Seems like the German Federation is trying to help him out through a difficult period.
I am really curious why people (especially in Germany it seems to me) treat him like a laughing stock, a clown. I know that he had several "funny" episodes in his CV (cleaning cupboards story, some reality TV-show, the failure to manage his money, hence the bancruptcy) - I am aware of that. However he is still a great champion and one of the all time greats. He makes for more than a semi-decent commentator of tennis (in my personal opinion) and actually his tennis-analysis is deeper than that of the likes of McEnroe. He coached Novak through (arguably) his most successful period and even if he cannot take all (or even most) of the credit for it, surely he collected a lot of very valuable coaching experience. Also, he strikes me as a very decent and kind person. So surely, he deserves some respect. No?
I'm not preaching here. Genuinely curious where this dismissiveness (if not contempt) for him comes from.
It has little to do with his tennis achievements. In the early 2000s a large television
network, ZDF, made a poll of Germans most favourite athletes. Boris got voted 5th,
behind Michael Schuhmacher (1st), Burgit Fischer, Steffi Graf and Franz Beckerbauer (4th).
His work with Djokovic is pretty recognized among sport fans, but not much known
troughout the public.
His off-court life with all those stories about women, his financial abilities among
others have been a lot more present. They simply overshadow his tennis achievements
Also Boris is seeking the attention from media etc. He is a very public person and
very well known. But not only for his tennis life.