Bungert was ranked in the world's top 10 from 1963-67 and won 31 German domestic titles. He played in the Davis Cup between 1957 and 1971 and was captain for 10 years until 1987.
Nowadays, aged 56, he runs a sports goods business in Dusseldorf, specialising in tennis clothing and rackets, as well as an 18-court tennis centre, with a golf driving range and restaurant. "I started up in 1964 when I was 25," he said. "You couldn't make money from tennis then so it was something to fall back on. The company is 10 times bigger now than when I began."
His wife and 27-year-old daughter work in the business which occupies him "12 hours a day, seven days a week. But I always try to spend a few days at Wimbledon." He helped set up the "Last Eight Club", whose members reached the later stages but did not win the title.
He predicts wilderness years for German tennis: "Boris and Steffi started a boom, but with young people the novelty is wearing off."Reuse content