Boris Becker plots Wimbledon return in 2025 following prison sentence

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Boris Becker has set his sights on returning to Wimbledon for the 2025 championships.

The three-time Wimbledon champion served eight months of a two-and-a-half year sentence after being convicted over bankruptcy offences.

As a result of that sentence, Becker was unable to attend the past two Wimbledon championships but said he was in talks with the authorities about giving him the green light to return in 2025.

When asked if he planned to return to Wimbledon, the Laureus Academy member said: “I very much hope so. Not this year but we’re working on 2025.

“It’s been my favourite tournament as a player, coach and commentator. It’s unique, you can’t compare it. I lived in Wimbledon for a long time so I’m working hard with the authorities to have all the applications ready to be back for next year.”

It remains to be seen if he is given the all clear to return whether he will return as part of the BBC commentary team as he was in recent years.

Of that possibility, he said: “I hope so.”

Becker won Wimbledon for the first time as a 17-year-old and, until his sentence, lived within walking distance of the All England Club.

The length of his ban from returning to the UK as part of his conviction has never been specified but such travel bans can last as long as 10 years.

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