Novak Djokovic confirmed on Tuesday that his three-year coaching relationship with Boris Becker has now ended. He revealed this news on his Facebook page after his loss of form in the second half of the season.
“Boris Becker and I have jointly decided to end our cooperation,” wrote Djokovic. “The goals we set when we started working together have been completely fulfilled, and I want to thank him for the co-operation, teamwork, dedication and commitment.” He continued by saying that his other 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.
Lastly, Djokovic expressed that he will make all future decisions.
In an interview with Sky, Becker said that the decision was mutual. “The last six months have been challenging on many levels, the fact that he was winning his lifelong dream – the French Open – where he held four grand slams in a row, the first since 1969, naturally he wanted to spend more time with his family. He wanted to pursue other off-court interests, rightfully.” He also added that he is sure that Djokovic will refocus for next year and that his loss against Andy Murray is going to hurt.
The two have worked hand in hand for three very successful years. They started joining forces in December 2013. After Djokovic's long message on Facebook, Becker replied on Twitter, saying, “Thank U! We had the time of our life.”
Djokovic won six Grand Slams under the stewardship of the German and held all four major titles at the same time after winning the French Open in June. He did not reveal yet whether he would replace Becker.
He is also the Australian Open champion for the sixth time against Andy Murray which he eked out a sub-par 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)