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Tennis champion Boris Becker freed from jail, faces deportation

Becker faces deportation since he is a foreign national sans British citizenship

 Boris Becker (File) Former tennis player Boris Becker arriving at Southwark Crown Court in London | AP

British news agency Press Association reports that German tennis legend Boris Becker has been freed from prison after serving eight months of his sentence and now faces deportation from the UK.

The 55-year-old German, who has lived in Britain since 2012, was released on Thursday morning ahead of his deportation, PA reported, without citing sources.

The three-time Wimbledon champion was jailed for 30 months in April for hiding 2.5 million pounds ($3.1 million) of assets and loans to avoid paying his debts.

The former world number one was declared bankrupt in June 2017. The tennis champion will be deported because he is a foreign national without British citizenship who received a custodial sentence of more than 12 months, The Guardian reported. Once deported, Becker will not be able to apply for entry to the UK for 10 years, the [publication reported.

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