Becker doesn't want son to be a tennis player

Becker doesn't want son to be a tennis player

"I will, in any case, find a way to see that he never becomes a tennis player. He would always be measured against me and the pressure would be far too big. If he wants to become a basketball or soccer player, then fine."

When I was young, my dad owned a very large, very successful concrete business. I would tell him I would take over that business when I grew up. He always told me he'd sell the business before letting me take it over.

Must be a German thing. ;-)

Honestly though, I don't think it's fair to his son, he should be allowed to do what he wants. But he's not my son so too bad for me!

Written on November 30, 2000