Boris Becker anticipates a rough first week for ‘street fighter’ Novak Djokovic at AO, but believes former pupil is used to the ‘hostility’

Boris Becker, former coach of Novak Djokovic hails the Serbian, and believes he has a mentality of a street fighter.

Boris Becker, Novak Djokovic
Boris Becker, Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has been cleared to play the Australian Open 2022, as the court had asked Novak Djokovic to be freed from detention on Monday. Now unless, Australia’s Immigration Minister, Alex Hawke intervenes and re-cancels the Serbian’s visa, we are more than likely to see the world number one defend his title in Melbourne.

Former German player and ex-coach of Novak Djokovic, Boris Becker anticipates a rough first week for the Serbian at the Australian Open 2022. Djokovic has already been confirmed as the top seed in Melbourne, with the draws being conducted in just two days time.

Boris Becker, who was a part of Novak Djokovic’s coaching staff, whilst he lifted four Australian Open titles, is more than aware of the champion mentality of the Serbian. Becker stated that the 34-year-old will not be affected by the fan’s hostile attitude from the stands, as he is more than used to such reception.

Boris Becker calls Novak Djokovic a proper street fighter

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Boris Becker claimed that Novak Djokovic is a proper street fighter, and is used to the adversity he faces. The Serbian is not the most loved tennis player, but surely has a decent fan base spread across the world.

I’m sure he will get some boos and whistles, but he is used to that. He was always a ‘street fighter’ who had to fight against adversity and win over the crowd, and it was fascinating in the final of last year’s US Open when they finally hugged him,” said Becker to Marca.

Boris Becker also opined on Novak Djokovic’s vaccination stance, and stated that ultimately, the decision lies in the hands of the Serbian. However, the German would encourage Djokovic to get vaccinated, which would make life much easier for him.

“It is a choice of each one, but life is more difficult if you do not want to be vaccinated. Personally, I would advise him to be vaccinated eventually because life would be easier for him But ultimately it’s their choice and we have to respect that,” said the German legend.

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