Djokovic drops Martin as coach

Reuters - Mon, 12 Apr 13:08:00 2010

World number two Novak Djokovic has dropped Todd Martin from his coaching team and will now work with long-time coach Marian Vajda only.

Djokovic's coach Martin reacts during the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne - 0

"The news is that I am not working with Todd Martin anymore," Djokovic said before a training session in a sunbathed Monte Carlo country club where he is to start his claycourt campaign this week.

The Serbian added former US and Australian Open finalist Martin, 39, to his coaching team last year before the US Open but has since felt that working with two coaches has become too complicated.

Djokovic, who will face either Florent Serra or Stephane Robert of France in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters, said the two coaches had had communications problems.

"You're always going to have problems like that when you work with two coaches," he said. "They did not understand each other very well.

"Todd is a fantastic person, who has so much experience and he shared everything with me," added Djokovic, who appeared to be suffering from a cold. "But it just did not work out in the end and we separated with no hard feelings and life goes on."

"I'm full-time with Marian again and hopefully we can have a lot of success again."


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