Coach Marian Vajda has hinted that he and Novak Djokovic have split on good terms as he has promised to remain his "biggest support" on and off the court. On Tuesday, Sport Klub reported that world No. 2 Djokovic and renowned tennis coach Vajda were splitting after 15 years of partnership.
Vajda had been an integral part of Djokovic's success as he watched the Serb transform into one of the greatest players in tennis history. During his time with Vajda, Djokovic won 20 Grand Slams and broke the record for the most weeks spent at No.
1. "During my time with Novak, I have been lucky to watch him transform into the player he is today. I will look back on our time with immense pride and I am so very thankful for the success we have achieved. I remain his biggest support on and off the court and look forward to new challenges," Vajda said, as revealed by Sasa Ozmo.
Djokovic shows Vajda respect
Djokovic confirmed the split as he was grateful to Vajda for everything that he has done for him over the last 15 years. “Marian has been by my side during the most important and memorable moments in my career,” Djokovic said.
“Together we have achieved some incredible things and I am very grateful for his friendship and dedication over the last 15 years. “While he might be leaving the professional team he will always be family and I can’t thank him enough for all he has done”.
Djokovic briefly split with Vajda in 2017 but the two got back together in 2018. Djokovic's decision to start working again with Vajda paid off as the Serb has won multiple Grand Slams since 2018. Now, four years later, Djokovic has again decided to split with Vajda. Djokovic's future on the Tour remains uncertain as he is not willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine.