Djokovic's Main Rival For Desired Record Offers Coaching Help After Ivanisevic Split

Djokovic's Main Rival For Desired Record Offers Coaching Help After Ivanisevic Split

by Zachary Wimer

Novak Djokovic is currently without a coach, but a former legend wouldn't mind being mentioned as a potential coach.

Jimmy Connors holds the record for most trophies won on the ATP Tour in the Open Era, and it's a record Djokovic would like to get his hands on. There is quite a bit of distance between them, and Connors has spoken fondly about that record; he'd like to keep it.

Another thing the American legend wouldn't mind is being a candidate to coach Djokovic. He threw his name into the hat during the most recent episode of the Advantage Connors podcast, where he talked about the Serbian.

"I'm out of the tennis business Brett. I love doing a tennis podcast and hanging with you and talking tennis but you know, if the opportunity arose, it would certainly be a pleasure, an honor if he would even throw my name in the hat."

Connors isn't particularly keen on getting into coaching again because he's pretty comfortable with where he's at in life, but the thought of it certainly tickled his fantasy. It's pretty unlikely that it would even come to that, but it's an interesting thought.

Imagine Connors coaching Djokovic towards breaking his record. Still, it's likely not going to happen, as Connors reiterated that he's pretty happy with his life overall, not wanting to change anything at the moment.

"But as far as it goes, we were just talking about Danielle Collins and how life changes and life goes on and right now, I’m happy doing what I’m doing now. I love my life, I love everything about it."

Djokovic already confirmed that he won't rush when it comes to hiring a coach, and after all, he was already spotted with Nenad Zimonjic, who may be potentially on the list of candidates for the 24-time major winner.


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