Becker wants to come back!

Tennis Fool
09-08-2002, 09:27 PM
Pam Shriver said to Boris watching in the stands:

"You're watching two of your peers. Andre is just two years younger than you. Pete just three. Do you ever get the itch to go back out there?'

Becker: "Very much so."

Come back Boris! Come back!

And you to Patrick!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

09-08-2002, 09:31 PM
I've heard that he wants to play in Davis Cup but only in doubles.

09-08-2002, 09:33 PM
Yes but Haas and Schuettler don't want of him in the team. :p

Tennis Fool
09-08-2002, 09:35 PM
I think Kiefer had a beef with Becker and refused to play DC a few years ago.

Wonder if its just a war of egos???

09-08-2002, 10:06 PM
Think Kiefer had the beef with Becker because when Kiefer was the new kid on the block & everyone thought he was Germany's new hope, Boris gave him a tennis lesson on Wimbledon Crentre Court & he lidn't like being humbled by someone he thought of as "old"!

09-08-2002, 11:53 PM
Welcome back to the original badboy!!!!

09-09-2002, 12:04 AM
He'd be crushed.

Chloe le Bopper
09-09-2002, 05:03 PM
In all due respect, he really should just stick with the exhibitions.

If he wants any advice on why coming back would be a bad idea, would someone please point him in the direction of Borg? :o

Chloe le Bopper
09-09-2002, 05:11 PM
I've heard that he wants to play in Davis Cup but only in doubles.

It sounds like Boris has been spending far too much time with John :o

09-10-2002, 09:17 AM
come back boris with yoru booming serve :D:D:bounce:

The Crow
09-10-2002, 09:54 AM
Is it true Stich is no longer Daviscup coach of Germany because he wanted to select Boris, but Haas and Schuttler didn't want this?

09-10-2002, 11:42 AM
i'd go with Tommy and Rainer with this

What the F*ck does Becker wanna come back and play doubles for ???

his time was the 80's and 90's.

09-10-2002, 02:56 PM
Monday, September 9

Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Michael Stich was fired as Germany's Davis Cup captain Monday, ending his plan to put retired star Boris Becker on the team.

Stich was sacked by the German federation only hours after saying that he would step down following the Sept. 20-22 World Group relegation playoff against Venezuela.

"It makes no sense to go on like this," federation president Georg von Waldenfels said.

Stich, who became captain one year ago, said earlier he would step down because top players and officials opposed his idea of bringing back Becker, who retired in 1999. Stich also criticized the federation's lack of support.

Leading German players Tommy Haas and Rainer Schuettler said they would not play if Stich recalled Becker for doubles duty.

Stich said this was "unacceptable," since picking the team was his responsibility.

"Despite everything, my job and my aspiration always has been to seek the best for the team. That's why I feel forced to accept the ultimatum from Tommy Haas and Rainer Schuettler and to give up the idea of calling up Becker," Stich said in a statement.

Later Monday, Stich picked Haas, Schuettler, Nicolas Kiefer and David Prinosil for the match against Venezuela.

Waldenfels said Patrik Kuehnen would replace Stich on the bench. A former Davis Cup player, Kuehnen is a television commentator.

09-10-2002, 02:58 PM

The Crow
09-10-2002, 03:48 PM
Thanks for the article, err chick ;)

09-10-2002, 03:53 PM
how silly. he should stick to his life in glamour world.

09-10-2002, 03:57 PM
Those were the times when Niki Pilic was German team captain. :rolleyes:

Really, both the DTB (German tennis federation) and the players stir trouble before every damn Davis Cup tie. :mad: No wonder that interest in tennis is at an all-time-low here.

Kühnen the new captain :rolleyes: he's a jerk IMO.

Hopefully they will lose to Venezuela now.

The Crow
09-10-2002, 04:22 PM
Err does Venezuela have tennis players (no offence to the fans ;))??

Chloe le Bopper
09-10-2002, 04:27 PM
If they don't, they can always borrow from Argentina ;)

09-10-2002, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by The Crow
Thanks for the article, err chick ;)

you're welcome birdie...:p

The Crow
09-10-2002, 04:35 PM
What happened to the Sir Crow? :p

09-10-2002, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by The Crow
What happened to the Sir Crow? :p

lol! there were so many answers in between that i wasn't sure you would get it. guess you're too quick for me! :p :p

The Crow
09-10-2002, 04:52 PM
Then you must be very slow :o :p

Uhm seriously, anyone knows players from Venezuela??

09-10-2002, 04:54 PM
only when it matters....:p

i live near Venezuela and i am ashamed to say that i dunno a single male Venezuelan player. there was a young woman named something Canto playing for the WTA if that helps...:o :o

Chloe le Bopper
09-10-2002, 04:57 PM
Go here to see the Venezuealan team :

Their top player playing in the tie is not quite in the top 300.

09-10-2002, 04:57 PM
Nicolas Pereira should make a comeback then ;)

09-10-2002, 05:32 PM