MADRID (AFP) – Novak Djokovic implied on Sunday that he will take after the pattern of contracting a profoundly fruitful previous player as his new mentor, however says he will set aside his opportunity to settle on the correct choice.
Djokovic separated with long-lasting mentor Marian Vajda on Friday, having additionally finished a three-year association with six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker toward the finish of last season, in an offered to return to his splendid best.
“It s going to be somebody that has been through comparative encounters like I have,” said the world number two.
“Not very many individuals in the past of tennis have figured out how to get to that stage and play at that level, so I ll see.
“I m contemplating it. I wear t need to bring things with a surge.”
Andy Murray removed the Serb as world number one toward the finish of last season in the wake of rehiring eight-time Grand Slam champion Ivan Lendl, while another previous world number one, Carlos Moya, has joined Rafael Nadal s honing group this season.
With scarcely two weeks until the safeguard of his French Open starts, Djokovic, 29, has been joined on visit by his sibling and his otherworldly master Pepe Imaz.
“I additionally realize that I ll not remain independent from anyone else without a tennis mentor for a really long time,” included the 12-time Grand Slam champion, talking in Madrid.
“I m beyond any doubt troublesome ways prompt lovely goals, so I m staying with that.”
Djokovic s frame has drooped notably since winning the French Open to finish the profession Grand Slam 11 months back.
His barrier of the Australian Open finished in a stun second-round thrashing to Denis Istomin, while he neglected to make it past the quarter-finals of both the Indian Wells and Monte Carlo Masters arrangement competitions.
Djokovic conceded he doesn t know to what extent it will take him to discover beat shape again.
“Over the most recent six months I sanctuary t had excessively numerous incredible outcomes. That s why, you know, I ve felt like I required a few changes and I expected to approach things perhaps a tiny bit in an unexpected way, which is totally fine.
“To what extent perhaps this procedure will last before I get to the triumphant terms once more? I wear t know, I m simply trusting I will arrive once more.”
Murray said Djokovic s choice to part with his whole guiding group was an amazement.
Yet, he felt for the burdens and strains visit life can have on player-mentor connections.
“Clearly for us it seems like it s out of the blue,” said the Scot.
“It s extraordinary in some ways, however it s additionally troublesome going with a similar individual or same individuals for 10, 11, 12 years.
“It s exceptionally uncommon these days to see groups or guiding connections keep going that long, as a result of how extraordinary it is.
“A ton of voyaging, a considerable measure of time far from families. You re spending a considerable measure of hours in the day together.”
Djokovic will start existence without Vajda on Wednesday at the Madrid Masters against Tommy Robredo or Nicolas Almagro.