In retirement, superstar tennis player Andre Agassi says he found his true passion

The Daily Pennsylvanian

November 05, 2014

Andre Agassi wants you to pursue your own path.

Speaking at the Annenberg Center on Tuesday as part of Lauren & Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series, the olympic gold medalist and former top tennis player encouraged Penn students, especially at this moment of their lives, to be open-minded about their paths and chose a feld they are passionate about.

“You will be uncomfortable in your own skin if you don’t find your own reason to wake up every day.” Agassi said.

Surprisingly, Agassi’s reason is not tennis. He played the sport primarily to please his father. It was easy for him to feel a sense of detachment from this career since he wasn’t doing it for himself.