This year end Grand Slam shall witness the end of a great career. Andre Agassi announced his intention to bid goodbye to professional tennis after the US Open. Looking back, his longevity causes a great deal of amazement and also at the same time, a sense of awe.
Agassi continued to play long after his friends like Sampras and Courier called it a day. The retirement of the Las Vegan comes at a time when good players from the United States have become a rarity.
Martina Navratilova has also made the decision to step off the courts. It is another fact that she called it a day once before in 1994.
It is to be seen whether the tennis world will once again see the likes of Agassi and Martina.