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Inductee Agassi misses Open

2012-09-10 09:05

New York - Andre Agassi says that while he misses his tennis career only in some ways, he undoubtedly misses the US Open.

The two-time champion was inducted Sunday into the US Open Court of Champions at Arthur Ashe Stadium before the women's final.

The 42-year-old Agassi competed in the tournament a men's Open-era record 21 consecutive times, from 1986 through 2006. It was the only Grand Slam event he never skipped, and he tells the New York fans, "The reason, quite honestly, is you."

During the ceremony, the recently retired Andy Roddick paid tribute to the lessons Agassi taught him.

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