'He is someone that knows Novak Djokovic...', says top analyst



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'He is someone that knows Novak Djokovic...', says top analyst

In a recent article published in El País, Novak Djokovic's love for the city of Marbella and his gastronomic preferences are discussed in detail. The Serbian champion, as is known, is vegan and therefore follows a strictly vegetable diet.

In the Spanish city, the 34-year-old Balkan has built a luxury villa where he spends a lot of time throughout the year. The decision to move there is due to the fact that Marbella is a warm city and this helps Djokovic to become familiar with that very particular climate that he finds in practically all the tournaments during the course of the tennis season.

The Spanish tennis club cafeteria has various dishes on its menu such as green products, fruit, spinach, pitahaya, chia, avocado, homemade granola, maple syrup, açai, ginger, almond milk, coconut milk. However, according to one of the employees, Djokovic's favorite item on the vegan menu is banana cake, which is made without sugar.

Djokovic will play the Monte Carlo Masters

Former tennis player and analyst Alex Corretja believes replacing former coach Marian Vajda is a very important decision for Novak Djokovic. The two-time Roland Garros finalist also reckons the great Serb will play for at least another three to four years.

"Definitely, Novak will need to find someone that is going to be the extension of his hand because that was pretty much what Marian was doing," Corretja said. "Marian knows exactly how to react and knows exactly how to deal with the key moments because he knows him very well.

Maybe when a new one [coach] comes and goes like, 'no, don't do this' or 'don't do that' or 'just calm down' or whatever, it may be that it irritates Novak." Alex Corretja also asserted that top players like Novak Djokovic tend to choose coaches who are former elites, or who have already had success as a coach.

"I think these kinds of top players, we see that they all need a super ex-coach or a super ex-player, someone who knows the feeling of being there, and they need someone that they have got a lot of confidence in," Corretja said.

"Someone that is doing the dirty job, let's say. Marian [Vajda] - he is an ex-coach, an ex-player, he is someone that knows the game very well. It is very uncommon that this kind of profile goes away because usually, they are rotating the other ones, but this one stays there forever, almost."