“It breaks my heart to see him go through this phase,” said Djokovic on the sidelines of the French Open in Paris, where he is considered one of the favorites. “I’m just sad that someone I know so well, who I call part of my family and who’s a legend in our sport, is going through what he’s going through.”
Becker was Djokovic’s coach from 2014 to 2016 and celebrated numerous successes with the Serb. “We had a great relationship, even after we worked together,” said the Serb. “I’ve been in touch with Noah, one of his sons, to ask if I can help in any way,” Djokovic said. “I hope he survives this in health and stays strong,” says Djokovic, which moves many fans of the German ex-tennis star.
Becker was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for delaying bankruptcy. The three-time Wimbledon winner from Germany is currently in a prison in London – the eXXpress is currently reporting on the events. Novak Djokovic attracted international attention earlier this year with his vaccine-skeptical attitude – he had to cancel his participation in the Australian Open because the Australian government would not let him enter the country. Most recently, however, he made (positive) headlines on the tennis court again.