Six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker said that he did not speak much with doubles partner Michael Stich during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics since they were rivals but they were instructed to communicate with one another by the German captain Niki Pilic.
Speaking about his Olympics experience in the ITF Olympic book, Becker says, "I was in the team in 1984 and I injured my ankle just before the Olympics when tennis was a demonstration sport. In 1988, in Seoul, I had again hurt my ankle.
In 1992 in Barcelona on the other hand I played, winning the gold. At that time Casal and Sanchez were the number one in the world in doubles, so you can imagine how much support they had. I did not speak a lot with Michael [Stich] because we were rivals, but our captain Niki Pilic told us the evening before the quarter-final, 'If you want to win you have to talk to each other' and that's what we did, which allowed us to win the gold.
When you represent your country you do not play for yourself. When we set foot on the podium it was very exciting. It was something unique and has remained in the history books. The Olympic gold is undoubtedly one of my greatest accomplishments, like being the world no.
1 and Wimbledon title." The duo defeated South Africans Wayne Ferreira and Piet Norval in the final. Also read - Becker Helping Groom Grand Slam Champions in China