Originally Posted by gillian
I'm slow. Cahill is no longer Agassi's coach?
No, Cahill is still coaching Agassi:
DARREN CAHILL will not coach the world No.1 Roger Federer, saying he is happy to stay with Andre Agassi in 2005.
The South Australian coach of Agassi for three years said media speculation he would link with the Swiss champion came from a common thread – Federer's former coach, Peter Carter, who died in a car accident in August, 2002.
"Certainly with Andre wanting to go through 2005 and beyond that as well, he's got no plans of retiring anytime soon which I think is good news for the tennis community because we still need people like Andre playing the game. The thing with Roger, a lot of it is because the press have put two and two together," Cahill, who coached Lleyton Hewitt to world No.1 said.
"They know that Peter Carter was a great friend of mine and Peter was really responsible for the upbringing of Roger from about 11 or 12 years of age. He coached Roger all the way through.
"So when Peter passed away and then obviously Roger Federer decided to go coachless this past year, a lot of the media put two and two together," Cahill told Seven's tennis program Slam yesterday.
The fact Agassi, who turns 35 in April, is not considering retirement also means Cahill is not interested in other coaching appointments, although that was not always the case after linking with Agassi in February, 2002.
"To be honest, I didn't know how long the job was going to last," he said.
"I went across when he was 32 years of age and I didn't know if it was going to be a six-month job or a one-year or two-year job. But I'm still here and it's three years later.
"He's totally committed to 2005 and beyond.