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Winner Experience: Tennis with Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf

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Game on! Our winner Marcelle and her husband Rob hit the courts with tennis champs Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf in Las Vegas. After the pros gave them a few tips, they played a long doubles game before a delicious lunch—then grabbed their rackets for another round.

So what was it like to play tennis with Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf?
Every detail was perfect. Getting to play tennis with two of the greatest tennis players ever, Olympic gold medal winners, was just amazing. Andre was with my husband, Rob, and Steffi was with me. It was absolutely unbelievable. My husband was jumping up and down saying, “I just returned a shot from Steffi Graf!”

That’s great! Did you tell Andre that you worked at one of his tournaments when you were 19?
Yeah! And he remembered the match and the year. He even said, “Man I had such a bad reputation then, I can’t believe you guys even wanted to talk to me.”

So cool. How was lunch at the clubhouse?
We had a really lovely time. We talked about our dogs and our kids and I talked a bit about Germany with Steffi. Then after lunch Andre wanted to go back and finish our game. Steffi and I beat Andre and Rob!

Congrats! So dinner at Andre’s restaurant was your victory meal?
Yeah! That night, Rob and I went to Michael Mina and they told us the chef would like to prepare something for us. It was just unbelieveable. Maybe the best meal we’ve ever eaten.

What was the highlight of the trip?
Having Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf shake my hand and say, “Good game.”

Anything you want to say to your fellow Omazers?
I love that I donated to charity and got this incredible opportunity. I’m looking at pictures and I can still hardly believe that it just happened. It really was a dream experience and something that will stay with me for the rest of my life and for my husband as well.

The best game of their lives followed up with the best meal? Sounds like an ace of a day. Thank you all for supporting the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education and Children for Tomorrow.

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