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« on: April 30, 2022, 10:27:26 AM »

Jailed for bankruptcy fraud. Wasn’t he besties with Sarah Ferguson? He said he frittered away his fortune…
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2022, 05:22:34 PM »

I think he got so many warnings beforehand. We had other tennis players Steffi Graf, Michael Stich who all managed to vanish into their private lives without any fuss, hassle and limelight seeking.

But he was very young when he became a tennis pro, he spent all his adult life in this "fantasy world". Friends of mine met him while he was dating Karen Schultz, things were not official and despite the fact it was an important private date for him he took time to talk to them and take pictures (he just asked them not to take pictures of Karen, because it was not official). He was apparently very nice and approachable.

However, there were a few were dark chapters like cheating on his pregnant wife and accidently fathering a kid - and not protecting the kid as the story how Anna was fathered stuck with her forever. So he was not mature enough to withdraw temptation.

I think what "killed him" now and brought him to prison was his love for the high life and his inability to tone down when things slowed down. He had a few women on the way that would have not looked at him if he had not been rich and famous. I hope that he has some time of serious reflektion but gets back on his feet and earns more money with commentating tennis. Not sure about other countries, tennis is not that big in Germany any more since he and Steffi Graf retired.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2022, 05:34:30 PM »

What brought him to prison was that he tried to hide money and assets from the bankruptcy process. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2022, 05:48:55 PM »

What brought him to prison was that he tried to hide money and assets from the bankruptcy process. 

He did not understand that the really good and successful years were over. He was clearly better at tennis than with business. He needed to slow down his spending - and decided to try fraud to keep his lifestyle.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2022, 06:41:48 PM »

This DM article is a rather realistic description of how it all happened

https://www.dailymail.co....-women-luxury-living.html

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