Djokovic 'heartbroken' after former coach jailed

STORY: Speaking on Sunday (May 1) on the eve of the Madrid Open, Djokovic said, “He is a friend, a long-time friend, a coach for three-four years, someone I consider close in my life, he has contributed a lot to my success in my career. I was just heartbroken, don’t know what to say more than that."

The German coached Djokovic for three years from 2013 in which time Djokovic won six Grand Slam titles.

Djokovic said that he was still struggling mentally to get back to his best after missing the Australian Open and a chunk of the early season due to his refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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