Djokovic, Vajda Reunite In Monte-Carlo
Novak Djokovic has reunited with his long-time former coach Marian Vajda for the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, which begins on Sunday. Vajda has been helping the former World No. 1 in his preparations for the European clay-court swing.
Djokovic and Vajda trained at the Pepe Imaz Academy in Marbella, Spain, last week and on Thursday morning Djokovic hit with fellow Monte-Carlo resident Grigor Dimitrov on Court Rainier III. On Saturday, the Serbian practiced for two hours with David Goffin during a session that was watched courtside by Vajda and former World No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic.
Vajda coached Djokovic between June 2006 and May 2017.
The 30-year-old Djokovic, who captured the Monte-Carlo title in 2013 and 2015, is looking to rebuild his confidence this week. He has compiled a 3-3 record this year following a right elbow injury.
This week, Djokovic will compete in the same half of the Monte-Carlo draw by 10-time champion Rafael Nadal.