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Agassi, Andre Kirk

Born: 1970 AD
Currently alive, at 48 years of age.
2.9 (57.39%) 23 votes

1970 – Born in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 29th. American tennis player.

1984 – At the age of fourteen, Agassi was sent to study at Nick Bollettieri’s Tennis Academy.

1986 – Became a professional tennis player at the age of sixteen.

1987 – Won his first singles title at Itaparica.

1988 – Won six tennis tournament and had earned $2 million after playing in just 43 tournaments which is incredible that he achieved it in such a short time.

1990 – Agassi was included in the United States Team and won its first Davis Cup after 8 years.

1992 – Won the men’s single in Wimbledon after defeating Goran Ivanisevic.

         – He was named the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year.

1993 – Together with Peter Korda, they captured the the tennis doubles division.

1994 – Conquered the Canada Masters tournament and United States Open as an unseeded player.

         – Founded the Andre Agassi Charitable Association in Las Vegas to assists the youth.

1995 – Entered in the Australian Open for the first time and he swept the tournament in his first attempt, beating Pete Sampras in a four final set.

         – Agassi was ranked World No. 1 for the first time and held the rank until November. For the third time, he was again a key player for the U.S Team in winning the third and final Davis Cup.

1996 – Won a gold medal for the men’s single at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, successfully defended his singles titles at the Cincinnati Masters and Miami Masters.

1997 – Agassi was ranked at World No. 141 because of a wrist injury.

         – He married Brooke Shields on April 19th.

1998 – Won five titles and became World No. 6, making it the highest jump into a top 10 rank.

1999 – Entered the history books when he won all four Grand Slam titles on different surfaces, a tribute to his adaptability and the first male tennis player to win the Career Gold Slam.

2000 – Started the year by capturing his second Australian Open title.

2001 – Successfully defended his Australian Open title.

         – After his divorced with Shields, he married retired tennis star Steffi Graf on October 22nd.

         – Opened up the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas.

2002 – An injury forced him not to play at the Australian Open.

2003 – Won his eight and final Grand Slam title of his career at the Australian Open, his sixth Miami Masters on March 31st.

2004 – Won the Cincinnati Masters to bring his career total to 59 top-level singles titles.

         – Became the second-oldest singles champion in Cincinnati tournament history.

2005 – Agassi was ranked No. 7 at the end of the year.

         – He left NIKE after 17 years of sponsoring him and signed an endorsement deal with Adidas.

2006 – Announced his plans to retire from the court.

2.9 (57.39%) 23 votes