The skill, the attitude, the fashion, the hair – there’s no question that Andre Agassi was a tour de force on a tennis court, one who changed the game forever.
Now, ten years after he hung up the racket and sweat bands, the eight-time Grand Slam champion is once again back at the US Open – where he was champion in both 1994 and ’99.
But rather than showing Nick Kyrgios, Bernard Tomic and the rest of the latest breed of tennis superbrats how it’s done, Agassi is returning to give back.
This time, the six-time World No.1 is teaming up with Lavazza – whose founder, Luigi Lavazza, invented espresso, and hence know a thing or two about changing the game – to change the lives of underprivileged kids.
“I am very proud to be partnering with Lavazza, a company that shares not only my passion for tennis, but also an ethical commitment to children and education,” Agassi said.
As part of the launch, 150 Agassi clones sprawled through the streets of New York City, interacting with fans ahead of the 1996 Olympic champion’s appearance at Flushing Meadows.
And when we say Agassi clones, we mean ’80s Agassi – yes, that fantastic mullet.
Watch the above video to discover more about Agassi’s comeback.