Former world number 1 tennis star Andre Agassi says he is really proud of his son Jaden Agassi, who is pursuing a career in baseball. The eight-time Grand Slam individual champion spoke in an interview published on the MLB website.
Andre Agassi says he is really proud of his son
Jaden Agassi is a third baseman and right-handed pitcher and plans to start his college career in the fall at the University of Southern California after doing very well with the Las Vegas Recruits, a college prep baseball academy.
In the interview, Agassi says: “I am really proud of who he is. He was always a child who was cut twice and once. He would appreciate his engagements. He has learned to earn his own way and he will additional kilometers for that.
I’m just proud to watch him. It doesn’t have to be great for me to enjoy it. “18-year-old Jaden Agassi says his parents (his mother is tennis legend Steffi Graf, who has won 22 individual Grand Slam titles in her career), had an impact on his work ethic, which was a blessing.
“One thing that really influenced me was his work ethic. It’s really a blessing to learn that at such a young age. I really appreciate how much it takes to be the best at something.
“50-year-old Andre Agassi is an eight-time Grand Slam champion and Olympic gold medalist in Atlanta in 1996 and a finalist in seven other Grand Slam tournaments. After Rod Laver and ahead of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Agassi is the second of five male solo players who have reached the Career Grand Slam in the Open Era.
After retiring from tennis, Agassi opened the preparatory academy of Andre Agassi College in Las Vegas in 2001, a self-teaching charter school for vulnerable children in the region.