Boris Becker: Djokovic’s Loss To Murray At The ATP Finals Was The Worst Match He’s Played Under Me
by Tom Gainey | December 5th, 2016, 3:24 pm
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Mike Dickson of the Daily Mail caught up with Boris Becker in London, and the former tennis great had some interesting things day, as he often does. Here are some highlights:

On remaining as coach of Novak Djokovic: “We are in the process but I can’t tell you anything more than that. I couldn’t tell you yes and I couldn’t tell you no.”

On Djokovic’s disappointing performance against Andy Murray in the ATP Finals championship match: “I couldn’t believe how badly he played on the Sunday given the circumstances. That was probably, under my guidance, the worst match he has played and two weeks on I still don’t know what happened.”

On the outlook for Djokovic in 2017: “I’m not saying he is going to win everything again but he is going to be a lot more focused on tennis next year than he was in the second half of this year, I’m convinced.”

On how long Murray will keep No. 1: “I think he is going to start to feel it in May. It’s one thing playing up with nothing to lose but it’s a whole new ball game when you’ve got something to lose, the consequences of being world No1. There are responsibilities and expectations so it becomes more strenuous. But I think he will be fine until the clay court swing.”

You can read his thoughts on Pepe Imaz, the Big 4 era and more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-3997780/Boris-Becker-warns-Britain-s-new-world-No-1-Andy-Murray-s-lot-tougher-ve-got-lose.html


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8 Comments for Boris Becker: Djokovic’s Loss To Murray At The ATP Finals Was The Worst Match He’s Played Under Me

Giles Says:

This has become the BB and Peepee show. Lol


Django Says:

I think Nole will win 1-2 GS and 4 MS


sinha71 Says:

Boris is no longer Djokovic coach.


Margot Says:

PS
I was really surprised BTw. I thought they’d iron out their differences and move forward.


Willow Says:

Whatever happens next, i wish Novak all the best for the future ;-)) ….


Ronn Says:

“I think he is going to start to feel it in May. It’s one thing playing up with nothing to lose but it’s a whole new ball game when you’ve got something to lose, the consequences of being world No1. There are responsibilities and expectations so it becomes more strenuous. But I think he will be fine until the clay court swing.”

That’s exactly what I’ve been thinking, but even then Murray can’t afford to slip up. Even one early round loss (especially at the AO) and DJoko’s back at #1, And Murray’s due for an early round loss so who knows?


Ronn Says:

Djoko without Boris= Disaster. I’d be surprised if Djoko wins another MAJOR now.

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