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Andre Agassi Won Six Additional Tournaments In 1988 Memphis US Mens Clay Court

Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi


‘æ??si/; born April 29, 1970) is a retired American professional tennis player and former world no. His father, a former Olympic boxer for Iran, is of Assyrian and Armenian descent and changed the family name to Agassi after his migration to the United States. in a passage from the book Open, Agassi details how his father made him play a match for money with football legend Jim Brown, in 1979, when Agassi was just 9 years old. Brown was at a Vegas tennis club complaining to the owner about a money match that was canceled. He won six additional tournaments in 1988 (Memphis, U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships, Forest Hills WCT, Stuttgart Outdoor, Volvo International and Livingston Open), and, by December of that year, he had surpassed US$1 million in career prize money after playing in just 43 tournaments–the fastest anyone in history had reached that level.

A Multisurface Specialist Andre Agassi Is The First Of Two Male Players In

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A multi-surface specialist, he is the first of two male players in history to have achieved a singles Career Golden Slam, and one of four male players to have achieved a singles Career Grand Slam in the Open Era (one of seven in history). He has three older siblings – Rita, Philip and Tami. Mike Agassi reportedly banged on the fences with a hammer during Andre’s matches when his son lost a point, screamed at officials and was ejected more than once. in a passage from the book Open, Agassi details how his father made him play a match for money with football legend Jim Brown, in 1979, when Agassi was just 9 years old.

Andre Agassi Turned Professional At The Age Of 16 And His First Tournament

Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi


Agassi resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife, retired professional tennis player Steffi Graf, and their two children. Andre Agassi’s mother, Betty, is a breast cancer survivor. After thirty minutes of watching Agassi play, Bollettieri called Mike and said: “Take your check back. He’s here for free”, claiming that Agassi had more natural talent than anyone else he had seen. He turned professional at the age of 16 and his first tournament was in La Quinta, California.