Simona Halep needs to run less, she gets tired - Boris Becker


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Simona Halep needs to run less, she gets tired - Boris Becker

Speaking in Bucharest, Romania, the six-time Major winner Boris Becker commented on Simona Halep's season. The German believes the two-time Major winner should change something on her game. "I have been knowing Simona for a long time", said Becker.

"I commentated her matches and I saw her winning last year's French Open and Wimbledon. She has unbelievable legs. Physically, she is not the tallest and the strongest. But she is very smart, she has a big heart. Now she is on holidays otherwise she would have been here.

I think Simona is at a top level. The question mark she should set is how she can go throughout a season as she looks very tired during the second half of the year because she needs to run a lot to win her matches. Physically and mentally, during the second half of the season she gets tired and winning two matches in a row becomes something complicated for her."

Becker believes Halep will be a top favorite once the Australian Open comes around. "I think Australia, because of the surface and since it's the start of the year, is the next place where I see her winning. I often speak with her but I do not think she needs my advices.

She has Darren (Cahill) and other coaches, a full team. I handle men's tennis in Germany, I serve as a mentor to some of the best German players, I stay with the Davis Cup team, I give suggestions on important tournaments, so I am busy. But I only wish her the best."