Coaching is a very important aspect of sports. Whether it is football, boxing, basketball or tennis, every athlete needs a good coaching staff to help him excel.
In the case of Novak Djokovic, he surrounded himself with some of the best coaches around and the kind of results he has chalked in his career shows how fruitful that decision has been.
For almost 15 years, the Serbian tennis star was coached by Marian Vajda, who himself is a former tennis player.
However, Djokovic and Vajda parted ways early in 2022, bringing an end to the partnership that led to over 85 of the 35-year-old’s ATP singles titles.
Explaining why he parted ways with Djokovic, Vajda said: “It was a combination of various reasons: we have been together for a really long time and his decisions showed that he wanted to focus on Grand Slam tournaments – that is why he might think that it is not ideal to have so many people in his team.
“He wanted to reduce it and have only one coach. I don’t know for sure, because I never asked him, but I assume from my analysis of his tournament schedule, that he wanted to reduce his team, and he chose Goran Ivanisevic.
“It did not make sense for a coach to coach him only for Grand Slams, because a coach needs a long-term plan.”
How many coaches has Novak Djokovic had?
Novak Djokovic has had 14 coaches since he started his professional tennis career.
Who are Novak Djokovic’s former and current coaches?
The tennis star is currently coached by Goran Ivanisevic, who replaced Marian Vajda at the helm.
However, others who have coached Djokovic are Andre Agassi, Mario Ancic, Boris Becker, Jelena Gencic, Gebhard Gritsch, Todd Martin, Dejan Petrovic, Riccardo Piatti, Nikola Pilic, Radek Stepanek, Dušan Vemic and Mark Woodforde.