Djokovic fans: Can Djokovic survive without Vajda? How will this affect the comeback?

T23

Semi-Pro
Djoko fans got sand in Vaj… I mean Djokes got to have Vaj in sand … erm..Vaj on clay I mean… Vaj on clay.lol
 

mwym

Professional
Do you think he will make a new coaching appt, or continue as-is?
Becker never was and never will be coach. However, it was Vajda who invented a way they both - Vajda and Djokovic - use Becker for Djokovic - service and volley mostly. I also have no doubt Ivanisevic was at least approved if not also suggested by Vajda.

Let's wait and see. Previous breaks were 'pauses' and made publicly as such. This one has a bit of 'final' note to it regardless of the fact Djokovic was clear Vajda is his 'family member', but it might be only me.

Whatever this is, family members can stop talking to each other and then after a while some can talk to each other again. Let's wait for Djokovic's results in a couple of Slams first.
 
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Becker never was and never will be coach. However, it was Vajda who invented a way they both - Vajda and Djokovic - use Becker for Djokovic - service and volley mostly. I also have no doubt Ivanisevic was at least approved if not also suggested by Vajda.

Let's wait and see. Previous breaks were 'pauses' and made publicly as such. This one has a bit of 'final' note to it regardless of the fact Djokovic was clear Vajda is his 'family member', but it might be only me.

Whatever this is, family members can stop talking to each other and then after a while some can talk to each other again. Let's wait for Djokovic's results in a couple of Slams first.

Great insight. Thanks for posting this.
 

TheAssassin

Legend
So do you think keep the current coaching personnel as-is with no new appointments?

Goran has developed a lot of insight into Djokovic in his time in the camp. Whether that translates to him being able to provide the same value that Vajda supplied is debatable but maybe Djokovic no longer requires a Marian Vajda svengali figure at this stage of his career?
Anybody's guess. But since the rest of the team will stay, while Vajda was less frequently present at tournaments over the last year or so anyway, I think it is a much lesser concern than back when he split with everyone and had more of his own struggles.
 

insideguy

G.O.A.T.
I am totally vaccinated and despise Putin much more than I do you. You sound like Trump making up lies about others to cover up your lies and corruption.
Good. See your vaccinated and despise Putin. So thats first on my research. If you are vaccinated and not an idiot like Novak you probably despise Putin. First on my poll
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Putin is the picture of power and domination. Guys like Djok tend to gravitate towards that.

His social calls with "Legend" show that. He's a nationalist and a traditionalist.

A Serb nationalist and a traditionalist would never have a Croat as a coach, if you knew anything about the region and its history (like you don't) you'd be well aware of that.

Not to mention all the new age, hippy, vegan stuff. You're trying to paint Novak as something that he's not.
 

junior74

Talk Tennis Guru
I'm getting the feeling Novak is a little Finnish at the moment. There's been a lot of "other" stuff than tennis for some time.

Is Pepe on his way back in?

I realised now this is for Djokovic fans, but I miss him on the tour.
 
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insideguy

G.O.A.T.
A Serb nationalist and a traditionalist would never have a Croat as a coach, if you knew anything about the region and its history (like you don't) you'd be well aware of that.

Not to mention all the new age, hippy, vegan stuff. You're trying to paint Novak as something that he's not.
Thats a good point I can't argue with that.
 

roysid

Hall of Fame
At this level, coaches make a minor difference actually.
However Would be interesting to see how djokovic performs without vajda. Because last time he parted, the result was not good for him
 

Rosstour

G.O.A.T.
A Serb nationalist and a traditionalist would never have a Croat as a coach, if you knew anything about the region and its history (like you don't) you'd be well aware of that.

Not to mention all the new age, hippy, vegan stuff. You're trying to paint Novak as something that he's not.

Gonna address the social calls with Legend or no?
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Gonna address the social calls with Legend or no?

They were guests at the same wedding of a judo player who is Novak's friend, hardly a private social call.

So yeah, considering everything else I know about the guy it's quite a leap to call him a Putin sympathizer based on that one picture.

I'll repeat, no Serb nationalist and traditionalist would have a Croat as a coach, especially Ivanisevic considering what he was saying in the 90s.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Oh and for other witch hunt theorists. Stakhovsky (who joined the war to defend his country) gave an interview in which he said Novak called him and gave him support. He tried to reach Fedal but got nothing from them (not that I blame them personally).
 

roysid

Hall of Fame
Oh and for other witch hunt theorists. Stakhovsky (who joined the war to defend his country) gave an interview in which he said Novak called him and gave him support. He tried to reach Fedal but got nothing from them (not that I blame them personally).
Well swiss and spain were neutral in second world war so they are in line. A light thought.

But seriously what can tennis players do in this scheme of things. Its a full scale invasion.

Djokovic probably identifies but his country was acting like Russia then without nuclear bombs and air power
 

thrust

Legend
Well swiss and spain were neutral in second world war so they are in line. A light thought.

But seriously what can tennis players do in this scheme of things. Its a full scale invasion.

Djokovic probably identifies but his country was acting like Russia then without nuclear bombs and air power
Russia is committing crimes against humanity in Ukraine, therefore IMO, ALL Russians should suffer some, for the misery their country is causing other peoples.
 
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