"Caesars used to have the Alan King Tennis Tournament, and I was a ball boy there. The top 32 in the world played there. I played tennis hard almost as soon as I could walk. I was competing at seven years old, playing tournament after tournament. But being a ball boy really got me in tune to what the players might or might not be thinking or feeling, and being up close, watching the concentration and seeing the sweat, hearing the movement and the grunting. Caesars would give $50,000 to the winner. They would pay you in silver dollars that they brought out in a wheelbarrow. Obviously, that was for show and you would get a check. I remember watching the greats win, and they would bring the wheelbarrow out. It was sort of symbolic: This is a dream world, a dream life. But it only happens if you have the backbone and strength to dream it. Las Vegas made me feel like I can dream."

He Said …Here's where Andre Agassi hits the town in Las Vegas.


HOTELS/CASINOS
Bellagio

very expensive,
(702) 693-7111

Caesars Palace
moderate,
(877) 427-7243

Golden Nugget Las Vegas
inexpensive,
(702) 385-7111

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
expensive,
(702) 693-5000

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
moderate,
(877) 632-7800

DINING
Andre's French Restaurant

very expensive,
(702) 385-5016

Delmonico Steakhouse
very expensive,
(702) 414-3737

Emeril's New Orlean's Fish House
Cajun, expensive
(702) 891-7374

Marché Bacchus
French, expensive,
(702) 804-8008

Nobhill
continental, expensive,
(702) 891-3110

Nobu Las Vegas
Japanese, expensive,
(702) 693-5090

Prime, steakhouse
very expensive,
(702) 693-7223

Seablue
seafood, expensive,