Marian Vajda reveals why Novak Djokovic is not recognized as much as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2018 | 0

Although Novak Djokovic is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, onne may argue though that he is eclipsed by his rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in terms of fame.

What’s the reason behind that? His coach Marian Vajda believes it has to do with where the Serb comes from.

“They do not mention Novak as often as Federer, Nadal and others because he comes from a small country,” Vajda told SportKlub.

“I do not want to go too far into this, but it was so hard for him to break through.”

Djokovic, who has been with Vajda since 2006, was sidelined by an elbow injury for about six months and is clearly yet to get back to his prime.

Vajda claims that the media wrote Djokovic off during his rough patch.

“About Roger and Rafa, they talked a lot when they were not well while with Novak it seems everyone had forgotten about him after a bad year.

“He [Djokovic] does not win a year and they write about him in such a way. I have to admit that it affects me.”

“He is a great champion. Criticism of the media, not of Serbian, of course, is terrible and I don’t like it at all.

“He should be recognized as a champion.”

Meanwhile, Djokovic is currently participating at the French Open, where he has already made it to the quarter-finals. He will take on Italy’s Marco Cecchinato on Tuesday.

 

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