“He Has Met The Goal He Set”: Coach Vajda Appreciates Novak Djokovic For Achievements In 2020


Marian Vajda and Novak Djokovic

Coach Marian Vajda showers praise on Novak Djokovic for his incredible achievements during these unprecedented times.

At the starting of the season, Serbian clinched his 17th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open after defeating Dominic Thiem in close five sets. 

On the other hand, 33-years-old finished the season as a number one player in the world for the sixth time and equalled his idol Pete Sampras record for the same. 

Djokovic commenced the 2020 season at the inaugural of ATP cup in Australia. World No.1 ended as a semifinalist during the ATP World Finals in the United Kingdom. 

In the meantime, Serb was crowned as a champion at the ATP Cup, Australian Open, Dubai tennis championship, Cincinnati Masters and Italian Open. 

Novak Djokovic

In a recent conversation with Sport.SK, the 55-years-old Slovakian had all appreciation for his pupil. 

The famous coach said, “Novak has achieved an incredible performance; being the sixth year-end world unit is a fantastic achievement. He has met the goal he set at the beginning of the season. From the big four events. In the future, he has the vision to break their record.”

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“I Was A Little Worried About How He(Djokovic) Would Be Fit”: Coach Vajda

Novak tested positive for COVID-19 during the Adria Tour, which hosted by Djokovic family intending to help lower-ranked players while tennis tours shutdown. 

Novak Djokovic and Jelena Jankovic

Serb began this year US Open as a favourite player. Still, he was unfortunately disqualified from the event during the fourth round match after unintentionally hitting line judge with a spare ball. 

Marian Vajda continued, “I appreciate that Nole achieved successful results even after the restart of the season. I was a little worried about how he would be fit; he also overcame the coronavirus. A tournament in New York and not being an unfortunate eight-final disqualification at the US Open, he could have gotten far there as well.

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