‘A lot of resentment’ – Prison insider details preferential treatment given to tennis legend Boris Becker


Former German tennis player Boris Becker has had a torrid 2022 as he was sentenced to prison earlier in April. Notably, the former world No.1 will serve a 2.5-year prison sentence after hiding £2.5million in loans and assets to avoid paying his debts.

Meanwhile, according to some inmates, Becker leads an enchanted life in prison. Reportedly, some of the families of other prisoners wrote letters of complaint about Becker’s situation.


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Inmates are unhappy with Boris Becker getting a job inside the prison

Currently, the 6 times Grand Slam champion, Becker is serving his prison sentence in Oxfordshire. Reportedly, inside the prison, he became a class assistant, teaching other prisoners sports science. However, this was not well received by the families of the other prisoners, according to an insider.

This insider said, You should normally serve years before getting a job as a classroom assistant, as it is considered a privilege. But Becker got the job weeks after being sentenced.

“There is a lot of resentment about this and the families of some prisoners have written letters of complaint. It’s not exactly the luxury life he’s used to, but he’s got it better than most inmates. added the insider.

According to The Sun, Becker watched the recently concluded Wimbledon Championships from inside jail, as Novak Djokovic won his 7th Wimbledon title on Center Court. Notably, Becker joined Djokovic’s training unit in 2013 and they had a successful 3-year partnership.


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Becker became Wimbledon’s youngest champion

In 1985, Becker won the Wimbledon Championships by beating Kevin Curren in the final at age 17, the youngest ever. Additionally, he became the only unranked player to win the Wimbledon title.

Boris Becker winner of Wimbledon 1985

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Overall, Becker has won three Wimbledon titles in her career. Of his 6 Grand Slam titles, he has won the Australian Open twice and the US Open once. Apart from this, he also won 15 doubles titles. More importantly, he won the Olympic gold medal in the doubles tournament in 1992. After his retirement in 1999, he worked as a commentator for various TV stations and covered the Wimbledon Championships for many years.


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