After a wildly successful partnership, Novak Djokovic announced on Tuesday that he and Boris Becker have ended their coaching relationship.

“After three very successful years, Boris Becker and I have jointly decided to end our cooperation,” the world No. 2 wrote on Facebook. “The goals we set when we started working together have been completely fulfilled, and I want to thank him for the cooperation, teamwork, dedication and commitment.

“On the other hand, my professional plans are now directed primarily to maintain a good level of play, and also to make a good schedule and new goals for the next season. In this regard I will make all future decisions.”


Djokovic hired Becker in December of 2013, and under his tutelage won six Grand Slams. The Serb completed the career Grand Slam in 2016 after winning the French Open, and held all four majors before crashing out in the third round of Wimbledon.


Earlier this week, Becker hinted that his run with Djokovic might be nearing its end.

“I truly enjoyed the last three years,” the six-time Grand Slam champion told Britain’sDaily Mail. “I had a blast. I was in my element and I will continue to be in my element in the future. No regrets. It was an unbelievable ride.”

Djokovic went 65-9 in 2016 and won seven titles—including the Australian and French Opens, and four Masters events—but saw his play significantly dip in the second half of the season. He won just one trophy after Roland Garros and lost his No. 1 ranking to rival Andy Murray.


Pepe Imaz and Marian Vajda remain on Djokovic’s team, but it’s unclear who will replace Becker.