Tennis news 2022: truth about Novak Djokovic’s surprise split from longtime manager Marian Vajda

Marian Vajda, Novak Djokovic’s longtime former manager, has revealed why he split from the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

Marian Vajda, Novak Djokovic’s longtime former manager, revealed that the fascination of mentoring a Slovakian tennis player partly contributed to his decision to separate from the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

Last month, it was announced Vajda and Djokovic had broken off their collaboration for the second time after the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin.

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Vajda, who has been alongside Djokovic for all 20 victories of his Grand Slam title, began working with the Serbian in 2006. They had split briefly once earlier in Djokovic’s career, after which the 34-year-old’s achievements are been disbanded.

“Marian has been by my side during the most important and memorable moments of my career,” said Djokovic earlier this year.

“Together we have achieved some amazing things and I am very grateful for his friendship and dedication over the past 15 years.

“Even if he may leave the professional team, he will always be a family and I cannot thank him enough for everything he has done.”

As previously reported by RTVS, Vajda now trains the number 1 in the world. 527 Alex Molcan, who qualified for the second round of this year’s Australian Open in Melbourne.

“Novak and I are still friends, it was a friendly breakup,” Vajda told reporters this week.

“It was a combination of various reasons: we had been together for a long time and his decisions showed that he wanted to focus on the Grand Slam tournaments. That’s why he might think it’s not ideal to have so many people on his team. He wanted to reduce it and have only one coach.

“I don’t know for sure, because I never asked him, but from my analysis of his tournament schedule I assume he wanted to cut his team, and he chose Goran Ivanisevic. It didn’t make sense for a manager to only coach him in the grand slams, because a manager needs a long-term plan.

“I am happy to coach the best Slovak player, it was the deciding factor. I received many offers after my collaboration with Novak ended, but I wanted to help a Slovak player, he gave me new energy. “

Many tennis pundits were surprised by Vajda’s exit from Djokovic’s coaching team, with French journalist Carole Bouchard tweeting: “Marian Vajda who walked away from Novak Djokovic has been tried in the past. She never succeeded. Difficult to see this as a good sign, also because Vajda has always been a bit of Novak’s ‘Gandalf’: reassuring, pointing the way, keeping the pressure at reasonable levels … Wait and see.

“I’ve always said the same: when all is well in Novak’s world, he can do without Vajda or anyone else, but when his tennis world is shaken for any reason (and now he has few), he has always sought Vajda’s eyes steady. Remove it now, ok, let’s see. “

Originally published as Truth about Novak Djokovic’s surprise separation from longtime manager Marian Vajda