‘End of an era’: Tennis world stunned by shock Novak Djokovic split

Novak Djokovic has parted ways with longtime coach Marian Vajda in a move that has taken the tennis world by surprise, in the wake of the 34-year-old losing the top ranking.

Vajda has coached Djokovic for 14 of the last 15 seasons, their partnership proving to be incredibly successful as the Serbian star equalled Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 grand slam victories.



The last few months have marked arguably the most tumultuous period of Djokovic’s career, with his deportation from Melbourne prior to the Australian Open ruining his chance to claim the all-time men’s grand slam record.

Nadal would go on to be the first man to win 21 slams as Djokovic watched on from back home.




However the split between Djokovic and Vajda hasn’t been because of the former’s ongoing decision not to be vaccinated against Covid-19, with the coach instead deciding it was time to be with his family instead of on tour.

In an interview with Tennis Majors, Djokovic thanked his longtime coach for the success they had shared together.




“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.

“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.”


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