‘He broke the law, I hope he learns from it’ – Andy Murray blunt on Boris Becker sentence
Andy Murray says that while he feels bad for Boris Becker following his sentencing he believes the three-time Wimbledon champion got what he deserved for his actions.
The former world number one further explained his view that Becker rightly did not receive special treatment despite his reputation as a sporting great.
The comments from Murray come after world number one and former charge of Becker Novak Djokovic said he was “heartbroken” by the ruling.
Murray told reporters ahead of competing at the Madrid Open: “I didn’t really feel particularly emotional about [the verdict].
“[Becker] broke the law and if you do that, I don’t think you should get special treatment because of who you are or what you’ve achieved.”
Becker won six Slam titles over the course of a successful career but has had many a financial struggle since retiring from the sport.
That culminated in his 2017 bankruptcy, a situation which ultimately resulted in his being found guilty of hiding assets in this most recent trial.
After being found guilty on four charges under the Insolvency Act, Becker was sentenced to two and a half years by Southwark Crown Court.
Murray continued: “Again, 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.”
The 54-year-old is expected to spend half of his sentence, or 15 months, in prison.
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