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Djokovic and Becker part company

The news that Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker were parting company came as a complete surprise when it was revealed some weeks ago. Their partnership had seen the Serb dominate the menŠ—Ès game for the past two years despite his slump in the last six months which saw him finally relinquish the world number one spot to Andy Murray after a 122-week reign.
During the first six months of the year he collected six titles including the Australian and French Open titles but following his success in the French capital, his form deteriorated leaving huge question marks over his current state of mind.
Personal and Family problems were blamed for the loss of focus with Becker admitting that the last six months had been Š—…challengingŠ—È as far as coaching was concerned!

The big question now is whether the Serb will go for another Š—…Super CoachŠ—È to fill the void left by Becker

The addition of a Š—…guruŠ—È, Pepe Imaz (who preaches peace and love) to the Š—…coachingŠ—È team may also have been a contributory factor to the partnership breaking up.
Since ImazŠ—Ès inclusion, Djokoviv won just one title and made two finals.
The big question now is whether the Serb will go for another Š—…Super CoachŠ—È to fill the void left by Becker and whether that would get him back to the levels of performance which saw him win four consecutive grand slam titles!


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His long-term coach Marian Vajda is expected to remain in situ but perhaps restricting his travels to a limited number of events. Imaz is also expected to remain on the team.
Pete Sampras, John McEnroe and Andre Agassi are possible candidates but the one name which looks more likely to be joining the Djokovic coaching staff is his compatriot Nenad Zimonjic.
The 40 year-old is still an active doubles player, is very experienced, a serial winner in his discipline and well respected by Djokovic.
However, by all accounts, there will be no appointment until possibly early next year with Djokovic himself declaring that he would not be looking to work with anyone else for the present.


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The 40 year-old is still an active doubles player, is very experienced, a serial winner in his discipline and well respected by Djokovic.
However, by all accounts, there will be no appointment until possibly early next year with Djokovic himself declaring that he would not be looking to work with anyone else for the present.




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