After exercising utter domination from the years 2015-16, Novak Djokovic’s career developed a downward slope in the 2017 season. He retired from Wimbledon 2017 and later called off his tennis season. The same year Novak Djokovic parted ways with his former team, Marian Vajda and Boris Becker. And, his elbow injury pulled him down.
After splitting with his old team, Djokovic joined forces with the eight-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi. Recently while speaking to The New York Times the Serb reflected upon the significance of Agassi in his tennis career.
“He (Andre Agassi) was one of the very influential people in my life, who actually allowed me to come to all of these realizations even more,” Djokovic said.“If you see things from a larger perspective, it’s quite interestingly the same in terms of understanding what the next step in life is. I will eternally be grateful to him.”
Novak Djokovic speaks on the misunderstandings with Andre Agassi
During Wimbledon 2019 Novak Djokovic reflected why things did not fall in place while working with Agassi. “With Andre, it was a tough period for me. I was six months away from tennis because of my elbow,” the Serb mentioned.
“Then I had to work on my way back to the tour, then surgery came two months later. Then followed by its recovery. Those kinds of circumstances were not really in favor of my relationship and collaboration with Andre,” Djokovic explained in July 2019.
In 2018 Djokovic was eliminated in the quarterfinals of French Open. And before entering the French major the Serb called off his coaching league with Agassi.
Along with Agassi, the former doubles specialist Radek Stepanek was also part of Novak’s team. Djokovic parted ways with those two and resumed in alliance with his former team. As a consequence, he resurged on the ATP Tour at Wimbledon 2018.