The six-time Grand Slam champion, Boris Becker set aside his racquets in the 1999 and since then he has been engaging in numerous ventures. One of them being coaching, Becker has previously had an impressive run in that field. And now, he shows interest in joining the Australian, Nick Kyrgios’ team and training Alexander Zverev.
“I would like to coach him!,” Boris Becker told Eurosport. “I think that would be cool, such a player who is not coachable. Whether I have to do this to me is another question, but if I just want to live my passion for tennis, he would be the hottest player .”
The tennis brat, Nick Kyrgios has a different work ethic on the ATP Tour. He doesn’t train under a coach and he believes that he doesn’t want anyone to guide him in the sport. “I haven’t got a coach and I think I’m just going to go about my thing the same way that I did this year,” Kyrgios once said.
Further, Becker talked about his potential to dethrone the ‘Big Three’ of tennis, but due to his haphazard routine of training and the absence of a coach, pulls down the Australian from achieving that niche of tennis.
“On good days he will beat Federer, he can beat Nadal, he has defeated Djokovic. However, the consistency, the continuity, the discipline is missing. It is the job of the coach to tell him that it’s worth it – you can live it by winning – even more than before,” Becker added.
Last month, when Germany’s number one tennis player, Alexander Zverev’s coach, Ivan Lendl gave notice to his team there were speculations that the German legend, Boris Becker will be replacing Lendl’s post in Sascha’s team.
The 51-year-old German was seen in Zverev’s box during the Hamburg Open this year. Over there, he declared that he is interested in coaching Zverev for the events which take place in Germany. At that time, Becker announced his unwillingness in coaching Zverev, since he was reluctant to travel 30 weeks a year as a coach, but now he shows his interests in working with Sascha as well.
“I would also like to work with him, Sascha is a player who, of course, is very close to my heart, who is almost like a son. As a coach, I would ask the question, is not that sometimes a little too much family and people on the pitch with him,” Boris Becker mentioned.
Under Becker’s tutelage the present World Number one, Novak Djokovic won six Grand Slams and also completed his ‘Nole Slam’ reverie at Roland-Garros 2016.