Andre Agassi and Novak Djokovic Spotted at Training

It surely seems that Andre Agassi and Novak Djokovic already started training together, as Novak is preparing for the Roland Garros. The two were spotted together on the tennis court and the first photos of the stars were published on social media.

Andre Agassi will have a very difficult mission in helping Novak shake his very bad luck and unsuccessful start of the season. Novak has a lot of pressure at Roland Garros, as he is actually the defending champion at this tournament. Novak wanted to make a huge change to get out of this bad state, so the famous tennis player decided earlier this month to fire his entire coaching team.

The decision actually came after Novak lost the Italian Open final in front of Alexander Zverev, a young player who seems to become a constant presence on top. Well, now Novak will benefit from the help and the advice of Andre Agassi and it is yet to see if this is what the Serbian player needed to overcome his series of losses.

For Agassi this will also be an interesting experience, as he actually has never coached a top player before. Furthermore, it has been claimed that the collaboration of the two is on trial now and Agassi is not planning on staying in France for the whole Roland Garros. The collaboration between the two could, however, become more permanent if it proves to be successful on both sides.

Since Novak fired his entire team, including Marian Vajda, who has been his long-time coach, he has been mostly alone in the last few weeks, having only his broker, Marko, and his spiritual guru, Pepe Imaz, to help him. An interesting thing to mention is that before being confirmed to help Novak with his preparation, Agassi was actually mentioned as a potential coach for Novak’s main rival, Andy Murray.

Well, finally Novak convinced Andre to join him, but it is yet to see if the collaboration will turn out to be a success.

Andre Agassi will Coach Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has been having quite a rough period of time when it comes to his tennis career. The star just seems unable to keep his success and to regain his series of wins. And he now decided to make a big change. Novak will be coached by famous tennis player Andre Agassi. At least for a few matches, it has been claimed.

Andre will be helping the famous tennis player to prepare for the French Open, title that Novak has to defend next week. Novak was definitely shaken by his last defeat in front of Alexander Zverev, who did an amazing march in Rome and took home the title. Zverev proved to be an amazing tennis player and without a doubt he will continue to make his presence known on the tennis field in the future, as well.

Novak needs to forget about this defeat as fast as possible and start preparing for the new tournament. The star maybe will get the support that he needs from Andre. “I spoke to Andre the last couple weeks on the phone, and we decided to get together in Paris. We don’t have any long-term commitment, it’s just us trying to get to know each other a little bit. He will not stay the whole tournament. He’s going to stay only to a certain time, and then we’ll see after that what’s going to happen,” Novak said.

It is unclear at the moment if Andre will take a more serious commitment and stay with Novak for longer time, but Novak seemed very optimistic about this collaboration in his statement. “Andre is someone that I have tremendous respect for as a person and as a player. He has been through everything that I’m going through,” Novak stated.

The famous tennis player also said that he feels that Andre can bring an overall positive contribution to his life. “He understands the game amazingly well. I am enjoying every conversation that I have with him. Also, he’s someone that nurtures family values, philanthropic work. He’s a very humble man, very educated. He’s a person that can contribute to my life on and off the court a lot. I’m very excited to see what is ahead of us,” Novak concluded.

Nicky Hayden Dies after Cycling Accident in Italy

Some tragic news were revealed over the weekend. Nicky Hayden passed away after an accident while cycling in Italy. The former MotoGP world champion was 35 years old. At the time of the accident, Nicky was training along the Rimini coastline.

Nicky did not die immediately during the impact, but passed away about five days after the road crash. The incident occurred last Wednesday, when Nicky was cycling in Italy and a car collided with his bicycle. The accident caused him severe head and chest injuries. He was immediately hospitalized and stayed under invasive care at the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena.

“The medical team has verified the death of the patient Nicholas Patrick Hayden, who has been undergoing care since last Wednesday 17 May in the intensive care unit of the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena following a very serious polytrauma which occurred the same day,” an official statement said.

The star was widely known as a World Superbike Championship rider and a 2006 MotoGP world champion. At the time of the accident he was actually training after his participation in the World Superbike Championship race at Imola.

The star was praised by Valentino Rossi, whom Hayden competed against in MotoGP. After the news of the accident were revealed, Rossi described Nicky as “one of the best friends I’ve ever had in the paddock.” Hayden beat Rossi in 2006 and took the championship in MotoGP, but that was his only championship. He remained in MotoGP races until 2015. In 2016, he started attending the World Superbike Championship.

Serena Williams Opens Up about Upcoming Baby in Social Media Post

Serena Williams is set to become a mom for the first time and it surely seems that the star is very happy. The famous tennis champion decided to share her feelings towards her pregnancy and her unborn child in a social media post. She shared a photo on Instagram of her relaxing on what appeared to be a beach, along with quite an emotional message.

So, Serena Williams is 20 weeks pregnant with her fiancé Alexis Ohanian. The star is surely enjoying her pregnancy as much as possible and wants to share her happiness with her Instagram followers. She shared the new pic along with a message that seems to be addressed to her unborn child.

“My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had,” her message said. “You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can’t wait to meet you,” she added. “I can’t wait for you to join the players box next year,” Serena’s message also said. This means that the tennis player’s fans could rest assured that after welcoming her child, Serena will return to the tennis court.

The star also took this chance to share other things, too. “But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you… once again today,” she said. And the tennis champion also had something to say for the baby’s father, who recently celebrated his birthday. “On @alexisohanian bday. from the world’s oldest number one to the world’s youngest number one. – Your Mommy,” Serena ended her post.

Well, although Serena is enjoying an amazing time in her life, the star was not happy with the latest comments made by a former tennis player, Ilie Nastase. When referring to Serena’ child, he said: “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?” Of course, Serena responded and seemed to be very disappointed. “It disappoints me to know that we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments towards myself and unborn child, and sexist comments against my peer,” she said.

Serena Williams Won’t be at the Indian Wells

Sad news for Serena Williams’ fans. The famous tennis player will not play at the Indian Wells. Without a doubt, this is not good news for the BNP Paribas Open, either, considering that Serena is the most famous name when it comes to female tennis and the number 1 female tennis player.

So, Serena announced that she will sit out of this major tennis tournament, joining quite an impressive list of Grand Slam singles titlists who would be out of the tennis court this time. This includes Petra Kvitova and of course Maria Sharapova. When it comes to the reason why she will not be playing at this tennis tournament, Selena said that it is all because of a left knee injury which she suffered last year and which prevented her from properly training.

Unfortunately for Serena, not being able to attend means that she will most likely lose her title of being the world’s top-ranked female player. Serena also revealed that she will not attend the Miami Open, which follows at the end of the month.

Maria Sharapova is quite obvious that wouldn’t be able to attend, considering that she is still serving a 15-month drug ban. However, the star won’t have to wait much longer before getting back to the tennis court. She will be at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, in April.

Petra, on the other hand, is still recovering after a quite shocking event. The star was stabbed during a home burglary. An intruder attacked her in her home and stabbed her multiple times in 2016. The star had to undergo surgery after the event. She has been working hard to recover and hopefully she will be able to soon return to the tennis court.

Another female tennis player who will be missing the BNP Paribas Open is Victoria Azarenka. However, in this case the news are great, as Azarenka has just become a mom. She give birth to a baby boy, Leo, on December 20, 2016. The star has not revealed the exact moment when she will be able back on the tennis court, but most likely this will happen later in the season.

Soccer Player Lauren Holiday Talks about Brain Tumor and Health Issues

One of the most famous soccer players in the US, Lauren Holiday, decided to open up and share quite a powerful experience from her personal life. Lauren is now retired. The star actually took to social media to talk about a very serious health issue she had to deal with during her pregnancy.

Lauren shared on social media a message about life as a mother, what she had to deal with and what she struggled with during her pregnancy. Actually, while expecting her child, Lauren found out that she was suffering from a benign brain tumor. She actually received the diagnosis during her sixth month of pregnancy. She underwent a medical procedure to have the tumor removed in October, 2016. The surgery took place about one month after Lauren became a mom.

Lauren also shared a beautiful picture of her baby daughter. “I have never quite known suffering like I experienced the last 6 months. I can remember countless nights repeating ‘there may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning.’ I remember half believing it and half still in disbelief that this was my life,” her message said.

Lauren also revealed that she turned to her faith, which helped her get through these difficult moments. “I memorized scripture and some days my faith felt unshakable and others I was scared to death. Every time I see this smile I’m reminded that joy does come in the morning. Maybe not the next day, maybe not even the next month but it comes. I can’t imagine what heaven will be like if this is the joy I get to experience on earth,” her message continued.

So, Lauren revealed that her faith in God gave her strength, but she also got a lot of support from her husband and her family. Lauren Holiday is married to NBA star Jrue Holiday. The two wedded back in 2013. The fact that Jrue has been there for Lauren is no secret. He actually decided to take a leave of absence after his wife received her diagnosis to be able to be there for her and focus on his family.

Former Hockey Player Mike Comrie Accused of Rape

Some shocking allegations have emerged involving the name of Mike Comrie. It has actually been claimed that Mike has been accused of rape. Mike Comrie is surely well known as the former husband of Hilary Duff and the father of her child.

Of course, he is best known as a former hockey player. So, TMZ reported that Mike was accused of sexual assault by a woman in Los Angeles. The 36 year old woman said that Comrie raped her. The allegations were officially filed, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. “There is an open investigation of sexual assault involving Mr. Comrie,” LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado stated.

TMZ also reported that Mike and this woman met on Saturday at a bar in Los Angeles. The two later went to his apartment in West Hollywood. The woman claimed that this is where Mike sexually assaulted her multiple times. Following the abuse, the woman went to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The former hockey player has not officially commented on the allegations.

However, it has been claimed that he completely denied all these allegations. Reportedly, according to police statements, the star said that the sex was consensual. It has also been claimed that another woman was also involved and she filed no complaint against the star. It yet to see what investigators will find and if Mike is really guilty of anything.

Meanwhile, it surely seems that he has the full support of his former mother in law. So, Hilary Duff’s mother defended Mike. Radar Online reported that Hilary’s mother, Susan, considers Mike to be a “great guy.” Susan has not commented too much on the allegations directly, but it surely seems that she did not change her mind about him.

Mike Comrie and Hilary Duff wedded back in 2012. The couple separated in 2014 and without a doubt the split news came as a shock as they seemed to be a happy couple. They remained friends after the split and actually their divorce was only officially finalized at the beginning of 2016. The formerly married couple has a son together.

Boris Becker Talks about Australian Open Final

Boris Becker is surely a famous name when it comes to the world of tennis. The star has just decided to talk about the final of the Australian Open and he definitely had some interesting things to say. The final was a nice moment for all tennis fans as it brought together Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is an interesting and powerful five sets match.

According to Tennis World USA, Becker claimed that Federer and Nadal’s success at this tournament has actually sent a message to the best tennis players at the moment, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. “Before the start of the Australian Open, everyone had been asking where do they go? After the tournament they have shown that they go to the very top,” Becker explained. “They showed some real drive and sent a message to Djokovic and Murray saying they are coming back. The way Federer played in Melbourne, it goes on to show that there is more to come and that is true for Nadal also.”

Becker also claimed that Nadal could have great chances in winning the upcoming tennis tournament. “He is the favourite to win Roland Garros, it’s clear that he can aspire to everything. It’s good for tennis that Rafa cameback.” Becker also claimed that most likely Nadal will continue to work with Toni and a split will not occur at this point.

Becker praised Federer for his amazing talent and the fact that he managed to achieve the unexpected record of winning 18 Grand Slams. He claimed that despite the huge achievement, Federer actually made everything look so easy and effortless.

“His elegance and classy way of achieving it is something that not many sportspersons will be able to replicate in future. A few months back the question was when will Novak equal and cross Federer’s Grand Slam record but now suddenly the question has changed to whether he can do it,” Becker said.

He also explained that what makes Federer play and be so determined is the fact that he is still managing to win. “The more he wins, the more he will want to play.”

Tiger Woods Opens Up about his Regrets

Famous golfer Tiger Woods has decided to talk about his regrets during a recent interview. And it seems that the popular golfer implied quite a curious thing. He left the impression that he does not regret at all cheating on his former wife, Elin Nordegren. 

So, during his interview, the star was asked what would be the one thing he would change in his life if he could. The famous golfer claimed that actually the only thing that he regrets is not staying at Stanford for one more year. Woods made the claim during an interview with Charlie Rose. “The only regret I have in life is not spending another year at Stanford [University],” he said. “I wish I would’ve had one more year.” 

“That’s the only regret? Of all the things that happened to you?” the host asked him. Woods admitted that his divorce was pretty bad, but still confirmed that not staying for one more year at Stanford was the only regret of his life. “All the things I’ve been through, yes. They’ve been tough, but they’ve been great for me,” the star said. “But I wish I would’ve gone one more year at Standford,” he went on to add. 

This does not mean that things have been easy. Woods revealed that one of the most difficult parts was explaining the divorce to the children. “I’ve said, ‘everybody makes mistakes, and the reason why mommy’s living in her house and daddy’s living in his house is because daddy made mistakes, and it’s okay.'” So, the star also admitted that he made some mistakes. 

And the children are also the reason why Woods and his former wife get along so well. So, after everything that happened and despite the scandal, Elin and Tiger Woods are still friends. “We have Sam and we have Charlie. And we love them so much that we are going to whatever it takes to make that work. That’s how it happened,” Woods explained. 

He went on to add that he can talk to Elin about anything and they “communicate so much better now.”

Muhammad Ali Dies at 74

Famous boxer Muhammad Ali has passed away. The star died at the age of 74, after a hospitalization with some respiratory issues. The sad news were already confirmed by Ali’s family, who revealed that the famous boxer died on Friday night. The star’s family also revealed that his funeral will be taking place in his hometown, Louisville, in Kentucky. 

Before his death, Muhammad Ali has spent about two days in the hospital, receiving treatment for a respiratory issue. However, the famous boxer was also suffering from Parkinson’s disease, which apparently made his respiratory condition much worse. Ali was admitted to a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. 

“After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening,” an official statement from Ali’s family indicated. 

Muhammad Ali became widely known for his spectacular boxing career. He actually started boxing at the age of only 12 and won his first major competition in 1960, when he received the light-heavyweight gold at the Rome Olympics. The popular boxer was born as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., but in 1964 he decided to convert to Islam, when he also changed his name to Muhammad Ali. 

Ali ended his boxing career in 1981. He decided to retire after winning no less than 56 fights out of a total of 61 matches he attended. There is no wonder after all that he was called The Greatest. Ali is considered to be one of the most legendary names in box and a spectacular athlete. 

However, after ending his boxing career, Ali’s health started to gradually deteriorate. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease back in 1984, three years after retiring from boxing. In the most recent years, the former boxer needed several times medical assistance, being hospitalized on several occasions. 

Muhammad Ali is survived by his wife Yolanda Williams, two sons and seven daughters. Ali and Yolanda have been married for no less than 30 years. Many famous boxers have regarded Ali as their inspiration for success. Ali remains one of the most significant names in the history of boxing.