Last week Boris Becker jumped into the fire pproclaiming that Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer don’t like each other. It wasn’t much of a revelation as the two have had their issues, especially early on and you rarely see them together in exos. But there has been little evidence of animosity of late.
However Becker, in his new book “Wimbledon: My Life and Career at the All England Club”, contends they are still not friends saying the two “don’t particularly like each other”.
Federer has now responded. According to this tweet, Federer revealed his disappointment in Becker’s comments, especially since he was an idol of his. Federer did agree that he and Djokovic initially had problems but now there’s respect.
— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) June 17, 2015
And Becker went on.
“The reason Roger is one of the highest paid athletes of all time is because he’s liked by everybody,” said Becker.
“But think about this: you can’t possibly be liked by everybody.”
To which Federer said via Google translation,”Oh, Becker really has no idea. Actually, he would have to know me well enough to know that I’m a relaxed guy. I for one appreciate him; I do not consider him primarily as a coach of Djokovic, but I see him as Boris Becker, to whom I looked up earlier. I am friendly and polite to the people, without me having to adjust myself. Sure, sometimes I have to pull myself together when I’m tired or not in a good mood – but that part of the job.”
You can read more on Federer in this interview: http://www.bernerzeitung.ch/sport/tennis/Ach-Boris-Becker-hat-wirklich-keine-Ahnung/story/18489889
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