Agassi shares how Federer, Nadal, Djokovic influenced American tennis


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Agassi shares how Federer, Nadal, Djokovic influenced American tennis

Andre Agassi believes that the American tennis could not win a Grand Slam title in the last 15 years because of the Big 3, who have won 52 friend crowns combined. Speaking to Economic Times, the eight-time Major winner said: "It’s interesting because if you look at it globally, the sport is growing.

But if you look at America, tennis is not growing. This is because we don’t have any American champions anymore, and interest levels have come down. I was recently in Australia, and there the infrastructure changes every playing season.

The facilities, the interest, the players – it’s all growing consistently there. The main determining factor to know if tennis is growing is ‘tennis ball sales’: It’s growing globally, but not in America.

The three toughest challenges for American tennis are Federer, Nadal and Djokovic." Agassi also spoke about his investment in Square Panda and the reasons that brought him to do it: "I tried Square Panda for efficacy study in my school - seeing the difference and seeing what it did at that point, I was compelled to invest my dollars which was significant but also my brand, my time and my energy to sit on the board.

We have seen great results from what Square Panda can do to recognize the problem of dyslexia among children at an early age... ‘Cost’ of dyslexia being detected at sixth grade versus detection when a child is five years old, has many economic implications.

Speaking about America, the economic burden of this is $14,000 a year versus $500 for life, if you can catch it early."