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
I don't always choose to stay fit by playing tennis, because that comes with its own wear-and-tear.More Andre Agassi quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I suppose you could never say never, but my experience would tell me that the most successful players in the world are gonna come from an environment that is more competitive at an early age.More Andre Agassi quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Tennis was always sort of a - a learning. It was a vehicle for me to discover a lot about myself.More Andre Agassi quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To be inspired - that's the secret.More Andre Agassi quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
First of all, let me say, 1:15 in the morning, for 20,000 people to still be here, I wasn't the winner, tennis was. That's awesome. I don't know if I've ever felt so good here before.More Andre Agassi quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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