Boris Becker – Play To Win: How I Reached the Wimbledon Hall of Fame
02:25 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
03:22 Brian’s introduction.
04:01 Boris enjoys remembering his early successful tennis achievements.
05:33 Why Boris now lives in London.
09:16 Boris’ early life in Germany.
12:09 He suggests it was easier for the young to go for their dreams then, than it is now with the internet.
15:33 What the 13-15 years old Boris was like and how he made it to Wimbledon so young.
19:00 The fascination of tennis for him.
20:17 How the game of tennis developed with it’s strange scoring and rules.
23:17 Boris enjoys playing for the audience.
25:11 The mental game within tennis.
27:33 Unbelievable numbers watched Boris win Wimbledon aged 17, the youngest ever player.
29:28 Pressure only affects people who find they are not prepared.
32:07 The following year he was not predicted to win.
34:35 Why Wimbledon is so special to him and for all tennis fans.
38:35 Defending his title again, aged nineteen.
42:01 The young infamous John McEnroe and his tennis ability.
46:04 The epic match against John McEnroe in the Davis Cup.
48:17 Enemies on court, but now good friends.
49:40 Did his success come too early for him personally?
51:00 Boris’ answer to criticism of his partying lifestyle.
52:36 When Boris gave Pete Sampras the keys to his living room.
56:38 Who Boris thinks was the best player ever.
57:48 Memories of Andre Agassi.
1:00:06 Rivalry between opponents which made good matches to watch, is missing a little in today’s game.
1:00:49 Whilst in other sports rivalry is increasing, tennis players seem to be friends with their opponents.
1:05:05 Conor McGregor needs to win another fight.
1:06:31 How Boris came to coach Novak Djokovic.
1:12:32 Boris’ four children are his greatest joy.
1:14:52 Dealing with the media when the scandals around him are in the news.
1:18:15 Boris in the commentary box.
1:21:01 Boris’ advice to young people about alcohol and drugs.
1:22:47 Boris’ thoughts on the Williams’ sisters.
1:24:53 Tennis has a chance to stay one of the top five sports in the world.
1:25:43 The future for the rules governing tennis.
1:27:02 Boris’ daily routine.
1:28:18 Does Boris still play tennis?
1:30:00 What is his super-power?
1:30:46 The worst and last days of his life.
1:32:13 What scares him.
1:32:52 What we may find strange to learn about Boris Becker.
1:35:56 What keeps him awake at night.
1:39:12 Phone call to the 20 years old Boris.
1:40:00 Success secrets.
1:40:46 Advice to the young person listening.
1:41:53 Brian’s summing up.
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