Agassi Slams Predictions

11/04/1998 at 12:00 AM EST

Andre Agassi has gotten modest, labeling the idea of his making a clean sweep of the Grand Slam titles this year as "absurd." The world No. 1-ranked tennis player is currently the reigning champion of the French, U.S. and Australian Opens. He is now the first player since Australian great Rod Laver in 1969 to have played in four consecutive Grand Slam finals. (American Jack Crawford holds the record with seven straight Slam finals in 1933-34.) But Agassi, 29, told a press conference Down Under over the weekend that he "couldn't even comprehend" the prospect of winning this year's remaining three majors at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows. "I think how easy it must feel looking from the outside because it feels absurd," he said, comparing the feat to "winning the lottery."

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