“I think we’ve had enough” – Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf are relieved that their children didn’t start with a “strange sport” called tennis

Tennis legends Andre Agassi and his wife Steffi Graf both have great tennis careers behind them. Together they have won 30 Grand Slam titles, with the 52-year-old winning 8 Major titles and the German player a staggering 22. The power couple once opened up about their children’s interest in tennis and how they had no interest in forcing them to become professional tennis players.

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Agassi and Graf have been married for more than 20 years and with their two children they are a happy family of four. The two tennis giants, according to one of their interviews, are keen on nurturing their children’s innate talents rather than pushing them to play tennis.

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Andre Agassi doesn’t want his kids to become second generation players

in an old one interview, both legends of the sport spoke at length about the children choosing other sports and not following in their parents’ footsteps. Agassi, when asked about his children’s future in tennis, said: “Tennis? I just think we’ve had enough, honestly.”

VANCOUVER, BC – OCTOBER 21: (LR) Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi arrive at the David Foster Foundation Gala at Rogers Arena on October 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)

Further he said “It’s a strange sport. We don’t see too many second generation players. For us, it’s about raising our children in such a way that we can participate in their lives and don’t always have to worry about their lives.” And talked about how they chose their own stuff and don’t have a problem with playing tennis or not.

When asked the same question, Graf said: “We never introduced tennis into her life that much. They chose other things that surprised us…they love their art and music.”

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They also added that his eldest child, Jaden, who is passionate about baseball, has been busy hitting home runs from a young age. However, her daughter Jaz has decided to give tennis a try.

Agassi felt lonely while playing tennis

The eight-time Grand Slam champion released his autobiography, Open, in which he spoke about his struggles in his professional and personal life. He spoke about how depressing and lonely it can be for a professional player in the sport. He later wrote that because of his loneliness, he became addicted to drugs and stopped coping with his problems.

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