Novak Djokovic has cut up from long-time coach Marian Vajda for a second time.
The 20-time grand slam champion started working with Vajda in 2006 when he was an adolescent and the Slovakian coach has been by his aspect for just about his entire profession.
They briefly cut up in 2017 whereas Djokovic was battling harm and off-court issues however reunited the next 12 months.
Vajda has taken extra of a again seat since Djokovic introduced Goran Ivanisevic into his staff in 2019 and it was revealed on Tuesday that participant and coach agreed to go their separate methods on the finish of final season.
Djokovic stated in an announcement: “Marian has been by my aspect throughout a very powerful and memorable moments in my profession. Collectively we’ve got achieved some unimaginable issues and I’m very grateful for his friendship and dedication over the past 15 years.
“Whereas he is likely to be leaving the skilled staff, he’ll at all times be household and I can’t thank him sufficient for all he has achieved.”
Vajda’s scaled-back position enabled him to spend extra time at dwelling however the 56-year-old hinted he’s eager for an additional teaching job.
“Throughout my time with Novak, I’ve been fortunate to observe him remodel into the participant he’s as we speak,” he stated. “I’ll look again on our time along with immense pleasure and am so very grateful for the success we’ve got achieved. I stay his greatest assist on and off the courtroom and look ahead to new challenges.”
These are undoubtedly tough instances for Djokovic, who misplaced the world primary rating to Daniil Medvedev on Monday and has performed just one match this season.
Following his deportation from Australia, Djokovic returned to the courtroom in Dubai final week however suffered a shock quarter-final loss to Jiri Vesely.
If he stays unvaccinated towards coronavirus, as he seems decided to do, the massive ATP Tour occasions in Indian Wells and Miami look off the desk whereas the European clay tournaments that comply with are additionally removed from simple.