Agassi gave until his body gave out

Andre Agassi gave every last ounce he could muster in the final match of his career. In return, the crowd reciprocated, Greg Garber writes.

Updated: September 4, 2006, 11:19 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Andre Agassi is only 36 years old, but these final days he has shuffled around like a senior citizen, limping into restaurants, hobbling through the hallways underneath Arthur Ashe Stadium. Four injections in five days did little to quiet the shrieking pain in his back.

He was unseeded here and his one-time No. 1 world ranking has slipped to No. 39. And yet, when he stepped onto center court for his first two matches, the eight-time Grand Slam champion came alive. Elevated by ...

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