Sport Djokovic relishing 'fresh start' with Vajda

01:35  17 april  2018
01:35  17 april  2018 Source:   omnisport.performgroup.com

Djokovic reunites with Vajda for Monte Carlo

  Djokovic reunites with Vajda for Monte Carlo Novak Djokovic has turned to the familiar face of Marian Vajda to help him during the Monte Carlo Masters.Former world number one Novak Djokovic will link up with former coach Marian Vajda for the Monte Carlo Masters.

Novak Djokovic needs a fresh start . With Agassi now his coach and a new deal with Lacoste, Djokovic tells EDGAR he feels no fear about his next In a move he called “shock therapy” Djokovic parted ways with his coaching team – Marian Vajda , his coach, Gebhard Phil Gritsch, his fitness

That’s the belief of Greg Rusedski. The Serbian has joined back up with Vajda , who was his coach for 11 years as Djokovic challenged Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray at the top of men’s tennis.

Djokovic: Novak Djokovic reaches for a forehand in his win over Dusan Lajovic© Provided by Omnisport Novak Djokovic reaches for a forehand in his win over Dusan Lajovic

Novak Djokovic is relishing a "fresh start" with Marian Vajda back in his corner and says he can play without pain for the first time in two years after outclassing Dusan Lajovic at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Djokovic claimed his first victory since the Australian Open back in January in emphatic fashion on Monday, starting his clay-court season with a 6-0 6-1 thrashing of fellow Serbian Lajovic.

The former world number one looked a shadow of his former self during defeats to Taro Daniel and Benoit Paire in Indian Wells and Miami respectively following his return from elbow surgery.

Flawless Djokovic stops the rot in Monte Carlo

  Flawless Djokovic stops the rot in Monte Carlo Novak Djokovic claimed his first win since January in Monte Carlo, taking less than an hour to ease past his fellow Serbian Dusan Lajovic.Novak Djokovic started his clay-court season with a flawless straight-sets victory over compatriot Dusan Lajovic in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Vajda started working with Djokovic in 2006, and the last three seasons together with Boris Becker, who quit last year. "We arrived to the point where we all realized we need new energy in the team," Vajda said on the website.

Vajda started working with Djokovic in 2006, and the past three seasons together with Boris Becker, who quit in December. "We arrived to the point where we all realized we need new energy in the team," Vajda said on the website.

But Djokovic was flawless in his hammering of Lajovic and although he and Vajda have not made a long-term commitment to working together, the 12-time grand slam champion says he is already reaping the rewards of being reunited with his former coach.

"It's a fresh start I think for both of us. I missed him," Djokovic said. "I have a feeling that he missed me or tennis or both.

"We both enjoyed a lot the past 10 days of practice we had. He knows me better than any tennis coach I've worked with. He's a friend. He's someone I can share a lot of things with, whether it's professional or private life. He's always there for me.

"He knows me inside-out. He knows what I need in order to get to the highest possible level of play. We could not ask for a better start.

Djokovic saunters through, Donaldson sees red mist in Monte Carlo

  Djokovic saunters through, Donaldson sees red mist in Monte Carlo Novak Djokovic took less than an hour to defeat Dusan Lajovic in Monte Carlo on a day which Jared Donaldson will want to forget.Novak Djokovic sauntered to a long-awaited victory in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters and Jared Donaldson was involved in a confrontation with the umpire during his loss to Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Monday.

Novak Djokovic is relishing his return to tennis after being out of the game for nearly six months. Djokovic hired Agassi in May to work with him at the grand slams, but has been without a touring coach since splitting from long-time mentor Marian Vajda in the same month.

Vajda started working with Djokovic in 2006, and the last three seasons together with Boris Becker, who quit last year. “We arrived to the point where we all realized we need new energy in the team,” Vajda said on the website.

"The first practice we had, that's what I felt. I felt safe on the court, I felt motivated, a lot of great things. We're going to both work to keep it that way."

Djokovic feels his injury problems are finally behind him as he attempts to rediscover the sort of form that has made him one of the greats of the game.

"After two years finally I can play without pain," he added.

"The intervention was done right, and I came back already after five weeks on the court from the moment I had the surgery. That's amazing.

"I still obviously wasn't ready game-wise, physically. So Indian Wells and Miami were really kind of a struggle on the court for me mentally. I know that I can play much better than that, but I couldn't. I just wasn't ready."

Thiem rallies to send Djokovic packing in Monte Carlo .
Novak Djokovic's run at the Monte Carlo Masters came to an end against Dominic Thiem, who outlasted the two-time champion.Dominic Thiem rallied from a set down to send Novak Djokovic packing at the Monte Carlo Masters, progressing to the quarter-finals with 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 6-3 win.

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