Becker and Djokovic Split

Boris Becker and Novak Djokovic

Becker served as Djokovic’s head coach for three years.

Well, that didn’t take long.

No sooner had I written a post on why I felt Boris Becker would not be coaching Novak Djokovic in 2017, than they go and announce they’re not working together anymore!

Maybe I should predict the lottery numbers next.

All jokes aside, we all saw it coming. The parting of ways seems to have gone very respectfully, with both Djokovic and Becker thanking each other and wishing each other all the best for the future. Djokovic was particularly magnanimous;


The goals we set when started working together have been completely fulfilled

BBC tennis guy, Russel Fuller, went so far as to say their time together was the “most successful of the Serb’s career”. As I outlined in the aforementioned post, I’m not sure how much more successful Djoker was under Becker’s guidance than without it, but that he was successful can’t be denied.

I am interested to see where Becker goes from here. Has he caught the coaching bug? Will he be looking to take another player under his wing? And who will Djokovic bring on board to replace Becker?

Anyway, this was just a little update following on from my earlier post. I’m sure both of these tennis legends will be just fine. This split has a definite feeling of something that has simply run its course, rather than ended messily. And it adds just a little more intrigue to an already interesting 2017 season.


John Bullock

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