Novak Djokovic has sacked his team consisting of coach Marian Vajda, fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch or physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic.
The World No. 2 tennis player said they agreed to end their cooperation of many years after the Monte Carlo tournament.
The decision was made after a detailed analysis of the Serbian tennis star’s performance, results, and because of the “private plans” of each member of the team.
“I am forever grateful to Marian, GG and Miljan for decade of friendship, professionalism and commitment to my career goals. Without their support I couldn’t have achieved these professional heights. I know they completely dedicated themselves and their lives to help me achieve my dreams and they were always my driving force and wind in my back,” Djokovic said in a statement, and added:
“It was not an easy decision, but we all felt that we need a change. I am very grateful and proud of our relationship and unbreakable bond that we built through years of mutual love, respect and understanding. They are my family and that will never change.”
Marian Vajda said that they “arrived to the point where we all realized we need new energy in the team.”
“Novak can do so much more and I am sure he will. I am convinced that he will remain at the top of the tennis for many years and that he will bring a lot of joy to all the tennis fans around the world with his victories. Of course, we will continue consulting each other, seeing each other and hanging out together because after all, we are a family,” Vajda said.
Djokovic’s new coaching team is yet to be named.