Andre Agassi

Famous birthdays for April 29: Nora Dunn, Andre Agassi

April 29 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. -- Bandleader and composer Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington in 1899. -- Musician Toots Thielemans, born Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans, in 1922. -- British skiffle group leader Lonnie Donegan in 1931. -- Country...
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Roger Federer recalls: 'I was 17 when I faced Andre Agassi in Basel'

Roger Federer was among the players to beat in 2013 after claiming his first Wimbledon crown. Roger qualified for his second Masters Cup despite spoiling his chances of becoming world no. 1 that summer. Federer experienced early exits in Basel and Paris before embracing the Houston trip, hoping for a good run at the season's last event.
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Vajda: "Andre Agassi and Novak Djokovic without the right bond"

This start of 2022 was not easy for Novak Djokovic. The now former world number 1 was unable to defend the title at the Australian Open due to the well-known vaccination issue, which risks heavily affecting his season. The Serbian phenomenon did not go beyond the quarters in Dubai, where he surrendered in two sets to a wild Jiri Vesely.

Kristie Ahn retires at 29: Not everybody gets Andre Agassi farewell

American tennis player Kristie Ahn has announced she is retiring at the age of 29. Ahn, ranked at No. 298 in the world, hasn't played since the US Open, where she was beaten in the qualifying first round. Ahn admitted she badly wanted to make the US Open main draw and say a proper goodbye to tennis but added that "not everybody gets an Andre Agassi farewell."

Rafael Nadal recalls: 'I wish to face Andre Agassi before he retires'

Rafael Nadal was a player on the mission in the opening months of the 2005 season, winning two titles on clay and standing two points away from the Miami crown. Roger Federer toppled the youngster in that one, and Nadal needed no time to bounce back, conquering the first Masters 1000 title in Monte Carlo following a hard-fought victory over Guillermo Coria in over three hours.

When Roger Federer destroyed Andre Agassi in 52 minutes

Four days after they played at the Burj Ar Arab hotel helipad, Roger Federer and Andre Agassi met in the Dubai 2005 semi-final, facing each other for the ninth time. The American defeated the young Swiss in the first three encounters before Federer took charge, scoring his sixth straight victory over Agassi on February 26.

When Roger Federer and Andre Agassi played on Burj Al Arab helipad

Roger Federer and Andre Agassi were the leading stars of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2005, entering the draw as the 1st and 4th seeds. On February 22, the organizers invited Federer and Agassi to exchange some balls on a slightly different tennis court placed on the helipad of the super luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel, over 200 meters above sea level!

Roger Federer recalls: 'I had my chances against Andre Agassi, but..'

In the clash of former and future US Open champions, Andre Agassi defeated Roger Federer 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the fourth round in 2001, securing a place in the semis after just an hour and 23 minutes. It was the first tournament for Roger after Gstaad in July, struggling with a groin injury since Wimbledon and needing six weeks off the court to recover and start competing again.

Roger Federer recalls: 'Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi are out; we can beat them'

Kicking off the season from outside the top-60, Roger Federer made significant progress in 2000, advancing into two ATP finals and gaining over 30 positions on the ATP list to finish inside the top-30. Representing Switzerland with Martin Hingis at the Hopman Cup, Federer claimed the title to start 2001 in a winning way, gaining a boost and reaching the quarter-final in Sydney where Sebastien Grosjean beat him in straight sets.

Paris Flashback: Roger Federer passes Andre Agassi on ultimate Masters 1000 record

Roger Federer made the Paris Masters debut at 19 in 2000 and failed to achieve notable results despite being one of the most explosive indoor players. Putting the Masters Cup at the top of his priorities, the Swiss entered the 2010 edition of the Paris Masters with a mediocre 7-6 score, wasting five match points in the semi-final against Gael Monfils that year in one of the craziest matches of the season.