Novak Djokovic with Marian Vajda

‘We achieved incredible things’ – Novak Djokovic paves way for Andy Murray to secure top coach

Marian Vajda has split from Novak Djokovic with the Slovakian coach reported to be on the verge of teaming up with Andy Murray.

Vajda has been a crucial part of Djokovic’s success with them initially linking-up in 2006.

Aside from a short spell in 2017 when Djokovic was struggling with injury, Vajda has generally been a constant throughout his career.

However, they have confirmed they agreed to part ways after the ATP Finals in Turin last season, although it is important to stress it is completely unrelated to Djokovic’s recent deportation from Australia.

“Marian has been by my side during the most important and memorable moments in my career,” Djokovic said.

“Together we have achieved some incredible things and I am very grateful for his friendship and dedication over the last 15 years.

“While he might be leaving the professional team, he will always be family and I can’t thank him enough for all he has done.”

Vajda is reported to be on the verge of an exciting link-up with Andy Murray, and he certainly does not sound ready to quit coaching.

“During my time with Novak, I have been lucky to watch him transform into the player he is today,” he said.

“I will look back on our time together with immense pride and am so very thankful for the success we have achieved.

“I remain his biggest support on and off the court and look forward to new challenges.”

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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.