Novak Djokovic has appointed six times grand slam winner Boris Becker as his new head coach. Becker will start work almost immediately as he will be accompanying Djokovic during the Australian Open. A official statement from Djokovic's website quoted him as saying:-
“I am really excited to have the opportunity to work with Boris. He is a true legend, someone who has great tennis knowledge and his experience will help me win new trophies from the Grand Slams and other tournaments. Becker is a great person, too, and I am sure he will fit in our team in the best possible way. Boris brings new fresh approach, and together with Vajda he will make a winning combination”
Meanwhile Novak's former head coach Marian Vajda who has been with him still 2006 will remain part of the team. Vajda has reaffirmed that he will still be heavily involved in the world number twos development but in a reduced format and that this new appointment is a outcome of a conversation between him and Novak. Regarding the issue he commented:-“I realized that Novak nedeed a new head coach in order for him to continue improving certain parts of the game. In the same time, I will have more time for my family. Becker’s assignment will not affect much my position in the team, “
It will be very interesting to see how much of a impact Boris can have on Djokovic's game. As far as i'm aware this will be Becker's first coaching role.