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1992 Wimbledon Men's Final: Agassi, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Andre Agassi won his first Grand Slam at the most unlikeliest of places here at Wimbledon in 1992. Unlikely because, grass was a surface that the American had avoided since 1988. The man from Las Vegas “didn't like” the dress code restrictions that is an inherent part of the Wimbledon-Championships.
The flamboyant American, was so overwhelmed that he collapsed face down onto the Centre-court, after accepting the win.
Agassi had finally won a Grand Slam after being denied two times before this attempt. He beat Goran Ivanesevic in a pulsating five setter.
It also marked a victory for baseliners world-over, as Agassi proved with that victory, that one can win on grass while primarily playing from the baseline.
En route to the final, Agassi overcame other legends such as John McEnroe and Boris Becker.
It was a true battle between the serve of Ivanesevic and the returning prowess of the American. Ivanesevic had arrowed a record-setting 206 aces in the tournament..
Agassi broke the Croat's serve early in the second and third set to take them 6-4,6-4. Ivanesevic though fought back in the fourth to win it 6-1 and level the match at two sets apiece.
In the decisive fifth set, the match was on serve up until the tenth game, where the opportunity to break serve for the American arrived. It was also the first match point, and as it turned out the only one that Agassi needed.
That was Agassi's only Wimbledon crown and perhaps his most cherished Grand Slam win.
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