Boris Becker will join Novak Djokovic's coaching team in the new year.

Becker will become Djokovic's new head coach, replacing Marian Vadja, who will remain part of the Serb's team.

The world number two, who will defend his Australian Open title next month, was defeated in the Wimbledon and US Open finals by Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal this year.

Perhaps impressed by Ivan Lendl's effect on Murray's game, Djokovic has recruited three-time Wimbledon champion Becker.

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    Novak Djokovic (R) of Serbia recieves the second place trophy from former tennis player Boris Becker of Germany at the 2007 Pacific Life Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, 18 March 2007. Spaniard Rafael Nadal defeated Djokovic 6-2, 7-5. AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian Wells, UNITED STATES: Novak Djokovic (R) of Serbia recieves the second place trophy from former tennis player Boris Becker of Germany at the 2007 Pacific Life Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, 18 March 2007. Spaniard Rafael Nadal defeated Djokovic 6-2, 7-5. AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Rafael Nadal (L) of Spain and Serbia's N

    Indian Wells, UNITED STATES: Rafael Nadal (L) of Spain and Serbia's Novak Djokovic (R) display their trophies with former tennis player Boris Becker of Germany at the 2007 Pacific Life Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, 18 March 2007. Nadal won the finals 6-2, 7-5. AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Novak Djokovic Foundation - London Gala Dinner

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Boris Becker, Jonathan Ross and Novak Djokovic attend the Novak Djokovic Foundation inaugural London gala dinner at The Roundhouse on July 8, 2013 in London, England. The foundation supports vulnerable and disadvantaged children, especially in Djokovic's native Serbia. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Novak Djokovic Foundation)

  • Awards Show-2012 Laureus World Sports Awards

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Academy member Boris Becker speaks to tennis player Novak Djokovic winner of the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year on stage at the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards at Central Hall Westminster on February 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)

  • Awards Show-2012 Laureus World Sports Awards

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: TV presenter Steve Ryder speaks with tennis player Novak Djokovic winner of the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year as Academy member Boris Becker looks on at the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards at Central Hall Westminster on February 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)

  • Awards Show-2012 Laureus World Sports Awards

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Academy member Boris Becker speaks to tennis player Novak Djokovic winner of the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year on stage at the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards at Central Hall Westminster on February 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)

  • Awards Show-2012 Laureus World Sports Awards

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Academy member Boris Becker hand over the trophy to tennis player Novak Djokovic winner of the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year on stage at the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards at Central Hall Westminster on February 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images for Laureus)

  • Awards Show-2012 Laureus World Sports Awards

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Academy member Boris Becker speaks to tennis player Novak Djokovic winner of the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year on stage at the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards at Central Hall Westminster on February 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images for Laureus)


Becker has primarily worked as a pundit since he retired from tennis in 1999, and commentated on both of Murray's Grand Slam wins for Sky Sports and the BBC.

The German won six majors, including two Australian Opens and a US Open, but is best known for his Wimbledon win as a 17-year-old in 1985. His coaching experience, however, is severely limited.