Stephen Dunmoye

Former German tennis player and three-time Wimbledon champion, Boris Becker has been released from a British prison after serving a sentence relating to his 2017 bankruptcy.

The United Kingdom government revealed this today after Becker had spent eight months in prison for concealing assets in order to avoid paying debts.

The 55-year-old was jailed for two and a half years in April for hiding £2.5 million ($3.1 million) of assets and loans to avoid paying debts.

According to reports, Becker had been declared bankrupt in June 2017, owing creditors £50 million over an unpaid loan on his estate on the Spanish island of Majorca.

Becker, who has lived in the UK since 2012, was expected to serve half of his sentence behind bars but was released on Thursday morning and is due on a flight to be deported from the UK.

He was initially reported to have been held at Wandsworth Prison in southwest London, near to the All-England Club at Wimbledon where he won three titles.

But he was then transferred to the lower-security Huntercombe prison near Oxford, southern England, for foreign criminals awaiting deportation.

He qualified for removal as he is not a British citizen and received a custodial sentence of more than 12 months.