I’ve hit rock bottom and I don’t know what to make of it, says disgraced Wimbledon star Boris Becker in a tearful interview

BORIS Becker broke down in tears during an emotional interview before being jailed for hiding his millions when he went bankrupt.

The disgraced Wimbledon star, 55, said he had “bottomed out” as he waited to know his fate ahead of his sentencing in April.

Before his conviction in April this year, Boris Becker struggled to hide his feelings

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Before his conviction in April this year, Boris Becker struggled to hide his feelingsPhoto credit: AppleTV
The tennis ace said he

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The tennis ace said he “hit rock bottom” before he was jailedPhoto credit: AppleTV

The BBC pundit has been found guilty of breaching bankruptcy rules by concealing more than £2.5million in cash, shares and property.

He was slapped with a sentence of two and a half years in prison – but is due to be deported to Germany after almost eight months and released from Huntercombe prison in Oxfordshire.

A clip showing the former world number one dealing with his emotions ahead of sentencing has now been released by the filmmakers of an upcoming untitled documentary.

He struggled to hide his sadness while sitting down with interviewers for the new two-part Apple TV+ series.

A tearful Becker said to the camera: “I’ve hit my (low) low point, I don’t know what to make of it.

“I’m going to face this, I’m not going to hide or run away. I will accept any punishment I will get.

“It’s Wednesday afternoon and by Friday I know the rest of my life.”

The explosive docuseries is set to explore the ups and downs of the tennis star’s illustrious career and “turbulent” personal life.

Director Alex Gibney and producer John Battsek have been documenting his struggles in “deeply intimate interviews” for three years.

The Oscar winner also sat down with his closest family, as well as sporting rivals like John McEnroe, Mats Wilander and Michael Stich.

In addition to Bjorn Borg, Novak Djokovic, who was coached by Becker for three years, will also appear on the show.

No title or release date for the documentary has yet been announced.

But it will likely air when Becker is already a free man, as he is expected to only serve half of his 30-month sentence.

He was approved for an accelerated program that sends foreign scammers to their home countries to ease the pressure on British prisons.

The early release system allows “any foreign national who is serving a fixed sentence and is subject to deportation from the UK to be released from prison and deported up to 12 months before the earliest date of his sentence”.

Offenders benefit from a reduction in their sentence of up to 135 days if they agree to go home.

However, the sports ace, who has lived in London since 2012, has to give up most of his money when he is deported to Germany.

Although he no longer has to serve another prison sentence in his home country, he is not allowed to keep most of his cash.

Becker was declared bankrupt on 21 June 2017 over an unpaid loan of more than £3million at his estate in Mallorca, Spain.

He claimed he worked with trustees charged with safeguarding his estate and even offered his wedding ring, saying he acted on professional advice.

However, the German national was found guilty of four charges under the Bankruptcy Act after trying to withhold £2million from his creditors.

He has a criminal record for tax evasion and attempted tax evasion in Germany in 2002.

Aged just 17, Becker made his mark in 1985 when he became Wimbledon’s youngest singles champion and the first unseeded player to lift the trophy at the All England Club.

Becker’s dynamic game and boyish enthusiasm – best captured in his penchant for spectacular volleys – made him a favorite of Wimbledon spectators.

A year later he successfully defended his Wimbledon title and beat world number one Ivan Lendl in straight sets in the final.

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Becker’s wild serve led to the nicknames “Baby Boom Boom” and “The Bomber”.

Becker is to be released from prison and deported back to Germany

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Becker is to be released from prison and deported back to GermanyCredit: Alamy
The Wimbledon champion has been found guilty of hiding his millions as he went bankrupt

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The Wimbledon champion has been found guilty of hiding his millions as he went bankruptPhoto credit: Reuters

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