Novak Djokovic can surprise the world, says Andre Agassi

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Novak Djokovic can surprise the world, says Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi believes that Novak Djokovic has huge chances to catch Roger Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles record. Speaking in India on Friday, the eight-time Grand Slam winner said: “Absolutely, Novak has 15 now and he is 32 but his body is more like 25.

He got two Grand Slam titles last year. If he gets two titles every year for the next three years, he can easily catch them all. And I think Novak can surprise the world with something the game has never seen before. ” Agassi also spoke about how his father pushed him to play tennis: “It was not a choice.

My father saw this as the fastest road to living the American dream... If you are playing professional sports, you don’t know what to do with the rest of your life after you stop playing. My life while playing was about building my philanthropy venture in education and scale that across geography and putting a business model to make it happen by using technology”.

Agassi would have liked Djokovic to undergo elbow surgery in July 2017 instead of doing a conservative treatment, but the Serb waited until February 2018. "If there is one thing that I will never change about anybody, it's what his body can do.

What his body can do is never a problem. You don't go trying to fix the one thing that's remarkable. He was never healthy two days in a row with his elbow and I live by one clear philosophy which is if you don't listen to your body, your body is not going to listen to you.

So we need to heal. But unlike me, when I played, he loves the game, he wants to play and he wants to run and he wants to find his way to get through the injury and playing injured is just not responsible. That I can't support that because I'd be hurting the very person I'm claiming I care about and I'd be doing the very thing for tennis that I'm trying not to do.

I can't be a party to something that I felt was literally going to hurt him and that's where l struggled. You get one body and you get one career and taking chances with this wasn't going to happen on my watch."

Dubai looks forward to seeing Roger Federer possibly winning his eighth title there. The Swiss was described as the most talented player by Fernando Verdasco