Marian Vajda reveals response he got from Novak Djokovic after Serb's historic day

Vajda and Djokovic worked together for 15 years.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Marian Vajda reveals response he got from Novak Djokovic after Serb's historic day

Marian Vajda reveals Novak Djokovic sent him a touching response after he congratulated the Serb on his historic day. Last Sunday, Djokovic defeated Casper Ruud in the French Open final to win a record 23rd Grand Slam title.

In 2006, Vajda and Djokovic started working together and their first stint lasted through 2017. After separating briefly, Vajda and Djokovic reunited in 2018 and worked together until 2022 February. Djokovic now works with Goran Ivanisevic, while Vajda is coaching Slovakia's Alex Molcan.

Vajda reveals the response he got from Djokovic

"Right after the match, I sent him a voice message. I told him that I was very happy that he did it and that he won his 23rd title. A few hours later, he sent me a reply saying that he really appreciates it, that he doesn't forget, that I'm still part of his team and his family.

Wonderful, touching words. I, too, enjoyed how sovereignly he won the title on clay, on the most difficult surface and at the most difficult Grand Slam tournament for him," Vajda told šport.sk. Again, Djokovic has a shot at becoming the first player since 1969 to win all four Grand Slams in the same year.

In 2021, Djokovic fell just short of achieving that feat after losing to Daniil Medvedev in straight sets in the US Open final. At the time, some thought that Djokovic came to the US Open exhausted and tired from the Tokyo Olympics.

Vajda certainly agrees with that notion as he definitely believes that Djokovic can win all four Grand Slams this year. "It certainly is. He has a huge chance at Wimbledon, psychology will also decide in the USA. The competition will be tougher there, unlike on grass, Alcaraz will be a dangerous title defender on hard, Zverev is also coming back, Medvedev will be better, Novak will have much stronger competition in New York.

This year, however, the Olympics are not held like in Tokyo 2021, so Novak will not make the same mistake twice," Vajda said.

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