Inside Boris Becker’s rough, over-crowded prison where violence and drugs rule

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Boris Becker is currently serving a two and a half year prison sentence for hiding £2.5m (R49 million) worth of assets and loans to avoid paying debts. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Boris Becker is currently serving a two and a half year prison sentence for hiding £2.5m (R49 million) worth of assets and loans to avoid paying debts. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

His playground was once the famous grass courts of Wimbledon, his homes villas and mansions dotted around Europe, his rides fancy sportscars, his meals the finest fare in top restaurants.

But just look at Boris Becker now. His home is one of London’s most notorious prisons, where boredom and violence reign supreme, meals are served on filthy trolleys and there’s no privacy at all – not even when you go to the loo.

Wandsworth Prison is less than 4 km from Wimbledon, where Boom-Boom Boris once played to adoring crowds as he became the best player in the world.

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