French Open: Djokovic gets Agassi as coach


Andre Agassi

World number two, Novak Djokovic has revealed that former number one, Andre Agassi will be coaching him at this year’s French Open starting next week.

The announcement came after the Serbian lost 6-4, 6-3 to 20-year-old German, Alexander Zverev in the final of the ATP Masters in Rome.

Djokovic, who has been without a coach since he dismissed his coaching staff says he has been in touch with the 8-time grand winner in weeks and both are excited about working together.

“We will be together in Paris,” the 30-year-old said. “We talked on the phone two weeks ago, then, we’ll see what happens in the future.

“We are both excited about working together, but we have no long-term agreements and he is not going to be with me for the whole tournament,” he added.

Zverev’s win against Djokovic ensured he became the youngest Masters champion since Djokovic achieved the feat in 2007.

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