in general with some people on here, but more specifically for winning the french open. know who i'm talking about?
people dont seem to want to give him credit for that slam. was described yesterday i think by world beater (i might be wrong, my memory sucks) as a 'powderpuff draw.' ok, did agassi beat all the top clay courters to win it that year? no he didn't, but he did beat moya and medvedev. but more importantly, so what?! were all the top players boycotting the event that year? nope. who played that year....
the draw had:
federer (a very young one)
in the end, you can only beat the people you play.
and beyond that:
reached the semis in 88 and took wilander to 5sets
reached the final in 90 beating courier, chang and svensson en route
reached the final in 91 losing in 5 sets to courier
reached the semis in 92
lost in qf in 95
lost a great match to safin in 98
and obviously won in 99
reached the qf in 01
reached the qf in 02 (losing to ferrero)
reached the qf in 03 (losing to coria)
so....winner once, runner-up twice, semi-finalist twice, quarter-finalist four times by my reckoning. that looks pretty damn good to me!
UPDATE: 5-2 vs ginepri in 5th set...come on andre the great!!!