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Sports: Djokovic Heartbroken Over Former Coach Becker’s Jail Sentence

                   Sports: Djokovic Heartbroken Over Former Coach Becker’s Jail Sentence




                   

Sports: Djokovic Heartbroken Over Former Coach Becker’s Jail Sentence



World No 1 Novak Djokovic said on Sunday that he was “heartbroken” after his former coach Boris Becker was sent to prison earlier this week in a bankruptcy case in the UK.

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Djokovic Heartbroken Over Former Coach Becker’s Jail Sentence

Coach Becker’s Jail Sentence

The 54-year-old German was jailed for two years and six months by a London court on Friday for hiding hundreds of thousands of pounds of assets after he was declared bankrupt.

                   Sports: Djokovic Heartbroken Over Former Coach Becker’s Jail Sentence


“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,” Djokovic told reporters at the Madrid Open.


Coach Becker’s Jail Sentence


Djokovic Heartbroken Over Former Coach Becker’s Jail Sentence

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The pair worked together between 2014 and 2016, with Becker guiding Djokovic to six of his 20 Grand Slam titles.

Djokovic Heartbroken

                   Sports: Djokovic Heartbroken Over Former Coach Becker’s Jail Sentence


“I just hope he will go through this period… and when he comes out he’s able to live his life as, I don’t know if we’ll use the word ‘normal’, because the life is definitely changing, I mean, for anybody going to prison,” added the Serbian.


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Djokovic Heartbroken Over Former Coach Becker’s Jail Sentence


“I just pray for him. I hope things will be well in terms of his health, his mental health, because that’s going to be the most challenging part.”

Coach Becker’s Jail Sentence

Djokovic, a three-times winner at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Madrid, is looking for his first title of the season after losing to Andrey Rublev in the final of the Serbia Open last week.


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