Andre Agassi was born in Las Vegas on April 29, 1970. In his career he won 60 ATP titles and eight Grand Slam tournaments, holding the first place in the ATP rankings for 101 weeks and earning more than 31 million dollars in prize money and $150 million in sponsorships. He is the only tennis player in history to have won all the tournament categories existing for a men's singles tennis player: the four Grand Slam tournaments, the 1996 Olympic singles gold medal, the 1990 ATP World Championship tournament, the ATP Masters Series (17), ATP 500 (6) and ATP 250 (27), plus Davis Cup 1990, 1992, 1995.
His rivalry with countryman Pete Sampras was famous, one of the most exciting in the history of tennis. He is one of eight players who have achieved the Career Grand Slam in their career, along with Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Fred Perry, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, and he was the first to achieve it out of three different surfaces. On the eve of the 2017 French Open he became Novak Djokovic's new coach. from which he separated in the spring of 2018.
He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2011.
It was 1997, the period of his marriage to Brooke Shields, when he had a negative period on the coirt. Agassi was out of shape and was now considered by all to be a finished player, even though he was only 27 years old.
He is married with Steffi Graf: they had two children, Jaden Gil and Jaz Elle.
In his autobiography, Open, Agassi admitted to having used methamphetamines and to having lied to the ATP to avoid disqualification: in fact, in 1997 he was positive in an anti-doping test and lied to the ATP by claiming that he had ingested a vodka cocktail containing this substance without his knowledge. In this way he saved the continuation of his sporting career. In defense of him he says that at that time his marriage to Brooke Shields was in crisis and that it was a very hard time for him.