Miljan Amanovic: from Djokovic’s team to Djokovic’s tennis centre

Novak Djokovic gave an update on his team on Sunday in Belgrade

Novak Djokovic with Marian Vajda, right, Gebhard Gritsch and Miljan Amanovic. Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with his former coaches Marian Vajda, right, Gebhard Gritsch and Miljan Amanovic. (© AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic / SIPA)

Following his loss to Andrey Rublev in the Serbia Open final, world No 1 Novak Djokovic announced that Miljan Amanovic, one of his physiotherapists, will no longer be travelling with him.

“Miljan has travelled a lot, he has got three kids. Also, we have big plans here in the Novak Tennis Centre, we intend to transform it to Academy, and Miljan is one of the key people there. I am delighted that he has accepted that role, he will mean the world to us,” Djokovic stated.

Marian Vajda, Djokovic’s former coach, was present during the Serbia Open final. There was a ceremony straight after the match where Djokovic expressed his gratitude to Vajda, Amanovic and his former fitness coach Gebhard Gritsch.

Vajda “tired of travelling”

Vajda has not been a part of the team since the beginning of the year.

“Marian has travelled a lot as a player, then he coached Dominik Hrbaty and several other players, and then he spent 15 years with me… He is just tired of all the travelling, that is the reason (we split). I am glad we were able to say a proper goodbye here and that I thanked him in front of people in Belgrade,” commented Djokovic.

He also said that there will be no new additions to the team: “No, no… It’s Goran (Ivanisevic, tennis coach), Marco (Panichi, fitness coach) and Uli (Badio, physiotherapist).”

Next stop for Djokovic is the Mutua Madrid Open starting May 1st.

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