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Novak Djokovic announces surprise split from coach Goran Ivanisevic

Novak Djokovic has confirmed that he has split from coach Goran Ivanisevic although they are parting on very good terms.

Ivanisevic joined Djokovic’s team, then headed up by Marian Vajda, in 2018 as the Serbian wanted to add a fresh dimension to his serve.

It proved to be an incredible decision, with half of Djokovic’s 24 Grand Slam titles coming whilst working with Ivanisevic.

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When Vajda left Djokovic’s team, Ivanisevic stepped up into the primary coaching role and, despite some ‘drama’ along the way, it continued to bring success.

However, they have now decided to part ways, although nothing has been confirmed yet about who will be hired to replace him.

“I remember clearly the moment I invited Goran to be part of my team,” Djokovic said on Instagram.

“It was back in 2018, and Marian and I were looking to innovate and bring some serve magic to our duo.

“In fact, not only we brought serve, but also lots of laughter, fun, year-end No. 1 rankings, record breaking achievements and 12 more Grand Slams (and a few finals) to the count since then.

“Did I mention a bit of drama too?

“Goran and I decided to stop working together a few days ago. Our on-court chemistry had its ups and downs, but our friendship was always rock solid.

“Thanks for everything my friend. Love you.”

Novak Djokovic is expected to return to the court for clay season at Monte-Carlo after skipping Miami to spend more time with his family. It’s likely we will know more about his new coaching set-up before he steps onto court next.

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.