David Beckham's rolodex is quickly filling up with great tennis players. Days after meeting Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas at the home of Inter Miami FC, the Major League Soccer team that he co-owns, the English soccer great hit the tennis court with Andre Agassi.

Hailing the American as a childhood idol, Beckham gushed about the opportunity to see Agassi's famous backhand up close.

"Bucket list moment," Beckham wrote alongside a picture of the two on Instagram. "As a kid I had the racquet, the over-sized shorts, the walk and the hair, and now I got to meet the man."

But Beckham wasn't the only one star-struck by Agassi's presence this week, as the eight-time Grand Slam singles champion was also on hand at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday to watch Danielle Collins cap a title-winning Cinderella run at the tournament she first attended as a child.


International Tennis Hall of Famer Agassi has been a fixture at tennis tournaments this spring after keeping his distance from the tour over the nearly two decades since his retirement: first commentating the exhibition match between Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal in Las Vegas, then visiting a charity exhibition between Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev shortly after the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Miami, where he was a six-time champion, was his next stop—and Collins, who beat Elena Rybakina 7-5, 6-3 to win her first career WTA 1000 title, was overcome with emotion to see the all-time great courtside for her crowning moment.


"When I saw Andre was watching the match, I almost teared up," she told Tennis Channel after her victory.

"I'm like, 'This is surreal, I used to watch this guy on TV as a kid and now I’m here and he’s in the stands.' It's just been a crazy ride so I'm just so grateful."