NOVAK DJOKOVIC’S FREE COACHING ANDRE AGASSI AND STEFFI…

NOVAK DJOKOVIC’S FREE COACHING ANDRE AGASSI AND STEFFI…

Since 2001, Agassi has been married to Graf, a 22-time Grand Slam winner. It was she who encouraged the American to collaborate with Djokovic, who decided to split ways with his entire coaching staff in May.
Additionally, Djokovic turned 30 last month. Referring to the decision as “shock therapy,” he hopes to regain the form that allowed him to win a career Grand Slam at the French Open the previous year.

After three trophy-filled years as Djokovic’s coach, Becker himself parted ways with the player in November after Djokovic lost his top ranking to Andy Murray.
And it was during an interview with Becker for Eurosport that Agassi revealed the details of the phone conversation that initiated the improbable collaboration.

“I wasn’t expecting that! After he was finished, I received a call from him late in Monte Carlo, and he wanted to talk tennis,” Agassi recalled.
He wanted to discuss the possibility of working, and I said, “Listen, I don’t think you need much, but with my current schedule, maybe I can help you over the phone. However, this is not something I can do. Then, “Maybe you’ll enjoy it,” says Steffi. I questioned, “You think?”

Since I have to be in Paris anyhow, I decided to go early and just get to know him because I respect her so much. A truly inspirational man in my eyes.
Agassi further disclosed that Djokovic is not receiving compensation for his coaching services, stating that his only goal is to assist the Serbian in regaining his former form.

“I work on my own schedule and budget,” Agassi continued. “I want to help him, not get money. It also benefits the game. When he plays at his best, it benefits the game and allows me to play a part.
And the prospect of working as Djokovic’s coach at Wimbledon? Agassi responded, “Yeah, I will come if he wants me there.” “Since there is a great deal of responsibility involved, I will do everything that is realistic and feasible.”

Becker then inquired as to what area of Djokovic’s game the new coach would concentrate on.
Agassi continued, “I don’t want him thinking too much so that he stops doing what comes naturally to him because there’s a difference between what I want and now in the French Open.”
For me, it’s easy. His strategy is based on hitting large targets and controlling the baseline. He doesn’t play to the script; instead, he delivers body blow after body blow and doesn’t give much thought to the other side of the court.

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