Marián Vajda

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Marián Vajda
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Country (sports)  Czechoslovakia (1984–92)
 Slovakia (1993–)
Residence Bratislava, Slovakia
Born (1965-03-24) 24 March 1965 (age 53)
Považská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro 1984
Retired 1994
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $756,646
Career record 119–152
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 34 (14 September 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1991)
French Open 3R (1991)
Wimbledon 2R (1989)
US Open 2R (1985)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (1992)
Career record 23–43
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 118 (16 April 1990)
Coaching career (1995–)
Coaching achievements
Coachee Singles Titles total 65
Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total 1
List of notable tournaments
(with champion)

Career Grand Slam (Djokovic)
6x Australian Open (Djokovic)
French Open (Djokovic)
4x Wimbledon (Djokovic)
3x US Open (Djokovic)
5x ATP World Tour Finals (Djokovic)
30x 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)

Marián Vajda (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmariaːn ˈʋajda]; born 24 March 1965) is a Slovak tennis professional coach and former player. He is best known for being Novak Djokovic's head coach during most of his professional career.


Vajda was born in Považská 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 7–6, 6–1, 6–0. He reached the third round of the 1991 French Open, won 2 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 Novak Djokovic from June 2006 until the present day. From December 2013 until 2016, Boris Becker was Djokovic's new head coach with Vajda remaining part of Djokovic's team.[1] For his great success with the Serbian tennis player, Vajda won the award for best coach by the Olympic Committee of Serbia in both 2010 and 2011.[2]

Career finals[edit]

Singles (2 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Runner-up 1. 4 May 1987 Munich, West Germany Clay Argentina Guillermo Pérez Roldán 3–6, 6–7
Winner 1. 10 August 1987 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd 6–1, 6–3
Winner 2. 19 September 1988 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Sweden Kent Carlsson 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 19 June 1989 Bari, Italy Clay Spain Juan Aguilera 6–4, 3–6, 4–6


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