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Agassi on why he hated tennis


During his career, Andre Agassi wracked up eight grand slam titles and became a fan favorite for his unorthodox apparel and charismatic appeal. But in his memoirs, "Open", Agassi reveals a player who hated the game from an early age and descended into drug abuse.

Agassi says that his father saw his son's tennis career as the quickest way to the 'American Dream' and Agassi felt the pressures of winning that came along with that.

Matt Frei talks to Agassi about how the athlete is now using his fame to help those less fortunate.


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