Becker hugs his girlfriend as he gets ready to learn fate in bankruptcy case

Former tennis star Boris Becker, who won six Grand Slam titles, was found guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act relating to his 2017 bankruptcy, and he will find out his fate tomorrow

Boris Becker hugs girlfriend Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro ahead of sentencing tomorrow

Tennis legend Boris Becker was seen hugging his girlfriend as he prepares to learn the fate of his recent bankruptcy case. At the beginning of the month, Becker was found guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act, and could face up to seven years in jail.

The former German tennis star was accused of hiding millions of pounds worth of assets, including two of his Wimbledon titles, to avoid paying debts. He was declared bankrupt back in 2017 over an unpaid loan of more than £3 million on his estate in Mallorca, Spain.

Becker had attended Southwark Crown Court for court hearings, and throughout the trial he has been supported by partner Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro. Ahead of sentencing at the same court on April 29, the 54-year-old looked emotional after being pictured embracing his girlfriend. Just days earlier, he had spent time with his son and former wife Sharlely ‘Lilly’ Becker.

Becker speaks to his girlfriend in London as he awaits his fate


As well as his four charges, Becker was acquitted on a further 20 counts before being bailed ahead of his sentencing date tomorrow. Nine charges the German was relieved of was that of failing to hand over a number of his trophies and medals, after revealing to the jury he was unaware of the trophies’ whereabouts.

With the fate of the three-time Wimbledon set to be confirmed tomorrow, his 86-year-old mum Elvira recently begged the judge not to send him to prison. His mother commented: “I hope my son doesn’t have to go to prison. He’s a decent boy overall.”

The jury learned that the German transferred £350,000 to ex-wife Barbara and estranged wife Sharlely to avoid paying his debt. As well as this, it was found that Becker concealed the existence of a £1.8 million German villa, 75,000 shares in an IT firm and a £700,000 Lichtenstein bank loan from bankruptcy trustees.

Becker was found guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act


Becker was also accused of using his business account as a “personal piggy bank” to pay expenses including school fees for his children. In evidence, Becker admitted he earned a ‘vast amount’ during his successful career, with the total said to be more than £40 million.

The 54-year-old enjoyed an impressive 15-year career between 1983 and 1999, winning six Grand Slam titles. His first came at just 17-years-old, winning the 1985 Wimbledon crown. Becker went on to win another two titles at SW19, as well as collecting two Australian Opens and one US Open.

Across both his singles and doubles career, the three-time Wimbledon winner won 64 events, whilst also donning a prized Olympic gold medal after winning gold for Australia in the doubles event at the 1992 games in Barcelona. He also enjoyed further success on the international stage, when winning back-to-back Davis Cup crowns in 1988 and 1999.

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