German Tennis Federation Vice-President Dick Hordorff has said that the DTB is ready to give Boris Becker a role after he serves his sentence. Becker, who was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after being found guilty of hiding assets after declaring bankrupt, could be released as early as in 2023 July.
Between 2017 and 2020, Becker served as the DTB's Head of Men's Tennis. This week, Hordorff told Sport Bild that "nothing speaks against him taken over a function again when he has served his sentence. I can imagine many things for Boris: Head of Men's Tennis, representative, board or whatever else.
To put it casually: Boris can pick the job," Hordorff said.
Becker to be back in Germany by Christmas?
Recently, the British newspaper reported that Becker could be deported to Germany and spend Christmas with his family.
After Becker was sentenced to jail time, Novak Djokovic - who was coached by Becker between 2013 and 2016 - said he was heartbroken to see his former coach in that position. "[I'm] just heartbroken, I mean, for him. He's a friend, a longtime 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," Djokovic said about Becker.
Also, Djokovic said he was praying for Becker. "I just hope he will go through this period that he has to be in jail and that when he comes out he's, you know, being able to live his life as, I don't know if we'll use the word 'normal,' because the life is definitely changing.
I just pray for him. I hope things will be well in terms of his health, his mental health, because that's going to be the most challenging part," Djokovic added. It remains to be seen if Becker will indeed spend Christmas in Germany.