Andre Agassi explains the reason for his split with Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic has lost three matches in a row for the first time since 2007 (Picture: Getty)

Andre Agassi has revealed personal differences played a factor behind his decision to quit as Novak Djokovics coach.

The 12-time Grand Slam champion slumped to his third consecutive defeat, the first time he has endured a losing run of that length since 2007, last week at the Miami Open against Benoit Paire.

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With only the best intentions I tried to help Novak, Agassi said in a statement released to ESPN.

We far too often found ourselves agreeing to disagree. I wish him only the best moving forward.

Djokovic has struggled upon his return to the sport after a small medical intervention, losing back-to-back matches at Indian Wells and Miami, having also missed the final six months of last season.

Andre Agassi explains the reason for his split with Novak Djokovic
Andre Agassi has resigned as Novak Djokovics coach (Picture: Getty)

Following his shock defeat against Paire last week, the 30-year-old admitted he was struggling to capture the form that rendered him almost unbeatable at his peak.


He said: I know that you cant be the person that you were yesterday, and the player [you once were]. You have to keep on training, evolving, trying to improve your game

The circumstances that I was in the last two years were very challenging. But Im not the only one that goes through that. I mean, there are tougher injuries that players go through. I dont want to sit here and whine about my last couple of years.

Im just in general trying everything I can. It is what it is. Im not at the level that I used to be. Im aware of that. I just have to obviously believe in myself and hopefully it will come.

I wouldnt go out on the court if I didnt believe I can win a tennis match. I wouldnt be here if I wasnt trying. I mean, nobody is kind of forcing me with a whip to go out on the court. I have a freedom to choose whether I want to play or not, I love this sport.

Theres a lot of people that support me, especially here. I thank them for their great support. Unfortunately Im not at the level they would like to see me at and I would like to see myself at. But it is what it is. Life goes on.

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