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Tennis: Djokovic has no problems taking a gamble with new coach Boris Becker

Published on Jan 12, 2014 4:46 PM
 
Novak Djokovic of Serbia talks with his coach Boris Becker of Germany during a practice session before the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne, Jan 12, 2014. Djokovic said he was happy to take a risk on his untried new coach as he prepared to enter a new era under the flamboyant German. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

MELBOURNE (AFP) - Six-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic said he was happy to take a risk on his untried new coach Boris Becker as he prepared to enter a new era under the flamboyant German.

The defending Australian Open champion admitted adding Becker to his team, after his coach Marian Vajda requested more time with his family, was a potential gamble.

But he is excited about his new partnership with the six-time Major winner who has hung up his commentator's microphone to return to the tour.

"Whenever you make a change in life, it's a potential risk, right? How is it going to affect you?" said Djokovic.

 
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