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Novak Djokovic to have Andre Agassi in his corner throughout Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic to have Andre Agassi in his corner throughout Wimbledon

Djokovic is playing a grasscourt warmup tournament for the first time in seven years and looked relaxed as he walked about in the south coast sunshine on Monday.

French Open 2017: Petra Kvitova makes winning return to tennis after knife attack French Open 2017: Petra Kvitova makes winning return to tennis after knife attack

Serena Williams may be missing from this year's French Open, but big sister Venus is still going strong and marks her Roland Garros 20th anniversary on Sunday.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga warms up for Roland Garros with Lyon clay breakthrough Jo-Wilfried Tsonga warms up for Roland Garros with Lyon clay breakthrough

The 32-year-old Tsonga will open his campaign at Roland Garros -- where he twice reached the semi-finals -- against Argentine Renzo Olivo, a first round casualty in Lyon.

Stan Wawrinka holds Geneva title ahead of French Open bid Stan Wawrinka holds Geneva title ahead of French Open bid

Zverev, 29, had been bidding for his maiden tour title the 33rd-ranked player`s first final appearance in seven years.

French Open 2017: Vannemreddy Abhimanyu grabs wild card for Roland Garros junior event French Open 2017: Vannemreddy Abhimanyu grabs wild card for Roland Garros junior event

The 17-year-old Abhimanyu tamed the fighting Japanese 6-1 4-6 6-1 in two hours and 15 minutes at court number six of Roland Garros.

French Open 2017: Young bloods Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev aiming to upset old guard at Roland Garros French Open 2017: Young bloods Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev aiming to upset old guard at Roland Garros

The 20-year-old Alexander Zverev beat Novak Djokovic to win the Italian Open last Sunday, while the 23-year-old Dominic Thiem also impressed in the tournament, defeating Nadal.

French Open 2017: Defending champion Novak Djokovic excited by 'new vibe' with Andre Agassi French Open 2017: Defending champion Novak Djokovic excited by 'new vibe' with Andre Agassi

American eight-times grand slam champion Agassi, 47, has taken on a coaching role for the first time since ending his glittering playing career in 2006.

French Open 2017: 'I'm the favourite? I don't care', declares Le Decima chasing Rafael Nadal French Open 2017: 'I'm the favourite? I don't care', declares Le Decima chasing Rafael Nadal

Nadal, who was forced to withdraw from last year's Roland Garros with a wrist injury after two rounds, has already reached the magical 10 titles number this year at the claycourt events in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

French Open 2017: Petra Kvitova included in tournament draw after recovering from stabbing French Open 2017: Petra Kvitova included in tournament draw after recovering from stabbing

Kvitova, who said this week she was set to play at Wimbledon where she has twice won the title, has not played competitively since the attack, which left her with serious injuries to her left playing hand.

French Open 2107: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal on semi-final collision course at Roland Garros French Open 2107: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal on semi-final collision course at Roland Garros

World number one Andy Murray is seeded to face 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in the last four.

Rafael Nadal recalls almost 'destroying' wrist at last year's French Open Rafael Nadal recalls almost 'destroying' wrist at last year's French Open

The Spanish star withdrew from the 2016 tournament with a left wrist injury on the eve of his third round match.

French Open 2017, Women's Singles Preview: Missing stars let Roland Garros pretenders dream French Open 2017, Women's Singles Preview: Missing stars let Roland Garros pretenders dream

Simona Halep, the 2014 runner-up, established herself as arguably the leading challenger by winning the Madrid Open before reaching the Rome final, but an ankle injury has cast doubt over her status.

French Open 2017, Men's Singles Preview: Rafael Nadal targets 10th title at Roland Garros French Open 2017, Men's Singles Preview: Rafael Nadal targets 10th title at Roland Garros

The 30-year-old has already reached the magical 10 titles number this year at the claycourt events in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

Geneva Open: Leander Paes-Scott Lipsky pair moves to semifinals after getting a walk-over Geneva Open: Leander Paes-Scott Lipsky pair moves to semifinals after getting a walk-over

The Indo-American team will face next face top seeds Jean- Julien Rojer of The Netherlands and Romania's Horia Tecau in the final four contest.

Andre Agassi appointment as coach positive for both Novak Djokovic and Tennis: Andy Murray Andre Agassi appointment as coach positive for both Novak Djokovic and Tennis: Andy Murray

Djokovic on Sunday named former world number one Agassi as his coach for the French Open, which starts May 28, minutes after losing the Italian Open final to Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-3.

French Open organisers unfazed with absence of stars Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova French Open organisers unfazed with absence of stars Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova

The champion in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Nadal, now 30, was written off when he lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 quarter-finals, ending a 39-match win streak in Paris since his shock defeat to Robin Soderling in 2009.