TENNIS star Boris Becker has rescued his Mallorca villa from being auctioned off with minutes to spare.
The three-time Wimbledon champion paid up the enormous bill he owed a local builder for various works on the site just in time.
The 2,900 square-metre mansion was originally confiscated by local authorities because Becker failed to pay the €391,000 for carpentry, plumbing and more.
He was told his home would be auctioned off for €7 million.
But the nine-bedroom villa was saved when Becker’s lawyer handed over the original sum, plus the fine, totaling €430,000.
Becker, now coaching Novak Djokovic, has encountered previous problems with the Mallorca courts.
In 2012, he was questioned over unpaid gardening bills to the tune of €359,00.