Former tennis champion Boris Becker says he sympathises with Tiger Woods, whose life is in turmoil after he admitted cheating on his wife.
Becker, 42, who fathered a child with a Russian model after a brief sexual encounter in a cupboard at a London restaurant while his wife was pregnant, said he could identify with the golf star.
"I experienced exactly the same and I can sympathise with him," the German newspaper Bild quoted Becker, winner of six Grand Slam titles, as telling a TV show to be aired later on Monday.
Becker, who had a messy divorce and became the butt of jokes for his flings, said he believes it would be "damned hard" for father-of-two Woods to save his marriage to Swede Elin Nordegren.
Woods, 33, has announced he is taking an indefinite break from golf to try to save his marriage.