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The last of the Fab Five

With Andre Agassi's career nearing its end, Bonnie DeSimone writes why we might never see a more dominant group of American men's players quite like the original Fab Five.

Updated: August 30, 2006, 1:54 AM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

He was the oldest and the first of them to turn pro, 20 years ago, at the precocious age of 16. He's the one many tennis fans initially would have tabbed Most Likely to Spontaneously Combust.

Fooled you. Instead of going up in flames, Andre Agassi burned his athletic candle at both ends. He is the last of his fabled generation still playing, and when he shoulders his racket bag after his final match at the U.S. Open, he'll formally end an era in American men's tennis that may be impossible ...

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