Boris Becker says being round Novak Djokovic was a pure enjoyment. In 2013, Djokovic employed former six-time Grand Slam champion Becker to be his coach. The 2 labored collectively till the top of the 2016 season. Throughout their partnership, Becker guided Djokovic to 6 Grand Slam titles.
Djokovic is not any stranger to media criticism however Becker insists the Serb is a good man to be round.
Becker on his time with Djokovic
“He’s really a really outgoing, very worldly man. Typically he comes throughout as a little bit of a tennis machine.
However when he’s not in his workplace, he’s very charming. You possibly can speak to him about enterprise, politics, about music, and he’s a very good man. He’s additionally an actual tennis historian. He understands who was there beforehand and he needs to make a mark.
Which he has accomplished. Then he’s a perfectionist, like all superstars. He needs to play the proper match, which in his case most likely occurred a couple of times,” Becker informed The Guardian. In 2016, Becker was part of Djokovic’s crew when the Serb gained his first French Open title.
Djokovic, who gained his second French Open title in 2021, shall be aiming to win his title at Roland Garros this 12 months. Becker feels Djokovic has proved many occasions that he can by no means be counted at a Grand Slam occasion. “Clay will not be his finest floor, however within the final couple of years he was capable of pull it again collectively on the French.
So long as he’s wholesome, and so long as he needs to play, he’s at all times going to be one of many favorites to win a Grand Slam,” Becker mentioned. Djokovic’s preparation for the French Open hasn’t been perfect because the Serb suffered quarterfinal exits in Rome and Banja Luka, whereas he additionally misplaced within the Monte Carlo round-of-16. However Djokovic has a behavior of delivering his finest tennis when it issues essentially the most.