Djokovic names Agassi as coach at French Open

“I spoke to Andre (Agassi) the last couple weeks on the phone, and we decided to get together in Paris. So he’s gonna be there," said Novak Djokovic at the Italian Open.

Andre Agassi will be Novak Djokovic's coach at the French Open.   -  AP

Novak Djokovic confirmed American great Andre Agassi as his new coach Sunday, but said they did not yet have a “long-term commitment“.

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

We’ll see what future brings. We are both excited to work together and see where it takes us,” said Djokovic, beaten 6-4, 6-3 in the Rome Masters final on Sunday by 20-year-old German Alexander Zverev.

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

Djokovic returns to Paris next weekend as the defending French Open champion but looking to improve his clay court game after an inconsistent spell.

He parted with long-time coach Marian Vajda earlier this month, having also ended a three-year relationship with six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker at the end of last season, in a bid to get back to his brilliant best.

Given his performances of late, he will be hoping 47-year-old Agassi, an eight-time Grand Slam champion, can make a positive contribution.

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