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Andre Agassi


1970 Born April 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada
1974 Exhibits tennis skills at Alan King Tennis Tournament
1983 Enters Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida
1986 Turns pro, signs endorsement contract with Nike
1988 Ranked number 3, with 63-11 record; reaches semifinals at U.S. and French Opens
1988 Passes $1 million mark in prize winnings, becoming second youngest player to do so
1990 Helps U.S. team win Davis Cup; reaches finals in U.S. and French Opens
1992 Wins Wimbledon, first "Grand Slam" victory
1993 Coach and mentor, Nick Bollettieri, announces he is leaving Agassi team
1994 Hires Brad Gilbert as coach
1994 Wins U.S. Open; ranked number 2
1995 Wins Australian Open; ranked number 1 men's tennis player in world
1995 Founds Andre Agassi Foundation to help at-risk children
1996 Wins gold medal, 1996 Summer Olympics
1997 Marries actress Brooke Shields, April 19
1997 Falls to number 101 in tennis rankings
1999 Divorces Brooke Shields
1999 Wins French Open
1999 Learns that both sister Tami and mother have breast cancer
1999 Begins dating Steffi Graf
2000 Wins Australian Open
2001 Wins Australian Open (first back-to-back Grand Slam victory)
2001 Marries Steffi Graf, October 22; four days later she gives birth to their son, Jaden Gil

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