Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf have answered the call from former Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard, with the pair of icons at least partially behind the recent surge in form from the Canadian.
Bouchard, currently ranked 272 but once standing fifth in the world, won a pair of matches last week in Prague as the women’s Tour returned after more than five months of COVID-19 lockdown.
The 26-year-old was quick to credit the pair of former No. 1 players based in Agassi’s native Las Vegas.
Bouchard, now coached by former Australian player and current TV commentator Rennae Stubbs, spent some of the long tennis shutdown in Vegas working on her game.
“I felt like the physical part of my game had to get better, so I moved to Las Vegas and didn’t look back,’ Bouchard told the tennis.com podcast.
“I’m more than grateful and happy that Andre and Steffi can also help me with tennis, so I have a really cool team there.”
.The Canadian said working with a woman coach has been an eye-opener: “They understand the emotional side better. A male coach has a harder time with that to understand small nuances in women in competition.”
Bouchard also put in gym time since October with Gil Reyes, who whipped Agassi into shape during a career which ended almost two decades ago
“She comes here ready for anything. And I can’t say that about everyone – because my standard level is pretty high,” the longtime fitness guru told a podcast.
Main photo:- Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf in Charity comeback in Mannheim