‘Always a Gentleman’ – Chris Evert Shows Remorse Over Boris Becker’s 2-Year Prison Sentence

Published 04/30/2022, 6:45 AM EDT

Boris Becker has been in the headlines recently. Unfortunately, it is not for his tennis or coaching career. It is for a bankruptcy case for which he is being charged by a court in the UK. Former world no. 1 has been sentenced to two and a half years of prison time for hiding his assets to avoid paying taxes. Legendary American champion Chris Evert showed regret in his sentence and shared her views on his personality. The duo worked together at Eurosport doing tennis commentary.

Chris Evert reacts to Boris Becker’s sentencing

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Chrissie Evert took to her Twitter to share her thoughts on the matter. Additionally, she and Boris Becker have both worked together as tennis experts for Eurosport. Former world no. 1 tweeted, Sorry to hear about @TheBorisBecker …fun to work with on @eurosport and always a gentleman…” 

Chris Evert herself is going through a rough time. The doctors have diagnosed her with 1C Ovarian cancer. Chris has received prayers from all over the world for her quick recovery.

Glorious career of Boris

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The court charged Boris Becker with bankruptcy under four provisions of the Insolvency Act. They sentenced him to two and a half years of jail time, however, he will not serve it full time. He will only serve half of that duration – that is, one year and three months. The player had hidden his assets to avoid paying taxes and had also failed to submit his trophies and medals.

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 05: Champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia clebrates with his coach, Boris Becker following his victory during the Men’s Singles final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill for Adidas/Getty Images)

Boris Becker was the talk of the town for the first time in 1985 when he won his first grand slam title at Wimbledon. He was at the ripe age of 17 at that time and created a sensational effect on the world.

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Throughout his entire career, the German player won six Grand Slam (three Wimbledon, two Australian Open, and one US Open) titles. He retired in 1999 and went on to coach Novak Djokovic from 2013 to 2016. During this period, the Serbian player won six majors

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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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