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- DescriptionThis is an updated biography of Andre Agassi, who said 'Image is everything'. Despite the George Michael designer stubble, the Farrah Fawcett hairstyle, the earrings, the nail varnish and the shocking pink thigh-hugging cycle shorts, the kid from Las Vegas had the image of being a loser. That was until the 'Great White Hype', as his critics were fond of calling him, became Wimbledon Champion in the summer of 1992. As a baby he used a tiny table-tennis bat to swat a balloon tied to his high chair, at four he was kcking up with Jimmy Conrs and Bjorn Borg in front of a huge audience in Caesars Palace, and at seven he was winning under-10 tournaments while his father, a former Olympic boxer, battled officialdom and parents of rival players. Andre Agassi is accustomed to rocking the established order of things. A teenage rebel, he dropped out of school at 13, drank and smoked marijuana. On court he cursed and smashed rackets, while railing against the army-camp discipline of Nick Bollettieri's Tennis Academy. After turning professional on his 16th birthday, his rise was meteoric and, by the age of 18, he was ranked third in the world and had 'found God'.
- Author(s)Robert Philip
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication15/06/1995
- SubjectBiography: Sport
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Content NoteIll.
- Weight159 g
- Width130 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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