Boris Becker leaves prison and faces deportation

Boris Becker served eight months of prison sentence

by Jovica Ilic
Boris Becker leaves prison and faces deportation

Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has left prison after serving eight months of his sentence for hiding £2.5m worth of assets and loans to avoid paying debts. Former world no. 1 was jailed for two and a half years in April after being found guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act.

However, he left the prison on Thursday morning and will most likely be deported to Germany next week. Becker qualifies for automatic deportation as a foreign national without British citizenship and a custodial sentence of more than 12 months.

Boris was initially held at Wandsworth Prison in south-west London before moving to Huntercombe Prison in May, where he stayed until today. Becker was cleared of 20 other charges, including nine counts of hiding trophies and medals, including his first Wimbledon trophy from 1985!

This spring, Becker appeared at London's Southwark Crown Court wearing a striped Wimbledon-colored purple and green tie. Becker took a £3.85m loan from private bank Arbuthnot Latham in 2013 and borrowed £1.2m with a 25% interest rate from the billionaire businessman John Caudwell.

The day after his bankruptcy, Becker was said to have transferred hundreds of thousands of pounds and made nine secret payments at £350,000, over £111,000 to two of his former partners. Born in 1967, Becker became the leading tennis star in the mid-80s after winning back-to-back Wimbledon titles at 17 and 18!

Boris Becker should move to Germany next week.

Boris cracked the top-10 following a sensational Wimbledon crown in 1985, becoming the youngest winner at the All England Club. The German was among the world's best players for over eight years and one of the most formidable opponents on grass and an indoor surface.

Becker's last Major title came at the 1996 Australian Open, and he closed the season with the Grand Slam Cup title in his hands. Boris retired at his beloved Wimbledon in 1999, beating Lleyton Hewitt in the third round before falling to Patrick Rafter in straight sets.

Becker is a former coach of Novak Djokovic, working with the legend between 2013 and 2016 and achieving everything with the Serb. "Any foreign national convicted of a crime and given a prison sentence is considered for deportation at the earliest opportunity," a Home Office spokesperson told BBC Sport.

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