Speaking in Doha yesterday, Novak Djokovic commented on Roger Federer’s recent hiring of Ivan Ljubicic to his coaching team. Djokovic said his rival made the move in part because of Ljubicic’s familiarity with the current players including himself.
“Ivan was No. 3 of the world,” Djokovic said of Ljubicic. “He was a Davis Cup winner and somebody that has played in a few different generations. I played against him a few times. He knows my game. He knows the game of all Roger’s opponents. I think that’s one of the reasons why Roger has hired Ivan to be with him in the team.
“Whether it’s going to work or not, that’s something that is left to see for all of us, but I wish them all the best. I think Ivan is a great guy, very calm, very composed, and I’m sure Roger knows why he hired him.”
Djokovic plays his opener today in Doha against Dustin Brown.
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