Novak Djokovic confirms split from coaches Andre Agassi, Radek Stepanek

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Novak Djokovic and Radek Stepanek on the Australian Open (Getty Photographs)

Former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic has split from coaches Andre Agassi and Radek Stepanek in a bid to “come again stronger” from a interval of damage and poor type.

Djokovic has performed simply three tournaments since Wimbledon final yr due to an extended-standing elbow drawback however has appeared a great distance from his intimidating greatest.

The 12-time Grand Slam winner reached the spherical of sixteen on the season-opening main in Australia however slumped to opening-match losses in each legs of the Sunshine Double in Indian Wells, Calif., and Miami.

Rumors that he had split from Agassi started circling earlier this week, and Djokovic has now confirmed that the American, in addition to Stepanek, who joined his teaching group solely in December, have gone their separate methods.

A press release on Djokovic’s official web site learn: “After Miami, Novak Djokovic and his tennis coach Radek Stepanek determined to finish their co-operation.

“The personal relationship with Stepanek was and can stay nice, and Novak has loved working with him and studying from him.

“He stays grateful and appreciative of all of the help he has acquired from Radek over the past interval.

“Novak stays targeted and keen to return again stronger and extra resilient from an extended damage break that has affected his confidence and recreation.

“He’s constantly and passionately on the lookout for new and alternative ways to regain profitable type.

“Djokovic will upon his brief vacation with household begin his preparations for the clay season and upcoming tournaments.

“The co-operation between Novak and Andre Agassi has additionally ended.”

Djokovic, now ranked thirteenth on the planet, is just not anticipated to open his clay-courtroom season till Might on the Madrid Masters.