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Volker Kottkamp's collection of tennis memorabilia


Volker Kottkamp was THE German tennis reporter voice in the eighties, commentating countless Boris Becker and Steffi Graf matches, amongst others. In the course of the years, he has collected a lot of tennis memrabilia. Here's a first selection of items from this collection, more are to follow in the future...

Amongst these items, you will find umpire's sheets of two great Boris Becker matches, Davis Cup 1987 Hartford vs McEnroe/USA and Australian Open final 1996 vs Chang. But these were not filled in by the respective umpires, but Kottkamp himself! When he commentated tennis matches on TV, he used to take a note of every single point, in order to have all the relevant match facts available at any time!

 

Kottkamp's press card Wimbledon 1985

 

Kottkamp's press card Federation Cup 1987

 

Kottkamp's press card Davis Cup 1987 Hartford GER vs USA 3:2


 

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Umpire's sheets of the legendary Davis Cup Match Hartford 1987 Becker vs McEnroe 4-6, 15-13, 8-10, 6-2, 6-2

Umpire's sheets Australian Open final 1996 Becker vs Chang 6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2