The first Grand Slam tournament of the year has been running since Monday morning German time. In addition to Eurosport presenter Matthias Stach, Boris Becker celebrated his long-awaited TV comeback as an expert at the start of the Australian Open. Many tennis fans gathered in front of the screens to watch, among other things, Rafael Nadal’s first round match against Jack Draper. Eurosport annoyed the spectators with minutes of humming that accompanied the match events.
The professionals on the court and Eurosport commentators could not be heard for over a quarter of an hour. The viewers who stayed awake were tormented with deafening noises. “What about your tone today? This loud noise is unbearable,” wrote one user on Twitter.
After almost 17 minutes, Eurosport got their sound problem under control again – at least for the time being. During the later match between Jule Niemeier and Iga Swiatek, some spectators again complained about the annoying humming noises in the background.
When tennis expert Becker celebrated his TV comeback on Eurosport at 8.41 a.m., the technology worked smoothly again. Moderator Stach welcomed the “Comebecker” and first wanted to know how he was doing. “I’m fine, I’m at peace and free again. Just hiding a bit, even missed you, my doubles partner here on Eurosport. I’m happy that I can now pursue my great passion for tennis again,” said Becker.
Becker has to cede around half of his income to the insolvency administrator. Nevertheless, he should be happy about activities in tennis, they give him support and joy. The German Tennis Association also always keeps the doors open for the fallen Becker. “Boris can do whatever he wants with us,” DTB Vice President Dirk Hordorff recently told “Sport Bild”.
The three-time Wimbledon champion was released from prison in England before Christmas. At the end of April, Becker was sentenced to two and a half years in prison by a court in London because he had not properly declared parts of his assets in his bankruptcy proceedings. He was released early after 231 days behind bars.
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