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Open ( Vintage) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Andre Agassi
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When Andre Agassi burst onto the tennis scene in the late 1980s, with his brash attitude, neon-colored shorts, and that ragged mane of hair, many followers of the notoriously conservative sport felt sure that the kid from Las Vegas lacked the determination and discipline needed to become a champion. More than 20 years later, Agassi retired as one of the greatest champions in tennis history, and the only man ever to complete a career "Golden Slam" (winning all four Grand Slam events plus an Olympic Gold Medal). Perhaps more importantly, with his audacity and charisma both on and off the court, he was one of the primary reasons for the sport's resurgence in popularity during the 1990s. Agassi lets his vibrant personality shine in this remarkable memoir, as he charts the genesis of his rebellious image and recalls the highlights and lowlights of his career with equal candor. Along with providing amazing insights on his playing career, Agassi also documents his high-profile romances with Barbara Streisand, Brooke Shields, and his current wife, fellow tennis great Steffi Graf. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2009.