Djokovic hilariously mocks Agassi: the video goes viral!

The Serbian champion, in the on court interview on the Rod Laver Arena, turned to his former coach, who was there to watch the match between Nole and Prizmic

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Djokovic hilariously mocks Agassi: the video goes viral!
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Sometimes they come back...but this time not with the player-coach relationship, but how many fun on the Rod Laver Arena, at the Australian Open 2024! Although the sporting collaboration undertaken in 2018 lasted less than a year, Novak Djokovic and Andre Agassi have always maintained an excellent relationship over the years.

The former American champion witnessed the match between the Serbian and Dino Prizmic on the Rod Laver Arena and, at the end of the match, Jim Courier involved him in a nice exchange. At the end of the match with Prizmic, at the on-court interview, Djokovic talked about Agassi, indeed, he addressed him directly, joking and making fun of him pleasantly.

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"Andre, it's great to have you here. Thank you very much, of course, for honoring us with your presence this evening at the Australian Open. It's always great to see you, it hasn't happened in years," Djokovic said, addressing Agassi directly.

"We were up 4-0, tied, and I hit a forehand winner. I smiled at you and said, 'That's almost like your answer!' After that I lost three games in a row! But it's my fault and not yours obviously. I lost focus, but I was inspired by your presence and overwhelmed to see you. Thank you very much for coming," explained Djokovic.

Nole does not yet know the name of his next rival, who will emerge from the Australian derby between Alexei Popyrin and Marc Polmans. The two will face each other on the John Cain Arena after the match between Dayana Yastremska and Marketa Vondrousova.

The highlights of the match against Prizmic

With an exceptional passing shot, the Croatian took the lead in the fourth game, but Djokovic made the immediate counter break. The 36-year-old didn't find the right focus in the tie-break and the mini-comeback attempt was interrupted with yet another bad forehand at the net.

The situation remained unchanged in the third, because Djokovic gave up serve twice in a row from the 2-0 betrayed again by the forehand. Despite his efforts, Prizmic did the same and saw the dream vanish at 4-3: the passer on the break point was lost on the net.

In the fourth set, as expected, Prizmic exhausted much of the physical energy available and paid a high price for the 0-4 that materialized in just a few minutes. Djokovic wrote the final word with an important 6-2, (5) 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 gained in four hours. 

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