Andre Agassi

Agassi confesses about never wanting to play tennis, says it was ''a job for him''

Andre-AgassiSydney, Jan 30 : Tennis legend Andre Agassi had confessed in an interview that he had never liked playing tennis and it was always like a job to him.

Philosophising about his time in tennis, Agassi said that although he was never meant to play tennis, his time as a tennis player taught him a lot of lessons about his own life, News. com. au reports.

Adding that he was never very athletic, Agassi said that he would not be able to compete with the top four in today’s game because it is different from the way he played.

Agassi bats for tighter anti-doping controls in ‘cleanest sport’ tennis

Andre-AgassiSydney, Jan 26 : Andre Agassi has urged the authorities to have even more tighter anti-doping controls as he reflected on his own battles with drug abuse, and the American added he feels tennis is one of the cleanest sports.

The four-time Australian Open champion on Friday returned to Melbourne Park for the first time since 2005, urging authorities to maintain their vigilance, the Herald Sun reports.

The Las Vegan said he was shocked, saddened and disappointed by Lance Armstrong''s doping admissions on the Oprah Winfrey program, and he admitted he had partially destroyed his own life by using drugs during a glittering career.

Hundreds churn out to see tennis great Agassi in Auckland

Andre-AgassWellington, Jan 24 : There was a big audience for tennis great Andre Agassi when hundreds of fans showed up to meet him in Auckland on Thursday.

The Grand Slam winner was at Paper Plus Newmarket this morning, signing copies of his autobiography, Open, Stuff. co. nz reports, The queue stretched onto the street and around the corner, with one man waiting more than 12 hours to meet his hero, the paper added.

Ben Buist was the first in the queue, having travelled from Taranaki to meet Agassi, as he had slept outside the store to be first in line, arriving at 9pm last night, it further reported.

Graf says Agassi asked whether she wanted kids on first date!

Graf says Agassi asked whether she wanted kids on first date!New York, Nov. 9 : After a glittering tennis career, Andre Agassi went home to Las Vegas to live with his wife Steffi Graf. They’ve been married now for nine years.

Recalling their courtship after both had won the French Open in 1999, Steffi says that on their first date, Agassi asked whether she wanted children.

"He was also asking me if I wanted to have children in the first date," Graf said, and Agassi said: "Well, close."

Agassi recalls hitting a `big wall’ after being on a tennis roll for two years

Agassi recalls hitting a `big wall’ after being on a tennis roll for two yearsNew York, Nov. 9 : Tennis star Andre Agassi was clearly on a roll till the 1995 U. S. Open final, and then found that himself hitting what he called a great wall.

He recalls his then girlfriend, Brooke Shields convincing him to shave his head, and him losing to Pete Sampras.

"I hit a big wall. I lost interest. Lost desire. Lost inspiration, is what I really lost that day," he told CBS.

Agassi''s hate of tennis was a deep part of his life

Agassi''s hate of tennis was a deep part of his lifeNew York, Nov. 9 : Tennis star Andre Agassi''s disclosure that he took a drug known as crystal meth and got away with it, is only one of the startling revelations in a new autobiography. What Agassi has to say about tennis is also pretty startling.

He says that it was sport that he didn''t choose and couldn''t escape from, and adds that it was a life that often made him feel empty and depressed, despite having earned close to a 100 million dollars from it.

For both Steffi Graf, his wife, and Andre, tennis isn''t what it used to be.

Agassi pleads his crystal meth case in US television interview

Agassi pleads his crystal meth case in US television interview New York - Eight-time Grand Slam winner Andre Agassi said that revelations in his upcoming autobiography that he used the drug crystal meth during a period of 1997 depression needed to be made public.

The tarnished tennis icon told the television programme "60 Minutes" in an interview to be broadcast Sunday that he does not regret telling all in his book.

"I don't know what the ramifications are," he said, referring to the possibility that the incident could keep him out of the tennis Hall of Fame someday.

Agassi confessed taking drugs to make people learn from his difficult times

Agassi confessed taking drugs to make people learn from his difficult timesLondon, Nov 2 : Tennis golden boy Andre Agassi has revealed that he confessed to using crystal methamphetamine and dodging a drugs ban in his tell-all autobiography so that people can learn from his difficult times.

Agassi may face Wada ‘perjury wrath’ over claims of taking speed. The WADA asked tennis bodies to investigate the possibility of a perjury case against the tennis player

Agassi confessed taking drugs to make people learn from his difficult times

Agassi confessed taking drugs to make people learn from his difficult timesLondon, Nov 2 : Tennis golden boy Andre Agassi has revealed that he confessed to using crystal methamphetamine and dodging a drugs ban in his tell-all autobiography so that people can learn from his difficult times.

Agassi may face Wada ‘perjury wrath’ over claims of taking speed. The WADA asked tennis bodies to investigate the possibility of a perjury case against the tennis player

Agassi reveals his father gave him drugs to take before matches

Agassi reveals his father gave him drugs to take before matchesLondon, Nov 1: Eight time Grand Slam winner and one of the finest tennis players, Andre Agassi’s revelation that his father Mike Agassi asked him to take the drug speed before a tournament and that he took it, has angered the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Agassi may face Wada ‘perjury wrath’ over claims of taking speed. The WADA asked tennis bodies to investigate the possibility of a perjury case against the tennis player

Federer unnerved by Agassi drug revelations

Federer unnerved by Agassi drug revelations Zurich  - The Andre Agassi crystal meth revelations, to be fully explained in his autobiography next month, have come as a shock to world number one Roger Federer.

The top seed at his home event from Monday in Basle told local media that Agassi's confession to have used the drug crystal meth during a low points in 1997 was a stunner.

"It was a shock when I heard the news," said Federer at a sponsor function. "I'm disappointed and I hope there are no more such cases in future. The sport must stay clean."

Agassi likely to avoid retrospective punishment over drug use admission

Agassi likely to avoid retrospective punishment over drug use admissionLondon, Oct 30 : The World Anti-Doping Agency and the International Tennis Federation have criticised tennis golden boy Andre Agassi for his admission that he took drugs, but the eight-time Grand Slam champion is likely to avoid retrospective punishment.

Agassi's image has suffered after he made a sensational confession that he lied to tennis authorities about his use of hard drugs in order to escape a ban.

Agassi drugs revelation: WADA asks ATP to explain alleged cover-up

Agassi drugs revelation: WADA asks ATP to explain alleged cover-upLondon, Oct. 29 : Pressure is growing on tennis officials to explain their non-action against former Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi following his shocking revelation of drug-taking, The Times reports.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has asked the ATP to explain the Agassi case further.

Agassi told how, in 1997, he had deliberately snorted crystal meth, subsequently failed a drugs test but escaped a ban after falsely telling the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) that he had ingested the drug by accident.

Agassi, Graf to raise the roof at Wimbledon

London - Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf will face Kim Clijsters and Tim Henman on May 17 as Wimbledon prepares to raise the curtain on the long-awaited new moveable roof.

The All England club confirmed the all-star veteran lineup on Tuesday as the venue prepares for the first Championships in history to provide protection from the rain which has become an integral - if unwelcome- factor in the fortnight.

The event is designed to test the new roof and air management system with live tennis in front of a capacity crowd of 15,000.

The programme will feature a men's and women's singles singles plus a mixed doubles, all played in an abbreviated pro set format - the first to 8 games, with a tie-break at 8-8.




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