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Tennis great Boris Becker has names his favourites to win Australian Open in February. Novak Djokovic is the current defending champion and one of the favourites. On his off-court life and chances, Becker commented.
“It’s not the first time Djokovic has faced headwind. You have to take a stand for him, because he hasn’t always been treated fairly in the media. He knows how to deal with it. During my time with him, I’ve seen him almost as a street fighter who fears nothing and is not afraid of opposition. He’s the best in class and also responsible for the other players, so to speak. But that makes him stronger because he’s been through this for years. He has already won the Australian Open eight times and is the top favorite in the tournament. Everyone else knows what it means to play against Djokovic in Melbourne.”
Without Becker also believes, Dominic Thiem could also win the title. Moreover, he even refused to rule Rafael Nadal out of the race.
“People sometimes forget Rafael Nadal, he has a total of 20 Grand Slams and is playing against tennis history, so to speak. I also count him among the top favorites. But especially Dominic Thiem, who had a fantastic year in 2020 and made his breakthrough to the top of the world. He won the US Open and only just lost to Djokovic in Melbourne last year. I see Thiem right at the top.”