Andre Agassi, tennis great, signing copies of Open: An Autobiography
* 11/12/09 12:30 PM at Barnes & Noble – Fifth Avenue. New York, NY
* 11/13/09 7:00 PM at Indigo Books – Bloor Street. Toronto, Ontario.
* 11/15/09 2:00 PM at Books-A-Million – Sawgrass Mills Mall. Sunrise, FL.
* 11/18/09 7:00 PM at Borders Books – Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA.
* 11/20/09 7:00 PM at Books Inc. – Van Ness Avenue. San Francisco, CA.
* 11/21/09 1:30 PM at Kepler’s Books – El Camino Real. Menlo Park, CA.
* 11/22/09 1:00 PM at Costco – South Pavilion Drive. Las Vegas, NV.
Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970) 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. Known for his unorthodox apparel and attitude, Agassi is often cited as one of the most charismatic players in the history of the game, and deemed largely responsible for the increase in the popularity of tennis during the 1990s. He is married to fellow retired professional tennis player and multiple Grand Slam champion Steffi Graf.
Agassi is, with Rod Laver, Don Budge, Fred Perry, Roy Emerson, and Roger Federer, one of only six men to have achieved a Career Grand Slam, one of only three (with Laver and Federer) since the beginning of the Open Era, and the only male player to have achieved a Career Golden Slam. In addition In addition to his Grand Slam and Olympic singles titles, he won the Tennis Masters Cup and was part of a winning Davis Cup team. He won 17 ATP Masters Series tournaments, more than any other player. Agassi’s Grand Slam composition is (4 Australian Open, 1 French Open, 1 Wimbledon, 2 US Open) for his career. Tennis magazine named him the 7th greatest male player—and 12th greatest player overall—for the period 1965 through 2005.
Because of sciatica caused by two bulging discs in his back, a spondylolisthesis (vertebral displacement) and a bone spur that interferes with the nerve, Agassi retired from professional tennis on September 3, 2006, after losing in the third round of the US Open. Agassi is married to the former World no.1 women’s tennis player Steffi Graf and has two children. He is the founder of the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, which has raised over $60 million for at-risk children in Southern Nevada. In 2001, the Foundation opened the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, a K-12 public charter school for at-risk children.