“You Deserve It”: Novak Djokovic Congratulates Coach Goran Ivanisevic on His Recent Milestone

Published 07/18/2021, 7:07 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with Goran Ivanisevic after winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Paul Childs


The ATP Tour recently inducted Goran Ivanisevic, currently coaching Novak Djokovic, into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Interestingly, he is the first Croatian to get the honor and a proud moment for him and his entire family.

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Ivanisevic recently won the Wimbledon Championships 2021 as a coach with his pupil, Novak Djokovic. With this, he is among those select few who have the Championships both as a player and coach.

When the news of his induction into the Hall of Fame broke, Nole was one of the first ones to congratulate him. He even put up an Instagram story where he shared the Croatian’s picture and extended his heartwarming wishes.

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“Congratulations coach! You deserve it. Legend of our sport,” wrote Djokovic in the caption of the Instagram story.

To this date, Ivanisevic remains the only wildcard player to ever win the Wimbledon Championships title. He won it in 2001 when he was the World No.125 player. That is the only Grand Slam that he won in his entire career as a professional player.

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Novak Djokovic has now won five Grand Slam titles under Goran Ivanisevic

Ivanisevic came into the limelight as a coach when he assisted Marin Cilic to lift the US Open 2014 title. He began coaching Djokovic in 2019. In his very first year as his coach, he helped the Serbian legend to win his fifth Wimbledon title after defeating Roger Federer in the final.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy as he celebrates after winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini Pool via REUTERS/Ben Solomon

Following that, Nole defended his Australian Open title in 2020 and then did the same yet again in 2021. Goran even helped Nole to his second French Open title in 2021 after battling past Rafael Nadal in the semi final. To cintinue with his superb momentum this year, Djoker won his fifth Major with Ivanisevic at the Wimbledon Championships 2021.

Novak Djokovic is now on the verge of accomplishing a Golden Slam in 2021. Will his partnership with his Croatian coach also bring in his first Olympic Medal?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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