10 Things You Didn’t Know About Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi

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1. He is the only male singles player in history to have won all four Grand Slam tournaments, the Olympic gold medal and the ATP Tour World Championships: a distinction dubbed as a “Career Super Slam”

2. He is the founder of the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation

3. In 2001, the Foundation opened the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, a K-12 public charter school for at-risk children.

4. After thirty minutes of watching Agassi play, Nick Bollettieri called his dad 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.

5. Agassi chose not to play at Wimbledon from 1988 through 1990

6. Agassi was named the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year in 1992

7. 1993 saw Agassi win the only doubles title of his career, at the Cincinnati Masters, partnered with Petr Korda.

8. He won no top-level titles and his ranking sank to world no. 141 on November 10, 1997

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

10. Stands alone as oldest player ranked No. 1 (33 years 4 months)

Watch: Andre Agassi Uncovered

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