Former tennis star: Boris Becker released from British custody

Former tennis star Boris Becker has been released from prison in Great Britain and traveled to Germany.

Former tennis star: Boris Becker released from British custody

Former tennis star Boris Becker has been released from prison in Great Britain and traveled to Germany. This was confirmed by Becker's lawyer, Christian-Oliver Moser, of the German Press Agency on Thursday. The 55-year-old native of Leimen has therefore served his sentence and is a free man.

"Our client Boris Becker was released from custody in England and left for Germany today. He has thus served his sentence and is not subject to any criminal restrictions in Germany," the lawyer said in a statement.

Becker was sentenced to two and a half years in prison by a London court at the end of April because he had concealed parts of his assets worth millions in his bankruptcy proceedings.

Why is Boris Becker already at large?

He owes his release after less than eight months in prison to a special regulation in Great Britain, according to which foreign prisoners can be deported to their homeland after a certain period of time. This should provide relief for British prisons. For the time being, however, Becker should be prevented from returning to his adopted homeland in Britain.

What Becker's future will look like is still unclear. The Vice President of the German Tennis Association (DTB), Dirk Hordoff, had promised Becker a position weeks ago. "To put it bluntly: Boris can choose his job!" he told Sport Bild.

Becker gave the streaming service Apple TV insights into his mood shortly before the sentence was announced in April. "I've hit my rock bottom. I'll see what I do with it," he said through tears.

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