Former German tennis player Boris Becker has said that his new autobiography is his chance to respond to those who condemned a notorious extramarital affair with a model, along with allegations that he fathered a child in the back room of a trendy London restaurant in 1999.
According to Sport24, presenting 'Life Is Not a Game' to the Frankfurt Book Fair, Becker expressed that the book took on those who took the opportunity to judge him and sometimes to condemn him and his family.
In one passage, he says he was simply looking for love, a feeling of security, adding that when one does not have that at home then he may look for that elsewhere, when the opportunity presents itself.
The resulting divorce from wife Barbara Feltus cost the three-time Wimbledon champion millions, the report said.
Becker's first autobiography 'The Player', released in 2003, made headlines worldwide with its booze-soaked tales of championship tennis, luxury hotels and a string of female conquests, the report added.
The London-based sportsman said that he found his fame as a tennis star and later on as a celebrity hate figure difficult and thought such attention could even be dangerous.
Becker claimed the work was an attempt to show the German public in particular the reality of his life today as a broadcaster and commentator, the report further said.