Becker: 'Djokovic broke Nadal, Federer dominance in tennis and politics'


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Becker: 'Djokovic broke Nadal, Federer dominance in tennis and politics'

The six-time Major winner Boris Becker praised Novak Djokovic recalling their three-year co-operation as player and coach. The German, who worked with the Serb from 2013 to 2016, said: "Novak is a perfectionist. He does everything right.

But he also knows that what happens in a match cannot always be controlled. Tennis was dominated by Federer and Nadal for many years, not only on court, but also in politics. Both of them have a real power: they were connected by the same brand (Nike) and same management company (IMG).

Novak managed to reach the top of tennis with talent and results. He was also No. 1, taking Grand Slam titles away from Federer and Nadal. Nobody else did it. I see Novak as the player of the people. He showed that if you are good enough, you can have success."

"I have been a player, agent, coach and even TV commentator. With this knowledge, I tried to help Novak being even better. There was no big secret. The former champions like Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl or I showed for decades that we can be good covering several roles.

When I spoke with Novak of tennis, everybody on the team were listening at me. Those are moments you cannot explain, but that you need to have gone through. It was very funny to speak with Novak of tennis because he exactly knew what I meant and I know what he goes through. That's why it was double emotional."