By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter
Father: Tony Godsick, Roger Federer’s long-time agent and the most powerful agent in tennis. Check.
Mother: Mary Jo Fernandez, Australian Open and French Open Finalist and 7 WTA titles. Check.
Good friend and mentor: Roger Federer. Check.
Webster’s defines destiny as a “predetermined course of events.” If that is the case then 17-year-old Nico Godsick is destined for great things in both tennis and life. He is currently competing in the US Open men’s doubles draw under the watchful eye of both his father and mother and most likely from a distance the great one, Roger Federer.
The 6-foot-1 Godsick, who will attend Stanford in 2023 and his doubles partner Ethan Quinn won the 2022 USTA Boys 18’s National Championship which earned them the wildcard into the main doubles draw of the US Open.
And they more than justified that wildcard with a decisive 7-6, 6-4 win over the veteran team of Basilashvili and Hash Verdugo 7-6, 6-4. They had 34 winners to their opponents’ 22. But consider this. The young Americans total in age 35 and were playing against veteran totaling 62 year of age.
They will play the no. 6 seeds, Mektic and Pavic on Saturday.
Godsick will also be playing in the Boys’ singles, which begins next week.
Don’t forget the name of Nico Godsick.
He will be competing for years on the tennis tours or in the business of tennis.