Boris Becker and Novak Djokovic split after three fantastic years after they won 6 majors and had dominated the tennis world.
Things got different after the Roland Garros when Djokovic lost his motivations. During an interview with Sky Sport, Becker went into details.
He wasn’t working hard enough…
"It was mutual. A decision like this does not happen overnight. It is a progress. I think the last six months have been challenging on many levels. Our hands were tied a little bit because we couldn't do the work we wanted to do.
He didn't spend as much time on the practice court in the last six months as he should have and he knows that. Success like this doesn't happen by pushing a button. Success like this doesn't just happen by showing up at a tournament. You have to work your bottom off because the opposition does the same."
… tennis is a selfish profession
Then the German added
"I don't know if he had any personal problems based on what I know," Becker continued. "He is happily married. He has got a beautiful son. But the profession of a tennis player is probably the most selfish one in sports because it has to be about you and he is the first to say he is a family man so of course his wife and the rest of his family had to take back seats.
"That can't be forever, and I think that is what he meant. I don't think there were problems. I have met his wife - she is lovely and very, very supportive of her husband. But they don't spend enough time together. I had it too, 20 years ago. It is just the nature of the beast, being a tennis player."