June 21, 2024

Boris Becker expresses his determination to return to the UK and participate in Wimbledon next year, affirming that he is actively cooperating with authorities towards that goal.

Boris Becker (Associated Press)

In 2022, Becker was deported following a prison term related to a bankruptcy fraud case, where he was found guilty of concealing assets and loans totaling £2.5 million.

Serving eight months of a two-and-a-half-year sentence at Wandsworth prison, Becker’s return to the UK is not possible until October 2024 at the earliest. Nonetheless, he is keen on making a comeback to Wimbledon in 2025, emphasizing the tournament’s deep significance to him, stating it is “in my DNA.”

“Wimbledon holds a special place in my heart as a player, coach, and commentator,” Becker remarked at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Madrid. “Its uniqueness is unparalleled; it’s incomparable to any other tournament.

Having lived in Wimbledon for a significant period, I am diligently collaborating with the authorities to ensure all necessary applications are in place for my return next year. Our focus is on 2025.

Wimbledon is intertwined with my life—it’s a fundamental part of my identity that cannot be denied,” Becker expressed, also expressing his desire to provide commentary for Wimbledon once again.

Becker concluded his involvement in tennis after resigning as Holger Rune’s head coach in early February.

Prior to this role, he served as Novak Djokovic’s coach from 2014 to 2016.

Becker still holds the distinction of being the youngest men’s singles champion at Wimbledon, achieving victory at the age of 17 in 1985 by defeating Kevin Curren in the final.

Former tennis player Boris Becker

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