Andre Agassi, the eight-time Grand Slam winner who has largely kept his distance from the tour since retiring in 2006, is about to take on his first-ever coaching project: the slumping Novak Djokovic. The world No. 2 revealed this new partnership after his loss to Alexander Zverev in the Italian Open final yesterday.…
Hot on the heels of Jon Gruden's appearance at a WWE event in Tampa, here's famed tennis love couple Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi catching last night's Raw from Agassi's hometown of Las Vegas. Graf doesn't seem so sure about the whole enterprise, while Agassi is especially excited to catch a glimpse of The Rock (who…
This one comes courtesy of Dylan Stableford, Deadspin's tennis correspondent, who found it on Australian tennis coach Darren Cahill's Twitter feed. Andre Agassi seems to have borrowed Raffi Torres's burnt cork for this one. All the loving attention to detail—the darkened arms, the feather dangling from his ear,…
There was a single American remaining in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon this year, and his name was Mardy Fish. His is never a name that inspires confidence or even optimism in tennis fans in the United States, most of whom are still lamenting the retirement of Pete Sampras a decade ago. Fish lost to Rafael Nadal…
Your morning roundup for March 1, the day Charlie Sheen rode a mercury surfboard on the media tsunami.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
Dear Haiti: please enjoy this donation of two of America's greatest tennis players ever, teasing and bickering like little children for all the world to see. No givesies backsies.
Another bombshell from his biography: Agassi wore a wig, which fell apart in the shower the night before his first Grand Slam final. He prayed "not for victory, but that my hairpiece would not fall off." So there's that. [BBC]
In his forthcoming autobiography, which you no longer need to purchase because you know the only interesting part, Agassi admits he regularly took crystal meth. But who didn't do drugs and hook up with Brooke Shields in the '90s? [People]
After that Vick link-dump, I'm thrilled to move on to something much more soft-focus: The cheerleading coach at the charter school founded by Andre Agassi was busted in an undercover prostitution sting.
As the match was being played and it became evident that Andre Agassi didn't have the legs or the back to take down Benjamin Becker, I couldn't help but think it shouldn't end this way. It should've ended in either a championship, or in front of am unsilencable primetime crowd in a 5-set marathon that no one would…
When I was a young tike, I thought Andre Agassi's flourescents were about the coolest thing in the world. Much of my self-esteem was derived from owning a pair of the shoes pictured at the bottom of this poster, even if I couldn't get them until long after they were considered cool. Okay, I'm wearing them right now.
We're not much into tennis, as you can probably tell from the sad link that is our tennis page, but we will confess an affection for Andre Agassi.
In 1987, Andre Agassi lost his first match at Wimbledon in straight sets, and that is exactly how he lost his last one. Rafael Nadal took him out this morning, unmercifully hammering the old man, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 6-4.
Andre Agassi is going to play one last Wimbledon, and then end his career on the hardcourts of the U.S. Open. He announced his impending retirement this morning, along with his intention of playing a full summer schedule, with his career concluding in Flushing, NY at this year's U.S. Open.
• You might have been sad that Andre Agassi lost at the U.S. Open, but that Roger Federer guy is pretty cool too. [Tennis-X]
• Uh, anybody in San Diego noticed that the Padres are still in first place? Anybody care? [Gas Lamp Ball]
• Anybody else concerned that the Miami Heat might not turn out so great next year?…