Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi

American Tennis pro
Born in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 29, 1970, Andre Kirk Agassi was considered a tennis prodigy at age four and by 13 was enrolled at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Turning pro at 16, Agassi hit the tour circuit in 1986 and two years later was ranked 4th in the world. However, it wouldn't be until 1992 when the young pro won his first Grand Slam title against the likes of tennis superstars Boris Becker and John McEnroe. He has been in the tennis limelight ever since, and the subject of tabloid gossip with his much publicized 2-year marriage to actress Brooke Shields and equally written-about divorce in 1999. That same year, however, Agassi made history by becoming the 5th person ever to win all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments - and by the end of 1999 was ranked number one in the world.Agassi again made headlines in 2001 when he married Stefanie Graf, herself the winner of 22 Grand Slam singles titles. At 33, Agassi finished in the Top 10 for the 14th time in his 18-year career, becoming the oldest player to finish in the Top 5 since Jimmy Connors - at age 35 - ranked No. 4 in 1987.The 35 year-old Agassi, hobbled by a nerve injury in his back, was knocked out of the opening round of the 2005 French Open. Now on the road to recovery, his comeback was heralded by his 60th ATP title win in Los Angeles at the Mercedes-Benz Cup.Source: chiff.com
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.More Andre Agassi quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every now and then I will play; I try to focus on charitable work. I might do it because it's an offer I can't refuse, so I rally and try to stay in shape and keep myself active.More Andre Agassi quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think one of the greatest joys I have now in my career and in my profession is to be playing at an age where I can appreciate it more than I used to... It's a whole different lens you look through the older you get.More Andre Agassi quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard workMore Andre Agassi quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
First of all, in any sport where you can measure distance, height speed and all of that, you see how athletes have changed their sport and made it better. I believe, with every generation, the sport has improved. Certainly, in the men's game, that has been the case. I think that I played Pete [Sampras] at his best, I played Roger [Federer] at his best.. I believe wholeheartedly that Roger and [Rafael] Nadal have pushed the game much further than myself or Pete ever did. Their options on the tennis court are considerablMore Andre Agassi quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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