Andre Agassi’s Dad Mike Agassi Dies At 90

Mike Agassi, dad of legendary tennis player Andre Agassi has died at age 90. Born in Iran, Emmanuel “Mike” Agassi represented the country in boxing in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics.

In 1963, Mike Agassi moved to Las Vegas, where he lived for almost 60 years. He worked at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino, MGM Grand, and Landmark in Las Vegas. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth and his four children – Rita, Phillip, Tami, and Andre.

Mike Agassi was the driving force behind Andre Agassi. Though Mike Agassi has an up-and-down-relationship with Andre Agassi, Mike was very proud of his son’s accomplishments.

In his book, Open – An Autobiography, Andre Agassi writes about the thousands of balls his dad made him hit every day. Andre Agassi went on to win eight grand slam titles in his storied career and was ranked number one in the world. Agassi also won the gold in tennis at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta.

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Laver Cup – The Most Aesthetically Pleasing Tournament

Laver Cup gets a lot of criticism. Its matches are one-sided – Team World can’t put up a fight. It’s too similar to Davis Cup or ATP Cup as a team competition. Laver Cup tickets are too expensive.

But there is one thing everyone can agree about the Laver Cup. It is aesthetically the most pleasing tournament. The court color are dark and in sharp contrast to the red and blue color shirts worn by the two teams. The ball kids wear purple, an unusual color on a tennis court. Even the old-school umpire chairs have been replaced with futurist chairs that can be raised or lowered.

The entire set-up is great for fans watching in-person at the stadium and on TV. The tournament has been able to replicate its good looks across many cities. Whoever is designing these for the Laver Cup deserves a raise.

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