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Daughter Anna Ermakova in shock after the verdict

Anna Ermakova had hoped to the last that her father Boris Becker would not have to go to prison.Picture: dpa / Ursula Düren

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The harsh sentence Judge Deborah Taylor handed down on Friday at Southwark Crown Court for tennis legend Boris Becker moved audiences. The participation is huge. However, this does not change the verdict, and daughter Anna Ermakova is shocked that her father has to go to prison.

In reality, the 22-year-old allegedly did everything possible to ensure that her father didn’t have to be in prison, as she revealed in the photo. She had even written to the court. Vain.

As in any match, Becker appeared on Friday accompanied by his partner Lilian De Carvalho Monteiro.

As in any match, Becker appeared on Friday accompanied by his partner Lilian De Carvalho Monteiro.Bild: Picture Alliance / Photoshot

Tennis legend Boris Becker must go to prison. On Friday, a London court sentenced him to two and a half years in prison for several bankruptcy offenses. The 54-year-old must serve half of this before he can spend the rest on probationas Judge Deborah Taylor at Southwark Crown Court ruled.

Daughter Anna: “I’ll visit him whenever I can”

Daughter Anna Ermakova was stunned, as she tells “Bild”: “I am really shocked that my father was sentenced to two years and six months”. He will visit his father whenever he can. Following the announcement of the verdict, the 22-year-old took an in-depth look into her emotional world and expressed concern for her brother Amadeus, who was only 12 years old:

“I helped as best I could. I wrote a letter to the court to express my concern for my stepbrother Amadeus. He is only 12 years old and now he will have to do without a father figure who is going through a difficult time in his development we will miss him. It’s not fair to him. It will be tough on Amadeus. “

The verdict leaves not only the family amazed.

After his conviction, Boris Becker also received a lot of sympathy from other celebrities. “I’m sorry for Boris,” said former football manager Reiner Calmund. “Boris has survived the most difficult matches. I hope that he too will be able to dominate this time.”

The tennis world continues to support Boris Becker and honors his achievements

The German Tennis Association (DTB) also wants to continue to support the three-time Wimbledon winner: “We take note of the verdict with respect and regret and wish him all the best for the foreseeable future,” said Association president Dietloff von Arnim. on Friday in Munich. “We are by his side”.

Becker was immediately taken into custody on Friday. He now has 28 days to challenge the verdict. “Boris Becker was everyone’s idol,” said fashion designer Harald Glööckler of “Bild”. “Regardless of whether you could do something with tennis or not, you faced it. He was literally lifted into the sky – and now falling into infinity.” Even the TV presenter Verona Pooth wished Becker a lot of strength.

“Boris Becker has been an integral part of the German tennis family for decades. His merits are and will remain unique,” said DTB president von Arnim. Becker has done great things nationally and internationally in tennis. “More recently, he has supported the German Tennis Association as the head of men’s tennis in the competitive and youth sports sector and has proved to be a great asset and sponsor of our sport during this period.”

DTB president Dietloff von Anim continues to support Becker.

DTB president Dietloff von Anim continues to support Becker.Picture: dpa / Sven Hoppe

“I wish he had been spared”

German tennis player Oscar Otte, who reached the semi-finals at the ATP tournament in Munich on Friday, said Becker’s belief was a shame and a sadness “because he is the tennis legend in Germany – and made tennis Germany. tennis Germany with its performances “.

Moderator Jörg Kachelmann tweeted: “I wish he had been spared. I hope everyone close to him will continue to support him.”

At least this wish should come true.

As in every meeting, on Friday Becker appeared accompanied by his partner Lilian De Carvalho Monteiro; the couple held hands as they passed dozens of photographers and cameramen in court. Becker’s eldest son, Noah, carried a full travel bag, which was placed with Becker in the glass case where the accused was to remain.

Widespread sympathy is certainly helpful to the family. Daughter Anna Ermakova is grateful for this in her Instagram story, among other things. There he writes: “Thanks for all the support”.

Dishonesty in bankruptcy was Becker’s undoing

Becker, who lives in London, was declared bankrupt by the court in 2017. He then had to reveal his assets to the bankruptcy trustees, but according to the court he left out important parts. A jury found the German guilty on four of the 24 charges three weeks ago.

About half of the time Boris Becker has to serve in prison.

About half of the time Boris Becker has to serve in prison.Bild: NurPhoto / WIktor Szymanowicz

The secular judges found that Becker hid a property in his hometown of Leimen (Baden-Württemberg) worth around 1.2 million euros, illegally transferred a total of 427,000 euros to other accounts and shares of a company of artificial intelligence worth 78,600 euros and a loan debt of 825,000 euros. The judge’s verdict in London followed on Friday.

(ast / with material from dpa)

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