‘He’s always looking for excitement on the pitch’ – Andre Agassi revealed why he stopped working with Novak Djokovic

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has had a mixed year so far. While missing most of the tour because of his vaccination opponent, he won his fourth consecutive Wimbledon. After Federer leaves the game, the battle for supremacy takes place between Djokovic and Nadal.

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Already in 2017 the Serb worked together with the American tennis legend Andre Agassi. However, after over a year, the legendary duo decided they had a disagreement and should break up. Agassi later revealed what went wrong between them.

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Why did Djokovic and Agassi split?

Both Agassi and Djokovic are tennis greats. However, their connection did not last long. Agassi believes it’s because of their disagreement and Djokovic needed something the American couldn’t provide. Here’s what he said about the split: “What Novak needed was a reason to fight and to worry. He didn’t lose his game overnight. Lots of information to process for a while. I challenge him to stop working with him to give him a reason to prove something. He went back to his roots – like Rocky – to his fight. He needed that.” Agassi said.

The former world No. 1 added, “He always tries to get upset on the tennis court. I might have stung the bear a little harder and a little earlier.”

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2018 was a tough year for Djokovic. The Serb underwent elbow surgery. He initially struggled with his comeback but he returned in style, winning both Wimbledon and the US Open later that year.

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Lately, Roger Federer brought down the curtain on one of the sport’s greatest careers. His archrivals and good friends Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were also there as teammates from Team Europe. The overflow of emotions in Federer’s last match caught both Nadal and Djokovic off guard.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 10, 2022 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the men’s final against Australia’s Nick Kyrgios REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

The world saw the three modern greats sob together. Djokovic himself is now 35 years old. However, the Serb has initially denied thoughts of resigning. Although the seventh in the world rankings believes he has achieved almost everything in tennis, his hunger for more is still there.

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Just like Djokovic, Nadal at 36 gives everything. The Spaniard also won two Grand Slam titles this year and looks far from done. With Nadal on 22 Grand Slam titles and Djokovic on 21, it will be interesting to see who ends up on top.

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