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Grigor Dimitrov confirms he has added Andre Agassi to his team
Published Oct 31, 2018
Grigor Dimitrov has confirmed he has brought on Andre Agassi as a coach and wants to extend the relationship next season.
The world No. 10 got off to a winning start at the Paris Masters in their first official tournament together.
"He's amazing," Dimitrov was quoted as telling pressat Paris. "I couldn't think of a better guy, sharing thoughts, feelings, emotions, on and off the court."
The 27-year-old Bulgarian won the 2017 ATP Finals and reached a career-high No. 3, but is just 14-14 since Madrid. Agassi also had plenty of highs and lows during his career, including falling below the Top 100 before returning to Grand Slam success—which his newest player considers valuable experiences.
"He's one of the only people that I feel I can really relate to and open up to," said Dimitrov.
Dimitrov will also keep working with his regular coach, Dani Vallverdu, who suggested bringing Agassi on the team.
"Agassi cannot be anything but positive," Vallverdu told L'Equipe. "I've talked with Grigor for a while about adding something to the team who can help him play a more consistent game and be at the top more regularly.
"The problem for him, with his game and his personality, is to be solid all the time. Obviously, I've worked on this a lot myself, but my job as leader of the team is to find better solutions."
Agassi, who began coaching when he started working with Novak Djokovic in 2017, has repeatedly said he will not travel full-time on tour. The new pair, who have trained together before, plan to decide a schedule in the next few weeks and will work together in the offseason.
"Hopefully, I can travel with Andre a bit more next year, and for sure we're going to try to spend a lot more time together in the upcoming weeks and months," said Dimitrov.
Last year’s ATP Finals champion has not qualified for the field this season. He could drop below the Top 20 when his points from the title come off his ranking.
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