Jolly old upset
July 5, 1992 - Playing in his first Wimbledon final, 22-year-old Andre Agassi was an underdog against Goran Ivanisevic, regarded as perhaps the game's best server. But having beaten John McEnroe in the semifinals, the 12th-seeded Agassi was confident. His plan was to slow down Ivanisevic, who thrived on working fast.
"I kept telling myself Goran was capable of giving me a couple of free points," Agassi said. "If I could get him down to one final game, I liked my chances."
Overcoming 37 aces, Agassi registered a 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 victory for his first Grand Slam triumph. The appearance was only Agassi's third at Wimbledon, who disliked playing on grass and the all-white dress code.
Later, Agassi will admit that he made a mistake skipping the event from 1988-90. "I am really kind of sad," he said. "This tournament has offered me and my life so much. It is a shame I didn't respect it a little earlier."
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