Boris Becker admits that he has made “many mistakes” throughout his life, but stresses that each one of them provided him with a good life lesson. Last year, Becker was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for concealing assets and loans worth 2.5 million pounds to avoid paying debts.
However, Becker only served eight months of his sentence, since before Christmas he was deported to Germany and finally released. “Life lessons. If you know the mistakes beforehand, you wouldn’t make them.
In hindsight you are always smarter. Did I make mistakes? Many. Is there anyone here who has been perfect? Probably not. When you’re that famous or making headlines, everything looks a little bigger, a little bigger,” Becker recently said at CloudFest 2023, according to Tennis Majors.
Becker: I wasn’t prepared for what was coming my way
In 1985, a 17-year-old Becker won Wimbledon and introduced himself to the world of tennis in one of the most impressive ways possible.
But becoming famous and popular at a very young age also had its downside, as Becker was not prepared for what came after his impressive victory at Wimbledon in 1985. “When you are a young player.
I made my first million when I was 17 years old, in 1985. It was a lot of money. Probably even now. But in 1985 it was huge. Then you surround yourself with agents and lawyers and run a business called ‘Boris Becker inc.’
But you are 17, 20, 25 and so on. Then you finish your degree and in the end you have not studied finance, business, you are an athlete and so you have good faith with the people who are with you and of course they show you a contract and you can read but you have to trust your own judgment, that of your parents and your attorney’s,” Becker said.
Boris Becker recently spoke about his hard times in prison last year, revealing that the experience was “a real punishment”. The Teutonic assured that it was a daily survival in a place that he described as very dangerous.