The previous world primary has parted methods with Marian Vajda for the second time
Tennis ace Novak Djokovic has thanked his coach of 15 years after the pair parted methods for the second time following a highly-successful tenure collectively.
The Serbian world quantity two took to his official web site to announce the cut up from Marian Vajda, and addressed it additional on social media by sharing a photograph of them bumping fists on court docket.
“What a journey, Marian. 15 years,” the Serb wrote to the Slovakian.
“You’ve gotten been by my facet throughout a very powerful and memorable moments. We’ve got achieved the unachievable and I’ll perpetually be thankful for your friendship and dedication,” Djokovic added.
“You’ll at all times be my household and I can’t thanks sufficient for all the pieces.”
What a journey Marian. 15 years! 🤯😃 You’ve gotten been by my facet throughout a very powerful & memorable moments. We’ve got achieved the unachievable & I’ll perpetually be thankful for your friendship & dedication. You’ll at all times be my household & I can’t thanks sufficient for all the pieces 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/8ihJP2VpiS
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) March 2, 2022
Vajda mentioned he would keep in mind his time with Djokovic “with immense pleasure” and is now wanting “ahead to new challenges”.
“Throughout my time with Novak, I’ve been fortunate to observe him rework into the participant he’s right now. I’ll look again on our time along with immense pleasure and am so very grateful for the success we now have achieved,” Vajda mentioned within the announcement publish on Djokovic’s official web site.
Djokovic and Vajda separate after a fruitful 2021 season that noticed the 34-year-old win all however one Grand Slam on the best way to being crushed by Daniil Medvedev within the US Open ultimate.
Their time has been much less pleasant in 2022, nevertheless, which began with a vaccine and visa row for Djokovic in Australia the place he was deported and never allowed to defend his Australian Open crown relinquished to Rafael Nadal, who surpassed him in all-time Grand Slam wins on 21 titles.
Djokovic made his comeback to the game final week on the Dubai Open, however was knocked out within the quarter-finals by Jiri Vesely and due to this fact ceded the ATP world primary spot to Medvedev, who was lately crushed by Nadal within the semi-finals of the Mexican Open.
But Djokovic and Vajda cut up on amicable phrases, with the 56-year-old coach beforehand stating that he wished to spend extra time together with his household.
Beginning to oversee Djokovic’s profession from 2006 via to 2017, Vajda returned to teaching Djokovic in 2018 when he received the ATP’s Coach of the Yr award.
On Vajda’s watch, Djokovic received all 20 of his Grand Slam titles and the Serb now has to go ahead with out his mentor whereas having beforehand labored alongside different legends of the sport together with Boris Becker and Andre Agassi.
Goran Ivanisevic additionally falls into this class. And after changing into a part of Djokovic’s workforce in 2019, the Croat will reportedly proceed in his position with main tournaments such because the French Open and Wimbledon, the place Djokovic is the reigning champion, on the horizon, ought to the Serb be cleared to compete.
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