Great Serbian coach on why Novak Djokovic made the right choice by firing Goran Ivanisevic
Great Serbian coach on why Novak Djokovic made the right choice by firing Goran Ivanisevic

Novak Djokovic’s famous Serbian tennis coach Radmilo Armenulic believes the tennis star made the right choice when he broke up with Goran Ivanisevic, saying that Ivanisevic “likes fantasies” and suggesting that Djokovic consider hiring Ivan Lendl.

Djokovic made a big change before the clay season when he chose to break up with Ivanisevic, who he had been working with since 2019. This came after disappointing losses in the Australian Open semifinal and to qualifier Luca Nardi at the Indian Wells Masters.

They won 12 Grand Slams together in the five years they were together. Things don’t look good for Djokovic, 36, at the start of the 2024 season. Something is wrong with his game.

Armenulic was the captain of the Davis Cup teams for Yugoslavia and then Serbia. He also taught Ivanisevic when he was just starting out in tennis. People asked Armenulic what he thought about Djokovic and Ivanisevic’s breakup. He said it was necessary because the two had probably hit the peak of their partnership.

“The results said.” Novak learned that Ivanisevic isn’t able to give him the care he needs anymore. It’s clear that the practices were no longer being used; they were full. I believe Novak made the right choice. We’ll see how things go. “That’s what I think will happen,” Armenulic told Kurir.

Novik learned he needs to work on his serve, volley, and a few other important parts of his game. I’m sure he can see someone.”

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There was Novak Djokovic and Goran Ivanisevic.
There was Novak Djokovic and Goran Ivanisevic.

Armenulic: Lendl is a serious man, while Ivanisevic likes to make up stories.

When asked what he thought about the shocking breakup in tennis, Armenulic said that Ivanisevic is someone who “likes fantasies.” That’s not exactly what Armenulic meant, but it’s possible that the 2001 Wimbledon winner is someone with unrealistic ideas based on what he said.

“Goran played for me! I understand him very well. He likes making up stories, which is bad for a coach. That is, a teacher who looks after the world’s best player. “Plus, I don’t think he pays much attention to the little things during a tennis match,” Armenulic said.

Novak Djokovic and Goran Ivanisevic
Novak Djokovic and Goran Ivanisevic

Armenulic isn’t worried that Djokovic doesn’t have a coach right now because he thinks the record 24-time Grand Slam winner already has a possible replacement in mind. If you asked Armenulic who he thought Djokovic should hire next, he said he thought the Serb should start working with Lendl, who was an eight-time Grand Slam winner.

Lendl was a great tennis player, and he also showed he was a good teacher by helping Andy Murray win three Grand Slams. You may remember that Murray had been trying for years to win a Grand Slam but couldn’t until he hired Lendl. The 2012 US Open was his big Slam debut.

“I believe Ivan Lendl would be great.” He takes things seriously, and he played the game seriously. In addition, he works very hard at what he does, Armenulic said.

“First, he would keep Novak safe because he was a good player himself. Lendl was the king from the sideline. Still today, the most sure of himself tennis player in that part of the game. From the baseline, Lendl played a lot, and on clay, he was the best in the world there. He might be able to help Novak a lot before Roland Garros.

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Armenulic: Djokovic should not work with Marian Vajda again at all costs.

Vajda, who used to teach Djokovic for a long time, was one of the first names that came up as a possible replacement. Djokovic’s first tennis win came with Vajda, and the two had a great time together during both of their stays.

Djokovic and Vajda broke up in 2017 and then got back together in 2018. They stopped dating in early 2022. Because Djokovic has worked with Vajda before, some people believe the world number one should really think about hiring the Slovak teacher again.

But Armenulic doesn’t agree with that at all. He believes that a person should never go back to a coach they had before.

“I’m not sure. It was Vajda there. He did some work for Novak. You shouldn’t give back a coach. Not ever. Armenulic said, “You just don’t do that.”

“Why? It is likely to go on if it has been successful. But it’s not certain, so there’s a lot of pressure. Also, Marjan Vajda is too close to Novak Djokovic, which is not a good thing.

Novak Djokovic and Marian Vajda.
Novak Djokovic and Marian Vajda.

The Monte Carlo Masters starts on April 7, and Djokovic plans to start his clay season there the next day. Many people are interested in seeing if Djokovic will have a new coach when the clay season starts in 10 days at Monte Carlo.

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