Boris Becker has quit as the head of men’s tennis at the German Tennis Association.

“Unfortunately, I currently don’t have the time to continue doing this extensive task,” Becker said in a statement.

“It was a pleasure for me to visit all federal training centres and to deal intensively with the national coaches, but above all with the children and young people.

“It was a great honour for me to lead German tennis in the men’s and junior division together with Michael Kohlmann and I am convinced that he will continue to do this great job on his own.

“I will remain on friendly terms with the DTB and can imagine, if my time allows, to take on an even bigger task at the DTB if the opportunity arises.”

DTB President Ulrich Klaus thanked Becker for his work, as a volunteer.

“Boris Becker made an outstanding contribution to the German Tennis Association in this role,” he said.