Djokovic Parts Company With Stepanek & Agassi
Former World No. 1 will soon start preparations for clay-court swing
Novak Djokovic has officially confirmed that he has ended his coaching partnerships with both Radek Stepanek and Andre Agassi.
A statement posted on Djokovic’s official website announced, “After Miami, Novak Djokovic and his tennis coach Radek Stepanek decided to end their co-operation.
“The private relationship with Stepanek was and will remain great, and Novak has enjoyed working with him and learning from him. He remains grateful and appreciative of all the support he has received from Radek during the last period.
“Novak remains focused and eager to come back stronger and more resilient from [a] long injury break that has affected his confidence and game. He is continuously and passionately looking for new and different ways to regain [his] winning form.
“The co-operation between Novak and Andre Agassi has also ended.”
Former World No. 1 Agassi came on board in May 2017 and Stepanek joined Djokovic’s team in December 2017.
The 30-year-old Djokovic missed the final six months of 2017 and returned in January to reach the Australian Open fourth round (l. to Chung). He then underwent a “small medical intervention” on his right elbow.
The Serbian is next scheduled to compete at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, which begins on 15 April.