Boris Becker, 54, is teaching fellow inmates YOGA while in prison, works out at the gym and has lost more than a stone in weight.
Boris Becker : Teaching yoga in prison | Jailed
Franz Becker is a German former world No. 1 tennis player. Becker was successful from the start of his career, winning the Wimbledon Championships at the age of 17.
|Full name||Boris Franz Becker|
|Born||22 November 1967
Leimen, West Germany
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Turned pro||1984 (amateur tour from 1983)|
|Retired||25 June 1999|
He ultimately won six Grand Slam singles titles: three Wimbledon Championships, two Australian Opens and one US Open.
Becker also won three year-end championships, 13 Masters titles and an Olympic gold medal in doubles.
Boris Becker Teaching yoga in prison
Boris Becker is teaching his fellow inmates yoga and has lost more than a stone in weight after being sent to prison for bankruptcy offences six months ago.
The German tennis legend, 54, is apparently ‘doing well given the circumstances’ and ‘fits constructively into everyday prison life’, according to his lawyer Oliver Moser.
He was convicted of several fraud offences after hiding £2.5 million in assets and loans in an attempt to avoid paying off his debts.
But although he is allowed to make phone calls and communicate with the outside world at any time, the father-of-four ‘does not want to stay in detention a day longer than necessary’, a source told German newspaper BILD.
The source added that he has a solitary cell and behaves impeccably in prison, while another said: ‘He’s popular with his fellow inmates.’
‘Becker works as a kind of assistant teacher next to the actual prison coach for fitness and psychology,’ the source said.
The former World No.1 is said to be teaching around 45 fellow inmates fitness, nutrition, crisis management, and a special type of yoga and meditation.
Tennis ace Boris Becker has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for flouting the terms of his bankruptcy.
The three-time Wimbledon champion, 54, arrived at Southwark Crown Court on Friday wearing a Wimbledon tie and holding hands with his girlfriend, Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro.
The former world number one will serve half of his prison sentence, handed down by Judge Deborah Taylor, and will be eligible for release thereafter.
Sentencing the former sportsman, Ms Taylor said Becker had not shown remorse or acceptance of guilt.
She told Becker: “You have … sought to distance yourself from your offending and your bankruptcy.
“While I accept your humiliation as part of the proceedings, there has been no humility.”
He had transferred hundreds of thousands of pounds from his business account and failed to declare a property in his home town of Leimen, Germany.