The 55-year-old German six-time Grand Slam champion has served a prison sentence linked to his 2017 bankruptcy.

Former tennis superstar Boris Becker has departed for Germany after his release from a British prison where he served a sentence relating to his 2017 bankruptcy, according to his lawyer.

The 55-year-old German six-time Grand Slam champion “was released from custody in England and has left for Germany today”, his Berlin-based lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser said

His lawyer added Becker has “served his sentence and is not subject to any penal restrictions in Germany”.

Moser declined to provide information on where Becker would arrive and said any requests for interviews “will not be answered”.

German national Becker was jailed for two and a half years in April for flouting insolvency rules by hiding 2.5 million pounds ($3.1m) of assets and loans to avoid paying debts.

He had been declared bankrupt in June 2017, owing creditors 50 million pounds ($62m) for an unpaid loan of more than three million pounds ($3.7m) on his estate on the Spanish island of Mallorca.