Former Novak Djokovic's coach Boris Becker appointed as head of German men's tennis

Becker helped Djokovic win six Grand Slam titles between 2013 and 2016.

Boris Becker
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Former world No 1 Boris Becker was announced as the head of men's tennis of Germany with immediate effect on 23 August.

"Boris Becker will be head of men's tennis effective immediately and in this position, he will be in charge of the entire men's game," Ulrich Klaus, the president of the federation said, as quoted by ESPN.

The 49-year-old tennis legend achieved 49 career titles as well as gold in Olympic Games till his retirement. He coached the German Davis Cup team from 1997 to 1999. Becker had also nurtured the former world No 1 Novak Djokovic for three years and supervised him to claim his six Grand Slam titles between 2013 and 2016.

While keeping a hope with the only young star from Germany, a 20-year-old ATP top-10 rank holder, Alexander Zverev, the federation is looking forward to Becker's strategies with other newcomers to produce more remarkable players from the country.

"My basic goal is to help German tennis through my experience as a former player and as a coach, I am also looking forward to exchanging with the Davis Cup team as well as with our best men's and junior players," Becker explained.

However, it is still unknown to all that with whom Becker will be going to work with, as Zevrev already confirmed that Juan Carlos Ferrero is assigned to be his coach.

This article was first published on August 24, 2017