Boris Becker reveals what Novak Djokovic will be thinking about Federer-Nadal semi-final

Boris Becker reveals what Novak Djokovic really thinks about Federer-Nadal semi-final
The world No.1 could have a big advantage if he makes Sundays final (Picture: Getty)

Boris Becker believes Novak Djokovic will be secretly very happy that old foes Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will be duking it out after him on Centre Court in the other Wimbledon semi-final.

The world No.1 is first up on Friday, taking on Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the last four, with Federer and Nadal then going head-to-head on grass for the first time since their famous final in 2008.

While Djokovic still needs to win a tough match-up against a player who has had joy against him recently, Becker says hell be very happy with how things have worked out.

Boris Becker reveals what Novak Djokovic really thinks about Federer-Nadal semi-final
Nadal and Federer face off at Wimbledon for the first time in 11 years (Picture: Getty)

Speaking on the BBC, Becker – who used to coach Djokovic – explained: He had a difficult first week, I thought he was not playing as well, but each match he plays, he plays better.

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And he just likes the fact that theres a semi-final that may last a couple of hours, while hes playing first on Friday against Bautista Agut. I think his mindset is, “Hmmm, not bad!”

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On whether it is a foregone conclusion that Djokovic wins, he continued: Absolutely not. Bautista Agut loves playing Novak. In fact, hes beaten him twice this year – at the beginning of the year and in Miami at the Masters. So hes got his number.

Why? Because Bautista Agut is a great mover himself, hes a very diverse player, he can take out the tempo, he can accelerate, hes not afraid to go long and hes also not afraid – hes a veteran – of big names. So Novaks got to be careful, hes going to give him a good match.

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