- Title: GERMANY: BORIS BECKER ESCAPES UNHURT FROM CAR CRASH
- Date: 17th July 1996
- Summary: STUTTGART, GERMANY (JULY 17, 1996) (RTV -- ACCESS ALL) 1. WRECKED CAR 2. GERMAN TENNIS STAR BORIS BECKER WALKING AWAY SMILING; MORE VIEWS OF DAMAGED CAR 3. ANOTHER CAR WHEELED ONTO TRACK 4. BECKER SAYING THAT IT WAS JUST A LITTLE BUMP, HE HAS BEEN A CAR DRIVER FOR YEARS AND ACCIDENTS HAPPEN. RACING DRIVING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT (GERMAN) 5. BECKER'S WIFE BARBARA 6. BECKER GETS INTO SECOND CAR, DRIVES OFF AND AROUND TRACK Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Reuters ID: LVA1GY9H8P3E0EOO28C8W04DT4UP
- Location: STUTTGART, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Duration: 00:01:44
- Story Text: German tennis star Becker escaped unhurt when the Mercedes racing car in which he was a passenger crashed at a test track in Stuttgart on Wednesday (July 17).
The former world number one tennis player was one of three passengers in a Mercedes-Benz touring car when it collided with a classic car at the car company's test track.
"It was just a little bump," Becker said afterwards as his wife, Barbara, looked on anxiously.
"It's a dangerous sport and that just goes with the territory." Becker, now ranked fourth in the world, was at the company's headquarters to sign a 10-year sponsorship deal with Mercedes.
The 1996 Australian Open champion was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon this year after injuring his wrist in a third round match.
He hopes to be able to return for the U.S. Open in August.
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