Marian Vajda
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Marián Vajda
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Vajda in 2012
Country (sports) Czechoslovakia (1984-1992)
 Slovakia (1993-)
ResidenceBratislava, Slovakia
Born (1965-03-24) 24 March 1965 (age 57)
Pova?ská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1984
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$756,646
Career record119-152
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 34 (14 September 1987)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (1991)
French Open3R (1991)
Wimbledon2R (1989)
US Open2R (1985)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1992)
Career record23-43
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 118 (16 April 1990)
Coaching career
Coaching achievements
Coachee singles titles total85
Coachee(s) doubles titles total1
List of notable tournaments
(with champion)

Career Grand Slam (Djokovic)
Australian Open (Djokovic)
French Open (Djokovic)
Wimbledon (Djokovic)
US Open (Djokovic)
ATP World Tour Finals (Djokovic)
37× ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (Djokovic)
Davis Cup (Djokovic)
Olympic Bronze Medal (Djokovic)

Coaching awards and records

Best coach by the Olympic Committee of Serbia (2010, 2011)
ATP Coach of the Year (2018)

Medal record
Representing  Czechoslovakia
Friendship Games
Bronze medal - third place Men's doubles

Marián Vajda (Slovak pronunciation: ['marija:? '?ajda]; born 24 March 1965) is a Slovak professional tennis coach and former player. He is the former head coach of Novak Djokovic, coaching Djokovic almost his entire professional career, winning 85 titles together (out of the 87 won by Djokovic, the only 2 being 2017 Eastbourne and 2022 Rome titles). Vajda is the most successful coach in the history of tennis in terms of Grand Slam titles winning 20 Grand Slam trophies with Novak Djokovic.


Vajda was born in Pova?ská Bystrica. He was a member of the Olympic Team of Czechoslovakia, and in 1992 he competed in the Olympic Games of Barcelona, being eliminated in the first round by Gilad Bloom. He reached the third round of the 1991 French Open, won two singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 34 in September 1987. Vajda is a former captain of the Slovakia Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams. Vajda was the coach of Karol Ku?era from 2001 to 2005.

Vajda has been the coach of Novak Djokovic from 2006 until 2017, then again from 2018 to 2022.[1][2] From December 2013 until 2016, Boris Becker was Djokovic's head coach with Vajda remaining part of Djokovic's team.[3] For his achievements with the Serbian tennis player, Vajda won the award for best coach by the Olympic Committee of Serbia in both 2010 and 2011.[4] In 2018, Vajda won the ATP Coach of the Year award.

Vajda started coaching fellow Slovak Alex Mol?an in May 2022.[5][6]

Career finals

Singles (2 titles, 2 runners-up)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 May 1987 Munich, West Germany Clay Argentina Guillermo Pérez Roldán 3-6, 6-7
Win 1-1 Aug 1987 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd 6-1, 6-3
Win 2-1 Sep 1988 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Sweden Kent Carlsson 6-4, 6-4
Loss 2-2 Jun 1989 Bari, Italy Clay Spain Juan Aguilera 6-4, 3-6, 4-6


  1. ^ "Djokovic no longer with longtime coach Vajda". March 2022.
  2. ^ "Novak Djokovic and longtime coach Marian Vajda part ways after 15-year partnership and 20 grand slam titles". 2 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Novak Djokovic appoints Boris Becker as head coach". BBC Sport. 18 December 2013.
  4. ^ Olympic Committee of Serbia awards Archived 2013-11-15 at the Wayback Machine,
  5. ^ "Marian Vajda to coach Alex Molcan". 2 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Tennis: Vajda returns to coaching". 3 May 2022.

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by ATP Coach of the Year
Succeeded by

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