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“When he’s not in his office, he is very charming,” Boris Becker on Novak Djokovic being ‘very worldly man’ when he is not a tennis machine

Former German tennis player Boris Becker feels Novak Djokovic doesn't get the appreciation he deserves.

Former German tennis player Boris Becker feels Novak Djokovic doesn’t get the appreciation he deserves. The Serb rose to stardom after winning his maiden Grand Slam at the 2008 Australian Open, breaking the 11 Grand Slam-winning streak of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

But the 36-year-old has always received hatred due to his antics, including his stance on COVID-19 vaccination during the pandemic. But the six-time Grand Slam champion Becker discloses Djokovic is actually a charming person when he is not involved in tennis-related activities. Also Read: Breaking: Andy Murray Withdraws From French Open 2024

“He’s actually a very outgoing, very worldly man. Sometimes he comes across as a bit of a tennis machine. But when he’s not in his office, he is very charming. You can talk to him about business, politics, about music, and he’s a good guy,” Becker said in an interview with The Guardian.

Becker also praised World No.3’s other qualities, including his trying to be a perfectionist.

“He’s also a real tennis historian,” he said. “He understands who was there beforehand and he wants to make a mark. Which he has done. Then he’s a perfectionist, like all superstars. He wants to play the perfect match, which in his case probably happened once or twice,” added Becker.

Carlos Alcaraz replaces Novak Djokovic as World No.1 ahead of French Open 2024

Spain’s young sensation Carlos Alcaraz has once again dethroned Novak Djokovic from the top position on Monday, ahead of the 2024 French Open which is scheduled to start on May 28. Daniil Medvedev who won the recently-concluded 2024 Rome Masters has secured the second position which pushed the Serb to the third spot.

The French Open will mark the first chance to be seeded No.1 for the 20-year-old Alcaraz. He is 30-3 with four titles this season.

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Gouri Das
Gouri Dashttp://thesportslite.com
Gouri Das is a tennis writer at The Sportslite. She started following tennis after reading about Novak Djokovic's Grand Slam victories. Djokovic and Andy Murray are her favorite players. She also follows cricket closely.

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