German tennis legend Boris Becker is reportedly "confident" he will be back in Germany before Christmas, Tennis365 reports. Becker, a former world No. 1, was found guilty of hiding millions worth of assets after declaring bankrupt in 2017.
Last month, Becker was convicted to two and a half years but he will serve only half of that. "He’s very confident he’ll be back in Germany well before Christmas," a source said, per Tennis365. “He believes he would be out on license there by Christmas as they have a much more lenient justice system”.
The UK Government's Early Removal Scheme states that: “Any foreign national who is convicted of a crime and given a prison sentence is considered for deportation at the earliest opportunity”.
Becker still getting support from his daughter
When Becker was gound guilty and sentenced to jail time, his daughter Anna Ermakova was absolutely shocker.
However, he vowed to keep supporting her father through everything. “I’m really in shock that my father has been sentenced to two years and six months,” she said. “I will support him and visit him whenever I can.
“I hope that will help him a little to get through the time”. After Becker was sentenced, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic was asked to give his thoughts. Becker and Djokovic started working together in 2013 and split after the 2016 season.
During their time together, Djokovic won six Grand Slams and was holding the world No.1 ranking for the majority of time. "Just heartbroken, I mean, for him. He's a friend, long-time friend, a coach for three, four years, someone I consider close in my life and has contributed a lot to my success in my career.
I was just heartbroken," Djokovic said. After splitting with Djokovic, Becker worked mostly as a tennis expert and analyst for Eurosport.