Originally Posted by Billy Moonshine
I don´t believe that the American players are snubbing the tournament. Maybe my excuse is weak in your opinion, but there is another tournament in Houston and Roddick can play that if he wishes.
As for Agassi, I can´t explain his absence. But he misses lots of tournies, doesn´t he?
You are deluding yourself that this isn't a snub. Considering Monte Carlo is the closest of the Euro tournaments in conditions to Paris, two he is a top player and top players play the TMS events that's the bottom line and he doesn't have the guts to play there and you are cracking jokes if you think hiding and playing in Houston will benefit him in the long run.
Agassi in his younger days doesn't play here or Hamburg, he doesn't like the organisers.