Agassi, Andre Kirk

Born: Apr 29, 1970 AD
Currently alive, at 45 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Tennis Player

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.

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