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Old 02-12-2013, 06:46 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by beernutz View Post
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.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2355147.stm

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REALLY?

Wow, I see alot of people with that quote! It's cool that I was involved.
Wait, Becker earned over $146 million from tennis? How come on Wikipedia, it said that Federer is the highest earning player with over $76 million in earnings?

Wow, I can't believe he was one of those tax evaders...
Plus, his money is nearly gone from Child Support and Alimony and lives in a hotel...
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