Novak Djokovic backs Boris Becker despite Australian Open shocker

Despite losing to Stanislas Wawrinka in yet another epic duel, Novak Djokovic says that Boris Becker - his new coach - should not be blamed.

updated: January 22, 2014 11:15 IST
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Melbourne: Novak Djokovic said he's prepared to give his new partnership with Boris Becker more time despite seeing his 25-match Australian Open winning streak come to a halt in their first tournament together.

The three-time defending champion's unbeaten run in Melbourne was brought to a dramatic end by Swiss seed Stanislas Wawrinka in a five-set epic quarter-final late on Tuesday.

It was the six-time Grand Slam champion's earliest exit at a Slam since his quarter-final loss to Jurgen Melzer at the 2010 French Open, and his first defeat to Wawrinka in 15 matches. (Also read: Djokovic magnanimous in defeat)

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