Andre Agassi was definitely a force to be reckoned with in Tennis. Agassi who was born on April 29, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA was among the very few professional tennis players that won a record of 8 Grand Slams single titles, 1 gold medal in singles during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and 1 career Doubles title. Agassi has won over $25 million in prize money as of 2004 and was ranked number 1 on the ATP tour. His Singles career in Tennis boasts an 870-240 record. He was able to win 60 Singles Career titles as listed by the ATP. He made another shocking mark in history when he won the Grand Slam eight times in his career. He won the Wimbledon Grand Slam in 1992, the US Open Grand Slam in 1994 and 1999, the French Open also in 1999 and the Australian Open for four times in 1995, 2000, 2001 and 2003. Andre Agassi was not only astonishing in the Singles circuit but was equally striking in the Doubles circuit. With an accumulated career record of 40-42, he holds one Doubles career title and the highest rank he ever got was in the number 123 spot in August 17 of 1992. He played so impressively in tennis that he was chosen to play in the Olympic Games in 1996 which was held in Atlanta. With a colorful history such as Andre Agassi’s, it was only fitting that he be proclaimed as the 7th greatest male tennis player in International Tennis from the years 1965 to 2005. Andre Agassi, dedicated to Tennis, played remarkably in every game with his characteristic right-handed plays and his killer two-handed backhand. Even though he had to leave his beloved profession due to his medical condition involving his back, Andre Agassi remains to be a legend in the International Tennis Circuit.
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