Return to coaching very possible says Becker


German tennis great Boris Becker says he has not ruled out a return to coaching.

Becker previously worked with reigning world No 1 Novak Djokovic. They enjoyed a successful spell together, with the Serb winning six Grand Slam titles during that time.

After they parted ways, Becker was named by the German tennis federation as head of men's tennis, a position he still holds.

"I wouldn't rule out the possibility of becoming a coach again," the 52-year-old told Eurosport Germany's Vocal Athletes podcast.

"In the current situation, it's not possible because I'm responsible for the men's Team Germany.

"But nothing is eternal. If there are players who interest me, who allow me to coach so and want to be open with me, then that's something I could definitely consider.

"The problem is that it is very time-consuming. As a coach of Novak Djokovic, I spent 25 to 30 weeks with him.

I have a family and I have other professional projects that I need to manage. But I don't want to rule it out completely."

As a coach of Novak Djokovic, I spent 25 to 30 weeks with him. I have a family and I have other professional projects that I need to manage. But I don't want to rule it out completely.

Boris Becker

The three-time Wimbledon champion said he had an honest conversation with Djokovic before taking up the coaching role between the end of 2013 and 2016.

"My promise to him was that I had to tell him open and honestly the truth," Becker said, adding he told the Serb, who remains a close friend:

"'The reason why you might not be so good anymore is because you felt too good as number one, you didn't improve.

The other players like (Rafael) Nadal and (Roger) Federer have adjusted their game. I don't like your positioning on the court, I don't like your serve at all.'

"We had a long conversation. He had already won many Grand Slam titles and was an absolute superstar, but he wasn't satisfied with himself and he sought for more."

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