Djokovic Shockingly Parts Ways With Coach Ivanisevic

Djokovic Shockingly Parts Ways With Coach Ivanisevic

by Erik Virostko

Novak Djokovic shockingly announced that he stopped working with Goran Ivanisevic after the 2024 Indian Wells Open.

The 24-time major winner is one of the most successful tennis player in history, if not the most successful. A lot of his early success came under coach Marian Vajda, but the two stopped working together when Djokovic made a decision to have Ivanisevic as his full-time coach.

The former ATP player joined the team back in 2018, and initially, Ivanisevic was hired to help the Serbian player with his serve, as someone known for powerful and precise serving, and that's exactly what he did.

Undeniably, Djokovic's serve improved over the years, even though it didn't help him in his most recent loss at the 2024 Indian Wells Open, and that was exactly the last tournament the two have completed together, as the 36-year-old announced their split.

"I remember clearly the moment I invited Goran to be part of my team. It was back in 2018, and Marian and I were looking to innovate and bring some serve magic to our duo."

Djokovic remembers all of the success that he had under Ivanisevic, mostly 12 Grand Slam titles, which helped him to break the all-time record and become the first-ever man to win 24 majors.

"In fact, not only we brought serve, but also lots of laughter, fun, year-end no. 1 rankings, record-breaking achievements, and 12 more Grand Slams (and a few finals) to the count since then. Did I mention a bit of drama, too?"

While Djokovic didn't pinpoint a specific reason or make it clear when exactly the decision came, it seems clear that the two remain good friends, with their split happening "a few days ago."

"Goran and I decided to stop working together a few days ago. Our on-court chemistry had its ups and downs, but our friendship was always rock solid. In fact, I am proud to say (not sure he is) that apart from winning tournaments together, we also had a side battle in Parchisi going on… for many years. And that tournament never stops for us. Šefinjo, thanks for everything, my friend. Love you."


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