Alexander Zverev shrugs off German expectations at French Open
- Author: Angelo Rivera May 23, 2017,
May 23, 2017, 11:13
So he's gonna be there and we'll see what future brings.
"We'll see where it takes us".
"We don't have any long-term commitment".
Next up is his defence of his title in the French capital, and Djokovic added: "He (Agassi) will not stay the whole tournament". "He's going to stay only for a certain time, and then we'll see after that what's going to happen".
Second-ranked Djokovic split with longtime coach Marian Vajda and two other team members at the start of the month.
Married to Steffi Graf, who herself landed 22 Grand Slam singles titles, Agassi is now a hands-on entrepreneur who has been away from the sport for a considerable time having retired in 2006, but Djokovic has seduced the 1999 French Open champion back on the tennis scene, which is bound to raise a few heads on the circuit.
"Andre is someone that I have tremendous respect for as a person and as a player", Djokovic said. I grew up in Germany, went to a German school, had German friends.
McEnroe may have calmed down since his "you can not be serious" days on court, but the 58-year-old American's passion for the game continues to burn as bright as ever, whether it be in the commentary box or on the sidelines. I am enjoying every conversation that I have with him. He's a very humble man, is very educated. He understands the role of being one of the top players. Lendl was back working with Murray again last summer, as the Scot again enjoyed Wimbledon success followed by Olympic glory in Brazil and moved to number one in the world rankings after edging out Djokovic at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals.
Djokovic lost his No. 1 ranking to Andy Murray a year ago after a slump in form following his French Open triumph.
Less than 24 hours later, Djokovic suffered another disappointing loss in what has been a surprisingly poor 2017 campaign for the world No. 2. After a run of some 11 tournament wins, the duo parted company in December 2015.
Although Djokovic said he didn't know Agassi, 47, well before he approached him for a coaching job, there are some similarities.
He added: "He s someone that has been so successful in this sport, and he s a legend of our sport". He's won everything there is to win in tennis. In 1933 tennis player and inventor René Lacoste, nicknamed the Crocodile for the tenacity he displayed on the court, revolutionized the world of sportswear by creating the LACOSTE L.12.12 Polo shirt.