Two-handed backhands paid all my bills: Andre Agassi

Agassi also declared his love for Indian food, saying he travels long distances to get Indian food.

Agassi was in the city for a promotional event.   -  PTI

A little after noon on Wednesday Andre Agassi arrived at a South Mumbai hotel in his typical Telly `Kojak’ Savalas look and in casuals --- Jeans and black T-shirt -- for a promotional event and demonstrated his famous two-handed backhand for a few minutes and whispered a wisecrack: "That paid all my bills".

The 46-year-old who won eight Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal at Atlanta 1996 was renowned for his two-handed backhand return of serves.

Another point of fact statement the Las Vegas- born American made was that he loves Indian food: "The only reason I am here is because of the food; I am a big fan of Indian food. I travel long distances to get Indian food and I am happy to be back here after three years."

The company, India Value Fund that declared its new identity by the by the name of Truenorth , in the presence of Agassi, has flown in chefs from around the country to prepare special Indian gourmet food for one of the finest tennis players.