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Andre Agassi's Strategy at Roland Garros in 1999?

What was Agassi's strategy in 1999 that allowed him to win the title on his third final appearance?

I was too young to remember it.

During last weeks coverage, they'd show a few clips of Andre's performance in 1999.

It looks like he just played his usual game of "move left, move right, finish." It didn't seem like he shot that many moonballs, either.

Can anyone confirm this who remembers Andre's run?
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Re: Andre Agassi's Strategy at Roland Garros in 1999?

Luck and rain delay helping him in the final.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Seriously he had a fairly good draw and he was just aggressive as he usually is, getting absolutely smashed in the final, it rains, he comes back a new player and too good and won the title.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Andre Agassi's Strategy at Roland Garros in 1999?

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Luck and rain delay helping him in the final.
Hey hey hey...that's not entirely the reason. You alittle bitter about that victory still?

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Seriously he had a fairly good draw and he was just aggressive as he usually is, getting absolutely smashed in the final, it rains, he comes back a new player and too good and won the title.
Isn't that also why he lost to Courier.(e.g. the rain)

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Steffi gave him a nice blowjob in the locker room *speaking using the cheeks while sucking * "there will be more of ... these if u win, hot american baldy"

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Steffi gave him a nice blowjob in the locker room
I love Alfonso.

Actually he said in the Journeymen documentary that he preffered sex before matches it made him feel like a stud, light on his feet etc. etc.

So perhaps this isn't entirely untrue.

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Isn't that also why he lost to Courier.(e.g. the rain)
Well 89-93 was when the weaker generation of tennis on clay was, cycles happens in all sports. It wasn't just 1 delay in that match.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Hey hey hey...that's not entirely the reason. You alittle bitter about that victory still?
of course. Can u imagine GWH jokes about Andre losing 3 finals on clay

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Talk about Agassi's win at Wimbledon that is impressive.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Well 89-93 was when the weaker generation of tennis on clay was, cycles happens in all sports. It wasn't just 1 delay in that match.
Yea but, you can't say Rain...bla bla because if not for the rain he would surely have had a championship there already.

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Damn, well deserved that luck for Agassi after his previous RG history to get this lucky delays! Third time was a charm for Andre.

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Well 89-93 was when the weaker generation of tennis on clay was, cycles happens in all sports. It wasn't just 1 delay in that match.
if Nadal wins on grass, after a rain delay, then this will be the weakest grass generation

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Talk about Agassi's win at Wimbledon that is impressive.
More impressive than Oscars future win?

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More impressive than Oscars future win?
Agassi did it with a mullet and spandex even more impressive.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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