Former tennis player Boris Becker arrives at Southwark Crown Court, in London, on April 8. Photo: AP
Former tennis player Boris Becker arrives at Southwark Crown Court, in London, on April 8. Photo: AP

How Boris Becker went from tennis world No 1 to bankruptcy: the former athlete and Wimbledon star retired in 1999, became a BBC host and coached Novak Djokovic – but was snared by financial woes

  • The former German tennis superstar was released from prison on December 15, after serving eight months of a two-and-a-half-year sentence for financial misdemeanours
  • ‘Boom, Boom’ won Wimbledon as an unknown teenager in 1985, then got trophies for the US Open and the Australian Open – years later, he was found guilty in April of avoiding paying his debts

Former tennis player Boris Becker arrives at Southwark Crown Court, in London, on April 8. Photo: AP
Former tennis player Boris Becker arrives at Southwark Crown Court, in London, on April 8. Photo: AP
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