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A close shave with tennis star Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi will be at a book signing in Newmarket tomorrow. Photo / AP
Andre Agassi will be at a book signing in Newmarket tomorrow. Photo / AP

Kiwi tennis fans will be able to meet one of the sport's greatest players - Andre Agassi - in Auckland tomorrow.

The 42-year-old is in the country as part of a book tour, promoting his autobiography Open. The book, released in 2009, is a No 1 New York Times best seller.

Agassi will be at a meet-and-greet book signing with fans at a Paper Plus store in Newmarket.

Today he is in Christchurch and will be speaking at a special gala dinner at the Addington Raceway and Events Centre at 6pm.

Tomorrow's book signing event in Auckland is expected to draw a big crowd.

Paper Plus group marketing manager Lyle Hastings said having the tennis legend in town would not only help boost his book sales, but also keep tennis in the spotlight.

"Andre Agassi's visit follows several weeks of tennis action here in Auckland, providing a nice synergy for Auckland tennis enthusiasts," Mr Hastings said.

"With the game front of mind for so many people, it's the perfect time to meet the tennis great."

Those at the book signing will also get a chance to win passes to another gala dinner with the star tomorrow night at the Langham Hotel.

The event is sponsored by the Mad Butcher - in association with Paper Plus - and will see Agassi on stage as the keynote speaker.

Meeting Andre
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