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You must miss her... (24.27)

Chuck: Your wife, she still down in D.C.?

Dake: Yes, outside.

Chuck: You must miss her.

Dake: We talk every day, and the train ride is only…

Chuck: Sure it is. But the problem is that the free flow of information, the casual details of the day, can get lost. You know, for a time, even though we did reside in the same house, my wife and I lived that way.

Dake: You're telling me that you and your wife have no secrets?

Chuck: Oh I'm certain some are still lurking. We all mask certain emotions, often our most intense ones, like Bjorn Borg did. But like Borg, eventually, it'll end up costing you everything, so we're digging in, right? Digging in.

Dake: Ah.

Björn Rune Borg (born 6 June 1956) is a Swedish former world No. 1 tennis player widely considered to be one of the greatest in the history of the sport. Between 1974 and 1981 he became the first man in the Open Era to win 11 Grand Slamsingles titles (six at the French Open and five consecutive at Wimbledon). He also won three year-end championships and 15 Grand Prix Super Series titles. Overall, he set numerous records that still stand.

A teenage sensation at the start of his career, Borg's unprecedented stardom and consistent success helped propel the rising popularity of tennis during the 1970s. As a result, the professional tour became more lucrative, and in 1979 he was the first player to earn more than one million dollars in prize money in a single season. He also made millions in endorsements throughout his career. The downside, however, was that the constant attention and pressure eventually caused burnout and his retirement at the age of 26.