Fatherhood Will Improve Novak Djokovic's Game, Says Boris Becker

Updated: 15 January 2015 21:34 IST

Boris Becker said that Novak Djokovic has been playing brilliant tennis since the birth of his son in October 2014.

Fatherhood Will Improve Novak Djokovic's Game, Says Boris Becker
File Photo: Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic. © AP

Tennis legend Boris Becker believes that fatherhood will improve his ward Novak Djokovic's game.

The German Thursday said that after the birth of his son in October, the World No.1 has played brilliant tennis owing to his happiness.

"His son was born in October and right after he had to play tournaments, and we know the results, it was good for his spirits," Becker was quoted as saying by the Herald Sun.

"It's a natural progression to settle down and have a family and, if anything, it prolongs a tennis career. Because you are a human being, man or woman, and you do have a private life and once that's settled it helps your career."

On his association with the Serb, Becker said: "It's wonderful when you work with a player and the only aim is to win."

Becker became Djokovic's training staff head coach Dec 18, 2013. The Serb has seven Grand Slam singles titles to his credit.

Topics : Novak Djokovic Tennis
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