I’m overwhelmed, I’ll visit Becker in prison during Wimbledon, McEnroe promised

They met on the court and at the end of their careers at the microphone as tennis experts on television. Now John McEnroe, an American, will have to do without his German colleague Boris Becker at London’s Wimbledon. He is serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence behind bars. When six-time Wimbledon champion Becker was fined for insolvency … Read more

Boris Becker addresses his compatriot Zverev from prison

The presence of German tennis legend Boris Becker in prison in the United Kingdom did not prevent him from sending a message of support to a star, after suffering a severe injury. German Alexander Zverev, 25, suffered a severe ankle injury during the semi-finals of the last Roland Garros Open, and had to withdraw from … Read more

Boris Becker, the fallen star, who annoys his fellow prisoners and the prison guards

The former world No.1 in tennis Boris Becker was sentenced on April 29 to two and a half years in prison by the British courts for financial offenses related to his personal bankruptcy. Becker, 54, must serve half of his sentence. Following his conviction, he was imprisoned in the prison of Wandsworth in London. This … Read more

A small cell and lousy canned meat. Becker experiences a clash with the reality of a crowded prison

He has not received any extra VIP treatment yet. Former German tennis player Boris Becker joined London’s Wandsworth Prison to serve a two-and-a-half-year sentence for obstructing insolvency proceedings. So far, according to the British daily The Sun, he is complaining mainly about food and hygiene in a crowded correctional facility. Writer Oscar Wilde, Martin Luther … Read more

Tennis player Becker complains about prison conditions, suffering from small portions of food and noise

Former tennis player Boris Becker has to get used to difficult prison conditions. The 54-year-old three-time Wimbledon winner was sentenced last week to two and a half years for obstructing insolvency proceedings. According to Becker, small portions of food and constant noise cause problems. Boris Becker was placed in prison in Wandsworth, located a short … Read more

Boris Becker, the downfall of a champion

When wealth and fame end in bankruptcy: these athletes who ended up on the straw after winning tens of millions of dollars The conviction by British justice of Boris Becker, tennis legend, is the latest example of the delicate reconversion of sports champions after their retirement. Despite sometimes astronomical fortunes, many end up having to … Read more

Not just Boris Becker. Why successful athletes eventually fall into poverty – HlídacíPes.org

The three-time Wimbledon winner Boris Becker was sent to a London court for two and a half years to jail for undermining the proceedings of his giant debts. This is no exception. Many of the top athletes have made a fairy-tale fortune, but in the end the brow remained in the dust. During his professional … Read more

Rats, violence and drugs, the new daily life of Boris Becker

Winner of six Grand Slam tournaments, Boris Becker was found guilty last Friday of concealing assets and loans worth three million euros and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. The legendary 54-year-old German player hid his assets and his loans so as not to pay his debts which reached 60 million … Read more

Boris Becker: The story of the downfall of the “golden boy” in the tennis world

John Kelly BBC News May 2, 2022 picture released, Getty Images comment on the photo, Boris Becker won Wimbledon in 1985 Boris Becker was imprisoned for hiding property to avoid paying debts. So how did the former “golden boy” tennis star get to such a precipice? On a bright July day in 1985, a blond … Read more