Jailed Tennis Star Boris Becker Breathes a Sigh of Relief as He Will Be Deported to Germany for Christmas

Published 11/13/2022, 2:20 PM EST

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The fallen tennis star Boris Becker might have a good news arriving to him soon. The German tennis player is set to be deported back to Germany and be there in time for Christmas. Becker was sentenced to two and a half years in jail after he was found hiding $2.9 million after getting declared bankrupt in 2017.

But the news has come in his favor and the former player might be able to reunite with his family sooner than later.


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Is Boris Becker going back home?

Well, it has come to notice that Becker can go back to his family in Germany in time for Christmas. The six-time Grand Slam champion has spent seven months in Huntercombe prison, Oxon. The scheme allows foreign offenders to go back home in an effort to free up resources in British prisons.

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This is for foreign offenders who have committed crimes in the UK. This is good news for the player as he can go back home before the designated time. Apart from that, the offenders who make use of this scheme can cut short 135 days from their jail time.


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The scheme allows ‘any foreign national serving a fixed sentence who is liable for removal from the UK to be removed from prison and deported up to 12 months before the earliest release point of their sentence.’ Becker’s spokesperson said, “I’m sure it will mean a lot to him and his family to be reunited for Christmas.”

Novak Djokovic and Martina Navratilova sympathized with Becker’s condition

Boris Becker was a former coach of the Serbian tennis legend Novak Djokovic. So, when Djokovic got to know about the news, he sent wishes for his well-being. Apart from that Djokovic stayed in touch with Becker’s family to keep in touch with them and support them.


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Besides that, Navratilova too sympathized with the German player. She believed that it was not wise to leave everything to the people who manage their finances. She also detailed her experience where she had lost money because of it. In the end, she wished for his well-being and health. Finally, the German player might be able to reunite with his family before a festive occasion.


Written by:

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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