passport he had seen was a "clumsy fake".
Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity to fend off bankruptcy case
(This story corrects to say Sokode is deputy foreign minister, not foreign minister in paragraph 7)
CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity to fend off bankruptcy case
LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) - Former tennis champion Boris Becker has claimed diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings by taking up a role with the Central African Republic as a sports envoy.
Austria's Thiem races past Youzhny in Halle opener
(Reuters) - French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem began his grasscourt season with a convincing 7-6(5) 6-2 victory over Russian Mikhail Youzhny in the opening round of the Halle Open on Monday.
Tennis: Rybarikova stuns Pliskova in Birmingham opener
(Reuters) - World number seven Karolina Pliskova's Wimbledon preparations suffered a setback in a 6-2 6-3 defeat by Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in the opening round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham on Monday.
Wawrinka and Cilic ease to opening wins at Queen's
LONDON (Reuters) - Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka made light work of Britain's Cameron Norrie in the opening round of the Queen's Club grasscourt tournament on Monday, winning 6-2 6-3.
Murray must overcome mental challenge after injury: Djokovic
(Reuters) - Former world number one Novak Djokovic says overcoming the mental challenge will be Andy Murray's biggest obstacle when he returns to tennis after a long-term hip injury.
Tennis-Barty inflicts more Nottingham misery on Konta
June 17 (Reuters) - Australian No.1 Ashleigh Barty heaped disappointment on Britain's home hope Johanna Konta for a second successive year in the Nottingham Open as she ran out a three-set winner in a tight and compelling final on Sunday.
Tennis-Gasquet wins all-French final in Rosmalen
June 17 (Reuters) - Richard Gasquet earned his first title of the year and the 15th of his career after prevailing in an all-French battle with his friend Jeremy Chardy in the Libema Open final at s'Hertogenbosch, Rosmalen on Sunday.
Federer marks No.1 ranking with 98th title in Stuttgart
(Reuters) - Roger Federer celebrated returning to the top of the world rankings by defeating Milos Raonic in the final of the Stuttgart Open on Sunday and lifting the 98th tour-level title of his garlanded career.
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