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Novak Djokovic poses with former team members Milan Amanovic, Gebhard Gritsch and Marian Vajda on Sunday in Belgrade.

Djokovic Honours Former Team Members In Belgrade

Serbian pays tribute to those who have helped him throughout his career

Novak Djokovic fell short in the Serbia Open final on Sunday against Andrey Rublev, but the World No. 1 still enjoyed a feel-good moment after the match.

Djokovic welcomed former team members Marian Vajda, Milan Amanovic and Gebhard Gritsch for a special commemoration of their work together. Nikola Cilic, whose academy Djokovic trained at as a junior, was also on court.

“We have achieved a lot together,” Djokovic said according to a press release. “I wanted to celebrate that and this was an ideal opportunity.”

In March, Djokovic announced that he had split with Vajda, who had worked with him since 2006. The Slovakian spoke to the Belgrade crowd.

“I thank Nole for the past 15 years. I’ve enjoyed everything most of the time. Half of the time,” Vajda joked. “Secondly, I would like to extend my gratitude to the Djokovic family who selected me at the beginning of Novak’s career and I also thank my family for their support... I’ll always be by Novak’s side at key moments and when key decisions are made. Thank you all very much.”

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