Becker Kaput

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  1. Mastoor

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    Many people think Boris and Novak will be no more.

    Who do you think will be the best to replace Boris as Vajda's help?
     
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    Have any reasons been mentioned for the possible split?
     
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    Rumors abound, atm, but why, really? Boris has done well by Novak, by all accounts, and the Djokovic Doldrums seem to be on him. What did Becker do?
     
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    Djokovic has appeared to decline slightly this year with all those uncharacteristic losses (Querrey - Delpo in Rio - F Lo - nearly losing to Kuskushkin in Davis Cup five setter) - A slight change to his entourage could be what Djokovic needs right now -
     
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    I think they already know if they'll continue with their cooperation or not, just haven't made it public. It's not easy to bring somebody new into the circle. There is a period of getting used to each other and figuring out how to work best with the rest of the team. I am sure we'll find out what happens soon as this is the time for renewal of the contract (or not).
     
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    All he needs is Vajda - he achieved great results with and without Becker -
     
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    Apparently Vajda can't travel with him to all the tournaments. That was a reason why Marian suggested Becker in the first place. I think that their co-operation has been a successful one.
     
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    That's right because Vajda is supposedly busy with his daughter or daughters junior careers now -
     
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    I absolutely agree with this ^. I also think he never needed Becker in the first place.

    However, if Novak decides to bring someone temporary to the team who may offer a new perspective on this or that, I'd rather see person with "all walk no talk" reputation, like Monika Seles, Sampras, Graf or Lendl.
     
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    Expect the unexpected with Djokovic :)
     
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    Lendl would probably be a good fit... but he's still hooked into the Murray camp, no? I don't think Graf or Seles would be on the agenda. Sampras has shown no interest in coaching.
     
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    I think McEnroe would love to coach (and hang out with) Djokovic - McEnroe really likes Djokovic and respects his character and funny personality -
     
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    None of your options have any chance at all. Except for Lendl, the other 3 have never tried their hand at coaching a top player and are most likely opposed to travelling too much to different tournaments. Just because somebody played tennis really well doesn't mean they would be good at coaching somebody else. Do you really want Nole to try to experiment with unknown coach at this time? Every time he received a new coaching person into his team in the past, it took a long time to get used to each other, and in some cases (Martin) it didn't turn out well at all.

    Just because you don't like Becker doesn't mean he didn't do a good job with Nole. Certainly he didn't harm him in any way.:unsure:
     
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    Since Becker joined No1e, No1e started playing nervously and it ended up No1e saying that he had enough of tennis. So he did make harm.

    Many former players who didn't try coaching and who were also opposed to traveling until couple of years ago, have done it since and that includes Becker and Lendl who you mentioned while the list is longer. So it is possible that others can change their mind.
     
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    Mac is one of those who like talking about tennis history and I think No1e made clear it (people talking about tennis history in his presence) started upsetting him after he won Roland Garros.

    That's why I think if he hires anyone it should be someone who speaks only if necessary, not a good story teller such those who work on tv, like Mac.
     
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    Is he? I know Berdych asked him to coach him, so i assume Lendl is only temporarily hired by Murray twice. There is a British guy (whose name I don't know) in his box and that one obviously made wonders for Murray.
     
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    Nobody made Nole play nervously, he did that all for himself.

    I read that neither of the coaches will be with him in Paris, just Marko, GG and Pepe Imaz. Apparently he will play doubles with Ziki as well.
     
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    The British guy is Jamie Delgado, but as far as I'm aware Lendl is the head coach.
     
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    Instead of Vajda, Korchnoi will have his spiritual leader in the box, Pepe Imaz of Marbella. I'd honestly prefer Becker who is not capable of making as much damage.
     
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    Maybe, but BB was brought to improve No1e's attitude in big matches.
     
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