German legend Boris Becker has said reports he is about to become Simona Halep’s new coach, are not true.
The current women’s world number one is without a coach after splitting with long-time coach Darren Cahill in November, and reports had claimed that Becker had been lined up as a replacement.
However, the six-time Grand Slam winner has taken to social media to dismiss the possibility of linking up with Halep, who won her first Grand Slam at the French Open earlier this year. “It was never discussed,” the 51-year-old posted on Twitter.
Becker, who coached men’s world number one Novak Djokovic between 2014 and 2016, helping the Serb win six Grand Slam titles, says he is busy with other tennis commitments.
Becker is currently the head of German men’s tennis and also works on television.