Being one of if not the best tennis players of all time, Novak Djokovic can be seen as a perfectionist and opening up on working with the great Serbian, Goran Ivanisevic said that he is tough to deal with at times.
Recently, Ivanisevic spoke about the dynamic between coach and player and how in reality, it is difficult to get angry at a player who is seen as the best of all time and one that gives 100% even in defeat.
"Who am I to get angry at him? He's the best player in the history of tennis. I can be only angry with him sometimes when he's yelling for no reason at us. When he loses the match, he's always giving his best and he's trying," said Ivanisevic per Craig Gabriel.
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But Ivanisevic also revealed an interesting story with Djokovic actually going missing after losing out to Jannik Sinner at the ATP Finals showing how he handles and takes defeats especially after in his case going on a near 20 match winning run stretching back to Wimbledon. As well as being a coach and having to deal with almost limbo in having Djokovic potentially not returning to training and waiting for that day.
"But it's not easy to deal with him when he's losing the match. On Tuesday night he finished late. On Wednesday we didn't see him at all. Till Thursday we didn't know what's happening, to be honest. We were in the room. We didn't know if we are going home, if we are going to the warm-up against (Hubert) Hurkacz. We were sitting, sitting. We finally find out that he's going to play."