Soccer Legend David Beckham’s Allure Proves too Tempting to Resist for Andre Agassi’s Ex-Coach as Jannik Sinner Duties Take a Temporary Backseat

Published 10/08/2023, 11:23 AM EDT

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Netflix is slowly creeping its way to excel in producing sports documentaries. The OTT giant covered Formula 1, Tennis, Basketball, and Golf. Now is the time for Soccer, and the digital media exclusively covered David Beckham. His rise, the abuse, the alleged affair, the transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid, and how he and his wife, Victoria, survived it all with their 4 children were explored in 4 lengthy episodes. ‘Beckham’ premiered on the 3rd of October, and Netflix aired it the next day. The soccer legend caught the attention of his world and tennis world as a legendary coach revealed how he found the gripping narrative.

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Andre Agassi and Simona Halep‘s former coach, who led them to bag the World No.1 and Grand Slams, shared his thoughts on the documentary that covered everything the world needs to know about the soccer legend. The Australian tennis coach dropped his crisp review, and is ‘Beckham’ worth watching?

Andre Agassi’s ex-coach assessed ‘Beckham’ without spoilers

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Is sports only about the numbers, wins, and rivalry? ‘The Last Dance’ of Michael Jordan, ‘ ‘Serena Wiliams and Venus Williams‘ King Richard,’ and the recent David Beckham’s ‘Beckham’ made the answer loud and clear – NO. The behind-the-scenes of athletes’ laborious efforts to be the best, do the best, and set the best standards are not pondered enough.

When a sports documentary is made, even about a single entity, it speaks for all athletes. ‘Beckham’ took up sensitive assignments boldly, and every ‘shot’ was a perfectly executed ‘goal.’ Australian coach Darren Cahill knows the sports world in and out. His father, John, was an Australian rules football player turned coach. But Agassi’s ex-coach, Cahill, is not a soccer fan. Yet, he set aside his Jannik Sinner coaching responsibilities and turned on the docuseries.

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‘Beckham’ attracted even non-soccer fans to know the reality behind shining mirrors. Cahill watched the docuseries and shared his precise review on Twitter (now X). He wrote, “Watched the David Beckham documentary on Netflix. Well worth a look. I’m not a huge football (soccer) fan.” what is new in soccer fans liking a soccer docuseries? The true power of storytelling becomes legendary when the narrative leaves even the critiques spellbound.

After watching the series, Cahill knew one thing for sure – David Beckham is a good man. The ESPN commentator shared, “I thought it was brilliantly done and his story/setbacks/success are riveting. Seems like a good bloke.” The former right-winger displayed his passion for tennis whenever he could and bonded with legendary players and rising champions. Beckham’s popularity in the tennis community is unmatchable as his son, Romeo, was once trained by Andy Murray, besides other top seeds.

Tennis and Soccer are the two sides of the same coin for David Beckham

In 2020, the British football legend built a $36000 virtual grass court set up in his Oxfordshire mansion. His elder son Romeo was fascinated by tennis, and Beckham pulled some strings to have Romeo meet and learn from the best. Murray, Caroline Wozniacki, and even Grigor Dimitrov shared their pearls of wisdom with the 20-year-old. But Romeo has strong soccer genes and found his place in English football.

Nevertheless, the 48-year-old loves tennis and adores ‘Mr.Wimbledon,’ Roger Federer. Beckham was in the Royal box when Federer was honored at the Wimbledon Championships this year. The soccer legend has been attending tennis matches for over a decade. The Spice Boy also flew to New York to attend the US Open, and he was there when Novak Djokovic won his 10th Grand Slam at the Flushing Meadows in 2015.

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During the grass court season, the most loved WTA champion, Ons Jabeur, soaked with joy in her first meeting with the soccer legend. The World No.7 also shared that her love for grass stemmed from football and not tennis. Beckham’s story is tender, passionate, and empathetic. But the soccer legend’s journey also offers crucial lessons that alert one to the dangers that life holds.

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According to the Guardian, after the trailer of ‘Beckham’ was released, the former soccer star’s fanbase increased by half a million. The life of Posh and Becks is the epitome of how a normal human mistake can turn into a scandal when attributed to a celebrity. So, make a hot piping cup of coffee, grab a box of tissues, and give ‘Beckham’ a watch. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Vadlamani Krishna Priya is a tennis writer at Essentially Sports. Pursuing her passion for storytelling, she has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Helped by her cousin who introduced her to the rules and regulations of the game during her childhood, Roger Federer matches became Priya's gateway to the world of tennis.
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