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Open - An Autobiography

Andre Agassi

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From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi's incredibly rigorous training begins when he is just a child. By the age of thirteen, he is banished to a Florida tennis camp that feels like a prison camp. Lonely, scared, a ninth-grade dropout, he rebels in ways that will soon make him a 1980s icon. He dyes his hair, pierces his ears, dresses like a punk rocker. By the time he turns pro at sixteen, his new look promises to change tennis forever, as does his lightning-fast return. And yet, despite his raw talent, he struggles early on. 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. Overnight he becomes a fan favorite and a media target. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned. Alongside vivid portraits of rivals from several generations-Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer-Agassi gives unstinting accounts of his brief time with Barbra Streisand and his doomed marriage to Brooke Shields. He reveals a shattering loss of confidence. And he recounts his spectacular resurrection, a comeback climaxing with his epic run at the 1999 French Open 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. Inspired by her quiet strength, he fights through crippling pain from a deteriorating spine to remain a dangerous opponent in the twenty-first and final year of his career. Entering his last tournament in 2006, he's hailed for completing a stunning metamorphosis, from nonconformist to elder statesman, from dro

Language:

English

Narrators:

Erik Davies

Length:

6h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:35


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:01


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:13


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:11


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

00:36