Coach Marian Vajda revealed he and Novak Djokovic mutually agreed to split as he hasn't closed the door on returning to the Tour as a coach for another player. This week, Sport Klub broke out the news of Djokovic and Vajda splitting after 15 years of successful collaboration.
Djokovic achieved his goal of capturing a Career Grand Slam after beating Andy Murray in the 2016 French Open final. Djokovic's form dropped after the 2016 French Open victory and in 2017 he fired Vajda. Djokovic returned Vajda to his coaching stafff in 2018 and got back to winning Grand Slams and to the No.
1 ranking. "I would like to experience something new later, a new challenge with another player, but the bar is set very high," Vajda told Aktuality, as revealed by Sasa Ozmo.
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"As an unvaccinated player, he will have a limited number of tournaments, and he already has a strong team with coach Goran Ivanisevic.
After considering all the circumstances, we decided by mutual agreement that we would end our professional cooperation," Vajda insisted. Despite the split, Vajda insists he will remain Djokovic's biggest supporter.
"I remain Djokovic's biggest fan, I will keep my fingers crossed for him and I hope that the world will return to a more normal life," Vajda added. Djokovic confirmed the news of the split with Vajda and expressed his grattitude for the things they achieved while working together.
“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”.