There was no home win for Novak Djokovic. In the final of the Serbia Open, Andrey Rublev triumphed in three sets: after a first set brought home, he had to surrender to the second set thanks to a tiebreak immediately directed in the direction of the Serbian; in the third and final act, however, no game is granted to the world number one.
The Russian therefore won the third title of the season, after Marseille and Dubai; while the Serbian is still missing the first trophy, having played little at the beginning of the year. In a final decided in two and a half hours, the moment after the award ceremony was exciting for Djokovic.
The host found his former coach, Marian Vajda, alongside him: the tournament in Belgrade was an opportunity for the two to say goodbye after the separation announced in March, as said by the Slovenian coach. The Belgrade final was also an opportunity to announce new changes in Djokovic's staff.
After Vajda's farewell, one of the physiotherapists, Miljan Amanovic, also declared that he will no longer follow the number one in the world of tournaments, as reported by Tennis Majors. "Miliajn has traveled a lot, he has three children," he declared at the end of the match.
At this new announcement, there was no shortage of questions about further staff changes. Above all, he was asked if there would be new entries, ready to replace those who left in these first months of the year. "No, no ...
There is Goran (Ivanisevic, tennis coach), Marco (Panichi, fitness coach) and Uli (Badio, physiotherapist)." these are the words of the Serbian champion, who swept away further rumors about further changes, reported by Tennis Majors.
With the new team, Novak Djokovic is ready to return to compete, so that he can resume a condition that seems distant. The next appointment for the world number one is the Masters 1000 in Madrid, the second 1000 event on clay.
A tournament that Djokovic has won three times: in 2019, in 2016 and in 2011. A long statement published by the Wimbledon organizers confirmed the indiscretion launched by the New York Times in recent days and announced the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian tennis players from the prestigious London event.
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