Tennis icon Boris Becker freed from prison and will be deported to Germany after being jailed for hiding millions | The Sun

TENNIS champ Boris Becker has been freed from jail.

The three-time Wimbledon champion will be deported from the UK to Germany.

The German, 55, was sentenced to two and a half years in April for hiding £2.5million in assets while bankrupt.

The disgraced star has spent eight months in Category C Huntercomb prison, Oxon, where criminals wait to be deported.

He was previously in notorious Category B Wandsworth Prison, South-West London.

Becker, who has lived in the UK since 2012, was expected to serve half of his sentence behind bars.

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But he has been accepted on to an early release scheme.

This allows “any foreign national serving a fixed sentence who is liable for removal from the UK to be removed from prison and deported up to 12 months before the earliest release point of their sentence”.

The Home Office removed 1,136 foreign national offenders under its early removal programme last year.

It has been reported he will fly back to his homeland on a private jet paid for by a TV company.

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The telly firm is believed to have shelled out a six-figure sum for his prison story.

It comes as his mum Elvira, 87, revealed she is looking forward to an emotional reunion with Boris.

A friend of the family said: “Elvira is simply overjoyed he is coming home.

"For her, having Boris out of prison and back home is the best thing imaginable – and for it to happen in time for Christmas will be great for her.

“She was worried about when she might see him again, so this is all a huge deal for her – especially given her age.”

Becker has four children from three relationships—sons Noah, 27, and Elias, 22, daughter Anna Ermakova, 21, and son Amadeus, 11.

He’s also likely to be joined in Germany by his girlfriend, Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro, 42.

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