Agassi: “Novak Djokovic? I wasn’t really helping him”

During his career Novak Djokovic has not changed many technicians, but he made a radical and sensational change in 2017. After a great season in 2016 Nole was overtaken by Andy Murray and, struggling with continuous physical problems, decided in May to leave his historic coach Marian Vajda and embark on a new adventure with Radek Stepanek and a tennis legend like André Agassi as coach.

Together they participated in Roland Garros and Wimbledon but with poor results and Djokovic after the London tournament decided to take care of himself and think about the following season.

After other problems, in the end André Agassi and Novak Djokovic dissolved their collaboration in March 2018 with Novak who returned to work with Vajda to then resume the path that has now led him to the top of the world ranking and to reach record after record. Right now Novak Djokovic is number one in the world and is working to reach and surpass all his opponents in every record.

André Agassi’s words about Novak Djokovic

In the course of a recent interview, former American tennis legend André Agassi returned to the collaboration with Novak Djokovic, trying to explain what went wrong.

Here are his words about it: “Taking the Big Three I think it is really difficult to say who has had the best career and especially in different periods there is a best and it is said that that is the best of the three.

On grass the best is Federer, on clay it is Rafael Nadal and on hard court it is Novak Djokovic. There are multiple different surfaces and they have played against them countless times. Why did it end with Djokovic? I wasn’t really helping him and that’s why I decided to stop.

I wanted to help him but at a certain point it seemed to me that I was stopping his growth or at least interfering, so I decided it was better to get away. I can’t say ‘you’re right’ if I don’t agree with some of your choices and we saw that too many times we thought differently, this was not good in the relationship between coach and player.”

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