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Marian Vajda: ‘This is truly remarkable, I almost can not believe what happened’

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Marian Vajda spoke to the Serbian media after 2019 Australian Open triumph. Here is what he said:

‘This is truly remarkable, I almost can not believe what happened’

“I’m fine. Emotions were great, we can not give him back as much as he gives us, but our pleasure was great for everything we did for him, not only in the past three weeks, but also in the past. Everything agreed and created the best possible outcome – Novak won the 15th Grand Slam title, which we could only imagine, the seventh Australian open after everything that happened, the injury and the difficult period. All this is truly remarkable, I almost can not believe what happened.

When we started working together again, it was almost like we were going back all over again’

“When we started working together again, it was almost like we were going back all over again. Novak literally started from scratch again. Everyone said that it was only a matter of time when he would return, but it was not so in my opinion. I jumped into the team and we started out from scratch. The truth is that I know Novak for a long time, but there were difficult circumstances that we were facing. Apparently, there is great trust between us and we are close, it’s my advantage because we are family and I can tell him everything. I am not only a coach, authority or whatever, but his friend, which is also very important. GG returned, there was Uli, there was a lot of good energy, because he knows these people and know how they work, we have a lot in common and the same, highly professional approach to everything”

‘The victory over Nadal on Wimbledon was the most important moment for him’

“When I arrived, I told him that we had to do certain things, this and that. The basic thing was to get back to the old routines to train well. The fitness was also important, because he was not in the best shape when we started working again. We worked on a new service, on the biomechanics of the forehand, and on fitness, because he did not play many matches. When he began to play more, feel the ball, he began to believe again that he can play at a high level. As a team we believed that he will return, but we did not believe that this would happen so quickly. But, he is so talented that it happened quickly. The victory over Nadal at Wimbledon was the most important moment for him. He collided with one of the best and proved to himself that he was again in that category.”

‘He is the most dedicated man I’ve ever seen’

“He was very motivated from the start. Sometimes even impatient, he asked me when he would be the best again every day … His professionalism is remarkable, he is the most dedicated man I’ve ever seen. Now I’m even more admired because he has a family and two children, it’s difficult to balance, but he did it. It is necessary to give recognition to his family, they understand what is important for him and what he likes, which is tennis, he wants from the bottom of his heart to be the best in the world.”

‘Clay is a different surface’

“Clay is a different surface, so the movement is different, which requires work on other muscles. Clay is much slower, longer exchange, so speed and durability are required. We will work on these specific characteristics of clay, certainly.”

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