Did you know Andre Agassi rejected Novak Djokovic before Steffi Graf intervened?

Ruben Hill
May 27, 2017

But the eight-time Grand Slam title victor, who has kept his distance from professional tennis since retiring in 2006, said he will only be in Paris for a few rounds and that the partnership with Djokovic will not be a full-time post.

Agassi, 47, said it took Steffi Graf - one of the greatest players of all-time after winning 22 majors - to convince him to take the job.

"I said no at the start, but my wife said, "you should go, you will love it". Their styles match. I am not sure whether this is good or bad.

"It was a little surprising because I didn't think he would decide one day to become a coach", added Murray, who was beaten by Djokovic in the 2016 French Open final.

Djokovic, 30, has experienced a minor slump since winning the French Open previous year, winning only two out of 14 tournaments since and admitting that he lost motivation after completing his career...

On the one hand, one can argue that due to matching styles, Agassi would be able to help him better. "Given our discussions, it's not a full-time job for me".

Djokovic, the defending champion at Roland Garros, named USA legend Agassi as his new coach on Sunday, May 21, just minutes after losing the Rome Masters final to Alexander Zverev.

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