Boris Becker recently met his youngest child Amadeus for the first time in ten months. A long-time London resident, the former German tennis player was sentenced to 30 months in prison in April 2022. He was found guilty of concealing his assets after declaring bankruptcy.
In December of 2022, Boris Becker returned to his home country after serving eight months in UK prisons.
The 55-year-old has now revealed that he met his son Amadeus for the first time since his prison release. Although Boris Becker was able to have conversations with his son over the phone, he was overjoyed to meet Amadeus in person after ten months.
“We haven’t seen each other in over 10 months because of my circumstances,” Becker wrote on Instagram. “Just hearing his voice on the phone was not enough and words cannot describe the feeling of holding him again in my arms.”
In another post, the three-time Wimbledon champion could be seen celebrating his son’s 13th birthday.
“A father and son bond goes beyond any borders. We loved celebrating the 13th birthday of Amadeus in the past days!” he captioned the post.
“I learned a hard lesson; a very painful one” – Boris Becker about his time in prison
Boris Becker was one of the most successful tennis players of his time. The former World No. 1 fought the toughest of battles and won 49 titles in his career, including six Grand Slams. But this could not prepare the German for what was to come in prison.
After his release, the 55-year-old opened up about his time in custody. Becker stated that he was reduced to a mere number while serving his sentence and that his status and background held no value inside prison.
“You are nobody in prison. You are just a number,” Becker said. “Mine was A2923EV. I wasn’t called Boris. I was a number. And they don’t give a fu*** who you are.”
However, he went on to state that no matter how expensive and painful the ordeal was, it shaped him to be a better person.
“I think I rediscovered the person I used to be,” he asserted. “I learned a hard lesson. A very expensive one. A very painful one. But the whole thing has something important and good for me learned. And some things happen for a good reason.”