The name Boris Becker always brings out sundry emotions and memories in the minds of every tennis enthusiast despite the champion status he yielded during his years of touring.
The former tennis professional from German witnessed massive ups and downs later his retirement from tennis and underwent serious trouble tackling the laws involving monetary assets.
The former German tennis professional whose government name is Boris Franz Becker is the youngest player in history to win the men’s singles Wimbledon Championship at the age of a mere 17.
A six-time Grand Slam champion, Boris had his pockets lined with cash flow coming through various business ventures which also included launching a company under his name, ‘Boris Becker’ which offered tennis products.
Boris Becker was recently released from jail and merely six weeks after his liberation from serving, he was welcomed by the German authorities with open arms.
What did Boris Becker do?
In 2017, Boris Becker was flushed with all his considerable assets when he declared bankruptcy and was later arrested in connection to multiple loan frauds.
Boris’ experience in the past few years has been far worse owing to his arrest after he declared bankruptcy in 2017 and was held liable for hiding $3 million of his assets and avoiding paying loans to his creditors.
His debts piled over him considering he had a $50 million financial obligation which was further topped with a due amount of $3 million on his estate in Majorca, Spain which ultimately earned him a ticket to jail for two and a half years.
In a recent interview with German TV, Becker turned over this emotional side and spoke about how things took a turn for him while he was in prison which made him learn a few lessons and also experience loneliness.
Becker while discussing his time in prison mentioned that while serving the term he was a nobody there, and was simply a number, notably A2923EV.
“For the first time in my life I felt hungry – meaning I went to bed hungry,” remarked Boris pointing out he lost almost 7kgs during the first few months of this term in prison. “Prison was good for my health. They did have alcohol but I didn’t drink any.”
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In less than a week after Boris was freed from jail, the 55-year-old was reportedly deported from the country and sent back to Germany.
Before his arrest and bankruptcy, Boris served as Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic‘s coach for 3 years starting in December 2013 and assisted the Serb in clinching three Grand Slam titles during that period.
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