Djokovic Spotted With Top Candidate For His New Coach Ahead Of Monte-Carlo Masters

Djokovic Spotted With Top Candidate For His New Coach Ahead Of Monte-Carlo Masters

by Zachary Wimer

Novak Djokovic was recently spotted with a former ATP player in Belgrade, and they made an appearance in Monaco as well.

The Serbian recently shocked the tennis world by announcing a split with long-time coach Goran Ivanisevic. It was unexpected, as the duo seemingly got on really well, and the results only suffered this year.

It's been only four months since Djokovic won the ATP Finals under Ivanisevic, but missing out on the Australian Open trophy was a rather disappointing result.

Djokovic confirmed to the media that the duo made the split on good terms. He also said that he's in no rush to hire a new coach, which confused some pundits, but nonetheless, he will have a 'coach' during the 2024 Monte-Carlo Masters.

A few days after being spotted with former doubles number one Nenad Zimonjic in Belgrade, Djokovic was spotted with him in Monte Carlo as well. The former player watched Djokovic practice in the Serbian capital, and he did the same thing in Monte Carlo, with a picture from Patrick Mouratoglou proving that.

It was actually a practice session between Djokovic and Holger Rune, with the group photo showing multiple familiar faces, such as Rune's coach, Mouratoglou, and Zimonjic.

Djokovic hasn't spoken about it, but it seems like Zimonjic will serve as the Serbian's pseudo-coach during the first clay-court ATP Masters 1000 event.

There's still a week to go before the tournament starts, but Djokovic is already on site getting ready for the event, which shows how serious he is about getting back to winning ways.

This year hasn't been going well, and many will hope that the former doubles number one can inspire something in Djokovic. They've known each other for close to two decades and even won the Davis Cup together over a decade ago. Perhaps they will add another trophy to this dynamic.


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