Ancic to join Djokovic’s coach­ing team at Wim­ble­don

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No­vak Djokovic will re­in­force his coach­ing team for next week’s Wim­ble­don by adding for­mer world num­ber seven Mario Ancic along­side Amer­i­can great An­dre Agassi. The ar­range­ment was re­vealed by Croa­t­ian news­pa­per Sportske Novosti yes­ter­day. Ancic, 33, gave up ten­nis due to in­jury in 2011 to pur­sue a bank­ing ca­reer in the United States and will work with Agassi to try and help Djokovic re­dis­cover his best form. Eight-time Grand Slam cham­pion Agassi be­gan his col­lab­o­ra­tion with for­mer world num­ber one Djokovic at the French Open. Croa­t­ian Ancic won the 2005 Davis Cup, a year af­ter reach­ing the Wim­ble­don semi-fi­nals. He re­tired at the age of 26 af­ter a pro­longed bat­tle with ill­ness and in­jury. Ancic is only ex­pected to come on board with Djokovic tem­po­rar­ily as he could not set aside more time due to other work com­mit­ments. Djokovic, who hasn’t won a ti­tle since Jan­uary, is through to the East­bourne fi­nal against French se­cond seed Gael Mon­fils.—AFP

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