Six-time grand slam winner Boris Becker to coach current world No 2 Novak Djokovic
Boris Becker has been named as world No 2 Novak Djokovic's new head coach in place of Marian Vajda.
Last Updated: 18/12/13 1:08pm
The 46-year-old German, a six-time Grand Slam champion, will begin working with the world No 2 ahead of next month's Australian Open in Melbourne.
Vajda, who has been with Djokovic since 2006, will remain part of the Serb's coaching team along with Miljan Amanovic and Gebhard Phil-Gritsch.
Becker, the former world No 1 and 64-time tournament winner on the ATP Tour, will work with Djokovic from the first grand slam of the season.
He will also accompany him to the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, as well as tournaments in Dubai, Miami, Monte Carlo, Rome, Cincinnati, Shanghai, Paris and the season-ending World Tour Finals in London.
"I am proud Novak invited me to become his head coach," Becker said.
"I will do my best to help him reach his goals, and I am sure we can achieve great things together."
The German is best known for being the youngest Wimbledon champion at the tender age of 17 in 1985 and went on to become one of the most successful players in the history of the game.
Djokovic hopes Becker's experience can help him get back to the top of the world rankings, after being edged out of the No 1 spot by Rafael Nadal.
"I am really excited to have the opportunity to work with Boris. He is a true legend, someone who has great tennis knowledge and his experience will help me win trophies from the Grand Slams and other tournaments," he said.
"Becker is a great person, too, and I am sure he will fit in our team in the best possible way.
"Boris brings a new fresh approach, and together with Vajda he will make a winning combination.
"The team is now strengthened and we hope for maximum results."