American tennis legend Andre Agassi is one of the most celebrated tennis players in history. Known for his eclectic fashion choices and on-court pizzazz, Agassi is one of the most memorable players to have played the game.
The 8 time Grand Slam champion, who turned pro in 1986 and retired 20 years later in 2006, set a number of records during his career, some of which may be very hard to break for the upcoming generations.
Let's take a look at 3 of the former World No. 1's records that might never be broken.
#1 Andre Agassi is the only player to achieve a 'Career Super Slam'
During his illustrious career, Andre Agassi achieved a milestone which no other tennis player, retired or active, has managed.
The American star completed a Career Super Slam by winning all four Grand Slam tournaments, the Olympic Gold, Davis Cup, and the ATP World Tour final.
Agassi won the Davis Cup thrice while representing the USA, in 1990, 1992 and 1995. He won the ATP World Tour Finals in 1990, after defeating Sweden's Stefan Edberg. He won the Wimbledon Championships in 1992 by defeating Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic, who now coaches Novak Djokovic.
He won two more Majors on his home turf at the US Open in 1994 and 1999. Further, he won the Australian Open four times, in 1995, 2000, 2001, and 2003. His win percentage at the Australian Open is an astonishing 90.57%.
He won the Gold Medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, USA, in 1996 by taking down Spain's Sergi Bruguera. He completed the Career Grand Slam when he won the 1999 French Open by defeating Ukraine's Andrei Medvedev. The win etched Agassi's name in tennis history as he completed his Career Super Slam as well.
#2 Andre Agassi's 21 consecutive US Open appearances.
Agassi has reigned supreme at the American Major twice, in 1994 and 1999. In 1994, he defeated German Michael Stich in the final, 6–1, 7–6(5), 7–5. Todd Martin was his opponent in the 1999 final, which he won, 6–4, 6–7(5), 6–7(2), 6–3, 6–2.
However, the 52-year-old holds a unique record at the US Open.
He has competed at the US Open for a record 21 consecutive times from 1986 to 2006. His US Open appearances have made him synonymous with the New York Major.
Further, his win in 1994 was the first by an unseeded man at the US open and after winning the 1999 title, he catapulted to the top spot in the ATP rankings.
#3 Most consecutive matches won at the Miami Masters
Andre Agassi won the Miami Masters, an ATP 1000 tournament, six times in his career. The former World No. 1 lifted the trophy in 1990, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002 and finally in 2003 where he defeated Spain's Carlos Moya.
He holds the record for most wins by a man at the Miami Masters, which is now matched by Serbia's Novak Djokovic, who has also won the tournament 6 times.
Agassi won 20 consecutive matches in the tournament between 2001 and 2004, the most consecutive wins by any man at the Miami Masters. Pete Sampras is a close second; he won 17 consecutive matches in Miami between 1993 and 1995.
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