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Becker: Djokovic deserves more respect from fans

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Boris Becker believes that his former pupil Novak Djokovic deserves much more respect from tennis fans. The Serbian won Wimbledon for the fifth time on Sunday by beating Roger Federer after a sensational final, but the audience was mostly in the hands of the experienced Swiss.

The spectators at the Center Court sometimes applauded when 32-year-old Djokovic hit a ball out or hit the net. There was also some booing when the number one in the world entered into a discussion with the umpire about a possible late request for a challenge from Federer, who received a lot of support from the London public.

“Federer is the best tennis player of all time and has the right to get that love, but as a tennis fan you can show a little more respect for someone who has won Wimbledon so many times,” Becker said after the longest Wimbledon final ever, Djokovic after playing for nearly five hours in his favor.

“Tennis was always Federer and Rafael Nadal’s party and then Djokovic came in as a kind of unwanted guest. After sixteen Grand Slam titles, people have to wake up and recognize the greatness of Djokovic. Hopefully there will be more balance in support next year of the audience for the tennis players when they meet again. ”

With his fifth overall win at Wimbledon, Djokovic again came a little closer to the record number of Grand Slam titles from Federer (twenty) and his closest attacker Nadal (eighteen). The leader of the world ranking is respectively five and one year younger than his major rivals.

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