Former German tennis star and Wimbledon champion Boris Becker was on Tuesday named brand ambassador for a leading Indian textile manufacturer that produces fabric for men’s suits.

Becker was expected to take part in his first modelling session for Siyaram Silk Mills after agreeing a deal to endorse its Bodycare range for undisclosed sum.

A Siyaram spokesman commented: "Boris is an international icon and he will lend that smart, global appeal to our new range."

Siyaram added it has also agreed a deal with Austria’s Lenzing group to introduce modal fibre-based textiles into its latest fabric range and expects exports to grow by as much as 20 per cent within the next three years.