Jailed tennis ace Boris Becker could be deported after serving two-and-a-half years for hiding £2.5m


Jailed tennis ace Boris Becker could be deported once he completes his two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for fraudulently hiding £2.5million in assets

  • The 54-year-old was moved to low-risk prison HMP Huntercombe, Oxfordshire
  • The German is eligible for deportation once he has served his sentence
  • This is the case for any foreign national convicted of a crime in the UK
  • Once worth £127m, Becker is now considered broke

Jailed tennis ace Boris Becker could be deported as soon as he is free, the Home Office has confirmed.

The 54-year-old is currently serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence for hiding £2.5million in assets and loans in a bid to avoid paying off his debts.

It has been revealed that the German is eligible for deportation once he has served his sentence, as is the case for any foreign national convicted of a crime in the UK.

Former German tennis star Boris Becker arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London for his sentencing on April 29

The three-time Wimbledon champion and former world number 1 has been moved to the low-risk HMP Huntercombe prison in Oxfordshire, having originally been sent to Wandsworth prison in April.

According to prison sources, he spends his time playing table tennis and teaching sports science, reports the Mirror.

Once reportedly worth £127million, Becker is now considered completely broke.

His girlfriend Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro and his sons Noah, 28, and Elias, 22, visited him in prison during the Wimbledon Championships earlier this month.

Becker's girlfriend, Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro, and sons Noah, 28, and Elias, 22, visited him in jail during the Wimbledon Championships earlier this month.

Becker’s girlfriend, Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro, and sons Noah, 28, and Elias, 22, visited him in jail during the Wimbledon Championships earlier this month.

John McEnroe, 63, BBC pundit and three-time Wimbledon winner, said: “Boris is a friend of mine. It’s just awful. I want to see him if possible and if he wants to see people.

“I just feel terrible. He’s one of the greatest players to ever play this game. He’s been through a lot for a long time. He kept telling me it was going to be okay, it’s under control. It’s Boris.

Mr McEnroe has been criticized for referring to his old friend and former TV rival, as has Sue Barker.

The three-time Wimbledon champion and former world number 1 has now been moved to the low-risk HMP Huntercombe prison in Oxfordshire, having originally been sent to Wandsworth prison in April.

The three-time Wimbledon champion and former world number 1 has now been moved to the low-risk HMP Huntercombe prison in Oxfordshire, having originally been sent to Wandsworth prison in April.

During the commentary, Mr McEnroe said: “Boris we love you. We miss you man.

Ms Barker, who last anchored the BBC’s coverage, added: “We do indeed.”

A Home Office spokesman said: ‘Any foreign national convicted of a crime and sentenced to a prison term is being considered for deportation as soon as possible.’

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