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Boris Becker not ready for BBC’s Wimbledon coverage

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  • Boris Becker is taking time off his TV job as a pundit
  • He was banned indefinitely from entering the UK
  • His prison experience is harrowing

Retired tennis player Boris Becker is taking time off his TV job as a pundit and will not commentate in the upcoming Wimbledon.

London’s Southwark Crown Court found Becker guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act.

He was indicted for among others, hiding 2.5 million pounds in assets to avoid paying his obligations in a bankruptcy trial he was battling which saw him jailed for two and a half years.

Fortunately, he only served eight months of the sentence before being freed in December 2022 and being deported to Germany to start afresh.

Appearing for an interview on the ITV programme This Morning, Becker, 55, said he is taking more personal time after his release from prison.

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Boris Becker. Photo/Shropshire

That’s why he will not return as a pundit for BBC at Wimbledon.

“I’ve been there for a long time. I’m going to miss Wimbledon this year. I have to take my time before I will be coming back,” he told Metro.

Although Becker won’t be in BBC’s Wimbledon coverage, he enjoyed his moment as a pundit for German-based Eurosport during the Australian Open in Melbourne in January 2023.

Becker added that he believed his sporting history aided him throughout his time in prison.  The German tennis legend is prohibited from entering the UK indefinitely which could also be the reason why he will miss in this year’s Wimbledon coverage.

Meanwhile, Becker is about to open up on his time in prison and the effects of dating a Russian model in a new Apple documentary dubbed ‘Boom! Boom! The World vs. Boris Becker’.

The documentary which will premiere soon has Becker talking about his rise in tennis from a young age. He plaintively recalls his eight months in prison in the UK before deportation to Germany in December 2022.

In the documentary that’s dropping on Thursday, Becker talks about everything that matters in his life, whether good or bad.

One of the things you pick from the ‘Boom! Boom! The World vs. Boris Becker’ documentary trailer by Apple is about his affairs.

Boris Becker

Boris Becker. Photo/The Telegraph

He talks of his moments dating a Russian model and the aftermath of all this was his marriage ending with a bitter touch. Becker had a brief relationship with Angela Ermakova, a Russian-born model in 1999.

With just a one-night of intimacy, Ermakova would open a can of worms eight months later with news of pregnancy from their one-night stand. This effectively ended his marriage with Barbara, his wife at the time.

“She came in, she had a big coat on. She took the coat off and she was heavily pregnant. You just can’t believe it. The wake-up call came very late,” he recalls. It is something he never forgets that he speaks about it in his autobiography released in 2003.

Imagine this. He slept with the model on the night Barbara went to the hospital after developing complications with her pregnancy. She was heavily pregnant with their son Elias. But Becker’s urge for Ermakova pushed him into sinning in a broom cupboard of London’s restaurant Nobu.

He was seated at the restaurant’s bar section and he couldn’t help but notice the lustful glance Ermakova was throwing his way. At one point, she stood and headed toward the bathroom with a direct glance at Becker and the next thing he knows is that he followed her. That’s how they ended up in Nobu’s broom cupboard.

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