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
The best predictor of future events is probably past events.More Andre Agassi quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's an incredible serve, ... It's not a function of how fast it is. The trajectory is the main issue. You're lunging, but then it's up. You're sort of diving, but then you can't reach it.More Andre Agassi quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love - the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature.More Andre Agassi quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's no accident, I think, that tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love, the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature. Even the structure of tennis, the way the pieces fit inside one another like Russian nesting dolls, mimics the structure of our days. Points become games become sets become tournaments, and it's all so tightly connected that any point can become the turning point. It reminds me of the way seconds become minutesMore Andre Agassi quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Well, I actually tell my son that I don't have any hair because he asked me the same question that I gave it to him when he was born, so he actually still believes that. He's five years old.More Andre Agassi quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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