Tennis great Boris Becker has been deported from England following his release from prison after having served the necessary time behind bars.
The six-times Grand Slam champion was sent to jail in April for two years and six months by a London court for hiding assets worth hundreds of thousands of pounds after declaring he was bankrupt.
The German would normally have had to serve half of his sentence before being eligible for release, but was released early under a fast-track deportation program for foreign nationals.
“Any foreign national who is convicted of a crime and given a prison sentence is considered for deportation at the earliest opportunity,” the British Home Office said in a statement while not mentioning Boris directly.
The 55-year-old returned to his native Germany almost immediately after his release on Thursday despite calling Britain home since 2012, according to his lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser.
He added that to respect his privacy, the actual location of Boris Becker will not be announced after he was deported.
Becker had previously been convicted of tax evasion in Germany in 2002, for which he received a suspended prison sentence as well.
He burst onto the tennis scene at just 17 years of age after winning Wimbledon in 1985.
Becker remains the youngest Wimbledon champion to this day, going on to add two more grasscourt grand slams and six in total.
He has maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal.