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Djokovic was heartbroken at the news of former coach Becker’s jail sentence

Djokovic was heartbroken at the news of former coach Becker’s jail sentence. 

The world number one, Novak Djokovic, expressed his “heartbreak” on Sunday after his former coach Boris Becker was sentenced to prison earlier this week in a bankruptcy case in the United Kingdom.

On Friday, a London court sentenced the 54-year-old German to two years and six months in prison for concealing hundreds of thousands of pounds in assets after he was declared bankrupt. find out more

“I’m just heartbroken for him. He’s a long-time buddy, a coach for three or four years, someone I consider close in my life and has made a significant contribution to my professional achievement “At the Madrid Open, Djokovic told reporters.

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The two worked together between 2014 and 2016, with Becker leading Djokovic to six of his 20 Grand Slam championships.

“I just hope he gets through this period… and when he comes out, he’s able to live his life as, I don’t know whether we’ll use the word ‘normal,’ since life changes for everyone going to prison,” the Serbian added.

“All I can do is pray for him. I’m hoping for the best in terms of his health, especially his mental health because that will be the most difficult aspect.”

Djokovic, who has won three times in the ATP Masters 1000 event in Madrid, is seeking his first trophy after losing in the final of the Serbia Open to Andrey Rublev last week.