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Question How well will Andre do at the Clay Masters?

Andre Agassi will play Rome and Hamburg. What do you expect him to do at each event?
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Re: How well will Andre do at the Clay Masters?

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Andre Agassi will play Rome and Hamburg. What do you expect him to do at each event?
Well I think, he's on a good series, no injury, and I'm sure he's willing to show what he's worth on clay after the RG sinking of 2004...

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Re: How well will Andre do at the Clay Masters?

maybe winning three matches in row for his best result
but I not have too high trust in him on clay at the current

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Re: How well will Andre do at the Clay Masters?

He's not going to hang with 20 something year old Spaniards, Argentinians, but he could get two, three wins in each event perhaps even a solid QF showing. Agassi has shown that he's able to change surfaces very quickly with very little practice, as shown in his Australian Open performances with little tuneups, and his Wimbledon showings with no leadup grass event etc.
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Re: How well will Andre do at the Clay Masters?

Not familiar with Clay Masters. I assume it's a series of events.

He'll finish top 20.
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Re: How well will Andre do at the Clay Masters?

I have absolutely no sense of how he will do this year.

Last year's abyssmal clay results, and his loss to Ferrer in the first round of Rome 2003 would suggest that he is going to have trouble.

But Rome 2002 was only three years ago, and he was brilliant there. And he made the RG quarterfinals in 2002 and 2003 and won the US Clay Court Championships (yes I know in what regard some people hold that tournament ).

Movement tends to be an issue for Andre on clay, since there is more defensive "grinding" involved and it's harder for him to dictate play. But I think he moved very well in Miami this year.

I think it will be tough, but he is still capable of making a good run.

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Re: How well will Andre do at the Clay Masters?

If he gets a reasonable draw at both (personally I wouldn't be that sure he'll play Hamburg), then he should do well enough to overtake Coria in the rankings going into RG.
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Re: How well will Andre do at the Clay Masters?

nothing, because no does nothing in hard, less in clay
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Re: How well will Andre do at the Clay Masters?

He should at least go to the 1/4 or maybe further but I don't think he will win
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Re: How well will Andre do at the Clay Masters?

Not well I'm afraid. He seems to play only well on the hardcourts. I just hope he manages to win one ATP title before he retires. He still plays well but only won one title last year.
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Re: How well will Andre do at the Clay Masters?

probably Qf or Sf.
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Re: How well will Andre do at the Clay Masters?

I think he goes out early in Rome (even with the rrealtively "fast" clay) and then does some damage in Hamburg. He is hittng the ball really well this year and has had the misfortune of playing Federer 3 times.
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Re: How well will Andre do at the Clay Masters?

Is Andre playing Houston? That could help him get ready for Euro clay season.
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Re: How well will Andre do at the Clay Masters?

Agassi won't play Hamburg.

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Re: How well will Andre do at the Clay Masters?

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/s...a-sports-front

This says he will. I hope he does. He puts Nadal at the top of the RG list. Andre also says he made a huge mistake by not playing more clay last year.
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