Andre Agassi Net Worth 2019, Bio, Wiki, Height, Weight, Awards and Instagram
Andre Agassi Net Worth 2019 – Andre Agassi is a professional tennis player now retired. He has also been called the greatest service returner ever to play the game and was described by the BBC upon his retirement as “perhaps the biggest worldwide star in the sport’s history”.
Likely, Agassi is also an eight-time Grand Slam champion and a 1996 Olympic gold medalist, as well as being a runner-up in seven other Grand Slam tournaments
Andre Agassi was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, the United States on April 29, 1970. His birth name is Andre Kirk Agassi and he is currently, 49 years old. His father’s name is Emmanuel Agassi (Olympic boxer) and his mother’s name is Elizabeth Agassi.
He has three siblings namely, Philip Agassi, Rita Agassi, Tami Agassi. Andre holds American citizenship and mixed (Armenian- Assyrian- English) ethnicity. His birth sign is Taurus.
Talking about Andre’s education history, he attended American School. At the age of 13, he joined Nick Bollettieri’s Tennis Academy in Florida. Agassi then dropped out of school in the ninth grade to pursue a full-time tennis career.
Talking about his profession, during 1986, at the age of 16, he became a professional tennis player and played at La Quinta, California. In 1987, he tasted success for the first time at Sul American Open in Itaparica, after which he was ranked World No. 25.
During 1990, the United States won Davis Cup after 8 years and Agassi was part of the winning team. In the same year, he won the prestigious, ‘Tennis Masters Cup’. After losing three Grand Slams finals—French Open (1990, 1991) & U.S.
Similarly, in 1993, he won his first and only doubles title, while playing with Petr Korda at the ‘Cincinnati Masters’ event. In the year 1994 US Open, after his wrist surgery, he became the first ‘unseeded’ player to win the Grand Slam, beating Michael Stich in the final.
For the first time in his career, after winning the 1995 Australian Open, he rose to the rank of World No. 1. In the year 1995, he won three ‘Master Series’ event and seven titles.
Whereas, his career went through a slump in 1997 and he played only 24 matches owing to recurring wrist injuries. Due to this problem, his rankings plummeted from no. 1 to no. 141.
During 1998, his career turned for the better after playing in the ‘Challenger Series Tournaments’. His ranking rose to world no. 6 and in 1999, he also won two Grand Slams—the French Open and the U.S. Open.
Additionally, he won the Australian Open tournament for three years; 2000, 2001 and 2003. In 2003 he won his eighth and final Grand Slam title. Likewise, in 2006, he was recovering from an ankle injury and was also suffering back and leg problems, due to which he couldn’t play for a while.
On September 4, 2006, though he lost his last match to Benjamin Becker of Germany at the U.S. Open, he received a standing ovation for his long and brilliant career in tennis. Post-retirement, he played for the ‘Philadelphia Freedoms’ and also the ‘Cancer Treatment Centers of American Tennis Championships’.
Height and Weight
in centimeters- 180 cm in meters- 1.8 m in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
in Kilograms- 80 kg in Pounds- 176.37 lbs
Apart from the many laurels already listed above, Agassi also has an ITF World Championship 1999 and ATP Player of the Year 1999 title under his belt. He was also inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Newport, Rhode Island in 2011.