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  Andre Agassi - MSN Encarta
Andre Agassi, born in 1970, American tennis player, one of the few men’s players to earn victories at each of the four major professional tennis tournaments: the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the United States Open.
Agassi became known for his powerful, aggressive forehand, and in 1988 he won several tournaments, including the Volvo International and the United States clay court championships.
Agassi announced the 2006 U.S. Open would be his last tournament and retired after defeat in the third round.
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 Andre Agassi: The Humanitarian
Andre Agassi has not only spent his life refining his tennis technique, but more admirably, has spent his life refining his character.
Andre Agassi will go down as one of the players who changed the sport in a lot of ways, not only the way he played, but the way he conducted himself on and off the court.
Agassi has proved through his charity, actions, and quotes, that he is one of the most charismatic and humble players in the world.
www.quazen.com /Reference/Biography/Andre-Agassi-The-Humanitarian.29544   (995 words)

 Sporting Greats: Andre Agassi
Agassi was also subject to intense publicity surrounding his high-profile and turbulent marriage to actress Brooke Shields (a marriage that ended in divorce).
Agassi's serve was never the strength of his game, but it improved steadily over the course of his career, and went from being a liability to being one of the better serves on tour.
Agassi's older sister, Rita, was married to the late former tennis legend Pancho Gonzales.
ranvir1991sblog.blogspot.com /2007/06/andre-agassi.html   (4925 words)

 AskMen.com - Andre Agassi
Agassi is part of popular culture because of his athletic ability and his natural charisma, both on and off the tennis courts.
Agassi seems to be improving with age, something that is unheard of in tennis.
Andre, the youngest of 4 children, was deemed a tennis prodigy at age three.
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 ESPN Classic - Agassi has flare for the dramatic
Early in his career, he was the renegade of tennis who once promised to "wake up the country club." Andre Agassi did just that, making a name for himself with his long hair, loud apparel and rambunctious behavior as much as his talent.
Agassi ascended to No. 1 for the first time and assembled a streak of 26 straight victories, a career high that was halted by Sampras in the U.S. Open final.
Agassi made it four straight appearances in a Grand Slam final -- the first time a player had accomplished that since Rod Laver in 1969 -- by beating Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the 2000 Australian Open final.
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 Andre Agassi: Tennis Player Biography
Agassi’s dedication to his children is made all the more apparent by his 1997 opening of the Boys and Girls Club.
Andre Agassi - was married to Brooke Shields
Andre Agassi - is married to Steffi Graf
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 Andre Agassi - biography and lessons from the legend
Andre Agassi didn’t improve so much in his fantastic tennis strokes but in his fitness and his mental approach to the game.
Andre was determined that if he was to lose that match he would lose as a fighter and as a proud American.
Andre has learned his lessons and when he gets ahead he starts attacking even more, he believes in his shots even more and is almost impossible to stop.
www.tennismindgame.com /andre-agassi.html   (1802 words)

 Andre Agassi News - The Sports Truth
His back-to-back U.S. Open quarterfinal duels with Andre Agassi in the U.S. Open quarterfinals (’88-’89) marked a true changing of the guard, while his unseeded run to the semis (’91) at age 39 was one of the most amazing stories in U.S. Open history.
Andre has a break point at 3-3 in the third set, prompting McEnroe and his announcing counterpart, Ted Robinson, to discuss how he was about to finish the Cyprus native off in an hour and a half.
Agassi has given his entire life to tennis and knows better than to tarnish his legacy by not giving way to the next generation of champions and the right time.
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 Andre Agassi - Armeniapedia.org
Agassi, an ethnic Armenian, was born and raised in Las Vegas, and still lives there when not on tour.
His father, Emmanuel "Mike" Agassi, was a boxer for Iran in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics before emigrating to the U.S. When he became a citizen, he changed his name from Agassian to Agassi.
Mike Agassi was a tennis fanatic, to put it nicely, determined to turn at least one of his four children into a world-class player.
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 Andre Agassi, Retirement News, Pictures, Photos, Bio, Wallpaper, Fan Sites
Born in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 29, 1970, Andre Kirk Agassi was considered a tennis prodigy at age four and by 13 was enrolled at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
The 35-year old Agassi, hobbled by a nerve injury in his back, was knocked out of the opening round of the French Open in 2005 but a comeback was heralded by his 60th ATP title win in Los Angeles at the Mercedes-Benz Cup shortly thereafter.
Agassi ultimately went down in a blaze of glory in 2005 by losing the epic showdown to the 24-year old Federer, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1.
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 The Biography Channel - Andre Agassi Biography
Andre met [urlnew=http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biography_home/1629:0/Brooke_Shields.htm]Brooke Shields [/urlnew]in 1993 and, after a four-year courtship, the two married in Carmel, California in 1997.
Having qualified for the 2005 Masters Cup in Shanghai, Agassi was forced to withdraw due to an injury.
It was obvious to those watching, that Agassi was not quite on his usual form and he seemed extremely disappointed that his injuries were preventing him form achieving the wins he desired.
www.thebiographychannel.co.uk /biography_home/1441:0/Andre_Agassi.htm   (1119 words)

 Andre Agassi
Andre founded the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation in 1994, a nonprofit organization to assist at-risk youth in Las Vegas, where Andre was raised.
In 2001, the Foundation opened the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, a tuition-free charter school for at-risk children in the area.
Andre began his professional tennis career in 1986 at the age of 16.
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 CNN Programs - People in the News
Agassi's No. 1 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) is in sharp contrast to four years ago, when he had sunk into the worst losing streak of his career.
Andre Kirk Agassi was born April 29, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Mike and Elizabeth Agassi.
Andre Agassi turned professional at 16 and, with Bollettieri's help, rose to No. 3 in the world two years later.
www.cnn.com /CNN/Programs/people/shows/agassi/profile.html   (1422 words)

 Andre Agassi relationships
Andre Agassi feels comfortable in an atmosphere that is open and experimental, and he has little taste for convention and tradition.
Andre wants to contribute something positive and loving to the world at large and he wants to be recognized for his beauty, artistic gifts, or loving generosity.
Andre Agassi is always willing to experiment and try anything new that his partner suggests, and he enjoys being surprised.
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 The Andre Agassi Page
When Agassi cracked a backhand winner on the first championship point, he doffed his cap, shook hands with Clement, raised his fists and blew a kiss to his girlfriend, Steffi Graf.
Then Agassi responded to a standing ovation with his customary bow to the four sides of the stadium.
The sixth-seeded Agassi won with steady, unspectacular tennis, controlling most of the rallies and wearing down the speedy, 142-pound Clement by running him from side to side.
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 Andre Agassi - Deadspin
As the match was being played and it became evident that Andre Agassi didn't have the legs or the back to take down Benjamin Becker, I couldn't help but think it shouldn't end this way.
In 1987, Andre Agassi lost his first match at Wimbledon in straight sets, and that is exactly how he lost his last one.
Andre Agassi is going to play one last Wimbledon, and then end his career on the hardcourts of the U.S. Open.
deadspin.com /sports/andre-agassi   (494 words)

 Andre Agassi - Azter ®
Andre was beaten in the finals by Pete Sampras 6-3 6-4 7-5.
Andre beat Andre Medvedev in an emotional finals match 1-6 2-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 to complete his grandslam trophies winning at least once in all 4 grandslam tournaments.
Andre Agassi of the United States won the 1996 Atlanta Olympics gold medal in tennis for winning the singles.
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 The Andre Agassi Pages
Beginning with details on Andre's family and his childhood, Bauman takes us through his early years as teen prodigy to his meteoric rise to one of the greatest every to play the game.
Andre ended the 2001 as the # 3 ranked player on the ATP tour (behind Hewitt and Kuerten).
Agassi is a perennial fixture on the Forbes'
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 Andre Agassi News - The New York Times
The Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, a charter school opened in an at-risk neighborhood in 2001, has grown in endowment and enrollment over the last five years.
Andre Agassi required a cortisone injection on Tuesday, an extreme measure that he has increasingly resorted to in the past three years to manage the pain between tournaments.
Andre Agassi defeated Marcos Baghdatis Thursday night in a grueling five-set match in the second round of the U.S. Open.
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 CNN.com - Adieu, Andre: Agassi's career ends - Sep 3, 2006
There were times, as his limp grew more pronounced, when it seemed quite likely that Agassi wouldn't be able to complete the match; his father, who turned him into a tennis player as a tot, had said he hoped Agassi wouldn't try to play Sunday and wasn't in attendance.
Agassi's been given credit for changing the way players return serve, and for showing how to dominate from the baseline by using quicker-than-a-blink reflexes to take the ball early.
After Agassi shared a private moment with Graf and their children, he entered the locker room to another standing ovation, this one from his fellow players.
edition.cnn.com /2006/SPORT/09/03/agassi.farewell   (1617 words)

 Andre Agassi - Celebrity Photos, Wallpapers and more.
Andre is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States who won eight Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in singles.
Agassi is of Armenian Iranian and Assyrian ancestry.
He is the founder of the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, which has raised over $60 million for at-risk children in Southern Nevada.
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  Andre Agassi Newsmaker | CBC Sports Online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Agassi's sparkling resume — eight Grand Slams, an Olympic gold medal, world No. 1 on six separate occasions, 60 career singles titles — combined with his charisma both on and off the court have made him the public face of tennis for close to two decades.
Agassi did not suffer fools gladly, and made it a habit of publicly belittling reporters with little knowledge of tennis whom he felt asked dumb questions at press conferences.
Agassi quickly rebounded and won five titles, leaping from No. 141 in the rankings at the start of 1998 to No. 6 by the end of the year.
www.cbc.ca /sports/columns/newsmakers/andre-agassi.html   (1905 words)

  Andre Agassi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agassi was married to the actress Brooke Shields from 1997 to 1999.
Agassi's father, Emmanuel "Mike" Agassi (an ethnic Armenian who represented Iran in boxing at the 1948 and 1952 Olympic Games before emigrating to the United States), was intent on having a child win all four tennis Grand Slams.
Agassi chose not to play at Wimbledon from 1988 through 1990 and publicly stated that he did not wish to play there because of the event's traditionalism, particularly its "predominantly white" dress code to which players at the event are required to conform.
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 Andre Agassi Encyclopedia Article @ GreatArtworks.com (Great Artworks)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Agassi chose not to play at Wimbledon from 1988 to 1990, and publicly stated that he did not wish to play there because of the event's traditionalism, particularly its "predominantly white" dress code to which players at the event are required to conform.
Agassi entered the history books in 1999 when he came from being down two sets to love to beat Andrei Medvedev in a five-set French Open final, thereby becoming only the fifth male player to have won all four Grand Slam singles titles (a feat last achieved in the 1960s by Rod Laver).
Agassi, the 1992 Champion, was seeded 25th at this year's Wimbledon Championships[4], which he announced prior to the tournament would be his last at the All England Club.
www.greatartworks.com /encyclopedia/Andre_Agassi   (5970 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Andre Agassi
Agassi is the only player in the open era to have won every Grand Slam singles title, the Masters, the Davis Cup, and the Olympic Gold medal.
Agassi chose not to play at Wimbledon from 1988-90, and publicly stated that he did not wish to play there because of the event's traditionalism, particularly its "predominantly-white" dress code which players at the event are required to conform to.
Agassi, the 1992 Champion, is seeded 25th at this year's Wimbledon Championships and appears to have a relatively mild draw to start out after being placed on the opposite half from Wimbledon master Roger Federer.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Andre-Agassi   (1195 words)

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