Former world No. 1 men’s tennis player Boris Becker is set to be deported from England after serving eight months in prison, PA media reported Thursday.

“Any foreign national convicted of a crime and sentenced to prison is considered deportable,” Reuters reported, declining to comment directly on Baker’s case.

Boris Becker, from Germany, has lived in London since 2012 but does not hold British citizenship.

In April, Baker was found guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act in 2017 and was sentenced to two-and-a-half years by Judge Deborah Taylor at Southwark Crown Court. First, he had to serve half his prison sentence.

Taylor accused the six-time major champion of playing the system in bad faith by hiding and transferring his assets, depriving creditors of more than £2 million ($2.51 million).

Baker has previously denied all allegations of cooperating with bankruptcy proceedings, Reuters reported.

CNN has contacted the UK Ministry of Justice for a statement.

Baker made tennis history when he won Wimbledon in 1985 at the age of 17 and went on to win five more major championships over the next 11 years.

After retiring from the sport in the world of tennis, he has remained a commentator and commentator, notably coaching Novak Djokovic and appearing frequently in the media.


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