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Open: An Autobiography by [Agassi, Andre]
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He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court – but from early childhood Andre Agassi hated the game.

Coaxed to swing a racket while still in the crib, forced to hit hundreds of balls a day while still in grade school, Agassi resented the constant pressure even as he drove himself, an inner conflict that would define him. In his beautiful, haunting autobiography, Agassi tells the story of a life framed by conflict.

Agassi makes us feel his panic as an undersized seven-year-old, practicing all day under the obsessive gaze of his violent father. We see him at thirteen, banished to a tennis camp. A lonely, scared, ninth-grade dropout, he rebels in ways that will soon make him a 1980s icon. By the time he turns pro at sixteen, his new look promises to change tennis forever, as does his lightning fast return.

Yet, despite raw talent, he struggles. We feel his confusion as he loses to the world's best, his greater confusion as he starts to win. After stumbling in three Grand Slam finals, Agassi shocks the world, and himself, by capturing the 1992 Wimbledon title. Overnight he becomes a fan favourite and a media target.

Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match, and every public relationship. Alongside vivid portraits of tennis rivals, Agassi gives unstinting accounts of his relationships. He reveals the depression that shatters his confidence, and the mistake that nearly costs him everything. Finally, he recounts his spectacular resurrection and his march to become the oldest man ever ranked number one.

In clear, taut prose, Agassi evokes his loyal brother, his wise coach, his gentle trainer, all the people who help him regain his balance and find love at last with Stefanie Graf.

With its breakneck tempo and raw candor, Open will be read and cherished for years. A treat for ardent fans, it will also captivate readers who know nothing about tennis. Like Agassi's game, it sets a new standard for grace, style, speed and power.

Note that this ebook edition does not include illustrations that first appeared in the print version.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1813 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (7 November 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002VYJYR8
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,839 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I was "attached" to André's autobiography from start to finish - me, who is not a sports fan. This has now changed with Tennis. Thank you!!
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I enjoyed this autobiography very much. I could (almost) identify with what Andre was going through with his many ups and downs in his life. The way he highlighted his own insecurites and flaws certainly made him into a very believable and pleasant human being. I can understand how people would warm to him and be loyal for long periods. The way he valued those around him was very touching. I never liked Brad Gilbert as a player but Andre gives him a very encouraging makeover. I think Andre did this with most characters in the book - except those who had crossed him. I like the way he never took a backward step.
While it does go on a little at times, generally I found the flow very good. I enjoyed this book for all sorts of reasons and am sure many others will too.
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A great read - especially if you followed tennis during the last 25 years. I didn't realise how many years he played for or how many slams he won. I knew he made a comeback and seemed to a changed person. The book is well written and he is honest about his lies - if that makes sense. Its starts near the end and then re-starts again from the beginning. Some great insights about sport and life - well worth the read.
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A great read! If you wish to explore what it takes to become a top athlete with all its ups and downs this is a book for you. I started out with preconceived feelings about Andre Agassi only to be won over by this exceptional human who has endeavoured to make life better for those less fortunate them himself.
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I heard someplace that this was a good read and wow I love this story. Interesting to get such an honest and sometimes raw insight into the life of this champion tennis player, champion bloke......it wasn't an easy journey at times! Particularly enjoyed the happy ending, amazing family and loyal friends!
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'Open' is the voice of Andre Agassi as he details his pain and provides unvarnished insights into tennis at the highest level. He does not apologise for his often outrageous behaviour but the text explains much. A great read.
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It gives you a different and human perspective for an athlete's life. It is inspirational and helpful to know yourself which is a process that takes a lot of time. A lot of years. Even your whole life.
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Being a tennis player myself I appreciated this book, getting an insight into the professional world of tennis. How many children are forced to live out their parent's dreams? Very enjoyable.
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