Andre Agassi is a 100% starter for the Australian Open

Andre Agassi is set to play in the &to=http:// ' target=_blank>Australian Open despite a hip injury that forced him to quit an exhibition match leading up to the year's first &to=http:// ' target=_blank>Grand Slam tournament. Agassi, a four-time winner of the Australian Open, said the small tear in a tendon in his right hip didn't trouble him too much. He lost in three sets to Tim Henman on Saturday and is a "100 percent starter" for the Australian Open, which begins Monday, reports San Francisco Chronicle.

According to the Times of India, the 34-year-old American was hurt on Thursday but came through an exhibition match against Tim Henman at the Kooyong Classic on Saturday and pronounced himself ready to go after a practice session at Melbourne Park on Sunday.

"I pulled up pretty well after two hours of play yesterday so that's a good sign," Agassi said.

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