In a long interview with Sport Magazine, Radek Stepanek spoke about the end of his co-operation with Novak Djokovic. The former world No. 8 admitted that he found difficulties in having successful results in terms of tennis, but their human relationship was just great.
'Novak is a living tennis legend, he won everything he could, he is a perfectionist', Stepanek said. 'The work was very intense. Today every player can run, have a treatment, have stretching. But what do you when you leave the court or training session makes the difference.
There are differences between players. Novak is amazing into it, he is a professional. But as a coach, after a little bit of time, you feel that in truth what you say and want to help in is the contrary (of reality). Andre Agassi had an important role into this: when I am not part of the solution, I am part of the problem.' 'Working with Nole gave me the chance to work with Andre Agassi, which I consider an enormous gift.
In 30 years of tennis, I met a very few similar people to him. What Andre did for Novak was unreal. He wanted to help Novak from his heart. He said that he worked with him for free. You find it very rarely in the world today.'