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Fitting farewell for Agassi

There wasn't always a love affair between Andre Agassi and Wimbledon. Patrick McEnroe explains how the All England Club and Agassi grew to embrace one another.

Updated: July 1, 2006, 11:29 PM ET
By Patrick McEnroe | Special to ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- Initially, Andre Agassi was not embraced by the fans here. When he first came here in 1987, he bad-mouthed Wimbledon and then he didn't play here again until 1991, saying he wasn't into playing on grass and that it wasn't real tennis. He didn't have the respect for what Wimbledon is.

Then he figured out this is the cathedral of tennis, came back to Wimbledon and won the title, unexpectedly, in 1992.

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