‘I have nothing but hatred and malice’ – Jailed tennis star Boris Becker says he and his family were mistreated

Boris Becker, a former tennis player from Germany, was one of the best players of his time. The 54-year-old has won six Grand Slams and has been No. 1 in the past. He has won Wimbledon three times, the Australian Open twice and the US Open once.

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After retiring from tennis, he tried his hand at various other ventures but never quite found his step. Unfortunately, he was found guilty of concealing assets and is now serving a two and a half year sentence. And in 2020 Boris Becker said he and his family had been unnecessarily attacked with racist actions.

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Boris Becker on racism and injustice towards his family

Becker once came under fire for attending an anti-racism protest in London. He was disheartened to see so many negative reactions on social media, especially towards Germans. He said, “My older three children experience a racist incident at least once a week, so I’m in constant communication with them on the subject.”

“I was most offended by Germany…. I got nothing but hate and spite from social media. So anyone who has reservations about the black population attacks me personally,said Boris Becker.

Former tennis player Boris Becker arrives at Southwark Crown Court for his bankruptcy proceedings in London, Britain April 5, 2022. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

He further said: “Honestly, I can do without such fans. Educate yourself, get informed. The more you know, the better you become. We no longer live in the trees.

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Becker had also won Olympic gold medals in singles and doubles, and 13 Masters Series titles. He has also worked as a television tennis analyst.

Becker’s mother never saw her son

Recently it became known that Becker’s mother could no longer fly to London to see her son in prison. His family was in Germany while he was in London. Unfortunately, his mother broke her femur and was unable to travel to see him. Besides, Boris’ only contact with his mother was a single phone call.

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