Andre Agassi Admits In Memoir to Using Crystal Meth
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Former tennis champion Andre Agassi has admitted in an autobiograpy that he used crystal meth in 1997 when his career was floundering.

People magazine said in a story on its website on Tuesday that Agassi admits to drug use in his memoir, "Open: An Autobiography," as well as talking about his hair loss and doomed 1997-1999 marriage to actress Brooke Shields.

"I can't speak to addiction, but a lot of people would say that if you're using anything as an escape, you have a problem," he told People magazine.

People magazine and Sports Illustrated will run excerpts this week from Agassi's book ahead of its November 9 publication.

The American tennis player became a fan favourite after winning Wimbledon in 1992 when he was a cocky rebel with shoulder-length hair and went on to win the U.S. Open in 1994.

But his on-court career hit a low point in 1997 when Agassi struggled

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