Goran Ivanisevic revealed that it is “very demanding” to coach Novak Djokovic because “we only count victories and Slams”.
The Croatian said that he loves the role, though, as it pushed him to “be a better coach and a better person”.
World number one Djokovic secured his 20th Grand Slam crown by winning a sixth Wimbledon title last week.
Ivanisevic – a former Wimbledon champion and world number two – has coached the Serbian since 2019.
“To be honest, it is very stressful. People think my job with Novak is easy, but it is not. I give you my job for one week and you see if you are going to give me back my job or not,” Ivanisevic told Tennis.com.
“It is great to work with such a great athlete and player, but very demanding also. A final is not good enough. You need to win. We only count victories. We only count Slams.
“That is huge stress. But I choose that. I love it. It pushes me to learn more and be a better coach and a better person. I really enjoy it.”
With Twenty Grand Slam titles in the kitty the Serb is eyeing a Golden Slam and has confirmed his readiness for the Tokyo Olympics.Djokovic completed the third leg towards achieving the Golden Slam last weekend when he added the Wimbledon title to his Australian Open and Roland Garros triumphs in 2021.
No man has ever won the four slams and an Olympic gold in the same year, with Germany’s Steffi Graf the only player to accomplish the feat in 1988.