Novak Djokovic comments on ex-coach Boris Becker being sentenced to jail time

Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic said he is “heartbroken” and “super sad” for his former coach Boris Becker that was sentenced to jail time. 

On Friday, tennis legend Becker was sentenced to two and a half years in jail.

Becker, who filled for bankruptcy in 2017, was found guilty of hiding assets after declaring bankrupt.

“Just heartbroken, I mean, for him. He’s a friend, long-time friend, a coach for three, four years, someone I consider close in my life and has contributed a lot to my success in my career. I was just heartbroken,” Djokovic said, as quoted on Tennis Majors.

“I’m not going to get into details of the verdict, because I’m not in a position to do that, but as his friend, you know, I’m super sad for him. It’s not much that you can say.”

Djokovic and Becker were a stunning duo 

Djokovic started working with Becker in 2013 and their partnership ended in a major success.

During his stint with Becker, Djokovic won six Grand Slams and was holding the No. 1 ranking for the majority of time. 

After the 2016 season, Djokovic and Becker decided to end their partnership. 

Nothing happened between Djokovic and Becker as they simply thought it was time to move on and put an end to their successul partnership. 

Djokovic is now a 20-time Grand Slam champion and Becker has played a part in helping Djokovic be the player he is today. 

Djokovic and Becker split six years ago but Djokovic always has only good words when he gets asked about his former coach. 

Meanwhile, Djokovic recently made some changes to his coaching staff.

After Dubai, Djokovic announced he and his long-time coach Marian Vajda decided to end their partnership. 

Djokovic will works with former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic. 

Recently, Djokovic suggested he has no immediate plans to add someone to his coaching staff.