“An unparalleled crash”

Black Friday for Boris Becker. At the conclusion of the trial in London, a judge announced the severe punishment and the 54-year-old is going to jail. The international press comments on the verdict.


The sun: “Serving Time – Tennis star Boris Becker risks two and a half years in prison after hiding millions of pounds in his bankruptcy in 2017.”

Daily mail: “Boris Becker and a crash like no other: an insatiable appetite for women, houses, cars and a life of luxury. Now fatal business mistakes and fatal arrogance have led the Wimbledon star to face a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence. “


Gazzetta dello Sport: “Becker no longer wants to see the world through a tennis net, but through the bars of an English prison. The tennis prodigy fought as an adult. Scandals, debt and bankruptcy: Becker’s reputation is ruined.”

Corriere della Sera: “On Judgment Day, Boris Becker wears the Wimbledon tie with the green and purple stripes, a symbol of a period of greatness swept away by years and many mistakes. Scandals and love affairs, falls and resurrections: Becker’s life on the roller coaster now ends in prison.”

La Republica: “Boris Becker’s Deep Fall: The King of Wimbledon Ends in the Queen’s Prison. Thus falls an unparalleled phenomenon in tennis that has found no balance off the court. Wimbledon tie Becker wears in court looks like a tombstone from his amazing surplus career , reject and undo. “

Sports career: “Fatal London for Boris Becker: His career, which began at Wimbledon in 1985 at the age of 17, ended yesterday at the Palace of Justice on the banks of the Thames. The tie with Wimbledon’s colors did not weigh him down. In his cell, Becker can think of the strategy for the restart. He lacks no genius. “

The Messenger: “From Wimbledon’s Lawn to Prison: Boris Becker, the tennis talent who conquered Wimbledon at the age of 17, must now go through the difficult experience of prison. His reputation is ruined. Two expensive divorces, support for four children and a life of excess Becker’s star darkens. “


Standards: “Fortunately for the 54-year-old, neither laziness nor stupidity are punishable acts. Otherwise, Becker would have had to expect a much longer deprivation of liberty. […] That he now has to get to know the inside of an English prison is certainly tragic. But the failed businessman is solely responsible for his humiliation. “


New York Times: “The verdict marks a spectacular drop from the mercy of Boris Becker. His tennis talent, bubbly personality and business ambitions had made him a fortune to this point.”


New Zurich newspaper: “The verdict is known – Boris Becker will be in jail for two years and six months. A British court has sentenced the former tennis prodigy to 30 months in prison. It is the low point of a career that has gone completely out of control.”

View: “The decision has been made – Boris Becker must go to jail! The former tennis star must sit behind bars for 2.5 years. The process of postponing bankruptcy is the result of decades of luxury life, but also ignorance and poor management.”


Feel: “The fate of Boris Becker. As Judge Deborah Taylor argued in her judgment, the culprit did not learn the lesson of a similar trial in Germany in 2002. The question will also be whether he could succeed with an objection.”

As: “Two and a half years in prison for the world no. He does not go unnoticed.”

Mundo Deportivo: “Boris Becker did not understand how to manage his assets. Now he is going to jail for two and a half years.”

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