Boris Becker

GERMAN tennis legend Boris Becker has founded a company to help commercialise his name and introduce his own fashion range, according to German magazine Focus.

The three-time Wimbledon champion founded "Boris Becker Management and Marketing Limited" in Munich on August 7 to handle his sporting image rights and help develop his own fashion range.

The Munich-based company will also handle the circulation of Becker's autobiography expected in November 2003.

The 35-year-old Becker is currently involved in a tax dispute with officials in Munich who claim he still owes around 660,000 euros in unpaid tax.