Under the direction of Boris Becker, Novak Djokovic had one of the most successful periods of his glorious career, dominating the ATP Tour and all his opponents. The former German tennis champion, was found guilty of fraudulent bankruptcy and accused of hiding Wimbledon and Australian Open trophies, as well as several properties, at Southwark Crown Court.
In all, there are four, out of a total of 24, charges related to the case for which he was convicted. The Southwark judge sentenced the German to 30 months in prison. Becker will have to serve half of his sentence in prison and the following period on semi-release.
The news obviously also rattled Djokovic, who experienced some of the greatest emotions experienced in his career under Becker, his former coach.
Novak Djokovic on Boris Becker: ‘I’m heartbroken’
He said of Boris: “I didn’t communicate with him directly, but through his family.
I was delighted to welcome his fiancée and his son in the first round. They will visit Boris in the next few days. I’m just trying to support the people close to him, his family. I consider Boris as a member of my family; he is someone I have always respected.
We have shared many amazing moments during our collaboration. Even after our professional relationship ended, we still stayed in touch. It breaks my heart to see what is happening, I can’t imagine how hard it must be for his family.
They know they can count on me for everything they need.” Djokovic beat Thanasi Kokkinakis in three sets and advanced to the third round of the Championships. His next opponent will be his compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic, whom he has already beaten twice in the ATP.In both cases, however, the match was played on clay in Belgrade, with Djokovic allowing only one set to Kecmanovic.