New job for Boris Becker: Tennis legend celebrates his TV comeback after being released from prison
Created: 01/03/2023 11:04 am
By: Antonio Jose Riether
Boris Becker is free again after his prison sentence.
After the long break, the former tennis pro returns to work.
Munich – Boris Becker spent more than seven months in prison last year for delaying bankruptcy.
Shortly after his release from prison in England and his deportation to Germany, the tennis legend spoke honestly and in detail about the time behind bars in an interview.
It has now become known that Becker will soon start again as a television expert after his involuntary break.
Boris Franz Becker
Born: November 22, 1967 in Leimen
Greatest Achievements: Wimbledon (1985, 1986, 1989), US Open (1989), Australian Open (1991, 1996);
Olympic Doubles Gold (1992)
Partner: Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro
Children: Anna Ermakowa, Amadeus Benedict Edley Luis Becker, Noah Becker, Elias Becker
Boris Becker: Return to TV channel Eurosport after release from prison
The 55-year-old will return to his old job at the sports channel Eurosport.
As the company Warner Bros. Discovery announced, Becker will be present at the first Grand Slam tournament of the year in Australia, which starts on January 16th.
The man from Leimen will probably comment on the top game of the day again, and there will also be analyzes of the two most important matches of the day in his show "Matchball Becker".
It's a comeback for Becker, he last worked for Eurosport a year ago at the first Grand Slam tournament in 2022.
However, this time the two-time Australian Open winner will not fly down under despite the manageable pandemic situation on site, but will accompany the games from Germany.
So Becker has to follow and comment on the tournament from the studio in Munich.
Boris Becker will return to his work as an expert after his time in prison.
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Boris Becker: Tennis legend was represented by Mischa Zverev during prison sentence
During his several months in prison, Becker was represented at Eurosport by Mischa Zverev.
For the first time, the ex-tennis professional and older brother of Olympic tennis champion Alexander Zverev replaced the three-time Wimbledon winner in May 2022 during the French Open.
After Becker's comeback at the beginning of the year, it is not yet clear how the 35-year-old will continue at the station.
Becker, who was sentenced to two and a half years in prison by a London court at the end of April, has now returned much earlier than expected.
After 231 days in two different English prisons, he was released in mid-December, but as a result of his deportation he is no longer allowed to enter the UK.
At the tournament in Wimbledon, an on-site assignment will therefore not be possible.
Boris Becker: Before the new job, the tennis icon allowed himself an island vacation
However, before Becker starts his professional life again with the resumption of his work at Eurosport, he allowed himself a break.
On São Tomé and Príncipe, the island state where his girlfriend Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro comes from, he spent his first holiday after being released from prison and hastily returning to Germany.
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Becker also celebrated the turn of the year in the Gulf of Guinea, he made a suitable statement about his current condition via Instagram and says: "My mental health is better than ever".
Now it is to be hoped that Becker will soon transfer his positive mood to the Eurosport viewers.