ROME, ITALY - MAY 21: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a shot against Alexander Zverev of Germany during the final of The Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2017 at Foro Italico on May 21, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Djokovic names Andre Agassi as new coach

Former world No.1 Novak Djokovic has joined forces with US tennis legend, Andre Agassi in a bid to return to the top of the world game.

Djokovic made the announcement on Sunday evening following his loss to Alexandr Zverev at the Italian Open.

“I spoke to Andre the last couple weeks on the phone, and we decided to get together in Paris (for the French Open),” Djokovic said.

“So he’s going to be there. We’ll see what (the) future brings.”

However, Djokovic said the pair have not confirmed whether he will remain coach after the French Open.

“We are both excited to work together and see where it takes us. We don’t have any long-term commitment. It’s just us trying to get to know each other in Paris a little bit,” Djokovic added.

“He will not stay the whole tournament. He’s going to stay only to a certain time, and then we’ll see after that what’s going to happen.”

Agassi won eight Grand Slam during his playing career, which ended in 2006.

“Andre is someone that I have tremendous respect for as a person and as a player,” Djokovic said.

“He has been through everything that I’m going through. On the court he understands the game amazingly well. I am enjoying every conversation that I have with him.

“But also, on the other hand, he’s someone that nurtures the family values, philanthropy work. He’s a very humble man, is very educated. He’s a person that can contribute to my life on and off the court a lot. I’m very excited to see what is ahead of us.”

Roland Garros begins on May 28 and runs until June 11.

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