Boris Becker, convicted of bankruptcy fraud in March, has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for declaring bankruptcy to hide funds.

Last month in a report by TMZ, the 6-time Grand Slam winner was convicted on multiple charges by a jury for concealing his assets and debts.

Among the charges filed against the 54-year-old include being found guilty of transferring hundreds of thousands of dollars from his business account to other accounts. He declared bankruptcy in 2017.

Although he was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison, a judge said that Becker would only have to serve half of that 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," the judge said.

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

The judge also pointed out how Becker did not show humility in the proceedings. However, he did show some remorse at times and even said during the trial that he was embarrassed over the bankruptcy scandal, and even offered to part ways with his wedding ring to help satisfy his debts.

Becker was legally obliged to disclose all his assets so that it could be distributed to trustees. The former tennis player owed creditors about £50 million before he declared bankruptcy.

The jury found Becker had failed to declare his share in a sprawling £1m property in his German hometown of Leimen and hid a bank loan of almost £700,000 on that house, as well as shares in a technology firm valued at £66,000.

"Boris Becker has literally nothing and there is also nothing to show for what was the most glittering of sporting careers and that is correctly termed as nothing short of a tragedy,” Jonathan Laidlaw QC stated in a report from BBC.

"These proceedings have destroyed his career entirely and ruined any further prospect of earning an income," he added.

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