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Old 02-12-2013, 06:26 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by Overdrive View Post

In short, Tennis is a psychological sport. If you display or contain emotion, you are more likely to lose; Bottom line. That's why Boris Becker stopped playing. There's people here with a quote from him, but I don't know where though.

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Well since I'm the people you are referring to I did some digging and apparently the widely cited Becker quote formerly in my signature ("Tennis is a psychological sport, you have to keep a clear head. That is why I stopped playing.") is actually a misquote. What he really said was, ""Tennis is a psychological sport. I quit the game then, because I couldn't continue like that."

He was referring to the mental burden imposed by his 10 year tax evasion investigation and the effect it had on his tennis game.


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