Djokovic to have Agassi in his corner throughout Wimbledon

Solenn Plantier
Juin 26, 2017

But he says he will able to count on the 47-year-old's wealth of experience throughout the Wimbledon fortnight.

"It looks great on paper when you bring in Andre Agassi, and it is great for tennis", McEnroe told the British media.

But the American had already flown home before Djokovic crumbled against Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals.

But Djokovic, who will warm up for Wimbledon by playing the Aegon International at Eastbourne this week, insists Agassi will be there for as long as he needs him at the All England Club.

"I think he's supposed to arrive for next weekend, so he's going to be there before the tournament starts", Djokovic said.

With Wimbledon starting in a week's time, however, Djokovic indicated Agassi will arrive ahead of his first-round match on Tuesday.

This time, he is down at world number four having seen all of his prized crowns removed from his possession - the rot setting in at Wimbledon a year ago when, as defending champion, he fell to Sam Querrey in the third round.

"He will stay as long as I stay in the tournament so that's great news".

He has slipped to fourth in the world rankings and continues to endure inconsistent form, so part of the reason he took a wildcard to compete in Eastbourne was to get some grass-court preparation time.

"And because of the old schedule, we had a week less (before Wimbledon)".

"I haven't had too many matches this year all in all".

"This year I knew I wanted to play one, but I thought Queen's and Halle would be too early for me". I wanted to get some rest and get time to properly prepare.

"It was very interesting to hear his perspective on tennis before and now, current tennis, how he analyses my game and what he sees with things moving forward to improve and try to get back on the level desired".

"It does feel different than 12 months ago when I had the four grand slams under my belt, and coming into Wimbledon, completely different than I mentally am today".

"I still have to trust myself, my abilities to play well, and to win against anybody on any surface".

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