Andre Agassi is an American retired professional tennis player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest exponents of the sport. He had won 8 Grand Slam titles – Wimbledon (1992), US Open (1994, 1999), Australian Open (1995, 2000, 2001, 2003), and French Open (1999) – and had finished as a finalist 7 times. He had won the singles ‘Gold’ medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the 1990 ATP Tour Finals, and 3 Davis Cup titles (1990, 1992, 1995). Andre also won an astounding 17 ATP Masters Series titles. He retired from the sport abruptly in 2006, with a 76% singles win record, after dealing with chronic back trouble. Post-retirement, he has been involved in multiple media engagements, business ventures, and has founded the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation which has worked extensively for at-risk children in his home state of Nevada. His critically acclaimed autobiography titled Open was published in 2009. He was inducted into the ‘International Tennis Hall of Fame’ in 2011. He has also tried his hand at coaching, engaging with top-notch players like (2017–2018) and (2018–Present).

Born Name

Andre Kirk Agassi

Nick Name

The Punisher, The Las Vegas Kid

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States

Residence

Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States

Nationality

Education

Andre had dropped out of school in the 9th grade to pursue a tennis career.

Occupation

Professional Tennis Player (Retired)

Family

  • Father – Emmanuel “Mike” Agassi (Former Olympic Boxer)
  • Mother – Elizabeth “Betty” Agassi (née Dudley)
  • Siblings – Philip Agassi (Older Brother), Rita Agassi (Older Sister), Tami Agassi (Older Sister)
  • Others – Heidi Graf (née Schalk) (Mother-in-Law), Peter Graf (Father-in-Law) (Tennis Instructor, Car-and-Insurance Salesman) (d. 2013), Michael Graf (Brother-in-Law), Skylar Gonzales (Nephew), Jeanna Lynn Gonzales (Niece), Pancho Gonzales (Brother-in-Law) (Tennis Player) (d. 1995), Lobsang Dargey (Brother-in-Law), David Aghassian (Paternal Grandfather), Noonia Aghassian (Paternal Grandmother)

Manager

He is represented by Creative Artists Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Played

Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)

Turned Pro

1986

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

82 kg or 181 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Andre has dated –

  1. Wendi Stewart
  2. (1992-1993)
  3. (1993-1999) – Andre began dating American actress Brooke Shields in 1993 and the couple got married on April 19, 1997. They parted ways 2 years later, in April 1999.
  4. Jeanna Fine (1996)
  5. (1999-Present) – Andre began dating legendary German former tennis player Steffi Graf in 1999 and they got married on October 22, 2001. They have 2 children together – a son named Jaden Gil Agassi (b. October 26, 2001) and a daughter named Jaz Elle Agassi (b. October 3, 2003).

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of Armenian, Ukrainian, and Assyrian descent on his father’s side and English descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Bald

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Bald
  • Clean-shaven look

Brand Endorsements

Andre has served as the brand ambassador for –

  • Donnay Sports
  • Penn tennis balls
  • Nike
  • Adidas
  • Schick
  • Twinlab
  • Aramis Life
  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • Jacobs Creek
  • Longines

He has appeared in the TV commercials for –

  • Canon Inc.
  • Got Milk?
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Genworth Financial
  • LVMH Moët Hennessy
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Wii Fit U
  • Longines

He has been sponsored by –

  • Prince Graphite rackets
  • Head N.V.
  • DuPont
  • Ebel
  • Mountain Dew
  • Mazda
  • Kia Motors
  • American Express
  • Deutsche Bank

Andre Agassi Facts

  1. Andre’s father, Emmanuel “Mike” Agassi, was born as Emmanuel B. Aghassian in Salmas, Iran. However, the family name had been changed from the Armenian Aghassian to Agassi to safeguard them from Turks who used to trouble them due to their Armenian heritage.
  2. His middle name, Kirk was given after Kirk Kerkorian, an Armenian American billionaire.
  3. In 2003, he became the first player in the to win 4 Australian Open titles. This record was exceeded by Novak Djokovic in 2015 and by in 2017 when they won their 5th Australian Open each.
  4. When he won the French Open in 1999, he became just the 2nd player in the Open Era after the legendary Rod Laver to achieve the Career Grand Slam (the feat of winning all the 4 Grand Slam events – Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open – at least once). The win also made him the first player ever to complete the Career Golden Slam (Career Grand Slam and Olympic Gold Medal), as he had won the Olympic Gold Medal in 1996.
  5. He was the first male player to win all 4 Grand Slam tournaments on 3 different surfaces (hard, clay and grass).

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Facts of Andre Agassi

  • full nameAndre Agassi
  • Date of Birth April 29, 1970
  • Age 51 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Taurus
  • Lucky Number 5
  • Lucky Stone Emerald
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn
  • weight82 kg
  • height5 ft 11 in

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