Novak Djokovic has ended the year in which he lost the No 1 ranking by breaking up with coach Boris Becker.
The 29-year-old Serb formally announced on Tuesday night that they were going their separate ways, as suggested by Sportsmail at the weekend.
Djokovic and Becker have enjoyed enormous success since teaming up at the end of 2013, including the winning of six Grand Slams, four of which came in succession.
But Becker became frustrated with the number of different voices Djokovic has been listening to, including that of coach-cum-spiritual guru Pepe Imaz, in recent months.
Djokovic said: ‘The goals we set when we started working together have been completely fulfilled, and I want to thank him for the cooperation, teamwork, dedication and commitment.
‘On the other hand, my plans are now directed primarily to maintain a good level of play, and also to make a good schedule and new goals for the next season. In this regard I will make all future decisions.’
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday at the weekend, the German said: ‘I truly enjoyed the last three years, I had a blast. I was in my element and I will continue to be in my element in the future. No regrets, it was an unbelievable ride.’