Defending champion Novak Djokovic says he is excited to have created a “new vibe” by inviting Andre Agassi to work with him during the French Open which starts on Sunday.
World number two Djokovic parted company with his entire coaching team earlier this month, admitting he needed to rediscover his spark after some disappointing results this year.
American eight-times grand slam champion Agassi, 47, has taken on a coaching role for the first time since ending his glittering playing career in 2006.
Djokovic was out on court with 1999 champion Agassi on Friday before the draw ceremony, where he was paired with Spaniard Marcel Granollers.
Djokovic said he had shared some long conversations with Agassi in Paris and that they had “clicked and connected”.
Djokovic, seeded second behind an out-of-form Andy Murray, said resurgent Spaniard Rafael Nadal is favorite for the title as he seeks a 10th French Open crown.
“Rafa, next to Roger, has been the best player so far this year in terms of results,” he said.