Andre Agassi

Andre Kirk Agassi is an American retired professional tennis player and former world No. 1 whose career spanned from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. In singles, Agassi is an eight-time Grand Slam champion and a 1996 Olympic gold medalist, as well as being a runner-up in seven other Grand Slam tournaments. During the Open Era, Agassi was the first male player to win four Australian Open titles, a record, surpassed by Novak Djokovic when he won his fifth title in 2015, by Roger Federer in 2017. Agassi is one of five male singles players to achieve the Career Grand Slam in the Open Era and one of eight in history, the first of two to achieve the Career Golden Slam, the only man to win the Career Golden Slam and the ATP Tour World Championships: a distinction dubbed as a "Career Super Slam" by Sports Illustrated. Agassi was the first male player to win all four Grand Slam tournaments on three different surfaces, the last American male to win both the French Open and the Australian Open, he won 17 ATP Masters Series titles and was part of the winning Davis Cup teams in 1990, 1992 and 1995.

Agassi reached the world No. 1 ranking for the first time in 1995 but was troubled by personal issues during the mid-to-late 1990s and sank to No. 141 in 1997, prompting many to believe that his career was over. Agassi returned to No. 1 in 1999 and enjoyed the most successful run of his career over the next four years. During his 20-plus year tour career, Agassi was known by the nickname "The Punisher". After suffering from sciatica caused by two bulging discs in his back, a spondylolisthesis and a bone spur that interfered with the nerve, Agassi retired from professional tennis on September 3, 2006, after losing in the third round of the US Open to Benjamin Becker, he is the founder of the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, which has raised over $60 million for at-risk children in Southern Nevada. In 2001, the Foundation opened the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, a K-12 public charter school for at-risk children, he has been married to fellow tennis player Steffi Graf since 2001.

Andre Agassi was born in Las Vegas, Nevada to Emmanuel "Mike" Agassi, a former Olympic boxer from Iran and Elizabeth "Betty" Agassi. His father is of Assyrian heritage. One of his ancestors changed his surname from Armenian Aghassian to less noticeable Agassi as "a skin-saving measure during a time when Turks used Armenians for target practice". Andre Agassi's mother, Betty, is a breast cancer survivor, he has three older siblings – Rita and Tami. Andre was given the middle name Kirk after an Armenian American billionaire. Agassi, a waiter at Tropicana Las Vegas, met Kerkorian in 1963. Agassi at the age of 12 won the 1982 National Indoor Boys 14s Doubles Championship in Chicago. Agassi describes juvenile pranks with Roddy in his book Open. At the age of 13, Agassi was sent to Nick Bollettieri's Tennis Academy in Florida, he was meant to stay for only three months, because, all his father could afford. After thirty minutes of watching Agassi play, Bollettieri impressed by his talent, called Mike and said: "Take your check back.

He's here for free." Agassi dropped out of school in the ninth grade to pursue a full-time tennis career. Agassi turned professional at the age of 16 and competed in his first tournament at La Quinta, California, he won his first match against John Austin, but lost his second match to Mats Wilander. By the end of 1986, Agassi was ranked No. 91. He won his first top-level singles title in 1987 at the Sul American Open in Itaparica and ended the year ranked No. 25. He won six additional tournaments in 1988, and, by December of that year, he had surpassed US$1 million in career prize money after playing in just 43 tournaments—the fastest anyone in history had reached that level. During 1988, he set the open-era record for most consecutive victories by a male teenager, his year-end ranking was No. 3, behind second-ranked Ivan Lendl and top-ranked Mats Wilander. Both the Association of Tennis Professionals and Tennis magazine named Agassi the Most Improved Player of the Year for 1988. In addition to not playing the Australian Open for the first eight years of his career, Agassi chose not to play at Wimbledon from 1988 through 1990 and publicly stated that he did not wish to play there because of the event's traditionalism its "predominantly white" dress code to which players at the event are required to conform.

Strong performances on the tour meant that Agassi was tipped as a future Grand Slam champion. While still a teenager, he reached the semi-finals of both the French Open and the US Open in 1988 and made the US Open semi-finals in 1989, he began the 1990s with a series of near-misses. He reached his first Grand Slam final in 1990 at the French Open, where he was favored before losing in four sets to Andrés Gómez, which he attributed in his book to worrying about his wig falling off during the match, he reached his second Grand Slam final of the year at the US Open, defeating defending champion Boris Becker in the semi-finals. His opponent in the final was Pete Sampras.

Great Academy Ashton

Great Academy Ashton is a coeducational secondary school with academy status in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England. The school was formed on 1 September 2008 as a result of a merger Hartshead Sports College and Stamford High School. New Charter Academy was based over the two former school sites, but moved to a new £40 million sole campus in September 2011. Great Academy Ashton is formally part of the Great Academies Education Trust which includes Copley Academy and Silver Springs Primary Academy, both in Stalybridge. Great Academy Ashton is sometimes informally known as GAA and used to be called New Charter Academy up until September 2017; the school was placed in special measures in January 2017 and as a result the former headteacher left. The current headteacher has been working at the school since April 2017. David Potts, CEO, Morrisons Official website Great Academies Education Trust


Nurewal is a village in Phillaur tehsil of Jalandhar District of Punjab State, India. It is located 2.8 km away from 45 km from Jalandhar and 116 km from state capital Chandigarh. Nurewal has postal head office in Phillaur, 5.3 km away from the village. The village is administrated by a sarpanch, an elected representative of village as per Panchayati raj; the village has schedule caste constitutes 44.65% of total population of the village and it doesn't have any Schedule Tribe population. The village has Co-educational primary school; the school provide mid-day meal as per Indian Midday Meal Scheme and the meal prepared in school premises. The school was founded in 1976. Phillaur Junction is the nearest train station however, Bhatian Railway Station is 9 km away from the village; the nearest domestic airport is located 36 km away in Ludhiana and the nearest international airport is in Chandigarh Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport is the second nearest airport, 140 km away in Amritsar