Andre Agassi

  • Nadal ahead of Federer as all-time best, says Agassi May 8, 2014

    Eight-time grand slam champion Andre Agassi has picked Spaniard Rafael Nadal over Swiss maestro Roger Federer as the greatest tennis player ever, according to a newspaper report on Thursday. The 32-year-old Federer, with 17 grand slam titles, leads his younger opponent who has 13 majors and is recognised as a complete...
  • Tennis legends rekindle old rivalries March 4, 2014

    Andre Agassi came on top against old rival Pete Sampras in an exhibition match to celebrate World Tennis Day. ...
  • Andre Agassi in no hurry to become a coach March 4, 2014

    As a player Andre Agassi relied as much on a razor-sharp tennis brain as brute force to collect eight major titles and join a select band of players to complete a career grand slam. There was nothing he relished more, it seemed, than out-witting the heavy hitters with his lightning fast...
  • IPTL a no-go if it clashes with Thanksgiving: Andre Agassi March 4, 2014

    London: Andre Agassi will snub the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) if it clashes with Thanksgiving, the former world number one said the day after being signed up by the Singapore franchise. The eight-times grand slam champion was named in Sunday's player draft for the new Asia-based event but said...
  • Poll: Tendulkar, Jobs, Agassi - whose goodbye speech did you love the most? November 19, 2013

    It's never easy to say goodbye. Tennis great Andre Agassi broke down on the field and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar bid a sombre adieu to millions of fans in a speech televised live. Their speeches made you love them more and had you tear up too as you realise that this...
  • Agassi amazed by quality in golden age of men's game January 25, 2013

    Melbourne: Eight-times grand slam champion Andre Agassi has been amazed by the soaring quality of men's tennis since he retired and believes he would struggle to compete in what he believes is a golden age of men's tennis. On his first visit to Melbourne Park since calling time on his career,...
  • Graf, Agassi recall winning Olympic gold July 24, 2012

    "To me this was bigger than a grand slam," says Steffi Graf, while Andre Agassi feels "it puts everything into perspective." ...
  • It could take years to control 'noise' on court June 29, 2012

    London: Tennis authorities will tackle the perennial problem of grunting players - but it could take years to turn down the volume. So do not throw the earplugs away quite yet and if your daughter is a four-year-old tennis prodigy, make sure she keeps the noise down. Talks are underway to arm...
  • Federer admits being disappointed in Agassi November 18, 2009

    Zurich: Tennis world number one Roger Federer has admitted in an exclusive interview to CNN's Pedro Pinto that he is extremely disappointed at Andre Agassi's admission that he had taken drugs. Federer spoke about a host of other issues in the interview, including his family and his legacy. ...
  • Agassi defends drug use revelations, depression on TV November 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Former World Number One tennis player Andre Agassi has spoken openly about the reasons for his decision to reveal the secrets of his tryst with drug abuse and also for the first time on tanking matches. "No. Didn't know what it was. I mean, I had certainly heard...
  • Agassi pleads for compassion for drug use November 6, 2009

    New York: Andre Agassi, mired in controversy after admitting to using crystal meth, pleaded for compassion from his critics in a television interview that will be broadcast on Sunday in the United States. During the 60 Minutes interview, excerpts of which were made public on Thursday, Agassi discussed his explosive autobiography...
  • Agassi admits to drug taking; Federer & Nadal fume October 30, 2009

    Miami: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both voiced their displeasure at Andre Agassi after the former world number one revealed he took the recreational drug crystal meth in 1997 and lied about the reasons for a positive test. "To me it seems terrible," world number two Nadal said at an awards...
  • Andre Agassi admits in memoir to using crystal meth October 30, 2009

    New York: Former tennis champion Andre Agassi, an eight-times Grand Slam winner, has admitted in a new autobiograpy that he used the recreational drug crystal meth in 1997 when his career was floundering. People magazine said in a story on its website on Tuesday that Agassi admits to drug use...
  • Legends clash, Sampras beats Agassi, tennis rejoices October 25, 2009

    Macau: Pete Sampras edged by Andre Agassi in three sets on Sunday as the two retired American tennis greats revisited one of the sport's greatest rivalries. The 3-6, 6-3, 10-8 win in Macau, a southern Chinese gambling enclave, was the first time the two had played since Sampras won in the...
  • In pics: Agassi, Steffi go romantic at charity match June 9, 2009

    While Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrated a triumph of winning his first French Open on the court, the first couple of modern tennis had their own reason to cheer. Both Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf were in Paris for the work they do with their two charitable organisations. Agassi and Graf...
  • Federer deserves to be called the greatest: Agassi June 6, 2009

    Paris: Roger Federer will undoubtedly become the greatest tennis player to have graced the sport if he wins the French Open, Andre Agassi said on Saturday. Agassi, one of only five men to have achieved the career Grand Slam, said he expected Federer to join the select club by beating Sweden's...
  • Photogallery: Andre Agassi courts Steffi Graf, again May 18, 2009

    The sensational champion couple played a mixed doubles on Sunday. ...
  • Agassi bids adieu | Say your farewell September 4, 2006

    New York: Andre Agassi's glittering career came to a tearful conclusion when he lost in four sets to German qualifier Benjamin Becker in the US Open third round on Sunday. Becker, the world number 112 who is playing just his second grand slam event, sent the 36-year-old Agassi into retirement...
  • Aggasi staves off retirement with win September 1, 2006

    New York: Andre Agassi kept his US Open campaign alive and staved off retirement with a stunning 6-4 6-4 3-6 5-7 7-5 victory over a stubborn Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus to reach the third round on Thursday. Set to end his illustrious career after this 21st successive trip to the...
  • US Open: Agassi marches into Round II August 29, 2006

    New York: Andre Agassi's retirement will have to wait a little longer after the eight-times grand slam winner battled to a 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 6-2 victory over Romania's Andrei Pavel in the US Open first round on Monday. At times looking like a maestro and others like the 36-year-old he is,...
  • Agassi emotional about quitting August 27, 2006

    New York: Andre Agassi, one of the most charismatic characters to grace tennis in the last 25 years, said he was ready to cope with the emotions of ending his career at next week's US Open. The 36-year-old American will be making his 21st consecutive appearance at Flushing Meadows but...