Will Novak Djokovic Better Roger Federer’s Grand Slam Record? Boris Becker Says it’s ‘Far-Fetched’

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 | 0


Boris Becker, the coach of World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, opined that it’s ‘far-fetched’ at the moment to think about his pupil getting the better of Roger Federer’s 17 Grand Slam titles, even as the Serb recently pulled off his 11th major at the Australian Open in January.

Speaking to Laureus.com after Djokovic’s nomination for the prestigious sports award – which he’s already bagged twice (in 2012 and 2015) – Becker was asked if the 28-year-old can overtake Federer’s Grand Slam record. He, however, dodged the query, saying that it’s still ‘far-fetched’.

“At the moment, that’s far-fetched,” he stated. “Once Novak’s career is over – I don’t know how long he wants to play – then you talk about this.”

Further praising Djokovic for his recommendation alongside sports personalities like Usain Bolt (Sprint), Stephen Curry (Basketball), Lewis Hamilton (Formula One), Lionel Messi (Football), and Jordan Spieth (Golf), Becker looked mighty impressed with the Serb’s achievements.

“We’re very happy that Novak is nominated again,” he said. “He won the Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award last year and he’s had a great year again. Very few players, if any, had a year like that.”




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