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Djokovic heartbroken over former coach Becker’s jail sentence

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Djokovic heartbroken over former coach Becker’s jail sentence

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Dhruv Munjal and Fernando Kallas

World No.1 Novak Djokovic said on Sunday that he was “heartbroken” after his former coach Boris Becker was sent to prison earlier last week in a bankruptcy case in the UK.

The 54-year-old German was jailed for two years and six months by a London court on Friday for hiding hundreds of thousands of pounds of assets after he was declared bankrupt.

“Just heartbroken, I mean, for him. He’s a friend, long-time friend, a coach for three, four years, someone I consider close in my life and has contributed a lot to my success in my career,” Djokovic told reporters at the Madrid Open. ..

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