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Boris Becker Quotes

A few years after my first son was born, he wanted to know how we chose his name, so I began reading him the story of Noah's Ark.

An autobiography is not about pictures; it's about the stories; it's about honesty and as much truth as you can tell without coming too close to other people's privacy.

Does anyone ask their parents how they are conceived?

For a year, I had all sorts of weirdos coming on to me.

Girls had never been important. I'd had a girlfriend or two and had liked them a lot but it wasn't love, because my first love was tennis.

How do you build a relationship when you've hardly shared a word but suddenly share a child? How do you love a daughter you don't see for nearly two years? When does she become your daughter? How does she become your daughter?

I believe that everything in life happens for a reason.

I believed in raising my children as I had been raised.

I can't change history, I don't want to change history. I can only change the future. I'm working on that.

I don't know how many millions of photographs have been taken of me.

I don't really care what the man on the street thinks. I never did anything to please him in the first place, and I'm not going to start now.

I go to London, my favourite city in the world, and I feel at home.

I go to my favourite tournament, I talk about my favourite sport and it's just a great month of parading.

I lost in the second round of the French Open and had 10 days off. I went to the Hard Rock Cafe. It was exciting to be away from my parents, to stay in a hotel. Hotels at 17 meant freedom.

I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.

I met with my lawyers. They gave me all the wrong advice. For a long time I refused to accept the child was mine. I should have met her, arranged a DNA test and accepted my responsibility.

I want to be a hero, a small and good kind of hero, even though I know heroes have very short lives.

I was in the tennis bubble. I wasn't thinking about the big picture. I didn't notice what they said on television, I wasn't reading any papers. I had a coach and a manager, and they kept me in the bubble.

I'm not a God, I make mistakes.

If I go into a club now, all the blonde girls leave my corner and all the black girls come into my corner. It's as if I'm racist towards white girls!