Is this the final key for Nole's ascendency to the #1 position? It seems to me that whenever he has lost to Nadal or Federror, (Roddick - AO) in the past, it was because of his own lack of conditioning. Lets see what the future brings! Hopefully he does not have congenital breathing problems because of his previous surgery, and that he can address his problems with new training.
"Starting from the tournament in Rome, Novak’s team will have a new member - Gebhardt, who was coach of Thomas Muster, former world no.1, and holder of 44 ATP titles.
Novak hired Gebhardt as his fitness coach. They started working together after Nole lost to Nadal in Monte Carlo Masters finals last week.
"Fitness is what I need in the following period. I will play three tournaments in a row before Roland Garros, and we all know that transition from clay to grass is very short" - said Novak.
The best Serbian tennis player is the defending champion in Rome. The tournament starts tomorrow. Then he plays in Belgrade, Madrid and Paris at Roland Garros which starts on May, 25.
"I’m always trying to improve myself in every aspect, to become a better player. I felt that I can’t improve anymore with members of my team, and decided to change something" - added world no.3.
Novak said that the new coach had brought new programme, new system and many innovations.
"Of course, we haven’t changed everything, that would be risky" - concluded Nole."