Boris Becker gives a harsh warning to Alexander Zverev



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Boris Becker gives a harsh warning to Alexander Zverev
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Novak Djokovic's former coach Boris Becker has always been very close to his countryman Alexander Zverev, and also in this case he wanted to express an opinion on his performance. "My advice is to filter the priorities of the year and say to yourself, for example: I intend to play Wimbledon: what should I do to best prepare myself, which grass tournaments should I play? The same goes for clay court tournaments at Roland Garros and for hard court tournaments at US Open.

Then, in the autumn, we can understand what is missing to qualify for the Masters," said Becker in an interview with Eurosport. Finally, the German former legend gave a harsh warning to Zverev, who in his opinion should learn better to manage his forces during a year: "You can't play 25 or 26 tournaments a year.

You have to find your priorities and take breaks. Breaks are also part of training. You can only play your best tennis with a healthy body and mind."

Becker will train the young Dane Holger Rune

Just under a week ago Holger Rune announced his new coach, Boris Becker.

The German will replace Patrick Mouratoglou in the top 6 box. The 6-time slam champion spoke openly about what it meant for him to have been requested by the Dane, one of the most promising tennis players in the world, and analyzed his great virtues and the aspects to work on to take him to a higher level.

"I have always been very interested because he is a tennis player with a lot of talent, commitment and character. I had a long conversation with his mother, Aneke, and also with his physical trainer, in which we agreed that the three of us will soon form the team who will accompany Rune.

I will be with him in Basel and Paris-Bercy. I trust that I will be of great help in qualifying him for the 2023 ATP Finals," Becker said.

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