Marian Vajda has admitted he’s worried about the abdominal tear recovery of longtime coaching client Novak Djokovic as the world No. 1 struggles to get back onto court.
With Djokovic concentrating on healing the problem which he apparently carried through the second half of his Australian Open title run, Vajda is awaiting good news regarding his man’s fitness.
“We need to see how his schedule is going to be after the latest imbalances. I am very concerned about his injury and we are talking about reducing the number of tournaments in 2021,” he told Russia’s Kurir..
“His health is the most important thing at the moment. In a few days I will travel to Dubai to see him and be able to talk with him face to face.”
The longtime mentor to the Serb added: “I don’t know when I will be able to accompany him at tournaments, but what I do know is that I will be by his side at Roland Garros.”
The former Slovak player admitted he was annoyed at not being able to accompany Djokovic to the Australian tennis summer, which wrapped up with an 18th Grand Slam title for the player.
Strict COVID-19 regulations in the country allowed only two additional team members, with co-coach Goran Ivanisevic and a physio filling the places.
“I was very sorry not to be there. I will never forget the first title that Nole won in Melbourne in 2008,” Vajda said.
“I’ve been at the vast majority of his successes; not being present for a title as important as another at the Australian Open made me very angry.”
Main photo:- Marian Vagda and Novak Djokovic by ATPTour.com