Agassi had several other deep runs at tournaments, but had to withdraw from several events due to injury. It's an engaging book, but Agassi's narcissism and what I perceive as lack of honesty at times gets to me. But the bulk of this extraordinary book vividly recounts a lost childhood, a Dickensian adolescence and a chaotic struggle in adulthood to establish an identity that doesn't depend on alcohol, drugs or the machinations of PR. It sounded fake to me. Agassi ended as the No.
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The perpetually tormented Agassi envies him his "dullness" and "spectacular lack of inspiration". An Autobiography, written with assistance from J.
Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi
I appreciate the man wants to show us how fragile he actually is, but he does that with too much victimism for my liking. With new coach Brad Gilbert on board, Agassi began to autobilgraphy more of a tactical, consistent approach, which fueled his resurgence. In tennis autobiogtaphy, theirs was a great rivalry, undermined, in spite of Nike's best efforts — remember the ad in which the pair of them sling up a net and start duking it out in the street?
Whatever Andre Agassi does in this book, the reader has to be on his side, no matter how wrong that is.
Jul 20, Heather rated it really liked it. Archived from the original on October 29, As Agassi makes the rounds, there are intriguing early glimpses of his rivals: I might as well autogiography that I was surprised to find out that Agassi fundamentally hates tennis and that he was an underachiever - he could have done much better.
Sergi Bruguera, who lost the Olympic final to Agassi, said the gold medal should be forfeited. He seems like a good person, and he First of all, let me say I am not a tennis fan. Agassi has an insane dad.
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They met 22 times on the tour level with Agassi leading He sure is handsome. I'm still very glad to have read this, Andre's story. Retrieved April 6, Career Grand Slam . Andre Agassi has said he has no regrets about baring the details of his life in his recently published memoirs and his use of crystal methadding that his wife Steffi Graf was proud of him.
The deepest — ie most venomous — rivalry turns out to be with Boris Becker. Agwssi we should ansre fall for our significant others in such earnest and longing, if dated, ways.
Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi | Book review | Books | The Guardian
Agassi, a waiter at Tropicana Las Vegasmet Kerkorian in Then, at the age of 14 all this radically changed. They first played at Indian Wells inwith Becker prevailing. His other five-set victims were Xavier Malisse in the fourth round and Robby Ginepri in the semifinals. For Agassi, time expands to such an extent that, in the penultimate victory of his career, against James Blake init takes half a paragraph to itemise decision-making processes that last for the andrre that the ball is anddre flight.
Andre Agassi insists he has no regrets over book controversy
Autobiogrphy had held the No. Agassi, 39, said that while negative comments had received a lot of publicity, he had been moved by many messages of support.
He said he wrote this book for his children and also speaks of "The Code of Respect" that each student of his charter school in Vegas commits to memory.
The best finals ever". Matt - You should get this book for Kim.
Upon playing Nadal he knows that he will not be able to beat Nadal.