Capital: € 155 million
Age: 49
Born: April 29, 1970
Country of origin: United States of America
Source of wealth: Tennis player
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

Andre Kirk Agassi is a former tennis player who has won numerous awards throughout his career and won all four Grand Slam tournaments at least once. He is still one of the most successful tennis players in the world. Andre Agassi is currently a businessman and founder of the Agassi Foundation, which works for disadvantaged children.

Early life

Andre Agassi was born in the western United States, Las Vegas, where he spent much of his childhood. His father Emmanuel, an Iranian professional boxer, was already preparing him for a professional sports career and coaching him on domestic tennis courts. Emmanuel Agassi promoted his son from an early age and brought him closer to sporting ambition. He introduced his son to professional tennis players at an early age. Andre Agassi trained with tennis legends at a young age, such as the Swedish player Björn Borg or the American Jimmy O’Connors.

Career

At the age of 13, Andre Agassi came to the tennis academy, Nick Bollettieri’s renowned tennis school in the US state of Florida, where his talent was nurtured. After two years, he left the academy and played professional tournaments. In early 1986 he was able to reach the semi-final of an ATP tournament for the first time. A year later, Agassi won its first major professional tournament in Brazil. This was followed by further years of great success and Andre Agassi ended up in third place in the world rankings. In 1992 Andre Agassi won his first Grand Slam tournament in “Wimbledon”. In 1995 he won against compatriot Pete Sampras, as a result of which Agassi won the “Australian Open”. Throughout his career, Agassi was feared by his opponents because of his very good baseline game. The tennis legend played with great certainty and a lot of pressure, and his unique footwork was repeatedly praised.

Career highlights

Andre Agassi won all four Grand Slam tournaments and a total of 60 individual titles, including four times the “Australian Open”, two times the big match of the “US Open” and once each the “French Open” and “Wimbledon”. He also triumphed in three Davis Cup victories. In April 1995 he was at the top of the world rankings after winning the “Australian Open”. In 1996 he also won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Famous quotes

“If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win.” – [“If you don’t train, you don’t deserve to win.”]

“Being number two sucks.” – [“To be second is shit.”]

“What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.” – [“What makes something special is not just what you can win, but what you can lose.”]

“What you feel doesn’t matter in the end; it’s what you do that makes you brave. ” – [“In the end, what you feel doesn’t matter; your actions are what make you brave. ”]

“There are many ways of getting strong, sometimes talking is the best way.” – [“There are many ways to get strong, sometimes language is the best way.”]

“Even if it’s not your ideal life, you can always choose it. No matter what your life is, choosing it changes everything. ” – [“Even if you don’t live your perfect life, you always have a choice. No matter what your life is like, having a choice changes everything. ”]

Amazing facts

Andre Agassi always stood out during his career due to his long, wild hair and shrill, extraordinary sportswear. That is why he had a reputation as a rebel at the tennis academy in his youth. Especially at traditional tennis tournaments like “Wimbledon” his appearance was less appreciated. Between 1988 and 1991 Andre Agassi even refused to take part in this big tournament because he did not want to accept the rigid dress code. In the media, his rivalry with his compatriot Pete Sampras again and again caused plenty of conversation, which Andre Agassi fueled through the media with comments.

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