Boris Becker: Roger Federer would be the Best Chess Player
Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 8:29 am

Boris Becker revealed his love on Chess and states that, Roger Federer could be the Best Chess Player.

Germany former No.1, Boris Becker has revealed his secret on tennis saying that, playing a chess game before going to play a tennis match on the court against his rivals, John McEnroe in order to prepare mentally for the battle against top players.

The six times grand slam champion, Becker has said that, Roger Federer would be the best chess player and regards his strategic thinking as the key to the Swiss star’s success.

Former German tennis professional has shown his affection on tennis stating that, that not many people know about me is my love for chess and said that, he started playing Chess from his teenage, which has always helped him mentally while playing on the court.

Becker also said that, like in tennis, strategy is very important in chess. It’s a one-on-one situation, and it is very important to always remain one step ahead of the opponent. The German proved by winning six grand slam titles playing chess, he prepared for matches by playing chess, which would be get his mind stimulated and focused before going on court. It was essentially a mental warm-up.

Former No.1 also reported that, mental energy is hugely important for success in tennis, and chess is the perfect way to tune the mind in to the stresses and strains of the game and of the current players, Roger Federer would be the best. He thinks in the right way, always trying to stay one step ahead of his opponent and always concentrating on strategy and tactics.

Becker said that, chess should be used by the current top players to gain a competitive and mental edge over their opponents.

Rafael Nadal would also be good at chess because he is a tactical thinker and remains very focused on court, but Federer would be the best.

Source: http://www.livetennisguide.com

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