ASHEVILLE, NC – According to the website www.grandslamasheville.com, tennis sensation Andre Agassi will be playing an exhibition match at the Asheville Civic Center on August 28th. The original exhibition was to have taken place on August 6th and feature Marat Safin and Nivak Djokovic. Djokovic pulled out of the match and as a result the tournament was forced to move to later date with Agassi stepping in to play Safin.
From 1987 until his retirement in 2006, Agassi amassed 60 singles career titles, and he won a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
He spent a total of 101 weeks at #1, including 52 consecutive weeks from September 1999 through September 2000. He won eight Grand Slam titles, becoming – in 1999 – only the fifth male player to win all four majors: Wimbledon (1992), US Open (1994), Australian Open (1995) and the French Open (1999). (Roger Federer is the only male player to join that roster since Agassi).
For more information visit, www.grandslamasheville.com.