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Djokovic wasn’t working hard enough. BECKER
Djokovic wasn’t working hard enough. BECKER
06-Dec-16 Mark Hall 
 

Boris explains why he parted ways with Djokovic

 
 
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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…

Becker commented

"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."


 

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Marty
 
Tough to stay that motivated at the best in the world levelas long as he or anyone else has. Life is short. Everyone deserves to try to enjoy this short life before nature takes its course. Love and loving it all is the way to go in this life. Thanks to all who do their best with the greatest effort, with the least attachment to outcome...since no matter how hard you work, there are no REAL c.f. guarantees.
 Reply 10-Dec-2016
Clara
 
It`s not great when somebody (coach) accuses a pro player of not putting enough effort. It doesn`t look professional
 Reply 07-Dec-2016
Phil
 
At this point I wonder if he will stay in the top5 next year and if he will be still around in the next 2 years. It`s time for Andy Murray to grab as many titles/slams as he can
 Reply 07-Dec-2016
Mark2092
 
Novak wants to spend more time with his family. I think it is almost tie for him to call it a quit. He hd a great run, but what`s the point to keep on travelling the world if you have no ambitions anymore and you have already won everything?
 Reply 07-Dec-2016
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