Goran Ivanisevic: ‘Coaching Novak Djokovic is very stressful but I love it’

Goran Ivanisevic says it is ‘very stressful’ to coach world number one Novak Djokovic but he wouldn’t change it.

Djokovic is having arguably the greatest year of his incredible career, with him winning all three majors played so far.

He started off by winning the Australian Open despite tearing an abdominal muscle during the tournament.

At Roland Garros he beat Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals before becoming the first man to win every major multiple times.

Earlier this month Djokovic continued his sweep by beating Matteo Berrettini to win a third successive Wimbledon.

However, if you were thinking that made it easy to coach Novak Djokovic, then Ivanisevic suggests you think again.

“To be honest, it is very stressful,” Ivanisevic said, as quoted by tennis.com. “People think my job with Novak is easy, but it is not.

“I give you my job for one week and you see if you are going to give me back my job or not.

“It is great to work with such a great athlete and player, but very demanding also. A final is not good enough. You need to win. We only count victories. We only count Slams.

“That is huge stress. But I choose that. I love it. It pushes me to learn more and be a better coach and a better person. I really enjoy it.”

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