Boris Becker sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail over bankruptcy charges

Six-time grand slam champion Boris Becker was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail on Friday for flouting the terms of his bankruptcy in 2017

Earlier this month, the 54-year-old Becker, a former world No. 1 and three-time Wimbledon champion

was found guilty of four offenses relating to his bankruptcy, including failing to disclose, concealing and removing significant assets, the Insolvency Service said.

During the sentencing at London's Southwark Crown Court, Becker, supported by partner Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro

wore a grey suit, white shirt and a striped tie in the Wimbledon colors of green and purple.

Judge Deborah Taylor, who handed down the sentence, said the former tennis player will serve half the sentence.

I take into account what has been described as your fall from grace. You have lost your career and reputation and all of your property as a result of your bankruptcy

You have not shown remorse, acceptance of your guilt and have sought to distance yourself from your offending and your bankruptcy.