Becker seeks wild card into U.S. Open doubles
BERLIN (Reuters) -- Boris Becker is hoping to win a wild card into the doubles of the U.S. Open next week and make a return to Grand Slam action.
Becker, who won the U.S. Open singles in 1989, has not found a partner yet but is hankering to play at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 1995.
The 33-year-old is also playing a $100,000 winner-take-all exhibition match against John McEnroe after the woman's final on September 8.
"I'm definitely going to try to find a doubles partner for the U.S. Open next week," Becker told the Bild newspaper. "I don't know who it will be yet, but I want to have a strong chance to win."
Becker's communications director Robert Luebenoff said Becker, who quit the ATP tour in 1999, will not return to singles.
Instead he is taking advantage of a quirk in the rules that allows him to play in ATP doubles matches and yet retain eligibility for the senior tour.
"He's ruled out a return in singles," Luebenoff told Reuters. "That's not what he's interested in. He will play in senior events, ATP doubles matches, and special exhibitions.
"There are a number of players who want to play with Boris in the doubles and a number of players Boris is keen to play with but it would be unfair to name names right now," Luebenoff said.
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