Andre Agassi has revealed personal differences played a factor behind his decision to quit as Novak Djokovics coach.
The 12-time Grand Slam champion slumped to his third consecutive defeat, the first time he has endured a losing run of that length since 2007, last week at the Miami Open against Benoit Paire.
With only the best intentions I tried to help Novak, Agassi said in a statement released to ESPN.
We far too often found ourselves agreeing to disagree. I wish him only the best moving forward.
Djokovic has struggled upon his return to the sport after a small medical intervention, losing back-to-back matches at Indian Wells and Miami, having also missed the final six months of last season.
Following his shock defeat against Paire last week, the 30-year-old admitted he was struggling to capture the form that rendered him almost unbeatable at his peak.
He said: I know that you cant be the person that you were yesterday, and the player [you once were]. You have to keep on training, evolving, trying to improve your game
The circumstances that I was in the last two years were very challenging. But Im not the only one that goes through that. I mean, there are tougher injuries that players go through. I dont want to sit here and whine about my last couple of years.
Im just in general trying everything I can. It is what it is. Im not at the level that I used to be. Im aware of that. I just have to obviously believe in myself and hopefully it will come.
I wouldnt go out on the court if I didnt believe I can win a tennis match. I wouldnt be here if I wasnt trying. I mean, nobody is kind of forcing me with a whip to go out on the court. I have a freedom to choose whether I want to play or not, I love this sport.
Theres a lot of people that support me, especially here. I thank them for their great support. Unfortunately Im not at the level they would like to see me at and I would like to see myself at. But it is what it is. Life goes on.