"First of all, I can't hear half of what he says": Ivanisevic calls media perception towards Djokovic reactions to coaching staff as 'nonsense'

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Tuesday, 01 August 2023 at 10:05
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Goran Ivanisevic has called the idea that Novak Djokovic argues with his coaching staff 'nonsense.'
Former Croatian tennis player Ivanisevic has been coaching Djokovic since 2019. In this time, he has helped the world No. 2 achieve mutliple Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon titles, adding to the Serb's already impressive number of Grand Slam wins, reaching a monumental 23 major victories following the 2023 Roland Garros.
However, Djokovic has sometimes been criticised by fans for seemingly arguing with or shouting at his coaching team during matches.

Ivanisevic clears up so-called 'arguments'

Ivanisevic was present in Umag this week to watch Djokovic at the Croatian Open. Whilst there, he gave an interview to Sportske Novosti and clarified that he had no problem with the player's behavior on the court, 
"No, that's nonsense. First of all, I can't hear half of what he says. These are huge courts, the crowd is shouting and you can't hear. It doesn't bother me, it's emotions, he has to get it out somehow. It's constantly reported, 'he shouted again, this again, that again...' We've talked a million times and I don't have a problem with it at all. I was also a tennis player once, sometimes it's difficult to say a technical thing in two seconds. What's important is that he plays as well as he possibly can."

Preparations begin for US Open

Ivanisevic went on to talk of Djokovic's preparations for the US Open, saying
"He had a bit of a break, but now the preparations for the US tour are starting. Preparations begin at the end of the week, he's slowly starting with the fitness, and then the tennis. I don't know exactly, the week after, mid-next month, he will leave for Cincinnati."

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