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Wimbledon: Agassi aims to focus Djokovic

By Andy Hampson

Andre Agassi hopes to bring out Novak Djokovic's fighting best at Wimbledon by ensuring his mind is clear and focused on the task ahead.

Former world No1 Djokovic (30) recently started working with Agassi, an eight-time grand slam champion, in a bid to reinvigorate his game.

His arrangement with Agassi has been described as informal, with the American saying there is little he can teach the 12-time major winner from a technical point of view.

Agassi said: "I don't know if I call it a coach. If I'd taken on a young player - you mould those players off the court, on the court. You almost implant your brain into them.

"But Novak is a champion, he has been moulded, he knows what he is doing. You have to find the buttons that make him the best that he is.

"It's not about full-time, it is not about teaching him to win. My goodness, we have seen him do that plenty of times. It is about finding the parts that help him feel clear, so that he is able to execute his best game with conviction."

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