German tennis federation ready to reinstate 'exiled' Boris Becker after prison

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The German Tennis Association (DTB) is open to welcoming Boris Becker back in his arms once he has served his prison sentence in the UK. The three-time Wimbledon laureate saw himself sentenced to 2.5 years behind bars at the end of April after withholding £2.5 million.

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Under British law he could be paroled at the end of July 2023, but there are also reports that he could be deported to his native Germany even earlier.

Still, the union seems to see no harm in Becker’s offenses. Dirk Hordorff, the vice president of the DTB, told Sport Bild on Wednesday that “nothing speaks against him taking up a position again when he has served his sentence.” The 55-year-old Becker previously headed the German Tennis Association from 2017 to 2020.

In his active playing career, the German won a Grand Slam six times. He only failed to win Roland Garros. More recently, he was the head coach of Novak Djokovic from 2013 to 2016.

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