Novak Djokovic coach Goran Ivanisevic reveals Serbian’s pre-Australia schedule
Novak Djokovic has a hectic warn-up for the Australian Open, with coach Goran Ivanisvic revealing the Serbian’s plans ahead of the season.
Djokovic is the defending champion in Melbourne, with him absolutely dismantling Rafael Nadal is last season’s final.
And, unsurprisingly, he will be trying to stick as closely as possible to his preparation form a year ago.
“We start with training on December 9 in Monte Carlo and on the 16th we go to the exhibition in Abu Dhabi,” Ivanisevic told Serbian website Zurnal.
“Then, by Christmas in Dubai, when Marianne Vajda takes over the lead role and goes to Australia with Novak.”
Vajda ‘taking over’ in Australia does not mean that Ivanisevic is taking a step back, though. It is just a matter of practicality.
“Novak wants to have only one coach with him,” Ivanisevic explained.
“So Marianne and I agreed that he would be at the Australian Open and at Roland Garros and I at Wimbledon and the US Open.
“A similar division will be in other competitions. I will be in Melbourne too, but because of the veteran tournament I like to participate in.”
Toronto Masters: How to watch Emma Raducanu vs Camila Giorgi
Here’s how you can track Emma Raducanu at the Toronto Masters,
Montreal Masters: How to watch Andy Murray vs Taylor Fritz
Andy Murray faces American No 1 Taylor Fritz in the opening round of the Montreal Masters.
Silicon Valley Classic: Shelby Rogers chasing first title in showdown with Daria Kasatkina
Shelby Rogers will face Russian No 1 Daria Kasatkina in Sunday’s championship match.
Nick Kyrgios on the brink of ending ATP Tour title drought
Nick Kyrgios is one win away from ending his three-year singles title drought.
Daniil Medvedev claims first title of 2022 after downing Cameron Norrie
Medvedev moves up to fifth in the ATP Race To Turin thanks to the 250 points he has banked in Mexico.
Montreal draw: Daniil Medvedev set for nightmare opener against Nick Kyrgios
Taylor Fritz faces Andy Murray in one of the highlights of the first round.
Los Cabos: Cameron Norrie eye on third ATP Tour title of 2022
The British number one battled to a 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory in the semi-finals.
Citi Open: Nick Kyrgios marches on as Dan Evans is upset
Nick Kyrgios is chasing a repeat of 2019 and a first title since his last DC Triumph.
Toronto draw: Stacked top quarter could be seeds graveyard
The Toronto Masters has no soft paths to glory.