Agassi thanks sport for life, wife at tennis hall

Updated: 10 July 2011 01:36 IST

Andre Agassi used his induction speech at the International Tennis Hall of Fame to thank the sport for all it has given him - including his wife, fellow Hall of Famer Steffi Graf.

Agassi thanks sport for life, wife at tennis hall

Newport:

Andre Agassi used his induction speech at the International Tennis Hall of Fame to thank the sport for all it has given him - including his wife, fellow Hall of Famer Steffi Graf.

Agassi acknowledged there were times he resented the sport, which his father pushed him into as a small child. But the 40-year-old, eight-time Grand Slam champion said on Saturday it was all part of the journey that brought him to the Newport shrine. Agassi was No. 1 in the world for 101 straight weeks before dropping to No. 141. Only then did he really appreciate tennis.

Also inducted was Fern "Peachy" Kellmeyer, who fought for women's athletic scholarships while at college in the U.S. and was one of the trailblazers in women's professional tennis.



Topics : Tennis Steffi Graf Martina Hingis Rohan Bopanna Patrick Rafter
Related Articles
IPTL: UAE Royals Beat Indian Aces 30-20 to Top Japan Leg
IPTL: UAE Royals Beat Indian Aces 30-20 to Top Japan Leg
Anand Amritraj Gets Support From India's Davis Cup Team
Anand Amritraj Gets Support From India's Davis Cup Team
Tennis Ace Boris Becker to be Present at Kolkata 25k Marathon
Tennis Ace Boris Becker to be Present at Kolkata 25k Marathon
Show Comments
Advertisement