Becker would be ideal coach for...

Alex78

Hall of Fame
Agree. Definitely needs to be someone who's been around for a few years and already has a reputation as a top player.
Biggest danger I see for Boris is he becomes coach of a newcomer and quickly "takes over" the show instead of playing second fiddle like he did with Djokovic.
 

70後

Hall of Fame
I wish Becker would coach a WTA, lots of them could use some help with their serve, though guys like him or Lendl are probably too macho to coach a girl.
 

70後

Hall of Fame
Boris teaches broom closet 101
Good point. Best keep him away from the WTA and their broom closets. I don't think he can afford anymore paternity payments! ;)
of course, the obvious broom closet joke. People do grow up, you know. I suppose Becker is way past that part of his life in the past. It doesn't detract the point. He has turned out to be a much better coach that I expected. Maybe he was just a good fit for Djokovic in that stage of Djokovic's career. Maybe he can also help somebody else.

Besides going by his record, Becker doesn't date WTA. He isn't Radek Stepanek.
 
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r2473

Talk Tennis Guru
of course, the obvious broom closet joke. People do grow up, you know. I suppose Becker is way past that part of his life in the past. It doesn't detract the point. He has turned out to be a much better coach that I expected.
It was pretty childish and I apologize to both you and Boris. Boris is a very deep and often misunderstood genius.

In his defense, I remember him saying years ago that he was a great admirer of the fine attributes of former WTA player Ashley Harkleroad. He said he regretted that he wasn't able to get to her earlier while she was blossoming on tour.
 

Kalin

Legend
I say THIEM !!!
I second that. Thiem, similar to how Djokovic was when he took BB as a coach, is a great baseliner but still needs a lot of work in serving and being generally more aggressive and able to shorten points. Boom-Boom will be perfect. They can even talk in German.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
If Boris does take on one of the younger guys it will be interesting to see if he can coach him to a maiden Slam title. Djokovic was already a multiple Slam champion with as many titles as Becker when they first got together. A younger guy who has not got there yet would be a totally different proposition and a much more difficult challenge for Boris!
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
How about Kyle Edmund or Dan Evans? Boris lives in London so it won't be far for him to commute! :)
 

70後

Hall of Fame
I thought of it. I wish Boris would coach Naomi Osaka, especially help her with her serve.

Osaka's serve should be/can be the most powerful part of her game, but after Tokyo it seems there are some big flaws with it. If she doesn't fix it now while she is still so young but continues with it as it is, she will have some apparently good serving days, but mostly very erratic days of form, which will be reflected with her matches also. In the end she will end up with an injured shoulder and beyond repair serve.

And help her with her volleys too.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Not high profile enough. A guy with Becker's ego wouldn't be in the player's box of a non superstar. Plus those guys couldn't pay him a fraction of what he'd ask.
It's coaching players to become superstars that is the mark of a really great coach. Coaching existing superstars to even greater superstardom is only a half-battle at best. Boris should bury the ego and his financial demands and remember this when he applies for his next coaching job IMO. :cool:
 

Purplemonster

Hall of Fame
I second that. Thiem, similar to how Djokovic was when he took BB as a coach, is a great baseliner but still needs a lot of work in serving and being generally more aggressive and able to shorten points. Boom-Boom will be perfect. They can even talk in German.
Too right, Thiem is mature beyond his years and is very discliplined, would make BB's job a lot easier.

Some people have suggested Kyrgios, the complete opposite to Thiem, Boris would need a team of psychiatrists as well.
 

DerekNoleFam1

Hall of Fame
Raonic or Kyrgios for sure, but even Tomic.
Tomic splits his time between Monte Carlo and his home on the Gold Coast, so may be doable.
 

bigserving

Hall of Fame
If he has any real coaching skills or ability, maybe he might be interested in coaching one or some of his own kids.
 

toby55555

Hall of Fame
It's coaching players to become superstars that is the mark of a really great coach. Coaching existing superstars to even greater superstardom is only a half-battle at best. Boris should bury the ego and his financial demands and remember this when he applies for his next coaching job IMO. :cool:
agreed, and lets see what Jose Mourino could do with Southend Utd
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
I second that. Thiem, similar to how Djokovic was when he took BB as a coach, is a great baseliner but still needs a lot of work in serving and being generally more aggressive and able to shorten points. Boom-Boom will be perfect. They can even talk in German.
I would love to see Thiem and Rafter. Rafter can teach Thiem to attack more and shorten points. Rafter also can teach Thiem how to use that kick serve effectively. Just my opinion.
 
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Meles

Bionic Poster
I second that. Thiem, similar to how Djokovic was when he took BB as a coach, is a great baseliner but still needs a lot of work in serving and being generally more aggressive and able to shorten points. Boom-Boom will be perfect. They can even talk in German.

Bresnik has got to go or agree to Thieming up with Becker. Imazing that Becker has not been snapped up.:D
 
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