It's not a bad achievement for someone who says he hates tennis, as Agassi repeatedly does in his autobiography, Open.
14 years ago, the suggestion that Agassi should be given a place next to the game's legends would have been scoffed at. Injured, mired in a doping controversy and ranked a lowly 141 in the world - it seemed the Las Vegas showman had run his race, his star having shone for a few years before imploding spectacularly.
But in one of the most astonishing comeback stories in professional sports for decades, Agassi rose from the dust of '97, wiser, more mature and far more successful.
He went on to win five more majors, achieving the Career Golden Slam (Rafael Nadal is the only other male player to have done so in the history of tennis) and fulfilling all of the enormous potential that had been in real danger of going unfulfilled. And as Agassi rejoiced, so did the rest of the world - for in coming full circle, his career now possessed a richness that is rare in even the most successful athletes.
All the popular sporting themes were present - the stunning rise to fame with that Wimbledon triumph in 1992, the heady couple of years of success post Wimbledon, the jet-setting lifestyle followed by the steady slide towards the precipice of obscurity before the seemingly irreversible fall in 1997. And then of course, the metamorphosis into the elder statesman of the game. A script straight out of Hollywood.
Andy Roddick, in a tribute to Agassi after his retirement said:"He's obviously one of the best ever but I think what makes him so different is his crossover appeal.
"He was able to take tennis to a totally different demographic, create interest in tennis at all times."
And therein lies the secret to a legacy that will endure through the ages. At various times through his career, Agassi provoked, angered, disappointed, saddened, enthralled and charmed. But whatever he did, he kept us involved. It was easy to connect with him in a way that wasn't possible with the other great champion of the era, Pete Sampras.
Where Sampras was detached, Agassi was involved. Where Sampras was perfect, Agassi seemed full of flaws. Where Sampras' rise to the very top seemed inevitable, Agassi's seemed anything but. Sampras was serene, Agassi combustible.
And that, for lack of a better phrase, human side of his, made it so easy to relate to him - through the flash of 1992-95, through the troughs of '96 and '97 and finally through the remarkable climb back to the very top from 1998 till he retired in 2006.
But while Agassi's persona changed drastically through his career, his game - built on blazing returns and stunning groundstrokes never did. This baseline-centric approach was an anomaly in an era dominated by serve and volleyers. Sampras, Boris Becker, Goran Ivanisevic and Patrick Rafter all relied on big serves (Rafter not as much as the others) and breathtaking net-play. Agassi did the job from the back of the court.
And he did it well.
His surreal hand-eye co-ordination allowed him to flourish against some of the biggest servers of the game His passing shots were breathtaking in their accuracy and speed. And those who made the mistake of getting into a baseline slugfest with him were pulled from one side of the court to another, until they were squeezed of the will to chase after any more balls.
On his day, The Punisher could destroy any opposition.
Just like the current debate over who's better - Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal - is unlikely to ever be settled, the debate over Sampras vs Agassi is unlikely to reach a conclusion either. Sampras is miles ahead in terms of Grand Slams (14 to 8) and head to head (20 to 14), but Agassi has the edge when it comes to versatility, with his titles being better spread across various surfaces than Sampras.
But at a time when he has received his rightful place amongst tennis' greats - that is a superfluous discussion.
At the time of his retirement, Brian Lara, one of the best cricket players of all time, asked his fans, "Did I entertain you?"
If Agassi were to ask the same question, the answer would be a resounding "Yes".
And really, that is all we can ask from our sporting heroes.