Boris Becker still to tennis as Eurosport commentator!

The German tennis player, former world number one, was sentenced to two and a half years for fraudulent bankruptcy

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Boris Becker still to tennis as Eurosport commentator!

Boris Becker returns to the world of tennis after months of imprisonment. The German tennis player, former world number one, was sentenced to two and a half years for fraudulent bankruptcy. The case concerned a debt contracted years ago by the champion Slam against the private bank Arbuthnot Latham & Co and other lenders.

Attempts to pay off the debt by mortgaging various properties, in particular one in Majorca, have proved futile. Following the sentence, Becker served seven months in prison before receiving the benefit of extradition to his native country.

The three-time Wimbledon winner had told to the television station Sat 1 after being released from the British prison where he was staying: "In prison you are nobody. You are just a number. My name was not Boris, I was really just a number.

And nobody gives a f*** who you are. I think I have rediscovered the human in me, the person I once was. I learned a hard lesson, a very costly and very painful one. But the whole thing taught me something very important and useful.

And some things happen for a good reason." Now that those months are over, the former tennis player wants to start over and has decided to start from TV.

Boris Becker still to tennis as Eurosport commentator!

As Michal Samulki reports on Twitter, Boris Becker will comment the Australian Open for Eurosport Germany: it is Jochen Gundel of Warner Bros Discovery Germany who reveals it.

The former tennis player will not leave for Melbourne, but will comment from the television studios in Munich on the matches of the first Grand Slam title, as well as the tournament that the youngest player to win the Wimbledon trophy has won twice, in 1991 and in 1996.

It is the first role that the six-time Grand Slam champion plays after the sentence and after the months in prison. It has not yet been revealed whether he will be present to comment only on the Australian Open or whether his presence in the Munich television studios will also be guaranteed for the next rounds of the tennis season, especially in the Grand Slams.

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