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Name: Andre Agassi                                                                   
Born: 29 April 1970 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.                                           
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 one of only five male players to have won       
all four Grand Slam singles events during his career. He is the only player in       
the open era to have won every Grand Slam singles title, to have won the Tennis       
Masters Cup, to have been part of a winning Davis Cup team, and to have won an       
Olympic gold medal. He won 17 ATP Masters Series tournaments, more than any           
other player. TENNIS Magazine has named him the 7th greatest male player from         
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 U.S. Open. Agassi is married to 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.