73 Facts About Andre Agassi

1. Andre Agassi is the 5th of 8 male players in history to achieve this.

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2. In 2007, along with several other athletes, Andre Agassi founded the charity Athletes for Hope, which helps professional athletes get involved in charitable causes and aims to inspire all people to volunteer and support their communities.

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3. In 1997, Andre Agassi donated funding to Child Haven for a six-room classroom building now named the Agassi Center for Education.

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4. Andre Agassi was awarded the ATP Arthur Ashe Humanitarian award in 1995 for his efforts to help disadvantaged youth.

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5. Andre Agassi has donated more than $100,000 to Democratic candidates, and $2000 to Republicans.

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6. In 2017, Andre Agassi appeared in the documentary film Love Means Zero, which highlighted the troubled relationship between his coach Nick Bollettieri and him.

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7. Andre Agassi said he wore a hairpiece earlier in his career and thought Pete Sampras was "robotic".

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8. Andre Agassi married Steffi Graf on October 22, 2001 at their Las Vegas home; the only witnesses were their mothers.

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9. Andre Agassi has appeared in many advertisements and television commercials with Graf.

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10. On July 25, 2005, Andre Agassi left Nike after 17 years and signed an endorsement deal with Adidas.

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11. Andre Agassi signed a $7 million endorsement contract with Belgian tennis racquet makers Donnay.

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12. Andre Agassi was an equity investor of a group that acquired Golden Nugget Las Vegas and Golden Nugget Laughlin from MGM Mirage for $215 million in 2004.

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13. Andre Agassi established a limited liability company named Andre Agassi Ventures.

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14. Andre Agassi was raised on hardcourts, but found much of his early major-tournament success on the red clay of Roland Garros, reaching two consecutive finals there early in his career.

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15. In 2015, Andre Agassi took part in just one event of the PowerShares Series, losing to Mark Philippoussis in the final of the Champions Shootout.

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16. In 2012, Andre Agassi took part in five tournaments, winning three of those.

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17. At the 2009 French Open, Andre Agassi was on hand to present Roger Federer, who completed his Career Grand Slam by winning the tournament and joined Agassi as one of six men to complete the Career Grand Slam, with the trophy.

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18. Andre Agassi played World Team Tennis for the Philadelphia Freedoms in the summer of 2009.

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19. Andre Agassi defeated Federer at the 2001 US Open and the finals of the Miami Open in 2002.

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20. Andre Agassi won both their meetings at the Australian Open, in 1995 and 2001, on his way to the title in both occasions.

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21. Andre Agassi won the final four of their matches, with the last being in 2003 at the Miami Open with Chang being clearly after his prime.

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22. Andre Agassi won first four matches including a straight set victory in the round 16 of the 1988 US Open and defeating Chang, the defending champion, in the 1990 French Open in a four-set quarterfinal.

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23. The next time Sampras and Andre Agassi met in a Grand Slam final was at Wimbledon in 1999, where Sampras won in straight sets.

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24. Andre Agassi was favored as he was ranked No 4 at the time, compared to the No 12 ranking of Sampras and because Agassi had defeated Sampras in their only previously completed match.

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25. Andre Agassi won in five tough sets as the younger Baghdatis succumbed to muscle cramping in the final set.

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26. Andre Agassi had a short, but dramatic, run in his final US Open.

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27. Andre Agassi played only two events during the summer hard-court season with his best result being a quarterfinal loss at the Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles to Fernando Gonzalez of Chile, which resulted in him being unseeded at the US Open.

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28. Andre Agassi was defeated in the third round by world No 2 Rafael Nadal.

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29. Andre Agassi returned for the grass-court season, playing a tune-up, and then Wimbledon.

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30. Andre Agassi finished 2005 ranked No 7, his 16th time in the year-end top-10 rankings, which tied Connors for the most times ranked in the top 10 at year's end.

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31. Andre Agassi won his fourth title in Los Angeles and reached the final of the Rogers Cup, before falling to No 2 Rafael Nadal.

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32. Andre Agassi finished the year ranked No 8, the oldest player to finish in the top 10 since the 36-year-old Connors was No 7 in 1988.

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33. In 2004, Andre Agassi began the year with a five-set loss in the semifinals of the Australian Open to Marat Safin; the loss ended Agassi's 26-match winning streak at the event, a record that still stands.

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34. At the year-end Tennis Masters Cup, Andre Agassi lost in the final to Federer and finished the year ranked No 4.

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35. In 2003, Andre Agassi won the eighth Grand Slam title of his career at the Australian Open, where he beat Rainer Schuttler in straight sets in the final.

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36. Andre Agassi was the oldest player to finish in the top three since 32-year-old Connors finished at No 2 in 1984.

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37. Andre Agassi opened 2001 by successfully defending his Australian Open title with a straight-sets final win over Arnaud Clement.

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38. At the time, Andre Agassi was only the fourth player since Laver to be the reigning champion of three of four Grand Slam events, missing only the Wimbledon title.

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39. Andre Agassi was the first male player to have reached four consecutive Grand Slam finals since Rod Laver achieved the Grand Slam in 1969.

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40. Andre Agassi began the next year by capturing his second Australian Open title, beating Sampras in a five-set semifinal and Yevgeny Kafelnikov in a four-set final.

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41. Andre Agassi ended 1999 as the No 1, ending Sampras's record of six consecutive year-ending top rankings.

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42. Andre Agassi rebounded from his Wimbledon defeat by winning the US Open, beating Todd Martin in five sets in the final.

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43. Andre Agassi became the only male player to win the Career Super Slam, consisting of all four Grand Slam tournaments plus an Olympic gold medal in singles and a Year-End Championship.

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44. Andre Agassi won five titles in ten finals and was runner-up at the Masters Series tournament in Key Biscayne, losing to Marcelo Rios, who became No 1 as a result.

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45. In 1998, Andre Agassi won five titles and leapt from No 110 to No 6, the highest jump into the top 10 made by any player during a calendar year.

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46. In 1998, Andre Agassi began a rigorous conditioning program and worked his way back up the rankings by playing in Challenger Series tournaments, a circuit for pro players ranked outside the world's top 50.

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47. At this time Andre Agassi was in a failing marriage with actress Brooke Shields and had lost interest in the game.

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48. Andre Agassi failed an ATP drug test, but wrote a letter claiming the same friend had spiked a drink.

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49. The high point for Andre Agassi was winning the men's singles gold medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, beating Sergi Bruguera of Spain in the final.

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50. Andre Agassi won 73 and lost 9 matches, and was a key player on the United States' Davis Cup winning team—the third and final Davis Cup title of his career.

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51. Andre Agassi skipped most of the fall indoor season which allowed Sampras to surpass him and finish ranked No 1 at the year-end ranking.

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52. Andre Agassi reached the world No 1 ranking for the first time in April 1995.

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53. Andre Agassi compiled a career-best 26-match winning streak during the summer hard-court circuit, with the last victory being in an intense late night four-set semifinal of the US Open against Boris Becker.

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54. Andre Agassi won three Masters Series events in 1995 and seven titles total.

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55. Andre Agassi competed in the 1995 Australian Open and won, beating Sampras in a four-set final.

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56. In 1995, Andre Agassi shaved his balding head, breaking with his old "image is everything" style.

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57. Andre Agassi started slowly in 1994, losing in the first week at the French Open and Wimbledon.

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58. In 1993, Andre Agassi won the only doubles title of his career, at the Cincinnati Masters, partnered with Petr Korda.

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59. Andre Agassi missed much of the early part of that year due to injuries.

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60. Andre Agassi reached the quarterfinals on that occasion, losing in five sets to David Wheaton.

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61. Andre Agassi eventually emerged for the first round in a completely white outfit.

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62. In 1991, Andre Agassi reached his second consecutive French Open final, where he faced fellow Bollettieri Academy alumnus Jim Courier.

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63. Andre Agassi lost the US Open final to Sampras in three sets.

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64. Andre Agassi reached his second Grand Slam final of the year at the US Open, defeating defending champion Boris Becker in the semifinals.

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65. Andre Agassi began the 1990s with a series of near-misses.

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66. Andre Agassi won his first top-level singles title in 1987 at the Sul American Open in Itaparica and ended the year ranked No 25.

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67. Andre Agassi won his first match against John Austin, but then lost his second match to Mats Wilander.

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68. Andre Agassi turned professional at the age of 16 and competed in his first tournament at La Quinta, California.

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69. At the age of 13, Andre Agassi was sent to Nick Bollettieri's Tennis Academy in Florida.

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70. Andre Agassi describes more of his memorable experiences and juvenile pranks with Roddy in his book Open.

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71. Andre Agassi was given the middle name Kirk after Kirk Kerkorian, an Armenian American billionaire.

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72. Andre Agassi has three older siblings—Rita, Philip and Tami.

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73. Andre Agassi won 17 ATP Masters Series titles and was part of the winning Davis Cup teams in 1990, 1992 and 1995.

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