‘I used to be frightened that might be it as Novak Djokovic…’, says prime coach


Novak Djokovic’s profession had its major turning level in 2011, when the Serbian champion received three Grand Slams (Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open) embellished with 5 Masters 1000 titles. 43 consecutive victories of the Serbian, which was interrupted by Roger Federer within the well-known semifinal of Roland Garros.

The Belgrade participant has begun to overturn the script of his rivalry with Federer and Rafael Nadal himself, in addition to having misplaced the distress of 4 video games over the complete season. Nole additionally reached the highest place of the ATP rating after regulating Nadal within the Wimbledon closing.

From then on, Djokovic proved to be among the finest gamers in tennis historical past, regardless of numerous detractors who nonetheless criticize him as we speak. In a protracted interview reported by Categorical Sport, his longtime coach Marian Vajda informed how frightened he was that Novak would calm down as soon as his major objectives have been achieved.

Vajda on Novak Djokovic’s 2011 season

“After Novak Djokovic grew to become No. 1 in Wimbledon and his life modified, I used to be frightened that might be it as he’d reached his dream,” Marian Vajda stated. “However now he’s dominating the sport and is thrashing the likes of Federer and Nadal, which was not possible earlier than.”

Marian Vajda additional revealed that earlier than 2011, Novak Djokovic had critical doubts about whether or not he might attain the No. 1 rating. However Djokovic refused to surrender, and saved placing within the laborious yards to get nearer to his objectives.

“He actually did put by way of the sweat and persistence for the game, creating his sport by way of ache and energy – even when there was a time that he didn’t consider he might make it to No. 1, for these 5 years between 2006 and 2011,” Vajda continued.

Marian Vajda highlighted this facet whereas suggesting that Novak Djokovic might break many extra data if he stays wholesome. “He’s bodily stronger, altered his weight loss plan and altered his perspective to the practices,” Vajda stated.

“If his well being stays steady, I do know he can break extra data, he’s very motivated.” Novak Djokovic’s different coach, Goran Ivanisevic, additionally shed some mild on his the Serb’s zealous nature. The Croat revealed that he feels proud at how Djokovic works to enhance himself ‘daily’

“With Novak, daily is to enhance he pushes to be higher and after I see the wonderful outcomes, it makes me a greater coach,” Ivanisevic stated. “Nevertheless, it’s not straightforward, there are lots of ups and downs with lots of strain as a result of a closing just isn’t ok,” Ivanisevic added.

“Novak solely strives for data and to win so it’s lots of strain, however with out strain, life is boring!”

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