I find myself this morning wondering what Boris Becker thinks of modern technology. On one hand, the Hawk-Eye tracking system likely would have overturned some spurious out calls and garnered him a few more points. On the other hand, his supermodel fiancée just dumped him by text message.
Former World No. 1 Becker got the news from Sandy Meyer-Woelden, 15 years his junior, in a text message last month. Then, to make sure he got the message, she sent it five more times. Ouch. But don’t feel too bad for Becker. In an odd twist of fate, it was exactly one year ago today that we posted about Becker dumping his girlfriend — by text message. Textabout is fair play.
Becker said that being the text dumpee instead of text dumper “trampled on my soul.”
“On Friday evening, October 31, I suddenly got an SMS from Sandy .. saying that this was it, that this over. To make sure how serious she was she sent me five others saying the same thing,” 40-year-old Becker told the Bild daily.
(Sandy and Boris in happier times.)
Meyer-Woelden is a tennis groupie, having moved on from dating player Tommy Hass a few years back. I don’t know what the technical term for tennis groupie is, but may I suggest “ball girl?”
And it would be a crime if I didn’t share the incongruous last two paragraphs of the AFP story with you:
Becker is also the father of an eight-year-old girl via a Russian model who claimed she met Becker in a trendy club and that the two then had sex in a broom cupboard of a nearby Japanese restaurant.
He is now a professional poker player.