STARNBERG, December 1, 2017
Recently retired Radek Stepanek has joined the coaching team of Novak Djokovic for the next season, which was announced on Thursday through an Instagram live chat.
The former top 10-player from the Czech Republic is set to partner with US-American Andre Agassi in the team, as Djokovic’s tennis coach. Stepanek will begin working with the 12 time Grand Slam champion in the following days in Monte Carlo, as Djokovic prepares for the next season and upcoming tournaments, after he had been sidelined from the courts due to an elbow injury.
“Radek is one of my very close friends on the tour and I was always impressed with his level of determination, passion and love for the sport. The fact that he just recently retired at the age of 37 speaks volumes of his love for the game. He has lot of experience and knowledge, and he has played on a high level for many years. I am excited to join our forces together and cannot wait to compete again having a new team to back me up,” said Djokovic stated on his official website.
“I’m honored to be a new member of Novak’s team. It is a new and exciting challenge for me, which I’m looking forward to and I believe that as a team we can help Nole to reach his goals. As longtime friends off the tennis court, I believe that our friendship and similar views will translate onto the court as well, and we will share some memorable moments together,” Stepanek added.