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Tennis: Becker comments on the Australian Open again for Eurosport


One month after the premature end of his imprisonment, Boris Becker will work again as a TV expert for the Eurosport channel and analyze games at the Australian Open. Apparently he will not travel to Melbourne.

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Boris Becker in April 2022


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Boris Becker will work again for the TV channel Eurosport at the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.

The former tennis star will accompany top matches at the Australian Open (January 16 to 29) as a co-commentator and expert and will analyze the games in the "Matchball Becker" program.

The broadcaster said so.

"Bild" and "t-online" had previously reported.

"I am very pleased that Boris Becker is already returning to our Eurosport team for the Australian Open," said Jochen Gundel, Senior Manager Sport at Warner Bros. Discovery Germany.

"Boris has been an integral part of the tennis broadcasts on Eurosport since 2017 and has received an incredible amount of recognition and encouragement in this function, inspiring tennis fans with his analyzes and insights and even receiving the German TV Prize in 2018," it continues.

Becker will probably comment from Germany

Becker was last at Eurosport a year ago at the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.

According to "Bild", however, Becker will not be in Australia, but will be commenting on the tournament from the studio in Munich.

The Eurosport studio is located in Unterföhring near the Bavarian capital.

Becker, who returned to Germany on December 15 after the premature end of his detention in England, is said to be on the air every day from around 8.45 a.m. alongside commentator and moderator Matthias Stach.

National coach Barbara Rittner is also part of the team again as an expert.

During his time in prison, Becker was represented at Eurosport by Mischa Zverev, the brother of Olympic tennis champion Alexander Zverev.

Becker was sentenced to two and a half years in prison by a London court at the end of April because he had not properly declared parts of his assets in his bankruptcy proceedings.

He was released in mid-December after 231 days in prison.

Since the bankruptcy proceedings have not yet been completed, his creditors will take a close look at which Jobs Becker will still accept.

The German Tennis Association (DTB) recently said that the former Head of Men's Tennis could return to the association.

"The doors at the DTB are always open to Boris Becker," Vice President Dirk Hordorff told Sport-Bild in November.


Source: spiegel

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