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Andre Agassi

Biography

Former tennis superstar who won all Grand Slam game titles, like the Australian Open up four moments from 1995 to 2003. He was inducted in to the International Golf Hall of Popularity in 2011. He’s a dynamic philanthropist and in 2014 remodeled a vacant College or university of Phoenix building into an unbiased school. He lowered out of senior high school in 9th quality to pursue tennis games. He earned a yellow metal medal on the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He wedded tennis games superstar Steffi Graf on Oct 22, 2001. The few has a boy named Jaden along with a girl named Jaz. He previously sole ownership from the record for some Australian Open up game titles until Roder Federer earned his fourth this year 2010.

Quick Facts


Full Name Andre Agassi
Date Of Birth April 29, 1970
Place Of Birth Las Vegas, NV
Height 1.8 m
Weight 80 kg
Profession Tennis Player
Nationality American
Spouse Steffi Graf, Brooke Shields
Children Jaden Gil Agassi, Jaz Elle Agassi
Parents Emmanuel Agassi, Elizabeth Agassi
Siblings Tami Agassi, Rita Agassi, Philip Agassi
Awards Best Male Tennis Player ESPY Award, BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
Nominations Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year, Best Game ESPY Award, Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
Movies Coach: Nick Bollettieri, The Journeymen, Wimbledon 2000 Final: Sampras vs. Rafter, Red Clay Heroes
TV Shows Open Access
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1 Release of his book, "Open: An Autobiography". [October 2009]
2 Release of the book, "Agassi: The Fall and Rise of the Enfant Terrible of Tennis" by Robert Philip.
3 Release of the book, "Agassi and Ecstasy: The Turbulent Life of Andre Agassi" by Paul Bauman.
4 Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2011.
5 Brother-in-law of Michael Graf.
6 Son-in-law of Peter Graf and Heidi Graf.
7 Ex-son-in-law of Teri Shields.
8 Two months after he resigned as Agassi's business manager in October 2008, Perry Rogers sued Steffi Graf for $50,000 in management fees.
9 In 2004, his net worth was estimated to be $162 million.
10 In 2006, he donated $1,070,000 to the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation.
11 Brother of Phillip Agassi and Tami Agassi.
12 Won the Australian Open in 1995, which was his first time ever competing in it. It also marked his first and only victory over Pete Sampras in a Grand Slam singles final.
13 US-born Agassi is the most famous sports personality of Armenian extraction. Acclaimed USSR-born director Sergei Parajanov is the most famous filmmaker of Armenian ethnicity.
14 Is one of only 6 players to have won more than 800 matches.
15 Has a record of holding the most Tennis Masters titles (17) as for August 2004.
16 Always bows and kisses to the public after having won a match.
17 Daughter Jaz Elle Agassi was born on Friday October 3rd, 2003 at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada
18 Armenian and Assyrian on his father's side.
19 Became the oldest men's player - 32 years, 11 months - in ATP history to be ranked #1. Agassi first became #1 on 10 April 1995 and has spent a total of 87 weeks at #1. His most recent time at #1 was from 13 September 1999 - 10 September 2000. (26 April 2003)
20 Career singles match record: 860-265; career singles titles: 60; prize money: $30,951,275 (as of September 2005)
21 By winning the 2003 Australian Open, Agassi becomes the oldest man to win a Grand Slam singles title since Ken Rosewall won the Australian in 1972, and only the second man to win a Slam after becoming a father. (25 January 2003).
22 Has a "career" Grand Slam: the Australian (1995; 2000; 2001; 2003), Roland Garros (1999), Wimbledon (1992) and the U.S. Open (1994; 1999). As of September 2005, he is 8-7 in Grand Slam singles finals.
23 Owns a 10-seat JetStar, its call letters representing his first Grand Slam title, the 1992 Wimbledon (N-792AA)
24 The Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a charter school for underprivileged children, opens in West Las Vegas. It is jointly funded by the Agassi Foundation and the Nevada State Department of Education. (August 30, 2001)
25 Upon the birth of arch-rival Pete Sampras' son Christian on November 2002, in London, UK bookmakers gave the baby a 2,000-1 shot to beat Agassi's and Steffi Graf's son, Jaden Gil, in a Wimbledon final.
26 With only their mothers as witnesses, Agassi and Steffi Graf were married at his Las Vegas home by District Judge Michael Cherry. So secret was the ceremony, the rest of Agassi's family didn't learn of it until after the fact. [October 2001]
27 Son of Mike Agassi.
28 After losing in the first round in 1987, Agassi passed up Wimbledon three years in a row. The reason he gave was that he wasn't allowed to wear his colorful outfits.
29 Became the first unseeded player since 1930 to win the US Open.
30 Former brother-in-law of Pancho González. González and Rita Agassi's son, Skylar, played on Bishop-Gorman High School's (Las Vegas) tennis team.
31 Was rear-ended as he rode to his Las Vegas home from the airport after returning from Wimbledon, injuring his back. [July 2000]
32 The original name of his father was Agassian but he changed his name to Agassi when he went to America.
33 Although they had already divorced, Agassi cooperated with Brooke Shields request to obtain an annulment so that she could marry Chris Henchy in the Catholic Church.
34 Surpassed $1 million in career prize money in December 1988, after just 43 tournaments -- the quickest player in history to do so.
35 Became only 8th male player in the Open Era to win 50 singles titles. [April 2002]
36 Print and TV ads for cell phone company T-Mobile with Steffi Graf debuted in Europe. The ads were shot in Las Vegas. [April 2002]
37 Youngest of four children.
38 1996 Summer Olympics champion. He and Steffi Graf are the only players in history to win all four Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic gold medal.
39 Jaden Gil Agassi born at 3:30 a.m. at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas to Agassi and Steffi Graf. He was delivered by Dr. Joseph A. Rojas II, and weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces. In a February 2002 interview, Graf disclosed Jaden comes from a masculine form of "jade," a word she had always liked, and Gil was in honor of Agassi's trainer, Gil Reyes. [October 2001]
40 Practiced with Ilie Nastase and Jimmy Connors as a youngster.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mad About You 1994 TV Series Andre Agassi

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today 2015 TV Series Himself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2015 TV Series Himself
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
WWE Raw 2013 TV Series Himself
Signature Series: Andre Agassi 2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Former Professional Tennis Player
Dimensions 2012 TV Series Himself
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern 2012 TV Series Himself
CNBC Meets 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Ali 70 from Las Vegas 2012 TV Movie Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Open Up with Andre Agassi 2012 TV Movie Himself
Open Films 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
125 Years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself - 1992 Wimbledon Champion
Tavis Smiley 2010 TV Series Himself
Mike & Mike 2010 TV Series Himself - Telephone Inteviewee
Celebrity Tennis 2010 TV Series Himself
On n'est pas couché 2009 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
De wereld draait door 2009 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2009 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006-2009 TV Series Himself
Court Report 2009 TV Series Himself
Rome Is Burning 2009 TV Series Himself
The Hour 2009 TV Series Himself
Markus Lanz 2009 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2009 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2009 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2009 TV Series documentary Himself (segment "Agassi")
Great Performances 2008 TV Series Himself
Best of Five 2008 TV Series Himself
Signature Series: Pete Sampras 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Big Give 2008 TV Series Himself
Agassi: Between the Lines 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 2007 TV Series Himself - Former Tennis Player (segment "The First Family of Tennis")
Unstrung 2007 Documentary Himself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 2006 TV Series Himself
Legends of Wimbledon: Pete Sampras 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Larry King Live 2006 TV Series Himself
Arthur Ashe Kids' Day 2006 TV Movie Himself
14th Annual ESPY Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Celebrity Debut 2006 TV Movie Himself
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show 2006 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2006 TV Series Himself
Rally for Relief 2005 TV Movie Himself
Open Access 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
Class of... 2004 TV Series Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
The Casino 2004 TV Series Himself
Hall of Fame: Golden Anniversary 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Journeymen 2004 Video documentary Himself
The Importance of Being Famous 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
On the Record with Bob Costas 2002 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2001 TV Series Himself
The Simpsons 2001 TV Series Himself
Mundo VIP 2000 TV Series Himself
In Action 2000 Documentary Himself
60 Minutes Wednesday 2000 TV Series documentary Himself - Tennis Player (segment "The Champion")
Wimbledon: A History of the Championships 2000 Documentary Himself
20 heures le journal 1999 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1997 TV Series Himself
The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Die Nacht der Stars 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Atlanta 1996: Games of the XXVI Olympiad 1996 TV Mini-Series Himself
Comic Relief VII 1995 TV Special documentary Himself
Attack: Andre Agassi & Nick Bollettieri 1994 Video Himself
When Stars Were Kids 1994 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1988 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Abstract: The Art of Design 2017 TV Series documentary Himself
Wimbledon 2014 TV Series Himself
Runnin' Rebels of UNLV 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
De wereld draait door 2010 TV Series Himself
Rome Is Burning 2006-2010 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series Himself
Best of Five 2008 TV Series Himself
Bigger Stronger Faster* 2008 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
E! True Hollywood Story 2005-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Beyond the Glory 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Celebrities Uncensored 2004 TV Series Himself
Unsere Besten 2003 TV Series Himself

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#Quote
1 Tennis is lonely. I would have been better off in a team sport. When I started to make a difference in children's lives, I felt like I finally had my team.
2 Image is everything.
3 Every day, you have to be better than one person. And what is required each day is always different.
4 Felt like I've been playing well; played well in Australia, played well last week. You know, was playing well this week but just ran into a guy that played a lot better.
5 What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.
6 [on playing with wife Steffi Graf] She always wins. The problem is I can't always keep my eyes on the ball.
7 I've had those years where tennis hasn't been the top priority. There can be some regrets there, but I think that has saved me for the long run. I think my best tennis can still be ahead of me.
8 [about he and longtime rival Pete Sampras] If either of us woke up as the other one, we would probably go back to sleep, praying it was a dream.
9 I consider myself quite boring, to be honest.


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