Becker has nothing but love for Djokovic’s tennis.
Boris Becker admits he would like to see Novak Djokovic “play forever” as the German tennis legend absolutely enjoyed the 36-year-old’s Cincinnati Masters final thriller against Carlos Alcaraz. This past Sunday, Djokovic edged out current world No 1 Alcaraz 5-7 7-6 (7) 7-6 (4) in three hours and 49 minutes of play – it is now the longest ATP final in tennis history.
“I hope Djokovic will play forever. These are the duels that make the tennis heart beat faster: the most successful player of all time, Novak Djokovic, against the primus, the best in class, also No 1 in the world rankings.
You can’t imagine anything better. It was a fabulous match in Cincinnati,” Becker told Eurosport Germany’s Das Gelbe vom Ball podcast.
Becker absolutely enjoyed the Djokovic and Alcaraz match
After Alcaraz beat Djokovic in a five-set final at Wimbledon, the Serb got his revenge in Cincinnati.
Becker, who coached Djokovic between 2013 and 2016, also loved how coaches from both players were reacting throughout the Cincinnati final.”What I particularly liked at Alcaraz’s side was his coach. Carlos’ coaching for his protege was really good listening after every point.
According to the motto, ‘is the coach important?’ I think this question was answered by this final, and also with Novak the coaches stood up and supported him loudly. But that’s what you want to see, just this pure emotion and this passion.
So both players left their heart on the court,” Becker said.The last two matches between Djokovic and Alcaraz were great ones. Their next meeting could come at the US Open, where they will be the two top-seeded players. At Flushing Meadows, Djokovic and Alcaraz could only meet in the final.
After their match in Cincinnati, there is no doubt that having them as finalists in New York would draw lots of attention to the match.