‘I wasn’t helping Novak Djokovic because…’, says Grand Slam champion

The 2021 Miami Open is drawing a lot of attention outside of this year’s invigorating tennis matches. Specifically, the collapse of Canadian pro Vasek Pospisil in the first round has caught everyone’s attention. Now his good friend, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, has expressed kind words of support for him. In essence, the 30-year-old Canadian criticized the behavior of the ATP president at the players’ meeting in Miami. The interesting thing is that he did it in public, and that also during his first round match against the American Mackenzie McDonald. Post-match Pospisil immediately apologized for his lack of professionalism and has since made many players relate to his situation. Last year, Novak Djokovic and Vasek Pospisil founded the PTPA to protect the interests of the players on the tour. However, it was not well received by the higher authorities. The current situation is probably an aftereffect of it. However, the case at hand is about Pospisil’s harsh comments and misconduct on the tennis court. For this reason, the 33-year-old Serbian tweeted in support of his fellow competitor. Additionally, Djokovic also vouched for the 30-year-old’s character and urged players to understand the importance of coming together. “As for the issues at hand, I am not in Miami. Andre Agassi recently gave his thoughts on the ‘GOAT’ debate, but avoided picking any one of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal as the most deserving candidate for the title. Agassi believes that he will only be able to pick his ‘GOAT’ once the three of them retire, or if they somehow get to play in an all-surface event.

Agassi on helping Novak Djokovic

Andre Agassi served as Novak Djokovic’s coach from May 2017 to March 2018 – a period filled with palpable discord between the two. During his conversation with CNBC, Agassi admitted that he had failed to provide the necessary support to Djokovic during their stint together. “I wasn’t helping Novak Djokovic for me,” Agassi said. “My reasons were because I believed that it’s best for tennis if somehow he could get the best out of himself and then getting to know him & his family, I had a desire to help. My goal is to help you, but if I am in your way or if I am stopping your process or interfering with your process then it’s best I sort of step out of your way,” the American added. “But I can’t necessarily subscribe to the choices that you are making.”

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