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Andy Murray Has Cold Response To Boris Becker Being Sentenced To Jail

Andy Murray Has Cold Response To Boris Becker Being Sentenced To Jail

Andy Murray has a pretty cold response to Boris Becker being sentenced for hiding his assets.

Andy Murray has made a statement about fellow tennis legend Boris Becker's sentencing last week.

Becker was sentenced to two and a half years at HMP Wandsworth, after declaring himself bankrupt and hiding £2.5 million worth of assets, to avoid paying his debts.

Now, Murray has said that he feels sorry for the people impacted by the pro's decisions.

Boris Becker and Andy Murray at the US Open.

Becker had a long illustrious career, he won his first Grand Slam title at 17 and would go on to win six in total, in addition to three Wimbledon Championships.

After his pro-career, Becker went on to work as a commentator and famously coached Novak Djokovic, the world No. 1.

Djokovic said that he was 'heartbroken' for his former coach after his sentencing on Friday 29 April, as reported by Yahoo! Sports.

"He's a friend, long-time friend, a coach for three, four years, someone I consider close in my life and has contributed a lot to my success in my career.

"I was just heartbroken. I don't know what to say more than that. It's [not] getting into details of the verdict, because I'm not in a position to do that, but as his friend, super sad for him and there's not much that you can say.

Boris Becker coaches Novak Djokovic.

"I just hope that he will go through this period that he has to be in jail and that when he comes out he's being able to live his life as, I don't know if you can use the word normal, because his life is definitely changing. For anybody going to prison, especially for that long of a time."

Djokovic went on to say that he will continue to 'pray' for the sportsman and that he hopes his 'health' and 'mental health' will be okay following the news.

However, Murray had a rather different reaction to the Becker's sentencing.

"I feel sorry that he's in that situation, but I also feel sorry for the people that he's affected with his decisions as well and what's happened to them.

"I hope he's okay and that he learns from his mistakes. But I didn't have a particular emotion about it," Murray continued.

Other public figures also commented on Becker's sentencing with Piers Morgan saying: "So sorry about Boris Becker. Great guy, and always enjoyed his company. See you on the other side, mate."

While fellow Twitter users argued: "Why send #BorisBecker to jail at huge public cost. Make him do community service instead for duration of sentence. He's no threat to public safety."

Judge Deborah Taylor sentenced Becker and said that the pro-sportsman showed no remorse for his actions, as reported by the BBC.

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