Becker quits gig as BBC commentator

Sunday, December 22, 2013 /by
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Boris Becker, now the head coach of world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, has quit his job as BBC commentator because of potential conflicts of interest. Becker has worked for the BBC during Wimbledon since 2002:

"I can't analyze games on television and then the next day be a coach," Becker told Germany's Bild.

The 46-year-old also said he would not be the Serbian’s main hitting partner.

"I can still hit a few balls with Novak, but that job will fall mainly to his hitting partner. I'll be on the court in a tracksuit and looking at the video analysis, trying to make him a better tennis player."

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