FRANKFURT (AFP) ― German tennis star Boris Becker said on Thursday his new autobiography was his chance to respond to those who condemned a notorious extramarital affair with a model.
Becker was the subject of a tabloid frenzy after it emerged he had cheated on his pregnant wife and fathered a child in the back room of a trendy London restaurant in 1999.
Presenting “Life Is Not a Game” to the Frankfurt Book Fair, Becker said the book took on “those who took the opportunity to judge me and sometimes to condemn me and my family.”
In one passage, he says he was simply “looking for love, a feeling of security,” adding, “when you do not have that at home then you may look for that elsewhere, when the opportunity presents itself.”
The resulting divorce from wife Barbara Feltus cost the three-time Wimbledon champion millions.