Highly Rumored to Be Replaced by Roger Federer, Tennis Legend Takes Sweet Revenge Against the BBC Over Latest Gary Lineker Row

Published 03/13/2023, 10:00 AM EDT

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Boris Becker might have been lucky to get out of prison sooner than expected. However, he also has some bad news on his hands, as he will be bidding goodbye to this year’s commentary gig at Wimbledon. The news of Roger Federer replacing him is making the headlines nowadays. But BBC has received an indirect lashing from Becker over the Gary Lineker row in which they kicked the former British footballer out because of his “partial comments”.

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Becker might not be able to express his discontent towards the BBC directly. But he has gotten his sweet revenge by supporting Gary Lineker.

Becker gets back at BBC after supporting Gary Lineker’s row

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The six-time Grand Slam champion suffered a major hit to his image last year after he had to serve prison time for his bankruptcy and tax evasion charges. However, he got released earlier due to a British policy before Christmas. But this policy bars him from entering the UK. Consequently, he will not be a part of this year’s Wimbledon commentary team.

As a matter of fact, this must be disheartening for the German tennis legend, because he is also the youngest ATP player to win at Wimbledon. But he has retorted back to the BBC over the Gary Lineker issue. BBC’s flagship soccer show ‘Match of the Day’ came to a standstill after he made some “partial comments” on the UK’s asylum policy. This led to a tremendous uproar.

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But now, the BBC has retracted its actions and has reinstated Lineker. Celebrating the same, Becker got back at the BBC and shared his support for Lineker through his Instagram story. He shared the news of Lineker coming back to BBC and the corporation probably apologizing to him. Moreover, he also hailed Lineker’s message of calling the masses of the UK “tolerant, welcoming and generous people” while empathizing with those who had to undergo persecution or war in their home countries.

It disheartened Becker to lose his commentary gig at Wimbledon. Not just that, BBC is actively looking to get Roger Federer to replace Becker. But is Federer up for the gig?

Roger Federer prioritizes his foundation over the Wimbledon gig

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BBC might be excited to get the Swiss Maestro onboard. However, Federer has made his priorities clear as he is planning to devote more time to the Roger Federer Foundation.

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In an open letter to his foundation, he has made it clear that he is going to keep his charity work ahead of anything else. Moreover, he also is looking forward to devoting even more time to the betterment of children in Switzerland and Southern Africa.

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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.
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