Novak Djokovic excited by Andre Agassi combination


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Novak Djokovic admits he is excited about the prospect of teaming up with Andre Agassi at the French Open.

The Serb has been looking for a new mentor after sacking his long-term coaching team earlier this month and said he was looking for someone who had played at the top of the game, having previously worked with Boris Becker.

Eight-time Grand Slam winner Agassi had been suggested as a potential option and Djokovic ended the rumours on Sunday by confirming the two had decided to work together at the upcoming French Open.

Having finally won at Roland Garros 12 months ago, the 30-year-old’s form ever since has been largely disappointing and he himself has admitted to losing focus.

However, he showed signs of promise before going down to Alexander Zverev in Sunday’s final at the Italian Open and will be hoping to continue his momentum into the French Open.

Djokovic is currently 4.20 to retain his title in Paris, with Rafael Nadal ranked as the 1.85 favourite.

Having Agassi in his corner will only help and he appears confident the American can provide the spark he has been so dearly missing in recent months.

“I spoke to Andre the last couple weeks on the phone, and we decided to get together in Paris. So he’s going to be there,” said Djokovic.

“We’ll see what the future brings. We are both excited to work together and see where it takes us.

“We don’t have any long-term commitment. It’s just us trying to get to know each other in Paris a little bit.”

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