Boris Becker 'proud' of Nobu liaison with model

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Tennis star Boris Becker has said he is happy to be remembered for his famous sexual liaison at London's Nobu restaurant.

After crashing out of Wimbledon in 1999, Becker left his pregnant wife at his hotel and had sex with Russian model Angela Ermakova, resulting in the birth of his now 15-year-old daughter Anna.

The brief encounter - which Becker denied took place in a broom cupboard and said occurred on stairs at the Mayfair restaurant - ended his first marriage and led to a costly divorce.

Russian model Angela Ermakova and Nobu restaurant in Mayfair. Credit: PA

Becker then failed to admit paternity until a DNA test proved it.

He told the Radio Times magazine: "We were all stupid and not mature.

"Tennis wasn't always easy, and my Wimbledon experience wasn't always pleasant. My life was so much about me then. I was too self-centred.

"I've grown up, and I'm happy. My daughter Anna is one of the best things in my life ... I'm very proud of my daughter."

Boris' daughter Anna Ermakova is now a model. Credit: PA

Asked how he felt about Nobu, as well as tennis and Wimbledon, being the words most connected with his name, he said: "Nothing wrong with them.

"If that's what I'm remembered for, then I'm proud."

The former Wimbledon tennis champion has two children, aged 21 and 15, from his first marriage to Barbara Becker.

He also has a five-year-old from his second to current wife Lilly.