Novak Djokovic ends his partnership with Marian Vajda & Team

Sensational! Novak is headed towards new victories: Djokovic has ended his collaboration with his coach Marian Vajda and his backroom team.

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has ended his partnership with Marian Vajda by mutual agreement as well as with his fitness trainer Gebhard Gritsch and physiotherapist Miljan Amanović. The famous player states that this long-term cooperation was ended mutually after the Maters in Monte Carlo.

This agreement was achieved after a detailed analysis of the game, the results accomplished so far, but also the private plans of each team member were taken into consideration.

It was concluded that, despite the fantastic cooperation in the past, now, the necessary changes are required as well as a new approach and new energy for Djokovic to raise his level of play and performance on the ATP tour.


“I am forever grateful to Marian, GG and Miljan for decade of friendship, professionalism and commitment to my career goals,” stated Djokovic. “Without their support I couldn’t have achieved these professional heights. I know they completely dedicated themselves and their lives to help me achieve my dreams and they were always my driving force and wind in my back.”

Djokovic emphasizes that the decision made has not changed lovely relationship the team has been having for all these years:

“It was not an easy decision, but we all felt that we need a change. I am very grateful and proud of our relationship and unbreakable bond that we built through years of mutual love, respect and understanding. They are my family and that will never change.”

Marian also took a moment to share his gratitude for the time he had spent with these people:

“Time spent with Novak feels like a whole lifetime. We were part of many of his incredible achievements, we were living and breathing for his dreams. I gave everything I could as a coach and I am very proud of our results. We arrived to the point where we all realized we need new energy in the team. Novak can do so much more and I am sure he will. I am convinced that he will remain at the top of the tennis for many years and that he will bring a lot of joy to all the tennis fans around the world with his victories. Of course, we will continue consulting each other, seeing each other and hanging out together because after all, we are a family,” said Vajda.

Djokovic also said that he believes this change will contribute to the improvement of his game.

“I want to continue raising the level of my game and stamina and this is a continuous process,” said the Serbian player. “I enjoy this journey, it feels like I am starting something new again and I love this challenge. I am a hunter and my biggest goal is to find the winning spark on the court again.”

His fitness coach Gebhard Gritsch is also thankful for everything that this partnership with Djokovic had brought to him.

“It was a great privilege to have worked with Novak for exactly eight years to the day. It is the dream of every coach to be able to work with an athlete as gifted, professional and committed as Novak. We kept pushing the limits and found new ways to improve. I have no doubt that he will be back on top of the game again. He is a champion and a warrior and the sky is the limit for him. I am very proud of all the time we spent together as a team and a family on the road. It was time for us all to move on professionally, but privately we will remain friends and family and continue sharing all the joys of life with each other,” stated Gritsch.

Also, Novak’s physiotherapist Miljan Amanović has also shared his positive emotions on the matter:

“Novak is my best friend and my brother. I spent more time with him than with my family in the past 10 years. Nothing will change between us as our lives are interconnected in so many ways. I will forever be here for him and I look forward to seeing him rise to his full potential again. I have no doubt that he will.”

Novak added that he is thinking about taking new members of his team, but he does not want to rush the decision.

“I feel like this is a new chapter in my life. My career was always on the upward path and this time I’m experiencing how it is when the path takes you in a different direction. I want to find a way to come back to the top stronger and more resilient. I have so much faith in this process and that’s why I will take the time to find the right person who I can connect with professionally. I have been on the tour long enough to know how to manage daily routines and I don’t want to rush my decision. I will be on the tour alone for a while with support of my family and management. I will inform the public when I find the right person, but for now I thank you for your support and understanding,” ended Djokovic.