Boris is going back to the box… but not at Wimbledon! German Becker will resume his studio duties for the Australian Open but has been banned from the UK following his release from prison in December
- Tennis icon Boris Becker will return to TV for this month’s Australian Open
- The German continued his role in the Eurosport studio after being released from prison
- Becker served eight months behind bars after being convicted of financial crimes
- However, the 55-year-old will not be returning to the screen for the BBC at Wimbledon
- The former World No 1 has been banned from the UK due to the terms of his early deportation
Boris Becker will return to TV for this month’s Australian Open, resuming his studio duties with Eurosport in Munich following his release from prison in December.
However, the German, 55, will not be back on screen for the BBC at Wimbledon in July, as he has been banned from the UK under the terms of his early deportation.
Having served eight months behind bars after being convicted of financial offences, he is banned from re-entering for an indefinite period of time.
Tennis icon Boris Becker will return to TV for the Australian Open later this month
Becker, 55, was released from prison in December after spending eight months behind bars for financial offenses; He will not return to the screen at Wimbledon as he is banned from the UK
There is no chance of that period expiring before the summer.
A player Becker has worked with in the past, Novak Djokovic, made a winning return to singles action in Adelaide on Tuesday.
The Serb, 35, was again well received before he defeated Frenchman Constant Lestienne 6-3, 6-2 and was careful not to rekindle old tensions after his ouster in Australia in 2022.
Andy Murray lost 7-6, 6-3 to Sebastian Korda in the Adelaide International first round
As Emma Raducanu beat Czech teen Linda Fruhvitova 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 at the ASB Classic
‘Behind me’ he said. ‘I am hoping.’
Andy Murray lost 7-6, 6-3 to America’s Sebastian Korda and Kyle Edmund fell 6-3, 6-2 to Italy’s Jannik Sinner.
In Auckland, Emma Raducanu recorded her first win on tour since September. She defeated 17-year-old Czech talent Linda Fruhvirtova 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 at the ASB Classic.