Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi

Tennis Player

Andre Kirk Agassi is an American former world No. 1 tennis player. He is an eight-time major champion and an Olympic gold medalist, as well as a runner-up in seven other majors. Agassi is the second of five men to achieve the career Grand Slam in the Open Era and the fifth of eight overall to make the achievement.

Full Name
Apr 29, 1970
5′ 11″
Net Worth


Andre Kirk Agassi was born April 29, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the son of Elizabeth (née Dudley) and Mike Agassi, an Olympic boxer from Iran. His father immigrated to the United States in 1957 and his mother worked as a nurse for many years. Agassi has two older siblings, Rita and Philip. 

Agassi started playing tennis at a young age, and by the time he was 13, he was already competing in junior tournaments. In 1986, at the age of 16, he became the youngest player to ever win the U.S. Junior Indoor Championships before turning pro later that year. He quickly rose to stardom with his aggressive playing style and attractive looks, becoming one of the most recognizable athletes in the world. 

In 1992, Agassi won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon and went on to become one of only eight players ever to complete a Career Grand Slam after winning all four major championships - Australian Open (1995), French Open (1999), Wimbledon (1992) and US Open (1994). He also won more than 60 singles titles throughout his career including eight Masters Series events. 

Agassi retired from professional tennis in 2006 after 20 years on tour but remains active in philanthropy through his Andre Agassi Foundation for Education which raises money for underprivileged children to attend school in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1970</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Andre Agassi is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 29, 1970, Andre Agassi was born in Las Vegas, Nevada.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1986</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Turns Professional</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Agassi turns professional at the age of 16 and wins his first professional title at the International Tennis Championships in Itaparica.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins First Grand Slam Title</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins his first Grand Slam title at the 1992 Wimbledon tournament.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Reaches World No. 1 Ranking</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Reaches the World No. 1 ranking in men's singles tennis.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins French Open</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Agassi wins his only French Open title after defeating Andrei Medvedev in four sets.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Retires from Professional Tennis</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Agassi retires from professional tennis after an illustrious career spanning 17 years.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Agassi is inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Andre Agassi is a great role model for young athletes. His career has been one of dedication and perseverance, and he is an inspiration to all who strive to be successful in sports. He is also known for his philanthropy, donating large amounts of money to charities and foundations.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Tennis Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Andre Agassi is a great tennis player. He has won 8 Grand Slam titles, including the US Open twice, the French Open once, and Wimbledon once. He was also the first male player to win all four Grand Slam singles tournaments in his career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Has an Inspiring Story</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Andre Agassi's story is inspiring to many. After struggling with depression and substance abuse early in his career, he turned his life around and went on to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time. His story demonstrates that even when things seem hopeless, there is always hope for a better future.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Male to Win Four Grand Slam Tournaments</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Andre Agassi was the first male player to win all four Grand Slam tournaments, completing the "career Grand Slam" in 1999.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Left High School to Pursue Tennis Career</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At the age of 16, Agassi left high school to pursue a professional tennis career.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Won Olympic Gold Medal</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Agassi became the first male player since 1968 to win an Olympic gold medal in singles when he won the men's singles event at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Founded the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1994, Agassi founded the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, which has raised over $200 million for at-risk children in Southern Nevada.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Ranked #1 in Singles and Doubles</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Agassi achieved the rare feat of being ranked No. 1 in both singles and doubles at the same time in 1995.</p></div>


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