Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, 55, will comment on the US Open for Sportdeutschland.TV as an expert from Tuesday. But according to one of the radio workers, according to “Sport Bild”, there is no accreditation for him in the four American Grand Slams.
The reason for this: Baker probably won’t get a visa to the USA because he couldn’t provide proof of employment. A US Open employee confirmed to Sport Bild that there had been no request in his name.
Baker was sentenced to more than two years in prison last year in the UK for violating the terms of the bankruptcy. He returned to Germany at the end of 2022 but remains on probation in the UK.
Because of the conviction, Baker is said to be barred from entering the country without a visa. He should have applied for a special permit, but apparently he did not. The granting of such authorization is at the discretion of the appropriate US authorities.
At a press conference in August, Baker assured that there would be no problems getting him in. But now it threatens a repeat: In 2017, he was not allowed to participate as an expert in the US Open – his work visa had expired.
“My client submitted his application for the necessary visa as quickly as possible,” explains his lawyer, Oliver Moser. Boris Becker will begin his supervisory work from a television studio at the appointed time today.
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