Novak Djokovic is without a doubt one of the best players in the world of tennis, as evidenced by his records and titles. His coach, Marian Vajda, believes that there is no player in the world who can challenge the Serbian.
His performance at the 2021 Wimbledon Championship proved his coach's words to be true. Marian, who is more of a father figure to Djokovic, has been training him since 2006. The pair were on hiatus from 2017 to 2018; however, they restarted their partnership in 2018 once again.
I feel like no one ever tried Novak: Marian Vajda It was a third consecutive Wimbledon title for world number 1 Serbia, consequently reaching his sixth title at SW19. He now he has equaled the record for most Grand Slam titles won by men (20), sitting on top with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
“I feel like no one tested Novak to the highest point. For the final, I told my family that there would be four sets and a tiebreaker. My prediction was good,” Vajda said in an interview with Tennis Majors. Vajda is someone who hasn't won too many titles or Grand Slam titles in his career; however, he has been a driving force for Djokovic.
The countless records and titles in Djokovic's career are the result of his strong bond.
Goran Ivanisevic comments on Novak Djokovic
Ahead of his official induction into the Tennis Hall of Fame, Goran Ivanisevic claimed in an interview with Tennis.com that coaching Novak Djokovic is anything but an 'easy' job.
"If I put a million pieces of information in front of Novak, then that can be frustrating and he can lose himself," Ivanisevic said. "Novak is a perfectionist. What was good today is not good tomorrow. So you have to always find a a way to be better every day.
Statistics can work and I can adjust to that, but I do it in my own way in how I explain things to Novak," the Croat added. "So far it is working fine. We have a really good relationship, and we understand each other well”.
Goran Ivanisevic also added that the 'Balkan connection' he shares with Novak Djokvoic is something unique, which the Serb doesn't have with Marian Vajda and didn't have with his former coach Boris Becker.
"Marian is doing great work still, and Boris I respect a lot as a player and a coach," Ivanisevic said. "But I have to say I have one thing that is easier than the others - Balkan. To understand Balkan people you need to be from Balkan. It is complicated but in the end this makes it easy with Novak and myself because we speak the same language."