Boris Becker, the three times Wimbledon champion, always finds himself in the news, not for good reasons. Becker’s life has seen many turbulences, from being number 1 ranked player to coach the number 1 player. In addition to this controversies like bankruptcy and many more have kept Becker in lime-light even after retirement.
Recently he is at the center of attraction due to a statement he came up with. Becker criticized the top-10 WTA players who decided to skip the US open and hopes they will regret not being a part of this tournament. While most are accepting that, given the world is in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s fine to be cautious about their own self. Conversely Becker thinks that “The likes of Ash Barty, Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu, Elina Svitolina, Belinda Bencic, and Kiki Bertens have ‘have reacted a little bit selfishly’ by deciding not to make the trip to New York.”
“I would definitely have gone. In fact, after six months of not being able to play I would have swum across the Atlantic to get there,” Becker added.
Surprisingly Becker backs Nadal for the same that few top seeded WTA players did
Boris Becker wasn’t shy of attacking the top-ranked women player for not taking part in the US open 2020. In contrast he backed Rafael Nadal for the same cause. Yes, interesting isn’t it! According to Becker, Rafa has contributed enough in tennis. As a result the German excludes Rafa of any criticism and allows him a free pass.
Becker said, “He has done so much for the game and it is obvious that he wants to prepare for the postponed French Open – which has been shifted to a late September start – and give himself the best chance of winning a 20th Grand Slam.”
Rafael Nadal is 34 years of age, without a doubt he has 4-5 years of tennis left in him. Furthermore, six months no tennis would have given him a lot of rest just like others. Altogether only blaming top-ranked women player and letting go the world no. 2 for the same decision doesn’t make real sense. Clearly patriarchy is still ruling high in Becker’s mind.