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Boris Becker appointed head of German men's tennis

German tennis federation expects Boris Becker to revive youth tennis in the country. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Web Team Frankfurt, Germany Aug 23, 2017, 11.42 AM (IST)

Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has been appointed as head of men's tennis in Germany.

Becker recently finished his coaching assignment with former world No-1 Serbian Novak Djokovic.

"Boris Becker will be head of men's tennis effective immediately and in this position, he will be in charge of the entire men's game," Ulrich Klaus, the president of the German federation (DTB), told a news conference.

The federation would require Becker to revive youth tennis in Germany which has failed to produce champions although 20-year-old Alexander Zverev Jr, an ATP top-10 player, holds out hope for German tennis which has been plagued by lack of a consistent game plan and foresight.

Germany has failed to produce a single world No-1 in men's tennis after Boris Becker in the 90s.

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