Novak Djokovic has appointed Andre Agassi as his new coach after suffering a surpising defeat to Alexander Zverev, whom was playing in his first final at that level.
The world number 2 could do little to stop the march of the 20-year-old ‘NextGen’ star, as the latter claimed what seemed to be a routine victory – beating Djokovic 6-4 6-3, and not facing a break point in either set; instead breaking the Serbian once in the first set, and twice in the second set.
Afterwards, the Serbian announced his partnership with American Andre Agassi, the former world number 1 with 8 Grand Slam titles to his name. The partnership will only be short term, however, as Djokovic said:
“We don’t have any long-term commitment. It’s just us trying to get to know each other in Paris a little bit.”
The world number 2 has only won one title this season – earlier in the year at the Qatar Open, where he defeated current world number 1 Andy Murray.
The 18-time Grand Slam winner, who has been dominant in the first few months of the year, has decided to skip Roland Garros (the French Open), citing that he wants to keep playing “for many years to come”.
Novak Djokovic, world number 2. has split with his entire coaching team in order to regain the “winning spark” after a series of subpar results. The Serbian sensation said the decision was “mutual” with his coach Marian Vajda, fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch, and psyiotherapist Miljan Amanovic.
Roger Federer has triumphed over Rafael Nadal in an epic five set match: 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3! The 35 year old has defied the odds to overcome his Spanish rival and came back to defeat Nadal in the final seet with a deficit of 1-3 down. This is Federer’s 18th Grand Slam, and his fifth Australian Open title, which will propel Federer back into the top 10 in the rankings.
After a stellar 2015 tennis season which saw then Number 1 Novak Djokovic win three Gland Slam titles, and 11 titles overall, many had expected him to continue his superb season. And at the start of the year, all signs pointed to this.