Tonight, Andre Agassi will take on Pete Sampras as part of the BNP Paribas Showdown, a one-night tennis event at Madison Square Garden.
The event, which also features a match between greats John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl, is expected to be a sellout.
We sat down with Agassi to talk about a variety of topics.
Darren: Your autobiography "Open"was an incredible book that was a bestseller. Did you accomplish everything you wanted to by writing it?
Agassi: It was never based on money. It was all based on if the world would be better off with it. I found there were two buckets of people. People who didn't read the book and chose to bash what I did. Then there were the people who could identify with my story and they couldn't put it down. I heard from parents and teenagers who could identify with the live I had growing up and I had my surprises, like a guy in an airport who said he lost 150 pounds because the book inspired him.
Darren: American tennis isn't what it was when you, Pete and Jim Courier were constantly battling for the top spot. It seems like tennis has slipped a bit because of that in this country.