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Novak Djokovic appoints Boris Becker as new head coach

World No2 Novak Djokovic appoints six-time Grand Slam winner Boris Becker as his new head coach

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Boris Becker won six Grand Slam titlesPhoto: Getty/Laureus

Novak Djokovic has appointed six-time Grand Slam winner Boris Becker as his new head coach.

The world No2 revealed the news on his website, stating that the German will replace Marian Vajda, who will remain as part of Djokovic’s coaching team.

The 26-year-old Djokovic, who also has six Major titles to his name, will start work with Becker before the Australian Open, which starts on 13 January.

I will do my best to help him reach his goals, and I am sure we can achieve great things together

Boris Becker

“I am really excited to have the opportunity to work with Boris,” said Djokovic.

“He is a true legend, someone who has great tennis knowledge and his experience will help me win 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.”

During a 15-year professional career, Becker won 64 ATP Tour titles, including three Wimbledon singles crowns and a total of six Grand Slams.

And the 46-year-old said: “I am proud Novak invited me to become his head coach. I will do my best to help him reach his goals, and I am sure we can achieve great things together.”

Djokovic heads into the 2014 season aiming to reclaim his world No1 spot from Rafael Nadal.

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