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Novak Djokovic splits with coach Boris Becker

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Novak Djokovic has split with coach Boris Becker after three successful years, during which the Serbian managed to win six of his 12 Grand Slam titles. 

Becker came on board in December 2013 and has been instrumental in not only helping Djokovic to win major tournaments but also keep the 29-year-old in number one spot in the rankings. 

However, the "Djoker" has said that the decision was mutual to part company with Becker, who is a six-time Grand Slam winner himself.

Djokovic was thankful for the German's services and has acknowledged the effect he had in his game. 

"After three very successful years, Boris Becker and I have jointly decided to end our cooperation," the Serbian said in a statement, per the Mirror.

"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."

Djokovic keen to focus on the future

The former Wimbledon champion also stressed the importance of focusing on his career ahead and the upcoming year.

Djokovic concluded: "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."

Only the third man to hold all four major titles at the same time after victory in the 2016 French Open, Djokovic is also the eighth player to achieve the career Grand Slam. 

Having recently lost his world number one spot to Andy Murray after a staggering 223 weeks at the top, the Serb can now focus his career towards perhaps a different challenge and direction. 

Both players head into the upcoming Australian Open looking to add to their collection, with the Scot eager to clinch his maiden crown in Melbourne. 

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Topics:
US Open Tennis
Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
Wimbledon
Tennis
Boris Becker
Andy Murray

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