Andre ‘Kirk’ Agassi was born on April 28, 1970 at Las Vegas, Nevada. He father was a native of Iran who had also represented his country in boxing at the Olympics. Agassi was a natural athlete who adapted his body to tennis very well. At the age of 13, he dropped out of school to pursue tennis as a profession. At the age of 16, Agassi turned Pro and player his first tournament at La Quinta, California. His raw talent helped him win a number of matches, as a result of which he was ranked No.91 in the World by the end of the year.
His first title triumph was at the Sul American Open in 1987. He had climbed in the rankings to become World No.25 at this point. In 1988, he won six tournaments and was now ranked No.3 in the World behind Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl. This child prodigy had almost reached the top of the tennis world in a matter of two years. That year his career earnings crossed $1 million after participating in just 43 tournaments. He made it to the French Open semifinal in 1988 and into the U.S. Open semifinal in 1989. He reached his first Grand Slam Final at the 1990 French Open.