Andre Agassi (United States)
Arguably the finest hardcourt player around, Agassi's searing returns and lethal groundstrokes can be too much for even the very best to handle.Updated: Aug 25, 2003 17:30 IST
Country: United States
2003 Match Record: 39 wins - 7 losses
2003 Singles Titles: 4
Career Singles Titles: 58
Career Hard-Court Titles: 39
Major Titles: US ('94, '99), Australian Open ('95, '00, '01, '03), French ('99), Wimbledon ('92)
Record at US Open: 2002-finalist, 2001-quarter-finalist, 2000-second round, 1999-winner, 1998-fourth round, 1997-fourth round, 1996-semi-finalist, 1995-finalist, 1994-winner, 1993-first round, 1992-quarter-finalist, 1991-first round, 1990-finalist, 1989-semi-finalist, 1988-semi-finalist, 1987-first round, 1986-first round.
Arguably the finest hardcourt player around, Agassi's searing returns and lethal groundstrokes can be too much for even the very best to handle.
Aged 33, the top seed is showing no sign of slowing down. Runner-up here to his nemesis Pete Sampras last year, Agassi has the perfect game and temperament to clinch a third US Open and ninth grand slam overall.
First Published: Aug 25, 2003 17:30 IST