Novak Djokovic Serbian tennis player and former number one had to take a break from tennis in July 2017 due to his elbow injury. This injury is a reason why he withdrew from Wimbledon in quarter finals in a match against Tomas Berdych. But a few months later, Djokovic announced his new decision, to split his collaboration with his coach Boris Becker, who had been Djokovic’s coach for three years. The decision was mutual, and all the goals they set in this period were accomplished.
A Legend to succeed a legend
With a right elbow injury in the past, Djokovic will go back to the court at the end of this year, participating in Abu Dhabi from 28th of December to 30th. He will be competing along side with Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic, Dominic Thiem and Pablo Carreno Busta. But one of the big news this year for Djokovic was to enlist Andrea Agassi as head coach. Djokovic pointed out that Agassi was always his idol growing up, and that is a big honor to work with him in the new season. He will only travel with Djokovic to the Grand Slams tournaments. That is why, as his assistant, Djokovic hired Radek Stepanek, who just retired in autumn this year, after 21 years at the professional tour. He is eager to make a debut as Djokovic coach. Experts believe that he will be a good teacher and a guide to the former number one, thanks to his knowledge of the white sport. The result of this collaboration we will be able to see in January at the Australian open 2018.
Starting fresh in 2018.
Djokovic did not only make changes in his main team, but he also enlisted a new fitness trainer Ulises Badio and physiotherapist Marko Paniki. He has been working a few months with his new team and declares he is exited and impressed by the whole dynamic of the group. By the decision he has made, we can see that he is eager to go back, and claim the first place back.