Novak Djokovic splits from long-time coach Marian Vajda

Novak Djokovic announced on his website that he has split from long-time coach Marian Vajda

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Maria Vajda reveals why he decided to part ways with Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic revealed that he has split from long-time coach Marian Vajda.

A statement published on Djokovic’s website on Tuesday said that the two men “agreed to end their partnership” after last year’s season-ending ATP Finals.

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The two had started working together in 2006, when Djokovic was 19. He transformed the talented youngster to a Grand Slam champion.

“During my time with Novak, I have been lucky to watch him transform into the player he is today,” Vajda said in the statement.

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“I will look back on our time together with immense pride and am so very thankful for the success we have achieved.”

During their 15-year tenure, the Serb won 20 Grand Slam titles.

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“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.

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“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.”

Save for a brief while from 2017 to 2018, Vajda has been the constant as Djokovic experimented with star coaches like Boris Becker (2013 to 2017), Andre Agassi (2018) and Goran Ivanisevic.

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On Monday, Djokovic dropped out of the No.1 ranking for the first time in two years, sliding to No. 2 behind Daniil Medvedev.

His 361 total weeks atop the ATP are a record, as are his seven times finishing a season at No. 1.

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