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Miss Roskavich by Andre Agassi

The tennis legend had a troubled time at school, beset by a lack of focus, but one teacher sowed the seed of resilience he needed to become a sporting superstar

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I struggled a lot in school. In fact, looking back, I honestly believe that my primary school provided the most dismal environment. It was such a dull and depressing building, and there was nothing positive it offered that really engaged me to learn.

However, it was when I was about eight or nine years old and in the third grade that I remember things did look up for a while. It was all down to my form teacher, Miss Roskavich, a lovely lady, who always seemed to have my back. Sadly, I have no idea if she is still alive these days, but I have fond memories of her kindness towards me.

I was ...

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