"I felt connected to something much larger than me. Tennis just happened to be a tool and a vehicle."
His 'service returns' have been termed as the best amongst all players. He was also considered the one of the biggest worldwide stars in sporting history.
In retrospect, the denim shorts and long blond hair, he admitted in his extraordinary autobiography, "Open" were a bit precious!
"The strength of my game was to hit an effective shot and to slowly squeeze an opponent in submission."
Andre Agassi never liked tennis. He never enjoyed it. Ever. It was always a job to him.
In 1979, a nine-year-old Andre was coaxed by his father to play football legend Jim Brown in a tennis match and the wager was placed at $10,000 to which Jim refused.
He injected some energy, color and charisma into the genteel sport of tennis.
His charismatic appeal was never in doubt. His on court exploits together with his unusual on-court apparel and loads of attitude had made him one of the most popular figures in world tennis.