Beforehand, Vajda had supplied some stability for the Serb with their lengthy affiliation relationship again to 2006 when Vajda was employed as Djokovic’s head coach, a place he held till 2013 with the arrival of Boris Becker. In his authentic tenure as head coach, Vajda oversaw Djokovic’s rise from a vastly gifted newcomer to world no.1 and a number of grand slam winner by 2011.
“Throughout my time with Novak, I’ve been fortunate to observe him remodel into the participant he’s immediately,” Vajda stated within the assertion. “I’ll look again on our time along with immense pleasure and am so very grateful for the success we’ve achieved.”
Vajda remained part of Djokovic’s teaching staff beneath Becker till 2017, and following a quick hiatus, rejoined in 2018, coinciding with Djokovic’s return to kind with grand slam victories at Wimbledon and the US Open.
“Marian has been by my aspect throughout crucial and memorable moments in my profession,” Djokovic stated.
“Collectively we’ve achieved some unbelievable issues and I’m very grateful for his friendship and dedication over the past 15 years. Whereas he may be leaving the skilled staff, he’ll at all times be household and I can not thank him sufficient for all he has achieved.”
Throughout their time collectively, Djokovic and Vajda collected 85 ATP singles titles — together with all of Djokovic’s 20 grand slam titles.
Lately, nonetheless, Vajda has stepped again just a little. Since 2019, he has shared teaching duties with Goran Ivanisevic, and traveled to fewer tournaments.
Ivanisevic will stay working with Djokovic, hoping to steer him again to world No.1, a doubtlessly tough process given Djokovic’s continued refusal to adjust to vaccination necessities that now guard lots of the world’s greatest tournaments.
Vajda, although now not an official member of Djokovic’s staff, will “stay his greatest assist on and off the court docket.”