Boris Becker Reveals: “Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic Don’t Like Each Other”

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 | 0


A few decades back, the sport of tennis had a spicy factor that attracted the likes of more people. It wasn’t just about the on-court rivalry, but also off it. Players hurling tantrums at each other was a common sight from across the ends of the net.

However, this added flavor has gone missing now-a-days, insists former World No. 1 and six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker.

“We have great characters, but it’s true they don’t show it as much because they can’t. They get fined and there are microphones on the court that pick up every curse or utterance in frustration,” The Telegraph quoted Becker as saying.

“As a result, it’s very difficult to verbalise your frustration nowadays because everyone hears it and you go back to the locker room to face a fine of $10,000 or $20,000 or even more,” he added.

Becker, who is currently the coach of top-ranked male tennis player Novak Djokovic, divulged that the relationship between his ward and World No. 2 Roger Federer is not good, converse to what appears to the fans.

“They don’t particularly like each other,” revealed Becker. “The reason Roger is one of the highest-paid athletes of all time is because he’s like by everybody.

“But think about this – you can’t possibly be liked by everybody. He makes good money out of his image, but would he make less if we saw a bit more of his true feelings?”




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