Novak Djokovic's former coach Boris Becker was sentenced to 30 months in prison in April after being found guilty on four separate charges under the Bankruptcy Code.
Novak Djokovic has now revealed he will remain in touch with his former coach Boris Becker while the German serves his sentence. Becker, who has won six Grand Slam titles in his career, began coaching Djokovic in 2013. During their three-year collaboration, the Serb won six Grand Slam titles. Despite the ending of their partnership, the two remained close. Djokovic has accommodated Becker's girlfriend and son Noah in his two previous matches in his box. "I didn't communicate with him directly but I communicated with him through them," he told thesportsman: "I was just trying to support the people around him, his closest people, his family members, because I'm looking at Boris truly as a family member, as someone I value, respect and care for."
And the 35-year-old, who is aiming for his 23rd Grand Slam title, admitted he is finding it difficult to deal with the plight of his former mentor: "Obviously it breaks my heart to see what happens to him." He added: "I can only imagine how difficult it is for his family members, so of course it's a small gesture of friendship to invite them. He knows, and they know, that they can always count on me when it is about support or help that I can offer."