Jeffrey John Wolf approached tennis by playing a few mixed doubles matches with his family during one of his many summer holidays. From that moment on he never left the racket and, over time, he began to achieve important results.
In 2019, Wolf was named "All-American and Big Ten Player of the Year", thanks to the record of 35 wins and 2 losses in singles for the Buckeyes, one of the most important teams in American university tennis. The 1998-born tennis player has now established himself as one of the greatest surprises of the restart of tennis.
After clearly beating Guido Pella and Roberto Carballes Baena, Wolf earned the chance to challenge Daniil Medvedev, last year's finalist in Flushing Meadows, to the third round of the US Open.
J.J. Wolf pays homage to Andre Agassi, one of his greatest idols
What attracted the attention of the press and fans, in addition to his excellent performances, was above all his hairstyle, very similar to one of the greatest champions in tennis history.
Let's talk about Andre Agassi, former world number one and winner of eight Grand Slam tournaments. Agassi was one of the most iconic athletes in history. Impossible to forget the earrings, the thick two-tone hair, which turned out to be a hairpiece, or the extravagant colorful dresses and unusual jeans.
Wolf himself did not want to hide his admiration for Agassi. “Throughout his career, Andre has had a lot of fun with his hair and style. He gave us incredible moments. I still like to review some of his best games. I cannot say that my hair is based 100% on the hairstyle used by Agassi, but in a way it is a true tribute to his person.
I'm happy for this" . Wolf shared some photos on Instagram that show his resemblance to the American legend and even the ATP joked on his official profile with this video. Before the match against Medvedev, however, Wolf ended up at the center of the controversy for what would seem a racist salute to white supremacy.
However Wolf justified himself by saying that the gesture seen in the photo posted on his social networks was not a racist greeting, but a simple gesture of: everything is ok. Daniil Medevdev then won the challenge to reach the fourth round of the US Open 2020, in a side of the draw in which he can defend the final got in 2019.