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Novak Djokovic makes a big decision after poor start to 2017

November of last year saw Novak Djokovic lose out on the world number one spot to Andy Murray after the Brit managed to progress to the final of the Paris Masters.

The Serb did hit the ground running at the beginning of 2017 though, clinching the Qatar Open winner’s medal during the first week of the year, beating the current world number one 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.

It has since gone downhill for Djokovic, however, having progressed past the quarter-final mark in only one of his last four major tournaments and he has decided that now is the time for a change.
 
Next up on the agenda is the Madrid Open which starts this weekend, a competition that saw Djokovic come out on top last time around, edging out Murray once again.

It appears that the world number two has been dishing out marching orders to his backroom staff with his long-term coach Marian Vajda, fitness trainer Gebhard Phil Gritsch and even his physio Miljan Amanovic all facing the chop from team Djokovic.

The current Madrid open winner released a statement on his website regarding the changes and claimed it “was not an easy decision” and that he is “forever grateful” for a “decade of friendship” with the trio.

“I am forever grateful to Marian, GG and Miljan for a decade of friendship, professionalism and commitment to my career goals,” said Djokovic, as per The Mirror.


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