Andre Agassi (United States)
Still capable of bewitching passing shots and great court coverage, Agassi's motivation remains high and, after eight grand slam triumphs, his experience is second to none.india Updated: Jun 26, 2006 19:00 IST
Lives: Las Vegas, Nevada
Plays: Right-handed, double-handed backhand
Grand slam titles: Eight (US Open 1994, 1999; Australian Open 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003; Wimbledon 1992; French Open 1999)
Agassi just seems to get better with age. He got his year off to the perfect start by winning the Australian Open and he briefly reclaimed his world number one spot with victory at the U.S. Clay Court Championships in late April.
Still capable of bewitching passing shots and great court coverage, Agassi's motivation remains high and, after eight grand slam triumphs, his experience is second to none.
The popular Las Vegan became one of only five men to win all four grand slam titles when he won the French Open in 1999. After two consecutive quarter-final exits, Agassi has grounds to expect an improvement this time.
Without his Wimbledon nemesis Pete Sampras in the draw, Agassi will have high hopes of adding to his 1992 crown. An aggressive baseliner and the best returner in the game, dry conditions will suit him best.