Andre Agassi, the only man to win a career Golden Slam (all four Grand Slam singles titles plus the Olympic gold medal) reflects on his life both on and off the court -- from dropping out of high school and turning pro at 16, to pivotal matches with rivals Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer, his relationships with Brooke Shields and wife Stefanie Graf, and his role as an education advocate and philanthropist.
Andre Kirk Agassi is a former World No. 1 professional American tennis player who won eight Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in singles.
He is generally considered by critics and fellow players to be among the greatest tennis players of all time, and has been called the best service returner in the history of tennis. He is married to fellow retired professional tennis player and multiple Grand Slam champion Steffi Graf.
Barry MacKay is a retired professional tennis player and tournament director, and a current television broadcaster. He was the NCAA Men's Singles Champion and Doubles Finalist with Richard Potter in 1957, while playing for University of Michigan.
He was a Doubles Finalist with Sammy Giammalva at the U.S. Championships in 1958. He was a Semifinalist at Wimbledon in 1959. Barry twice won what is now the SAP Open, including ten other tournaments in 1960.
Tad Taube serves as president of the Koret Foundation. He is chairman and founder of the Woodmont Companies, a diversified real estate investment and management organization; and was chairman and CEO of Koracorp Industries (successor to Koret of California) from 1973 until its merger with Levi Strauss in 1979.
He is a governor of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has served as trustee of Notre Dame de Namur University and of the University of San Francisco.
In light of his recently published autobiography Open, Andre Agassi reflects on his tumultuous relationship with his father Mike Agassi. Andre says his dad recently told him that he would not have changed a single thing about how Andre was raised, except he would not have allowed him play tennis.
I have always liked Andre Agassi as a tennis competitor. Now I have a huge respect for him as an individual. He is giving back to his community in his charter school and he has grown as a man, a father and a husband, I'm sure. Kudos to Andre! Much good luck and success with your charter school and your life's endeavors.
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