World No. 20 Grigor Dimitrov says it absolutely helps to have Andre Agassi in his corner as he will turn to the former world No. 1 for advice. Agassi, the 1999 French Open champion, is one of Dimitrov's coaches but he is not with the Bulgarian at Roland Garros.
"I think the experience that he has had out there, especially at the French Open, it's been pretty amazing. I think to a certain extent it helps me like a lot to sort of hear it and hear how he overcame some of his obstacles on such an event," Dimitrov said of Agassi, per Ravi Ubha.
"So we are just focusing on this right now. Always after a tournament is done, we sort of reassess the rest of it and kind of progress from it."
Dimitrov aims a deep French Open run
Dimitrov, who has claimed back-to-back straight-set wins over Gregoire Barrere and Andrej Martin, plays next against Roberto Carballes Baena.
"Yeah, I feel like good for now. I'm going to definitely get on the phone with him and speak a little bit and see, yeah, see how things are," Dimitrov added. Meanwhile, No. 15 seed Karen Khachanov spoke about how he was raised by his parents to respect everyone.
Khachanov, who got in a Twitter war with Nick Kyrgios this weekend, beat Jiri Vesely in four sets to make the French Open third round. "I was raised like this in my family, to always respect older people, first of all, respect higher-status people.
I'm not saying that you need to do something unbelievable, but just to show respect, especially to players in our sport, which (have) done a lot of things," Khachanov claimed, per Ravi Ubha. "But even like this, you need to show respect to the players who are lower in the ranking, as well.
"So for me I was raised like this, I try to follow up on this. And, yeah, I was everybody could but everybody is different in this world." Elsewhere, Marcos Giron reflected on his time at Roland Garros after losing to Thiago Monteiro in the second round.
"Of course it's interesting circumstances with being in the bubble & not being able to explore Paris. I love the city, but still being here at Roland Garros is amazing. The clay is, there's nothing else like it & I really love playing here," Giron said of the French Open bubble, per Ravi Ubha.
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