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Novak Djokovic splits with coach Radek Stepanek after parting with Andre Agassi

Djokovic splits with coach Stepanek after parting with Agassi

04/04/2018 at 13:07Updated 04/04/2018 at 14:08

Novak Djokovic has ended his partnership with coach Radek Stepanek - just days after his split from Andre Agassi was also announced.

"After Miami, Novak Djokovic and his tennis coach Radek Stepanek decided to end their co-operation," the statement read.

"The private relationship with Stepanek was and will remain great, and Novak has enjoyed working with him and learning from him. He remains grateful and appreciative of all the support he has received from Radek during the last period.

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"Novak remains focused and eager to come back stronger and more resilient from [a] long injury break that has affected his confidence and game. He is continuously and passionately looking for new and different ways to regain [his] winning form.

"The co-operation between Novak and Andre Agassi has also ended."

Stepanek began working with Djokovic in December 2016, while Agassi joined the Serb's team in May 2017.

Andre Agassi and Novak Djokovic

Andre Agassi and Novak DjokovicReuters

Agassi announced his split from the star on Saturday and explained that differences of opinion lay behind the decision.

“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 is set to compete at the Monte Carlo Masters, which begins on April 15, while he is targeting the French Open and then Wimbledon.

The 30-year-old missed the final six months of last year and could not progress past the fourth round of the Australian Open, where he lost to eventual semi-finalist Chung Hyeon.

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