Andre Agassi to play at World Tennis Challenge

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Andre Agassi to play at World Tennis Challenge

Former American tennis player Andre Agassi has been confirmed for the 2018 World Tennis Challenge.

The World Tennis Challenge is a three-day exhibition held just a week before the Australian Open. 

The will take place at Memorial Drive Park in Adelaide from January 8-10.

Agassi, a former world No. 1, is not a stranger to Adelaide. 

The American and fan-favorite Lleyton Hewitt played a great semi-final match in Adelaide in 1998.

Adelaide had an ATP event for more than three decades -- 1974-2008. 

Hewitt, who went on to win his maiden ATP title that year in the city where he was born, edged Agassi in tight two sets 7-6 (5) 7-6 (4).

The World Tennis Challenge features three teams -- each consisting of four players.

Each team gets a current player and former player for singles -- and two players to play doubles.

Local Mark Philippoussis, Frenchman Fabrice Santoro, and Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic were the three legends who took part in this year's Adelaide exhibition. 

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