Becker was sentenced to two and a half years in prison this week for financial violations and will not be free on bail until he has done at least 15 months; Novak Djokovic, whom Becker trained between 2013 and 2016, said that he would like the German remains “fit and powerful.”
Novak Djokovic has sought out to Boris Becker’s family to express his solidarity after the tennis legend was sentenced to jail for financial violations.
Becker, a six-time Major Winner who mentored Djokovic from 2013 to 2016, was convicted to two and a half years in prison last week and should spend at least 15 months before being released on parole.
Djokovic revealed after beating Aljaz Bedene in the third round of the French Open that he had phoned Becker’s son, Noah, to see if there was anything he could do.
“It’s just been a month.” I simply hope he stays fit and strong,” Djokovic remarked.
The Serb had expressed “heartbreak” for Becker immediately after his conviction.
“He’s a buddy, a long-time friend, someone I consider close in my life, and he’s helped a lot to my success in my career,” Djokovic said earlier this month of Becker.
“I’m not going to get into specifics about the verdict because I’m not in a position to do so, but as his buddy, I’m devastated for him.”
“I just hope he gets throughout this period where he needs to be in jail and that when he gets out, he can enjoy his life.” I’m not sure if we’ll use the word “normal” because life changes for everyone who goes to jail, especially for such a lengthy period of time.
“I’m not sure how things will pan out for him. I simply pray for him. I hope everything goes well with his health, especially his mental health, since that will be the most difficult aspect.”
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