“Working for the DTB has given me great pleasure over the past three and a half years. Unfortunately, I currently don’t have the time to continue doing this extensive task. It was a pleasure for me to visit all the federal training centers, and especially with the children and to deal intensively with young people “, explained Becker.
Since summer 2016, Becker has been leading the Davis Cup team together with captain Michael Kohlmann. In addition, one of the other priorities of the former Wimbledon champion was the further development of the junior division. This included viewing courses, regular contact with trainers, visits to all federal bases and tournaments. Becker has no more time for that.
As announced by the German Tennis Association (DTB), Michael Kohlmann will in future assume sole responsibility for the entire men’s area. “Of course we regret this decision, but we also fully understand it. With his great expertise and personality, Boris has set a lot of impulses at all levels in competitive sport. It is always very inspiring and profitable to exchange ideas with him,” said DTB Sports Director Klaus Eberhard.
“It was a great honor for me to lead German men’s and junior tennis together with Michael Kohlmann and I am convinced that he will continue to do this great job on his own. I will remain on friendly terms with the DTB and can imagine that if my time allows, I will take on an even bigger task at the DTB, if the opportunity arises, “said Becker.
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