At the end of last week Novak Djokovic announced that he had split with his entire coaching team.

He said that he hopes his “shock therapy” will help him achieve better results and return to the top spot in the world rankings.

Following last month’s Masters tournament in Monte Carlo Djokovic said that he mutually agreed with his coach Marian Vajda, fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch, and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic to end their long-term partnership.

In a long post on his website Djokovic said, “I am forever grateful to Marian, GG and Miljan for a decade of friendship, professionalism and commitment to my career goals. Without their support I couldn’t have achieved these professional heights. I know they completely dedicated themselves and their lives to help me achieve my dreams and they were always my driving force and wind on my back. It was not an easy decision, but we all felt that we need a change.”

Djokovic spent 122 weeks at the top of the rankings until November last year when Andy Murray took the spot from him. He is now hoping to find his “winning spark” again.

“I want to continue raising the level of my game and stamina and this is a continuous process. I enjoy this journey, it feels like I am starting something new again and I love this challenge. I am a hunter and my biggest goal is to find the winning spark on the court again.”

Djokovic will be playing at the Madrid Open this week but he said that he will take his time over choosing a new coach.

“I want to find a way to come back to the top stronger and more resilient. I have so much faith in this process and that’s why I will take time to find the right person who I can connect with professionally.”