Becker Hopes People Realise Novak Djokovic’s Greatness

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The Wimbledon crowd once again didn’t give Novak Djokovic the love he deserved after his latest triumph, but Boris Becker hopes that will change next year.

Djokovic beat Roger Federer in a gripping final at SW19 on Sunday to not only win his fifth Wimbledon trophy, but also take his Grand Slam tally to 16.

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It means he is now just four adrift of Federer’s record of 20 and two behind second-placed Rafael Nadal.

While Djokovic took the trophy home, most of the people inside Centre Court were rooting for Federer and Djokovic admitted afterwards that “when the crowd is chanting ‘Roger’ I hear ‘Novak’”.

Becker, though, believes the world No 1 deserves more praise.

“Novak is not quite happy yet. He’s one of the greatest of all of time but he wants to be the greatest of all time,” he told BBC Sport.

He added: “I hope next year, if they played again, it would be more even.

“He came into the party that was the Roger and Rafa party and he became the party pooper. Now, after 16 majors, people have got to wake up to the greatness of Novak Djokovic.”

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