Andre Agassi

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
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Profession: Tennis Legend

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: One of the game's most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s, and considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He has been called the best service returner in the history of the game, and was one of tennis' most charismatic players. He is credited for helping to revive the popularity of tennis during the 1990s. He won eight majors and an Olympic gold medal.

Born: April 29, 1970
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Age: 48 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 1997-04-19 Tennis player champion Andre Agassi (26) weds actress and model Brooke Shields (31) in Monterey, California
  • 2001-10-22 Tennis champion Andre Agassi (31) weds fellow tennis champion Steffi Graf (32) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Historical Events in the Life of Andre Agassi

  • 1990-06-10 French Open Men's Tennis: Andres Gomez of Ecuador wins his 1st and only career Grand Slam title; beats American Andre Agassi 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • 1990-09-09 US Open Men's Tennis: 19 year old Pete Sampras wins his first Grand Slam title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 6-2; Sampras youngest male US Open winner
  • 1990-11-18 Andre Agassi claims his first and only season-ending ATP Tour World Championship tennis title with a 5–7, 7–6, 7–5, 6–2 win over defending champion Stefan Edberg in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1991-06-09 French Open Men's Tennis: Jim Courier wins first career Grand Slam title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 3-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
  • 1992-07-05 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi of the US wins his first of 8 Grand Slam titles beating Goran Ivanišević of Croatia 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
  • 1994-09-11 US Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins first US title; beats Michael Stich of Germany 6-1, 7-6, 7-5
  • 1995-01-29 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins his 1st of 4 Australian titles; beats fellow American Pete Sampras 4-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-4
  • 1995-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins his 3rd US title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
  • 1996-08-03 American Andre Agassi wins the men's singles Tennis gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics beating Spaniard Sergi Bruguera 6-2, 6-3, 6-1
  • 1999-06-06 French Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins his 1st and only French title; beats Andrei Medvedev of the Ukraine 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
  • 1999-07-04 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-American final, Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 for his third straight Wimbledon title
  • 1999-09-12 US Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins 2nd and final US title; beats fellow American Todd Martin 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2
  • 1999-11-28 In an all-American final, Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi 6–1, 7–5, 6–4 to win his 5th and final ATP Tour World Championship tennis title in Hanover, Germany

  • 2000-01-30 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi beats defending champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4; Agassi makes 4 consecutive Grand Slam finals, 1st since Rod Laver (1969)
  • 2000-12-03 French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil wins the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup for the only time; beats Andre Agassi 6–4, 6–4, 6–4 in the final in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2001-01-28 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi retains title; beats Frenchman Arnaud Clement 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 for his 3rd Australian trophy
  • 2002-09-08 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins 14th and final Grand Slam title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
  • 2003-01-26 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi of the US wins his 8th and last Grand Slam title; beats Rainer Schuttler of Germany 6-2, 6-2, 6-1
  • 2003-04-28 Andre Agassi recaptures the world no. 1 ranking to become the oldest top-ranked male in the history of the ATP rankings (33 years, 13 days)
  • 2003-11-16 Roger Federer of Switzerland wins his first of 6 season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a 6–3, 6–0, 6–4 victory over American Andre Agassi in the final in Houston, Texas
  • 2005-09-11 US Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer retains title; beats Andre Agassi 6-3, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1; Agassi's last appearance in a Grand Slam final
  • 2006-09-03 Andre Agassi loses to 112th-ranked Benjamin Becker of Germany 7-5, 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 in the 3rd round at the US Open in his final career match; 8-time Grand Slam winner finishes with record of 870-274

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