SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Becker on Chess
“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.
I used to prepare for my tennis matches by playing chess, and it would get my mind stimulated and focused before going on court. It was essentially a mental warm-up.
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.”