Tennis Star Novak Djokovic announced the separation from his longtime coach Marian Vajda. The 20-color Grand-Slam winner announced on Wednesday on his homepage that they have already agreed after the ATP finals last November to the end of cooperation.
“Marian was at my side during the most important and most memorable moments of my career,” said the 34-year-old. Djokovic had been working with the Slovak coach since 2006, in 2017, the two parted for a year.
“Together we have achieved some incredible things and I am very grateful for his friendship and his commitment in the past 15 years,” Djokovic explained.
Vaja looks at the time with Djokovic with “immense pride” back. “During my time with Novak, I had the luck to see how he became the player he is today,” said Vajda, who had not been spotted at Djokovics team in Melbourne before it was reported from Australia.
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Behind Djokovic are turbulent weeks. In addition to the expulsion from Australia because of its lack of corona vaccine, the Serbon on Monday officially lost its status as a number one world ranking to the Russians Daniil Medvedev.