‘Show More Judgment’ – John McEnroe’s Remarks on Novak Djokovic’s Personal Life Were Once Reprimanded by His Coach and American Tennis Icon Andre Agassi

Published 08/06/2022, 5:26 PM EDT

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Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic is arguably the greatest ever tennis star in the history of tennis. In 2022, he has faced a lot of controversies regarding the vaccination, which will rule him out of the US Open 2022.

Even though Djokovic has placed himself among the best, he has also attracted many controversies. Back in 2017, former American tennis star John McEnroe compared Djokovic’s troubles in his personal life with that of the legendary golfer Tiger Woods. Andre Agassi, who was coaching Djokovic at the time, confronted McEnroe.


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Andre Agassi didn’t appreciate McEnroe’s Novak Djokovic comparison

Earlier, John McEnroe said about Djokovic, The person that comes to mind immediately with Novak is golfer Tiger Woods. He had the issues with his wife, he seemed to go completely off the rails and has never been even close to the same player.

Reacting to the comments, Djokovic subtly made a joke about it, but he showed respect to the American legend.

Interestingly, 8-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi confronted McEnroe about his comments. He said, I spoke to John directly about that. We all have the potential to say regretful things that come with unnecessary hurt to people.”

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“My hope is that he’ll show more judgment moving forward,” Agassi further said.

Despite Agassi’s stand for Djokovic, the duo did not quite work well, as their partnership lasted only a year. During that time, the Serb did not win a single Grand Slam title.

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Notably, their tenure lasted from the French Open in 2017 to April 2018. Since splitting with the former American tennis player, Djokovic has won 4 consecutive Wimbledon titles. It is also worth noting that Djokovic parted ways with his long-time coach Marian Vajda earlier in the summer.

Currently, the Serb is struggling to get into the USA due to the rules and regulations concerning Covid-19 vaccination in the country. After winning Wimbledon this year, many thought Novak would win the US Open as well. Unfortunately, it looks like he will not showcase his skills in Flushing Meadows later this month.



Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

Edited By: Tony Thomas