Novak Djokovic splits from coach Goran Ivanisevic after 12 Grand Slams

These are altering instances for Novak Djokovic, tennis’s world No. 1 and probably the most embellished participant of all time.

He didn’t begin 2024 as he often does, between shedding within the semi-finals of his promised land, the Australian Open to Jannik Sinner, not getting previous the second match at Indian Wells (shedding to the younger Luca Nardi) and skipping Miami. He even acknowledged his poor kind.

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“It was a really poor efficiency, I am not used to not profitable,” he defined. And weeks later he has introduced that he’s breaking away from a key member of his group, his coach Goran Ivanisevic. The Croatian was a legend (2001 Wimbledon champion), and as a coach, he reached 12 majors with ‘Nole’.

“We determined to interrupt up just a few days in the past. Our chemistry has ups and downs, however our friendship doesn’t. In truth, I am proud as a result of along with profitable tournaments we had a Parcheesi battle… and that will not cease,” the Serb defined on his social media.

Because of this issues will change after 12 majors and weeks and weeks on the prime of the ATP rankings. “I clearly bear in mind the second. I known as him in 2018 and we wished to innovate our sport. Different issues got here as properly, like enjoyable and happiness. Additionally No. 1s, information and 12 majors (plus some finals). And do I’ve to say the drama?” recollects Djokovic.

It was a profitable union. Djokovic labored with Marian Vajda (who can also be not round right now) and known as on Ivanisevic, who had already received in New York with Cilic along with his lengthy enjoying profession. Nole exploded with a second youth that served to unbalance his ‘legendary’ battle with Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer, and assist him develop into the monarch of tennis.

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It was not simple, as a result of alongside the best way got here that troubled 2020. Between the non-participation in Australia, the non-vaccination of Covid-19 in the midst of the world pandemic and a Djokovic who got here to the fore for points unrelated to tennis. However his sport prevailed and he accelerated to achieve the Grand Slam in 2021, the place he was one remaining away from profitable it, and in 2023, when Carlos Alcaraz took it away from him within the fifth set of the Wimbledon remaining.

“Who am I to be offended with him? He’s the very best participant within the historical past of tennis. Typically I can solely get offended with him when he yells at us for no motive. When he loses a match, he at all times provides his finest and tries his finest. Nevertheless it’s not simple to cope with him when he is shedding,” Ivanisevic stated of his pupil. They reigned.

Djokovic’s consistency at all times existed, however he obtained higher at managing the schedule. He went a step additional to know his physique and dominated with that unbreakable union between a stable sport, an elite protection and talent to alter inside the match. And a prodigious thoughts.

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Djokovic’s group

Maybe nobody will match Djokovic with the Cut up coach, as he has had many coaches, though nearly at all times sustaining the same line. Vajda with Ivanisevic was the profitable pairing par excellence, however different legendary names corresponding to Andre Agassi and Boris Becker additionally handed by the Balkan’s field.

Along with necessary managers corresponding to Mario Ancic, Jelena Gencic, Gebhard Gristch, Todd Martin and even Radek Stepanek.

His group will differ. Charly Gmez-Herrera modified his function and continues to develop within the ranks of ‘Staff Nole’ as a supervisor, his brother is an everyday within the participant’s field, however the determine of head coach may have variations. Djokovic made historical past with Ivanisevic and now could be going by change. After 12 Grand Slams and main the race to be the best.

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