Pilic on Djokovic hiring Becker: ‘A surprise’
"Different personalities, that's for sure,” Pilic told the Serbian website B92. “We have to wait and see what will happen — maybe he can offer him some good advice, who knows? Becker was No. 1 first in the world. For me this is a surprise, but it might turn out well."
Serbian Davis Cup captain Bogdan Obradovic called it a ‘sensitive moment’ because Djokovic positioned himself at the end of 2013 to retake the world No. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal.
"On the one hand it can be a positive because Becker is motivated to do something on this front," Obradovic said. “[Former No. 1 Ivan] Lendl works as a coach, and has made good results with Andy [Murray]. This combination is very positive for me; it will be very interesting to see how it will unfold. It will be a huge challenge for the whole team of people around Novak.”