The mother of Novak Djokovic’s historic rival could become his new coach

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Over the years, tennis has told great stories of rivalry. From John McEnroe and Björn Borg, through Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, up to the present day with the rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal or what for a few years was called the Big Four, which was joined by Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. .

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Now, the story between Djokovic and one of those classic rivals may have another chapteron and off the pitch, given that the mother of a member of the Fantastic Four could become the new coach of the current world number one.

The Serbian had a fantastic 2023, full of titles and with even 24 victories in the Grand Slam, remaining in the sports books as the first winner of this type of tournament. But the feat was far away in the current 2024, where Djokovic did not get off to a great start.

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Novak Djokovic has ended his relationship with Goran Ivanisevic REUTERS/Issei Kato/file PhotoNovak Djokovic has ended his relationship with Goran Ivanisevic REUTERS/Issei Kato/file Photo

The 36-year-old tennis player started the year by losing in the semifinals at the Australian Open and a few weeks ago he was eliminated prematurely and surprisingly at Indian Wells, the first Masters 1000 of the season. After that defeat he broke relations with his main coach, Goran Ivanisevic, after six years in which he won 24 titles, 12 of them Slams.

Nole, after his elimination in Australia, at the hands of the young Italian Jannik Sinner, had several meetings and meetings with his team of coaches which increased the tension at that moment. Ivanisevic had said during his stay at Melbourne Park that Djokovic was not an easy guy and that he had even asked him not to speak to him from the stage where his team watched the matches.

Djokovic and Goran Ivanisevic ended their working relationship after the Serbian's elimination in Indian Wells.  (AP Photo/Mark Baker, file)Djokovic and Goran Ivanisevic ended their working relationship after the Serbian’s elimination at Indian Wells. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, file)

Novak Djokovic thinks about a drastic change of technical direction after the announcement of the Croatian’s dismissal and The surprise is her possible replacement: Judy Murray, mother of Andy Murrayone of Nole’s biggest rivals.

Judy Murray is not just another person in the world of tennis. The 64-year-old Scot is a respected coach and former captain of the British women’s tennis team from 2011 to 2016. Furthermore, Judy, as she is known on the circuit, has had a rewarding career, mainly under the support of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) , from the United Kingdom.

However, Judy spoke in March 2023 about the possibility of returning to the Box as a tennis player and was clear with her vision. “I wouldn’t work on the circuit with any player again. “I made it very clear when I stopped being FedCup captain.”he said in an interview with claytenis.comsuggesting that she would no longer be seen as a coach.

It remains to be seen whether the rumors will come true. If so, Judy Murray could arrive with the necessary oxygen Djokovic needs to turn around a year that didn’t start in the best way and finally overcome Margaret Court (both are 24 years old), and become the top winner of the Grand Slam of history.

Source: Clarin

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