Back to the commentator microphone
Boris Becker has his old job back
The new year starts with good news for Boris Becker. He’s back to work a few weeks after being released from prison. And that he has this under control, he proved before his prison sentence.
Boris Becker has a good laugh after his early end of imprisonment.
Boris Becker (55) has a new job. In other words: he has his old job back.
As reported by Eurosport, the former tennis star will accompany the Australian Open (January 16 to 29) as an expert. Together with Matthias Stach, Becker moderates the show “Matchball Becker” twice a day.
Part of the Eurosport broadcasts since 2017
But that is not the only task that the six-time Grand Slam winner has. In addition, Becker also accompanies the top games as a co-commentator. “I am very pleased that Boris Becker is already returning to our Eurosport team for the Australian Open,” says Jochen Gundel, Senior Manager Sport at Warner Bros. Discovery, which is responsible for the transmission on Eurosport. Becker has been an integral part of the broadcaster’s tennis broadcasts since 2017 and has received an incredible amount of recognition and encouragement in this role. Among other things, he was awarded the German Television Prize in 2018.
For Becker it is another step back into normal life. Until shortly before Christmas he was still in Huntercombe prison in Oxfordshire. This comes after he was sentenced to two years and six months in prison for money laundering, fraud and evasion during the bankruptcy.
He didn’t even have to serve half of that. He was released early and returned to his native Germany. This nullifies the remainder of his sentence, but also prohibits him from returning to the island for the time being. (bir)
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