Becker backs out

Boris Becker has withdrawn from the Legends Event that launches this year’s AEGON International.

The former Wimbledon champion cited injury problems. He said, “I’m very disappointed not to be able to take part. I’ve been looking forward to playing against Goran (Ivanisevic. However, unfortunately recent surgery on my ankle has meant that I won’t be able to take part this year.

The tournament organisers will announce Becker’s replacement in the Legends Event, and details of another crowd favourite who’ll be taking part, in the near future.