"Boris we love you" - John McEnroe and Sue Barker send message to Boris Becker on air during Wimbledon coverage

John McEnroe and Sue Barker made reference to Boris Becker during BBC's Wimbledon coverage on Monday after the six-time Grand Slam champion was jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Becker, who was declared bankrupt in June 2017, was found guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act in April and later sentenced to prison. The 54-year-old was part of the BBC's coverage of Wimbledon last year and was mentioned on this year's broadcast by McEnroe and Barker.

"Boris, we love you" - said McEnroe live on air while adding " We miss you, man." Barker added: "We do indeed."

McEnroe has also revealed he is planning to visit Becker in prison while he is in the UK working for the BBC at Wimbledon.

He explained:

"I feel horrible. Boris is a friend of mine, this is just horrible. I don't know where he is. I think they moved him somewhere, I want to see him if I possibly can, if he's willing to see people or can. I just feel terrible. This is just, you know, he's one of the great players that ever played the game. And I know it meant a lot to Boris. He's been going through a lot for a long time."

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