No other baseliner would triumph at Wimbledon until Lleyton Hewitt ten years later.
Agassi was named the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year in 1992.
He's here for free," claiming that Agassi had more natural talent than anyone else he had seen. 3, behind second-ranked Ivan Lendl and top-ranked Mats Wilander.
Agassi turned professional at the age of 16 and competed in his first tournament at La Quinta, California. Both the Association of Tennis Professionals and Tennis magazine named Agassi the Most Improved Player of the Year for 1988.
He started slowly in 1994, losing in the first week at the French Open and Wimbledon.
Nevertheless, he emerged during the hard-court season, winning the Canadian Open.
He won his first match against John Austin, but then lost his second match to Mats Wilander. In addition to not playing the Australian Open (which later became his best Grand Slam event) for the first eight years of his career, Agassi chose not to play at Wimbledon from 1988 through 1990 and publicly stated that he did not wish to play there because of the event's traditionalism, particularly its "predominantly white" dress code to which players at the event are required to conform.
Strong performances on the tour meant that Agassi was quickly tipped as a future Grand Slam champion.
As a result, he is credited for helping to revive the popularity of tennis during the 1990s.Agassi is one of five male singles players to achieve the Career Grand Slam in the Open Era and one of eight in history, the first of two to achieve the Career Golden Slam (Career Grand Slam and Olympic Gold Medal, the other being Rafael Nadal), and the only man to win the Career Golden Slam and the ATP Tour World Championships (won in 1990): a distinction dubbed as a "Career Super Slam" by Sports Illustrated. 1 ranking for the first time in 1995 but was troubled by personal issues during the mid-to-late 1990s and sank to World No.141 in 1997, prompting many to believe that his career was over. 1 in 1999 and enjoyed the most successful run of his career over the next four years.His comeback culminated at the 1994 US Open with a five-set fourth-round victory against compatriot Michael Chang.He then became the first man to capture the US Open as an unseeded player, beating Michael Stich in the final. In 1995, Agassi shaved his balding head, breaking with his old "image is everything" style.