US Open champion Novak Djokovic reportedly splits with manager and agent Eduardo Artaldi
Serbian star Novak Djokovic is said to have parted ways with longtime manager and agent Eduardo Artaldi shortly after winning his 24th Grand Slam title.
Eduardo Artaldi joined Novak Djokovic's team in 2008 following the 36-year-old's maiden Grand Slam title victory at the Australian Open in Melbourne after defeating French opponent Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
The news of the split comes as a surprise following the exceptional year the Belgrade-born star had, winning three out of the four Grand Slams which included being runners-up to Carlos Alcaraz at Wimbledon, his only loss at a major tournament in 2023.
The rumour was seemingly confirmed by Serbian journalist Sasa Ozmo, in a post that he quoted via his official account on social media platform X — previously known as Twitter.
"Can confirm this. It remains to be seen whether they stay on the team in different roles, but it’s a stressful job, as you can imagine," posted Ozmo.
Can confirm this.— Saša Ozmo (@ozmo_sasa) September 14, 2023
It remains to be seen whehter they stay on the team in different roles, but it’s a stressful job, as you can imagine. https://t.co/rnB2lKzZZM
The world number one is currently leading Serbia in the Davis Cup, where he defeated Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-3 6-4 to send Serbia to the Davis Cup quarterfinals in Group C on Friday.
"I'm on cloud nine with everything that has happened recently on the tennis court," said Djokovic.
"Playing for Serbia, for my country, is something completely different. It's a huge responsibility and pressure, but it's also a privilege and an honour."
Serbia will be looking for their first Davis Cup title since 2010.