Novak Djokovic to team up with Andre Agassi for French Open

Germany's Alexander Zverev kisses the trophy after winning his final match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome Sunday

Novak Djokovic to team up with Andre Agassi for French Open

Along with his wife, Jelena, expecting the couple's second child, the World No. 2 is expected to announce a new apparel sponsor, and after his loss in the Rome final to Alexander Zverev, Djokovic confirmed rumors that eight-time Slam victor Andre Agassi, 47, will join his coaching team at the French Open.

The 20-year-old stunned world number two Djokovic 6-4 6-3 to become the youngest victor of a Masters 1000 tournament since the Serb himself in Miami in 2007.

Alexander Zverev has been rewarded with a first trip into the top 10 of the ATP rankings after beating Novak Djokovic to seal the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.

A long backhand by the Serbian, who will celebrate his 30th birthday on Monday, subsequently served up victory to his highly-rated opponent.

On May 5, Djokovic announced he had split from his entire coaching team - including his tennis coach of seven years Marian Vajda - to rediscover what he called "the winning spark".

As such, one more break of Djokovic at 1-1 in the second proved to be enough to send Zverev across the finish line.

Moreover, Djokovic continues to hold just a single 2017 championship on his resume after Sunday's loss to Zverev.

The German is the youngest victor of a Masters event since Djokovic won the Miami Open in 2007, according to the ATP. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.theeagleonline.com.ng as the source.

Djokovic has been struggling since the French Open previous year. We don't have any long-term commitment. "It s just us trying to get to know each other in Paris a little bit".

"You're an wonderful player".

In the WTA event, Ukraine's Elina Svitolina continued her brilliant season with a clinical 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 upset win over injury-hit Simona Halep.

'I spoke to Andre the last couple of weeks on the phone and we chose to get together in Paris, ' Djokovic said.

With news leaked of a new coach in his box, Novak Djokovic talked about the hiring of Andre Agassi for his French Open title defense.

"I just have to congratulate (Thiem), because he was better than me this afternoon", Nadal said.

'I'm very excited to see what is ahead of us'.

The second set went with serve to force a tie-break and Isner raced into a five-point lead thanks to two mini-breaks as he levelled the match.

The Ukrainian, who is now ranked 11th in the world, will return to the top 10 when the rankings are updated on Monday. I think Novak is playing quite great again.

Djokovic had parted ways with his coaching staff and has since been operating without a designated coach.

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