Thomas Siniecki, Media365: published on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 23:13.
Not everyone has the same life after a period in prison. But not everyone has been one of the biggest tennis stars either, giving Boris Becker the opportunity to relaunch in Germany at the Australian Open.
Just released from prison, Boris Becker will find a consulting activity during the Australian Open, which begins in less than two weeks in Melbourne. The former world No. 1 has been re-employed by Eurosport Germany, where he will intervene during the evening sessions on set during a dedicated broadcast. He stays in Germany and therefore does not make the trip to Australia. Jochen Gundel, one of its managers, explains that he is happy about this reinstatement: “Since 2017, Boris Becker has been an integral part of our broadcasts.” The two-time Australian Open winner (1991 and 1996), who was sentenced in April to two-and-a-half years in prison in the United Kingdom for financial offences, was finally released on December 15 and subsequently deported from British territory.
Back in Germany, Boris Becker can therefore return to a normal life. Asked before Christmas Sat. 1 he tearfully evoked “a hard lesson, very expensive and very painful”: “Of course I was guilty. In prison I was hungry and I felt extreme danger. English and mathematics to my fellow prisoners. There was someone who tried to kill me but others intervened. In prison you are nobody, just a number. Mine was A2923EV. was a good thing you have time to think a lot. I made many mistakes, I had bad friends and I didn’t organize myself well enough.” He should not stay long in Germany and induce his desires for exile in Miami or Dubai to resume its course of existence.