Boris Becker to be profiled in new documentary by two Oscar winners

Boris Becker: Prison van leaves court after star jailed in April

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Boris Becker will be profiled as part of his participation in a new Apple TV+ documentary run by Oscar-winning directors. The two-part special will explore the disgraced former tennis champion’s life, from the highs of his early glory in the sport to the lows of his recent imprisonment.

According to Deadline, Becker will be the subject of many personal interviews for the show, including other big names: John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Novak Djokovic, Mats Wilander and Michael Stich. Producers followed the 55-year-old for three years and interviewed him the week he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison in April 2022.

Hugely successful duo Alex Gibney (Jigsaw Productions) and John Battsek (Ventureland) will co-produce the documentary with ‘Diego Maradona’ producer Lorton Entertainment.

Gibney directed Taxi to the Dark Side, winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Battsek has produced two winning projects, One Day in September and Searching For Sugar Man.

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The untitled project was likely delayed when Becker was jailed after being found guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act in relation to his bankruptcy. The German was adjudged to have hidden assets – including his tennis trophies – and loans to avoid paying his debts earlier this year.

However, work is expected to pick up once he is deported to Germany for Christmas under a fast-track scheme after serving eight months of his sentence. It comes after ITV announced it was creating its own Becker documentary, given the working title ‘The Rise and Fall of Boris Becker’.

He is set to be a busy man upon his release from HM Prison Huntercombe, reportedly planning to earn money toward his insolvency estate by writing a book. The three-time Wimbledon champion is also said to be providing an exclusive TV interview with a Munich-based station paying for a private jet back to Germany once he’s free.

Becker’s Apple TV+ documentary is only one of a few pieces of tennis media fans can look forward to down the line. Today, Netflix announced that part one of ‘Break Point’ – from the makers of the popular F1 series Drive to Survive – will arrive on screens on January 13.

Cameras have followed Iga Swiatek, Sloane Stephens, Nick Kyrgios, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Matteo Berrettini and Ons Jabeur over the last 12 months, likely making enthralling viewing. Part two, featuring another five episodes, will be released in June.

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