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Novak Djokovic makes one other huge change in his teaching field


After 5 years of collaboration, world no. 1 Novak Djokovic and his health coach Marco Panichi parted methods. Novak and Marco labored collectively since 2019, reaching many issues and constructing an incredible friendship. Djokovic will work with Gebhard Phil-Gritcsh, with whom he spent a few years of his early profession.

Novak thanked Marco for all the pieces, hoping to see him in Rome subsequent week. Just lately, Djokovic parted methods together with his long-term agent and coach Goran Ivanisevic, constructing a brand new workforce round himself for the closing levels of his profession.

Novak is 11-4 in 2024, remaining world no. 1 forward of Jannik Sinner however nonetheless looking for the primary title of the season. The Serb misplaced to the Italian within the Australian Open semi-final, failing to chase his eleventh trophy in Melbourne.

Novak Djokovics teaching workers, Rome 2023© Justin Setterfield / Employees – Getty Photographs Sport

Novak Djokovic and Marco Panichi parted methods after 5 years.

The younger Italian Luca Nardi surprised Djokovic in Indian Wells 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 within the third spherical.

Novak requested for a abdomen tablet and didn’t play at his greatest, taking the second set however falling quick within the decider, permitting Luca to attain a career-best victory towards his idol. Djokovic grabbed two breaks and misplaced serve thrice from 11 possibilities supplied to Nardi.

The younger Italian performed aggressive tennis, touchdown 36 winners and 41 unforced errors. The Serb landed 18 winners and 31 errors, enjoying effectively within the shortest rallies however shedding the benefit within the extra superior ones. Novak switched his focus to clay, coming into Monte Carlo and looking for his first good run within the Principality since 2015.

Novak Djokovic, Laureus 2024© Beatriz Velasco / Stringer – Getty Photographs Sport

Djokovic defeated Roman Safiullin, Lorenzo Musetti and Alex de Minaur in straight units, setting the conflict towards Casper Ruud. The Norwegian toppled the Serb 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 in two hours and 17 minutes, celebrating his first win over Novak.

Thus, Djokovic did not clinch an ATP title within the opening 4 months of the season just for the third time since 2007. Djokovic dominated the second set and claimed 11 factors greater than Ruud. World no. 1 erased a 4-1 deficit within the decider, doing all the pieces to prevail and attain the ultimate.

Nevertheless, he performed a unfastened service recreation at 4-5, hitting a double fault to drop serve and propel Casper excessive. Novak skipped the Madrid Masters and can return to motion in Rome, enjoying with out Marco Panichi in his teaching field.

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