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Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has been jailed for two and a half years for hiding £2.5m worth of assets and loans to avoid paying debts.

The six-time Grand Slam champion had denied breaking UK insolvency laws after he was declared bankrupt in 2017, owing creditors almost £50m.

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Becker, 54, was found guilty of four charges by a jury under the Insolvency Act. He was cleared on 20 counts.

He sent almost £390,000 in payments from his business account to others. Prior to the judgement delivered few minutes ago there had been fears and speculations that the veteran tennis star could risk seven year term

Becker who is a regular commentator at the Wimbledon will see his job at the event rested while those who enjoyed his commentary will surely miss him.

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