Triumph and disaster
From the pinnacle of success and adoration to the depths of prison.
The height of the fall from grace makes it all the more shocking.
Inscribed above the players entrance to Center Court at Wimbledon is the famous quote from Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘IF’ which Becker would have seen each time he played there: “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same.”
“Triumph and Disaster aren’t isolated impostors. The one points to the other as sure as night follows day.” (The Guardian)