The world number two will return to action this week in what will be his first appearance since a bid for a fourth straight Australian Open title ended in a quarter-final defeat to eventual champion Stanislas Wawrinka.
               
That was Djokovic's debut tournament under German Becker's tutelage, whom he hired in December after twice losing grand slam finals to Spain's Rafael Nadal (U.S. Open) and Britain's Andy Murray (Wimbledon).
               
"We're not significantly changing anything in my game... no one-handed backhands, stuff like that," six-time grand slam winner Djokovic told reporters on Sunday.
               
"The biggest part he can contribute is the mental approach,” he said.
               
"That's one of the reasons Boris is here, because of the big matches and grand slams. I felt I dropped two or three titles in the last two years I could have won. I felt there was a mental edge I was lacking," he said.
               
Djokovic, who will play Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin in Dubai's first round as he looks to defend his 2013 title, said Becker's serve and volley playing style would help him advance from his preferred position on the baseline.
               
"I have been working on that in the last year and a half. Trying to use the opportunity presented because of my ground strokes to come to the net and end the point." he added.

 (Agencies)

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