Novak Djokovic Parts Way With Coaching Staff Following Recent Form Slump

| April 4 , 2018 , 19:25 IST

Former World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has parted ways with his coach Radek Stepanek days after the departure of head coach Andre Agassi. This news was broken on his own website on Wednesday.

“After Miami Novak Djokovic and his tennis coach Radek Stepanek decided to end their cooperation, the private relationship with Stepanek was and will remain great and Novak has enjoyed working with him and learning from him. He remains grateful and appreciative of all the support he has received from Radek during the last period." said a statement on Djokovic's website.

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Djokovic who is a 12-time Grand Slam champions ended his association with Agassi last week after struggling to perform in the recent events following a long injury layoff because of an elbow injury.

The Serbian’s form has faltered since winning his maiden French Open title in 2016 to complete a career grand slam.

Following a defeat at Roland Garros last year, the 30-year-old retired against Czech Tomas Berdych in the Wimbledon quarter-finals and was sidelined for six months with an elbow injury.

After crashing out of the last-16 at the Australian Open in January, he had surgery on his elbow but has so far failed to get back to his best.