Novak Djokovic announced this week that Boris Becker will be his new head coach for the 2014 season.
During the announcement, Djokovic realizes that he’s going to have one of the greatest who played the game coach him as he tries to make his way back to the overall number 1 seed.
“He is a true legend, someone who has great tennis knowledge and his experience will help me win new trophies from the Grand Slams and other tournaments,” Djokovic said in a statement. “Becker is a great person, too, and I am sure he will fit in our team in the best possible way.”
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Becker will join a coaching staff that also includes Marian Vajda, Miljan Amanovic and Gebhard Phil-Gritsch.
Vajda, who has been working with Djokovic since 2006, said the Serb needed a new head coach to continue improving.
“Becker’s assignment will not affect much my position in the team, since I will do all I can for Novak, just like I did before,” Vajda said. “On the other hand, choosing Boris as the head coach is a good solution, I am sure we will get along very well, and that Novak will continue to progress.”
With the number of rising tennis stars appearing on the main stage, Djokovic is going to have to pull out all the stops to maintain his dominance in the sport.