8 Jul 2011

Agassi to be inducted into Hall of Fame this weekend

6:21 pm on 8 July 2011

Eight-time Grand Slam singles champion Andre Agassi will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame this weekend.

Agassi, among only seven men to achieve a career singles Grand Slam, spent 101 weeks ranked number one in the world during a 20-year career that also included a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

The 41-year-old American is the husband of another Hall of Famer, 2004 inductee Steffi Graf.

Agassi won 60 career titles, including the 1995, 2000, 2002 and 2003 Australian Opens, the 1994 and 1999 US Opens, the 1992 Wimbledon and 1999 French Open crowns.

Agassi's 1999 French Open triumph made him the first man to have won a career Grand Slam on three different surfaces -- grass, clay and hardcourt.

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver and Fred Perry are the other men to complete the career Grand Slam.