Friends and close contacts of former tennis star Boris Becker have reacted to him being jailed, with his biographer questioning whether he will ‘survive mentally’ and a German TV star saying he ‘must take responsibility’ for his actions.
The three-time Wimbledon champion was found to have hidden £2.5million worth of assets and loans to avoid paying his debts and was today sent to prison for two years and six months, of which he must serve at least one year and three months in jail.
After Becker was sentenced, Christian Schommers, who wrote a biography on the tennis legend, said he was worried about him. The 50-year-old told the German newspaper Bild: ‘Will he survive mentally, being in prison for a year and three months? It’s really, really bad!’
Meanwhile, Joachim Llambi, a star of…
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