Agassi losing the 1990 French Open Final because of his wig (from his autobiography "Open" ). Epic!
"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? Then the fiasco happened. 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. "Itís 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 donít 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 Agassiís hair has fallen from his head?