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Andre Agassi

Agassi at the 1997 US Open

Andre Agassi (born April 29, 1970) is a notable American professional tennis player. By the year 2000 he had won over $19 million in prize money and achieved a number 1 ranking on the ATP tour.

Agassi was born and grew up in Las Vegas, and still lives there when not on tour.

Agassi married actress Brooke Shields in 1997, and divorced in 1999. Agassi married former tennis player Steffi Graf on October 22, 2001. Their first child, Jaden Gil, a boy, was born October 27, 2001.

Andre Agassi has won eight Grand Slam singles titles:

Wimbledon, 1992
US Open, 1994, 1999
Australian Open, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003
French Open, 1999

He is one of only five male players to have won all the Grand Slam tournaments in a career, along with Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver and Fred Perry. He has also won the Olympic gold medal in singles at Atlanta in 1996. Agassi has represented the USA in Davis Cup play many times, compiling a lifetime record of 30-5 in 21 ties.

Agassi typically employs a baseline style of play, rarely serving-and-volleying. His serve is average at best among the top players on the men's tour. He is known for having the best return of serve in professional tennis. He is in exceptional physical shape and can outlast many players over the course of a long match.

Some of Agassi's most famous matches include the following: