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Booooo!

I'll probably change my mind later but right now I think this is a mistake. I never liked the idea of Andre bailing the new generation out.

Source: Andre Agassi to return to Davis Cup after five-year absence

NEW YORK (AP) - Andre Agassi will return to the U.S. Davis Cup team after a five-year absence, The Associated Press learned Monday.

The U.S. Tennis Association planned to announce Monday or Tuesday that Agassi will rejoin the squad for its first-round match against Croatia on March 4-6 at Carson, Calif., a tennis source told the AP on condition of anonymity.

The eight-time Grand Slam tournament champion, who turns 35 in April, stopped playing Davis Cup after 2000 as part of a scaled-back schedule geared to peaking for the majors.

He was a member of three Davis Cup championship teams, going 30-5 in singles. Current U.S. captain Patrick McEnroe travelled to Agassi's hometown of Las Vegas after the Australian Open to meet for dinner and try to persuade him to return to the team.

"Some of my greatest memories are playing Davis Cup," Agassi said last week in a conference call. "The regrets I have about not playing are regrets I've had for the last few years, and still remain that way, which is being a part of a new generation and trying to win the Davis Cup again."

The United States has won the competition a record 31 times, but not since 1995 - the team's longest drought since the gap between titles in 1926 and 1937. The Americans lost to Spain in last year's Davis Cup final.

"At this time, we're not prepared to make any announcement regarding the U.S.A. vs. Croatia Davis Cup first round," USTA spokesman Randy Walker said Monday. "We'll certainly inform everybody when Patrick is ready to name the team."

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Re: Andre Agassi to return to Davis Cup!!!

WOW. I can clearly see the 2005 DC winner now
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Re: Andre Agassi to return to Davis Cup!!!

Then again, some people seem to think that the US is a favorite to win DC this year so perhaps Andre is looking for that last big win before he exists the stage?

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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WOW. I can clearly see the 2005 DC winner now
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Well I am sure they will TGS.
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Booooo!
I'll probably change my mind later but right now I think this is a mistake. I never liked the idea of Andre bailing the new generation out.
I def. understand the sentiment, but I'm still happy to see him.
I'll just consider it more of a "they have the tools, they just have to learn how to go about it"-type thing. I would think that would be Andre's goal too, more than a last hurrah kind of thing.

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Tangerine, I have mixed feelings on this too. I don't know if it's a good or a bad thing that he is returning, but it will definitely be good for the attention that the Davis Cup gets

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Bet he'll get his ass kicked. Sorry Tangy, but he should've done this far sooner. I don't know why he didn't and think it was a bit of a disgrace tbh.

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Re: Andre Agassi to return to Davis Cup!!!

Thanks for the news, tangerine_dream. Good luck to Andre and the US Davis Cup team.
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Meh... I just hope Andre plays in matches where he's needed more.

Because just with Andy and the Bryans, that was likely enough to win this tie against Croatia.
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Well I'm excited. I'm glad Andre will play...considering it may be his last chance.

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Andre will give them more publicity. Don't they need to sell more tickets?
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I tell you, this is his chance to end his career (and the season) on a memorable note... Go Andre go, show these kids what you can do !!

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Then again, some people seem to think that the US is a favorite to win DC this year so perhaps Andre is looking for that last big win before he exists the stage?
who are those "some people"?
they are wrong...
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