LONDON, NNC - Novak Djokovic has decided to part ways with coach Radek Stepanek a few days after Andre Agassi left from his coaching team. The announcement was made on Wednesday (04/04).
"After Miami, Novak Djokovic and his tennis coach Radek Stepanek decided to end their collaboration," the official page of Novak Djokovic (novakdjokovic.com) said.
"The personal relationship with Stepanek will remain good, and Novak has enjoyed working with him and learning from him. He is also grateful and appreciative of all the support he has received from Radek over the last period."
The 12-times grand slam champion ended his collaboration with Andre Agassi last week after struggling to rediscover his form following a long break with an elbow injury.
Former professional tennis player Stepanek joined Djokovic's team on a part-time basis after eight-time tennis champion Agassi came on the team ahead of last year's French Open.
However, the Serbian's performance has stalled since winning his first French Open title in 2016 to complete his grand slam career. After last year's defeat at Roland Garros, the 30-year-old played against Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. He was then sidelined for six months with an elbow injury.
After being knocked out of the last 16 at the Australian Open in January, Djokovic underwent surgery on his elbow, but so far failed to return to his best performance.
Djokovic will be back in action at the Monte Carlo Masters from April 14-22 after a short vacation.