Monday, April 12, 2010

Djokovic and Todd Martin Go Their Separate Ways

Novak Djokovic has called off his short-lived pairing with coach Todd Martin. This comes as no surprise, as the Serb's results since he started his campaign with Martin have not at all reflected his talent. Djokovic, ranked 2nd in the world, will now work full-time with Marian Vajda, who was sharing the coaching position with Martin.

“I tried to work with two coaches, but it didn’t work,” said the 2008 Aussie Open champ. “You always will have problems like that when you have two coaches. Even though they understood each other very well. Todd faced a lot of difficulties to work on and off the court. It’s not an easy job definitely. He just didn’t have enough time to understand what I need what I do and how I am at the end, so life goes on.”

Clearly Djokovic and Martin weren't on the same page, as the American tried to change Nole's service motion and strongly encouraged him to play with greater aggression. Good thing Novak ended things before they went the Ana Ivanovic way, which is where he seemed headed, because that would have been ugly.

The two are still cordial, though, as Djoko said, "Todd is a fantastic person, and he shared a lot with me, but it just didn’t work out."

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