Six-time Grand Slam winner Boris Becker has stated that you simply’re a no person in jail, recounting his expertise after serving eight months in UK prisons.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Dec 21, 2022 23:23 IST
Becker says he thought he’d lose his life in jail (AP)
By India Today Web Desk: Six-time Grand Slam winner Boris Becker has stated that you simply’re a no person in jail, recounting his expertise after serving eight months in UK prisons.
The 55-year-old was convicted by a London court docket for concealing a whole bunch of hundreds of kilos in belongings after being declared bankrupt. Becker was beforehand convicted of tax evasion in Germany in 2002, and acquired a suspended jail sentence.
Speaking to Sat.1, Becker stated in jail you’re a no person, including that he wasn’t referred to as Boris however by his quantity.
“In prison you are a nobody. You are only a number. Mine was A2923EV. I wasn’t called Boris, I was a number,” stated Becker.
A tearful Becker recalled a narrative of when he thought he was going to be killed in jail after receiving loss of life threats.
“I thought I would lose my life in Wandsworth. Someone, a murderer I later found out, wanted my coat and he wanted money and he said he would kill me if he didn’t get it. Then, in Huntercombe, another murderer said they wanted to kill me. My food tray was shaking,” Becker added.
He went on to say that his life was saved by different inmates who stood as much as these threatening him.
“[The inmate] underestimated that other inmates would come to my help and threaten him. They saved my life,” stated Becker.
Becker additionally admitted that he was responsible of the costs introduced in opposition to him.
“Of course I was guilty,” he stated of the 4 out of 29 counts he was convicted of.
Becker stated he now hopes to keep away from the errors he made up to now, including that jail has introduced his actual self again.
“For years I made errors, I had false buddies. I believe this time in jail introduced me again,” Becker added.
In 1985, on the age of 17, he received his first Wimbledon remaining, changing into the youngest and first unseeded participant to win the boys’s singles title. He went on to win two extra Wimbledon championships.
Dec 21, 2022