Today in Sports History: August 3

In 1996, American tennis player, Andre Agassi, won the men’s singles final at the Atlanta Summer Olympic games. He beat Spanish tennis player, Sergi Bruguera for the Gold Medal, 6-2, 6-3, and 6-1.

In 1986, Agassi turned professional at 16-years-old and played until 1993. Throughout his career, he had won eight Major titles. He won the Australian singles in 1995, 2000, 2001, and 2003, the French singles in 1999, the Wimbledon singles in 1992 and the United States singles in 1994 and 1999. 

He participated in the Davis Cup in 1988-93, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2005. His record was 30 wins and 6 losses within the single conference. He went 48-5 in the Australian Open, 51-16 in the French Open, 46-13 in Wimbledon, and 79-19 in the United States Open. 

His individual record was 870 wins and 274 losses with 61 career titles. His doubles record was 40 wins and 42 losses with one title win which was the ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati in 1993. He also won the Gold Medal in the Men’s Singles at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games for the United States men’s tennis team. 

After his 21-year-long career, he decided to retire at 36-years-old. In 2011, Agassi was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame for his astonishing career and incredible accomplishments.

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