French Open Diary: Agassi falls short in fashion stakes as champagne flows in sweltering Paris – AOL UK

An informal Andre Agassi appeared able to hit the seaside when he put Novak Djokovic by his paces earlier than the French Open champion made a profitable begin at Roland Garros and the champagne corks had been popping on a scorching afternoon in Paris.

Djokovic turned to the legendary Agassi this month after parting firm along with his complete teaching employees in a bid to rediscover the magnificent type which made him the dominant pressure in males's tennis.

Agassi appeared to have left his tennis apparel at house as he graced Court docket Philippe Chatrier in what gave the impression to be a pair of board shorts for a follow session earlier than seeing the Serbian defeat Marcel Granollers in straight units on day two.

It has been out with the previous and in with the brand new for Djokovic, however his former coach Boris Becker took time to shake Agassi's hand as the legendary American sat in the champion's field.

Rafael Nadal confirmed why he's the favorite to win a report 10th title at Roland Garros, leaving Benoit Paire gasping for breath down on the deck on Monday.

Sweltering warmth gave many the proper excuse to hit the bars and pattern champagne, whereas Djokovic appeared understandably puzzled with an extended-winded query about Serbia probably becoming a member of the European Union.


Djokovic might need had a way of deja vu if he peered as much as his field in the second set, as Becker leaned over to greet Agassi.

Agassi will solely be on the event for the primary week and he gave the impression to be prepared to go straight off on vacation as he helped Djokovic limber up in some questionable black shorts and a black t-shirt.

What occurred to the flamboyant, vibrant clothes he used to don in his taking part in days?


Nadal wasted no time in dispatching Paire, taking lower than two hours to achieve spherical two.

The 'King of Clay' confirmed no mercy on Court docket Suzanne Lenglen and had Paire tangled in the web after toying with the Frenchman.

Paire crouched down on the baseline like a boxer in the 12th spherical and had his arms on his knees earlier than Nadal put him out of his distress.


They want no encouragement to crack open the bubbly in France and it was comprehensible with temperatures hovering on Monday.

Bars across the grounds had been full of tennis lovers in want of shade and taking the chance to have a tipple or two.

Chances are high they had been nonetheless in there when the odd spot of rain fell in the night.


There have been few questions thrown in Djokovic's path which weren't about Agassi in his media convention, however the reigning champion had one which left him and different journalists perplexed.

A reporter got here up with an extended-winded question, throughout which he was requested to chop to the chase by the moderator, which was wouldn't it be a "chain of hope" for Serbia to realize entry to the EU?

Djokovic's response was much more simple. He mentioned: "Look, I will persist with my solutions about tennis and sport. Politics is one thing that's not of my curiosity in the meanwhile. I do comply with it, after all, as a result of it's a part of my life, a part of everybody's lives. So I am conscious of what is taking place. However greater than that, I am unable to say."

Very politically right, it have to be mentioned.

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