Novak Djokovic confirms split with coach Boris Becker

Updated: Dec 08, 2016, 08:59 IST | PA Sport |

Djokovic hired the former World No. 1 ahead of the 2014 season in what was widely seen as a surprising move, but critics were silenced as the Serbian won six grand slam titles and dominated the sport


Novak Djokovic along with Boris Becker. Pic/getty images

London:
Novak Djokovic has split from coach Boris Becker after three years working together. Djokovic hired the former World No. 1 ahead of the 2014 season in what was widely seen as a surprising move, but critics were silenced as the Serbian won six grand slam titles and dominated the sport.

Announcing the news on his Facebook page, Djokovic said: "After three very successful years, Boris Becker and I have jointly decided to end our cooperation.

"The goals we set when we started working together have been completely fulfilled, and I want to thank him for the cooperation, teamwork, dedication and commitment.

"On the other hand, my professional plans are now directed primarily to maintain a good level of play, and also to make a good schedule and new goals for the next season. In this regard I will make all future decisions."

The news had been widely anticipated following Djokovic’s disappointing second half of the season. After achieving his biggest goal by finally winning the French Open to hold all four slam titles, Djokovic added just one trophy in six months and lost his world number one ranking to Andy Murray.

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