Boris Becker sentenced to two years in prison for bankruptcy 2022-04-29 10:20:13


Earlier this month, the 54-year-old, world number one and three-time Wimbledon champion, was convicted of four offenses related to his bankruptcy, including failing to disclose, concealing and removing important assets, according to the Insolvency Service.

While delivering the judgment at London’s Southwark Crown Court, Baker, supported by his partner Lilian de Carvalho, wore a gray suit, white shirt and striped tie in Wimbledon colors of green and purple.

Judge Deborah Taylor, who delivered the ruling, said the former tennis player will serve half the sentence.

The judge, according to the PA, said, “I am mindful of what has been described as your fall from grace. You have lost your career, your reputation and all your possessions as a result of your bankruptcy.”

“You showed no remorse, or accepted your guilt, and sought to distance yourself from your humiliation and bankruptcy.

“While I accept your humiliation as part of the proceedings, there was no humility.”

Baker was declared bankrupt in June 2017, which means he is legally required to disclose all of his assets.

The German made tennis history when he won Wimbledon at the age of 17 in 1985 and won five more Grand Slam titles over an 11-year period.

He has remained active in the tennis world since retiring from the sport, particularly as coach of Novak Djokovic and through frequent media appearances as a commentator and analyst.