In 2006, Andre battled a searing back injury to play his final match at the sold-out U.S. Open. It was a defining moment in sports history. His wife, tennis legend Steffi Graf, and their son Jaden, cheered from the sidelines as thousands of fans gave Andre a four-minute standing ovation. Andre says it was an amazing moment. "It was worth every ounce of energy or sweat that I went through. That one moment," he says. "Normally when I play tennis, everything's blurry except the ball. In this case the ball was very blurry that day, I assure you, but it's like I recognized everybody that was there."