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Roger Federer hits back at Boris Becker over Novak Djokovic claims

Bettingpro Staff 27 Sep 2015
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Roger Federer has hit back at Boris Becker, dismissing claims that he and Novak Djokovic "don't particularly like each other".

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In his latest autobiography, Wimbledon: My Life and Career at the All England ClubBecker said the pair “don’t particularly like each other” and that it is an “open secret” on tour.

Becker, who coaches world number one Djokovic, also wrote that "the reason Roger is one of the highest-paid athletes of all time is because he's liked by everybody. But think about this - you can't possibly be liked by everybody. He makes good money out of his image but would he make less if we saw a bit more of his true feelings?"

But Federer has blasted Becker, telling Swiss newspaper Berner Zeitung that the German legend "really has no idea".

The world No.2 added: "He should know me well enough to know that I'm a relaxed guy. It's always dangerous when you are talking a lot. Sometimes you say things you should not.

"It is well know that I initially had problems with Novak's manner on court but now he behaves wonderfully and fairly. I have no problem with Novak.

"Of course I don't like what he said - after all he was once my idol."

Thoughts on recent comments by Federer and Becker? Have your say below!


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