Boris Franz Becker, former World No.1 tennis player has been released from a UK prison and will be deported soon after serving only eight months of his two-and-a-half-year sentence.

The German tennis player was released from prison on December 15, 2022, in a bankruptcy case. The winner of six Grand Slam titles was sentenced to UK prison after being found guilty under the Insolvency Act in his bankruptcy case of 2017.  He was charged for hiding Euro 2.5 million in his loans and assets to avoid paying his obligations and debts.

Although he has lived in London since 2012, he is not a British citizen. On June 21, 2017, he was declared to be bankrupt. According to the reports, the Olympic Gold medalist earlier denied the charges against him saying that he cooperated with all the affairs and proceedings relating to this case of bankruptcy.

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Becker is reported to go back to his home on a private plane sponsored by a television company in exchange for his story. The reports also suggest that this tennis personality has been offered a hefty six-figure amount for his story.

Boris’s mother Elvira Becker is all excited and joyful for her son’s return and in an interview said, “This is the sweetest Christmas present I could dream for – I cannot wait to embrace my beautiful boy in my arms”.

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Boris is famous for winning the Wimbledon championship in 1985 when he was 17-years-old and is also known for coaching the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic for three years. The German Becker had a brilliant tennis rivalry with the Swedish tennis star Stefan Edberg.

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His name is also included in tennis history along with John McEnroe for playing one of the longest matches ever which is also considered to be one of the finest matches in the history of sports.