Boris Becker's girlfriend and son watch Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon
Boris Becker’s girlfriend Lillian de Carvalho Monteiro and his son Noah watch Novak Djokovic for the second day at Wimbledon… two months after fallen tennis star was jailed
Boris Becker’s girlfriend and son enjoyed Wimbledon for the second day in a row on Wednesday.
Lillian De Carvalho Monteiro and the fallen star’s eldest son Noah, 28, cheered on Novak Djokovic, who was trained by Boris for three years, in his triumphant second round clash against Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Boris is currently serving a two-and-a-half-year jail sentence after he was found guilty in April of hiding £2.5million worth of assets and loans to avoid paying off debts when he was declared bankrupt in 2017.
Tennis fans: Boris Becker’s girlfriend Lillian De Carvalho Monteiro and son Noah enjoyed Wimbledon for the second day in a row on Wednesday
Musician Noah, whose mother is Barbara Becker, had his head in his hands at one point during the tense match, as the two watched on intently.
Serbian player Djokovic was trained by Boris Becker for three years from December 2013. During that time he won several grand slam titles.
After Becker was jailed Djokovic said he was ‘heartbroken’ for his former coach.
Jailed: While Lily and Noah enjoyed the Centre Court action, Boris is serving a two-and-a-half-year jail sentence after her was found guilty in April of hiding £2.5million worth of assets
Lilly and Noah both supported Boris during his trial at Southwark Crown Court in April.
Lilian is thought to have been dating Becker for around three years and reportedly blew her beau a goodbye kiss as he was led out of the courtroom following his sentencing.
Since Becker’s sentencing his girlfriend has been seen visiting him at HMP Wandsworth, where he is being held.
Support: Boris’ family cheered on Novak Djokovic , who was trained by Boris for three years, in his second round clash against Thanasi Kokkinakis
Tense: Musician Noah, whose mother is Barbara Becker, had his head in his hands at one point during the tense match, as the two watched on intently
Novak fans: Serbian player Djokovic was trained by Boris for three years from December 2013. During that time he won several grand slam titles
Wimbledon viewers this week have slammed the BBC after John McEnroe and Sue Barker paid tribute to Boris live-on-air.
The British and American tennis legends sent their support to their former colleague during the first day of coverage on Monday.
Seven-time Grand Slam winner McEnroe said in commentary: ‘Boris, we love you. We miss you, man.’
Family: Lilly held her partner’s hand while his son Noah walked alongside them as they headed to Southwark Crown Court in April during his trial
He was joined by Barker, who is anchoring coverage of the tournament for the final time, who said: ‘We do indeed, well said.’
The words drew outrage from some viewers who were angry at the apparent support for the convicted criminal, who had been part of the BBC’s coverage of Wimbledon last year, but was jailed on April 29 this year.
Some viewers hit out at the presenters and suggested they should not be showing support for the 54-year-old on-air.
Criticsim: Wimbledon viewers this week have slammed the BBC after John McEnroe and Sue Barker paid tribute to Boris live-on-air
David William Cobb said: ‘Any chance of throwing McEnroe off the programme before he sends greetings to Ghislaine Maxwell or Wayne Couzens via licence payers airwaves (shame on Sue Barker also for agreeing). Boris Becker is a convicted criminal!’
Debbie Scott added: ‘Why are your BBC commentators at Wimbledon talking about Boris Becker? The man’s a criminal in jail for committing a crime, so why are they talking about him during the Wimbledon coverage?’
Catherine Smith wrote: ‘Has anyone noticed John McEnroe’s talking and missing Boris Becker, a criminal locked up for fraud. What about the victims he knew he was doing wrong. He should be where he is, disgusting.’
Sarah Yarwood added: ‘Stop presenters mentioning Boris Becker. We pay taxes in order to buy license fee, he avoids it and it’s rubbed in our face.’
Social media users were left angry at the show of support for the former tennis star now he is in prison
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