Andre Agassi is the second coach of Novak Djokovic this year, cooperating with Radek Stepanek who is mainly following the Serbian out of competition and during ATP events. Interviewed by Tennis365, Agassi spoke about how it is like to coach Djokovic, who is currently dealing with an elbow injury and should comeback only in May.
Agassi, who coached Djokovic one week in Monte Carlo in December and during the Australian Open in January, said: 'He is intense about everything, including relaxing! He takes everything very seriously. Even when he chills out, he is determined to make the most of that time.
What surprises me most is his intellectual capacity off the court and how little he thinks on the court. You see him off the court and he thinks through everything, but on the court he tends to feel his way through matches.' 'Some players find it hard to get back to the top when they have had a dip in form, but in Novak’s case, I think he can get back there.
He is aged 30, but his body is still in the condition of a 25-year-old. The first thing you look at when you reach that stage of your career is the physical conditioning and maybe whether you have to make life easier on yourself when you reach the back end of your career.
He needs to find a few new solutions, it’s as simple as that. Tennis is a mix of mind, body and heart and there is a balance. You have to make sure more is going in than coming out.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: 'I won't fight to be No. 1 again. Federer did better than me'