“Perhaps the biggest worldwide star in the sport’s history.”
American retired professional tennis player and former World No. 1 who was one of the sport’s most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s. Generally considered by critics and fellow players to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time Agassi has been called the greatest service returner ever to play the game.
Agassi compiled performances that, along with his unorthodox apparel and attitude, saw him cited as one of the most charismatic players in history. As a result, he is credited for helping to revive the popularity of tennis during the 1990s. In singles tennis, Agassi is an eight-time Grand Slam champion and a 1996 Olympic gold medalist, as well as finishing runner-up in seven other Grand Slam tournaments.
During the Open Era, Agassi was the first male player to win four Australian Open titles, a record that was later surpassed by Novak Djokovic when he won his fifth title in 2015, and then by Roger Federer in 2017.
After suffering from sciatica caused by two bulging discs in his back, a spondylolisthesis (vertebral displacement) and a bone spur that interfered with the nerve, Agassi retired from professional tennis in September of 2016, after losing in the third round of the US Open to Benjamin Becker.
He is the founder of the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, which has raised over $60 million for at-risk children in Southern Nevada. In 2001, the Foundation opened the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, a K-12 public charter school for at-risk children.He has been married to fellow tennis player Steffi Graf since 2001.
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When he’s at corporate events, Andre is known to cover the following topics:
- Sporting Success
- Peak Performance
- Drive & Determination
- International Tennis
- Australian Open