Ex-Coach Boris Becker Reveals How Novak Djokovic Secretly Craves ‘The Noise’ for His High-Octane Battles at Australian Open – ‘The Louder and Emotional It Is..’

Published 01/27/2023, 7:45 AM EST

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Last year was a difficult time for the German tennis legend Boris Becker. After spending some time in jail, the player is back in the tennis world. And with all the hustle going around at the Australian Open, Becker is rooting for his former ward with all his zeal. No matter how loud it gets in the stadium, Novak Djokovic has a way around it, and no one will know this better than Becker.

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The former coach of Novak Djokovic is rooting for the Serbian tennis legend after he secured his 26th consecutive win. Now that the player has reached the semi-finals of the major, the noise from his huge fan base is only going to get louder.

Boris Becker discusses the influence of the crowd on Novak Djokovic

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The German tennis legend is elated to see his former player shine on the court after a rough year. He said that those who believe that the hooting and noise of the crowd are distracting the player are mistaken.

On Eurosport Germany’s Matchball Becker show, Becker stated, “the louder and more emotional it is the better” for both the crowd and the player.” Going into the picturesque feel of it all, he stated, “It’s a theatrical play on the court, where you want to entertain your spectators.”

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Being a six-time Grand Slam champion, he understands the role a crowd plays in motivating a player to perform well. He stated, “You need the feedback. The louder and more emotional it is, the better for the performances of the players, and Djokovic, in particular, thrives on that.”

Boris Becker and Novak Djokovic worked together for three years, starting in 2013. During that time, he worked as the head coach of Djokovic’s team and had a successful run. Therefore, when Becker got sent to jail, he was heartbroken and wished for his safe arrival.

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Becker on Djokovic’s fake injury accusations

Becker has spent three years with Djokovic and is familiar with his ways. So, when the accusations surrounding his injury popped up, Becker came to his rescue and defended the player.

In an interview with Eurosport, he stated, despite Djokovic’s injuries, the player knows how to balance things out. He understands when to push himself and when to back off in order to avoid aggravating his injury.

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With his astounding performance on the court, do you think Djokovic can equalize the number of Grand Slam titles with his arch-rival Rafael Nadal by winning the 2023 Australian Open? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.
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