21 Jan 2011

Agassi elected to Hall of Fame

3:46 pm on 21 January 2011

The eight-time grand slam champion Andre Agassi has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

One of only six men to achieve a career slam, Agassi will be inducted on July 9th, during the ATP Hall of Fame Championships grass-court event at Newport, Rhode Island.

The 40-year-old American topped the rankings for 101 weeks and won 60 titles, including four Australian Opens, two US Opens, one Wimbledon and one French Open plus the 1996 Olympic singles gold medal.

Agassi's 1999 French Open triumph also made him the first man to have won the grand slam titles on grass, clay and hardcourt.

Roger Federer, Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, and Fred Perry are the other men to complete the career grand slam.