Former tennis champion Boris Becker leaves prison soon: ‘Home for Christmas’


Former tennis champion Boris Becker, who was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for fraud in the UK earlier this year, will be released from prison at the end of this year and extradited to Germany. This was reported by the British tabloid The Sun.

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The 54-year-old German, who was once the world number one in tennis and won six major tournaments during his career, has been in a British prison for several months. In April, he was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for withholding £2.5m from his guardian following his bankruptcy in 2017.

However, according to judicial sources, Becker will be extradited to Germany before the end of the year. The decision is part of a fast-track scheme whereby foreign scammers are sent back to their home countries to relieve pressure on UK prisons. Baker was scheduled to be released next month. “He’ll be home in time for Christmas,” a prison source told The Sun.

“Although England has been his home for many years, we are delighted for Boris because he is eligible for parole and can travel to Germany,” said the former tennis champion’s spokesperson. “I’m sure his Christmas reunion will mean a lot to him and his family.”

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