09/07/2010 02:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Andre Agassi: Tennis 'Took Away My Childhood' (VIDEO)

Former tennis star Andre Agassi sat down with Matt Lauer on the Today Show last Wednesday and discussed his book, his childhood and his relationship with tennis.

When asked about the media focusing on the drug use in his book, Agassi said he was disappointed that people didn't get the message of what the book is really about.

"To hear all those things being sensationalized, while it was disappointing, I do find myself saying 'there were some low points.' You can't just talk about the good stuff."

Lauer asked Agassi whether he felt as if he had to tell journalists that he loved the game late in his career.

"No. At that stage of my career I had full ownership of my life," Agassi replied. "It took away my childhood, but it gave me a chance to experience my own kids' childhood."

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