Former six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker is apparently doing well in the prison as he is teaching yoga and sharing his life experience with fellow inmates. Becker, who was found guilty of hiding assets after declaring bankrupt, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison in April.
Becker, a former world No 1, started serving his sentence at HM Prison Wandsworth before being transferred to HM Prison Huntercombe in May. Oliver Moser, the lawyer representing Becker, has provided a very positive on Becker's situation and well-being.
“Our client, Boris Becker, continues to do well under the circumstances and he has constructively integrated himself into daily prison life. He is able to telephone whenever he wants and to communicate with the outside world.
Any further details about his prison stay are subject to protected personal privacy laws," Moser told the German newspaper BILD.
Becker has given up alcohol
A source close to BILD revealed that Becker has given up alcohol and that he has been using the prison fitness studio.
Apparently, Becker is in a good shape and has dropped eight kilos since starting to serve his sentence. Also, Becker is using his experience with fellow inmates. “As a sportsman, he knows only too well the highs and lows of victories and defeats.
He is sharing his life experience with his fellow prisoners,” the source said. After Becker was sentenced to jail time, Novak Djokovic said he was heartbroken for his ex-coach. During his time with Becker, Djokovic enjoyed success as he captured six Grand Slams while he was working with the German.
"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 about Becker being sentenced to jail time.