Former six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker will spend Christmas in Germany, according to The Sun. In April, the former German tennis player was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after being found guilty of hiding assets worth £ 2.5 million after filing for bankruptcy.
But according to the latest news from Britain, Becker has been placed in an accelerated program for foreign criminals, according to which foreigners who commit crimes in Britain are sent to their home countries in an attempt to free British prisons.
"He's been enrolled in a program that will allow him to get home in time for Christmas," a prison source told The Sun.
Becker will be in Germany for Christmas
"We are delighted for Boris that he is eligible for an early release and that he can travel to Germany, even though England has been his home for many years.
I'm sure it will be very important for him and his family to be reunited for Christmas," said Becker's former spokesman. The fact that the former Leimen champion is in Germany in time for Christmas shouldn't come as a surprise, given which was first hypothesized a few months ago.
"Any foreign national convicted of a crime and with a prison sentence is considered for deportation at the earliest opportunity," added a spokesman for the Interior Ministry. Earlier this year, Novak Djokovic expressed his empathy towards his former manager.
Under Becker's leadership, Djokovic has achieved many successes: the two have won six Grand Slams as a pair of players and coaches. When Djokovic was asked to talk about Becker's situation, he admitted he was broken: "I'm heartbroken, I mean, for him.
He's a friend, a longtime friend, a coach for three, four years, a person. which I consider close in my life and which has contributed a lot to the success of my career."