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Djokovic, Becker splitting after 3 seasons, 6 major titles

  • FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic, right, walks with his coach Boris Becker during a training session on Rod Laver Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Djokovic says he and coach Boris Becker are splitting up after three seasons together.
Djokovic posted a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, saying the duo "jointly decided to end our cooperation."(AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic, right, walks with his coach Boris Becker during a training session on Rod Laver Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Djokovic says he and coach Boris Becker are splitting up after three seasons together. Djokovic posted a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, saying the duo "jointly decided to end our cooperation."(AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, left, talks with his coach Boris Becker during a practice session after his opponent Mikhail Youzhny, of Russia, retired in the first set of their match in the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Djokovic says he and coach Boris Becker are splitting up after three seasons together. Djokovic posted a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, saying the duo "jointly decided to end our cooperation."(AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, left, talks with his coach Boris Becker during a practice session after his opponent Mikhail Youzhny, of Russia, retired in the first set of their match in the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Djokovic says he and coach Boris Becker are splitting up after three seasons together. Djokovic posted a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, saying the duo "jointly decided to end our cooperation."(AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this July 6, 2014, file photo, Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, celebrates with his coach Boris Becker, right, in the players box after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Djokovic says he and coach Boris Becker are splitting up after three seasons together. Djokovic posted a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, saying the duo "jointly decided to end our cooperation." (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

    FILE - In this July 6, 2014, file photo, Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, celebrates with his coach Boris Becker, right, in the players box after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Djokovic says he and coach Boris Becker are splitting up after three seasons together. Djokovic posted a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, saying the duo "jointly decided to end our cooperation." (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)  (The Associated Press)

Novak Djokovic says he and coach Boris Becker are splitting up after three seasons together.

Djokovic posted a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, saying the duo "jointly decided to end our cooperation."

Of Djokovic's 12 career Grand Slam singles titles — trailing only Roger Federer with 17, and Pete Sampras and Rafael Nadal with 14 apiece — six came while working with Becker.

Djokovic also was the runner-up at three other Grand Slam tournaments during his time with Becker, meaning the Serb made it to the finals at nine of 12 majors during their partnership.

But after completing a career Grand Slam with his first French Open title in June, Djokovic's season went off course. He was upset in the third round at Wimbledon and in the first round at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and lost his No. 1 ranking to Andy Murray last month.