Forget that Andre Agassi said he used Meth in his book, the big revelation is that he blames his 1990 French Open loss on wearing a wig according to Daily Mail.
‘Every morning I would get up and find another piece of my identity on the pillow, in the wash basin, down the plughole.
‘I asked myself: you want to wear a toupee? On the tennis court? I answered myself; what else could I do?’
In the French open in 1990, he was in the final, his first in a Grand Slam tournament.
‘Then a fiasco happened,’ he said. ‘The evening before the match, I stood under the shower and felt my wig suddenly fall apart.
‘Probably I used the wrong hair rinse. I panicked and called my brother Philly into the room.
‘”It’s a total disaster!” I said to him. He looked at it and said he could clamp it with hair clips.
‘It took 20 clips. “Do you think it will hold?” I asked. “Just don’t move so much,” he said.
‘Of course I could have played without my hairpiece, but what would all the journalists have written if they knew that all the time I was really wearing a wig?
‘During the warming-up training before play I prayed. Not for victory, but that my hairpiece would not fall off.
‘With each leap, I imagine it falling into the sand.
‘I imagine millions of spectators move closer to their TV sets, their eyes widening and, in dozens of dialects and languages, ask how Andre Agassi’s hair has fallen from his head.’
It took him 4 years after that loss to finally take off the wig and shave his head.
Did anyone else ever realize he was wearing a wig that whole time? I know I didn’t, but I can’t remember caring about him or his hair back then.