Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, who lost his number one spot in the world rankings over the weekend, has revealed that he broke up with his Slovak coach Marion Vita after a 15 – year relationship following the ATP finals in Turin late last year.
“After 15 years of pioneering work, we can confirm that Marion Vita and Novak Djokovic have completed their professional partnership,” a statement from the official website of World Number Two said on Tuesday.
He continued, “After last year’s final in Turin, Marion played a key role in Djokovic ‘s team, helping to reach 20 titles at the Grand Slam and topping the rankings. 361 weeks, for the first time.”
Djokovic, 34, began working with the Slovakians in 2006, when he was still a teenager and knew they had split up in 2017 for a year.
“Marianne has been by my side during the most important and beautiful times of my career, we have done amazing things together and I am grateful for her friendship and dedication over 15 years,” said the 20-time adult on the site.
Vaida stopped working with Noli after the final, in which the Serbian was eliminated from the semifinals.
He was not on Djokovic’s squad for Australia earlier this year, and was barred from defending his first Grand Slam title before being deported due to a visa dispute over not receiving the corona antiviral vaccine.
“During the time I was with Noah, I’m lucky to see him become the player he is today, and I look back on this time with pride,” said the 56-year-old doctor.
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