Boris Becker’s daughter has said she is ‘shocked’ by her father’s prison sentence and fears it will be hard on her young son.
Anna Ermakova said she wrote to the judge who jailed her tennis champion father for two and a half years for bankruptcy fraud, asking for clemency for the sake of her 12-year-old son Amadeus.
Ms Ermakova, who was conceived during Becker’s infamous sexual encounter with waitress Angela Ermakova at London restaurant Nobu in 1999, told German newspaper Bild: ‘I wrote a letter to the court to express my concern for my younger half-brother, Amadeus.
“After all, he is only 12 years old and will now have to do without a father figure, who he will miss during a difficult phase of his development.
“It’s not fair on him. It’s going to be tough on Amadeus.
Judge Deborah Taylor, sitting at Southwark Crown Court on Friday, sentenced the six-time Grand Slam champion to 30 months, half of which he will serve, for hiding £2.5million in assets and loans for avoid paying debts.
The 54-year-old three-time Wimbledon champion and former world No. his property in Mallorca, Spain.
BBC commentator Becker transferred nearly 427,000 euros (about £390,000) from his business account to others, including those of his ex-wife Barbara Feltus and ex-wife Sharlely ‘Lilly’ Becker.
The father-of-four also failed to declare his share in a £1million property in his home town of Leimen, Germany, hid an 825,000 euro (nearly £700,000) bank loan – worth £1.1m with interest – and stashed 75,000 shares in a tech company, valued at £66,000.
Becker, who received a two-year suspended prison sentence for tax evasion and attempted tax evasion worth 1.7 million euros (about £1.4 million) in Germany in 2002, has was convicted last month of four offenses under the insolvency law between June 21 and October. 3 2017.
Ms Ermakova also told Bild: “I will support him and visit him whenever I can.
“Hopefully that helps her through time a bit.”
Becker has two sons, Noah, 27, and Elias, 22, with his first wife Ms Feltus, as well as Amadeus with his second wife, Dutch model Lilly Kerssenberg.