For 15 years, Serbian professional tennis player Novak Djokovic was trained by Slovak coach Mariam Vajda and their union was quite fruitful.
However, the pair went their separate ways in December 2021, with Djokovic moving on from his long-time coach.
Despite their separation, Vajda insists the is no bad blood between him and his former mentee. According to him, it was an amicable split and they are still friends.
“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,” Vajda said.
“Novak and me are still friends, it was an amicable split. I told Goran that we will practice together in Paris. I did not tell Novak (about working with Molcan), but I did tell Goran, so I am sure Novak knows.”
Vajda was the head coach of Djokovic when he won 85 of his 90 titles.
Both Vajda and Djokovic are still doing well in their respective fields.
Who coaches Novak Djokovic?
Novak Djokovic used to be coached by Marian Vajda but he has replaced the former with Goran Ivanisevic. Ivanisevic, a former Croatian tennis player, officially Djokovic’s coach in March 2021.
Which players has Marian Vajda coached?
For a man whose coaching career began in 1995, a number of tennis players have passed through Marian Vajda’s hands.
He’s widely known for his long spell as Djokovic’s head coach, but he also managed Slovakia’s Davis Cup team and Slovakia’s Fed Cup team.
Vajda also coached former tennis player Karol Kucera from 2001 to 2005.
What is Marian Vajda’s net worth?
The Slovak professional coach has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.