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Andre not playing Wimbledon

just saw it on espn. i hope this will give him time to rest for the US Open
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so will he be bashed as well for pulling out???
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Is it the pinched nerve acting up? That is truly sad.

If it is injury, I am glad he is not relying on pain killers to get him through the tournament.

I will miss you at Wimbly this year Andre ! Go get some rest.
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too bad for Andre...a pinched nerve is hell!!

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I will really miss seeing him play on the grass. I hope he can make it to the USO at least.

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Re: Andre not playing Wimbledon

I would think it should be fairly obvious after RG that Andre is one hurting pup. Did I hear correctly on ESPN that Andre was getting periodic cortezone shots to help with his back/hip nerve pain? I always thought the effects of these shots lasted for several hours or at the most a few days. But it sounded like the shots Andre has been getting last for several weeks(?). Does anyone know more about this? If the shots are no longer effective, I have to wonder how long Andre can continue.
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Re: Andre not playing Wimbledon

I hate to say this, because I really hoped to see him around for a while, but this injury could force him out before he wants to leave. I think he still wants to play for another year, but his body may not let him. Bummer.

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so will he be bashed as well for pulling out???
Certainly not by the people who start daft threads about "dirtballers" pulling out, even though Gaudio, Moya, Calleri etc are all genuinely injured too.

Still - get well Andre - I m not a fan but no one can deny he is a credit to the game and it's a shame to see him having these problems.

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This is a sad news, but it's better than forcing himself to play the match.
Go away injury, really want him to play.

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I hope he can recover from this injury and leave the game on his own terms instead of being forced out.

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Re: Andre not playing Wimbledon

Damn
this may open the draw a little (not having him in the way is always good for other players)



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I would think it should be fairly obvious after RG that Andre is one hurting pup. Did I hear correctly on ESPN that Andre was getting periodic cortezone shots to help with his back/hip nerve pain? I always thought the effects of these shots lasted for several hours or at the most a few days. But it sounded like the shots Andre has been getting last for several weeks(?). Does anyone know more about this? If the shots are no longer effective, I have to wonder how long Andre can continue.
I've had a steroid shot in my back because of back pain and neuropathy in my leg. They're great. It reduced my pain by at least 85%. However, you can't get the one that I got very often. I don't know if they would give it more than once every six months if that often. They put these injections right on the nerve. You don't want to see the needle.

But I hear they don't always help everyone.

It would be impossible to play with the kind of pain I had. Hell, it wasn't easy to even walk with it.
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Re: Andre not playing Wimbledon

It's interesting that this article just came out yesterday and today, he withdrew.

It also provided some information about the cortisone injection that Agassi is taking.

http://www.sportsmediainc.net/tennis...&bannerregion=

Cahill: Agassi Will Play Wimbledon


By Tennis Week
06/13/2005

Eight-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi will play Wimbledon. The 35-year-old Agassi is scheduled to arrive in London this week to begin preparations for his 14th — and possibly final — Wimbledon appearance, Agassi's coach, Darren Cahill, told the Australian media.


Wimbledon begins on June 20th. Agassi is scheduled to arrive in London tomorrow to begin preparation for the grass-court Grand Slam.

The 35-year-old Agassi established an Open Era record by competing in his 58th career Grand Slam event at Roland Garros last month. Agassi was forced to contemplate the finish line of his career bowing out to Jarkko Nieminen 7-5, 4-6, 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-0 while suffering from the sciatic nerve in his back in what may well have been his final French Open farewell.

In the aftermath of that painful loss, Agassi said he was planning to play Wimbledon.

"I have every intention of playing (Wimbledon)," Agassi said.

Cortisone shots have provided pain relief from his sciatic nerve and enabled Agassi to enjoy a productive spring season. He reached the quarterfinals at Indian Wells, the semifinals in Key Biscayne, the Houston quarterfinals on red clay and made a strong showing in Rome where he reached the final four before falling to French Open finalist Guillermo Coria.

At this stage of his career, Agassi is not only facing the world's best players, he's playing against time as he tries to squeeze out every bit of quality tennis he has left within him. For now, he's willing to trade cortisone treatment for the time it allows him to continue competing.

"If I'm getting a few months out of it, it's fair enough for me injection," Agassi said. "It takes 10 minutes and if I can give up 10 minutes for a few months I'll probably still choose that. It's hard to deal with hypotheticals as I head through he rest of the year and how things respond and where I find myself mentally and emotionally. It's disappointing to feel this and disappointing to be in a position to not be competitive out there. I'll keep plugging along until I feel there's nothing I can do about it. I was told I can take up to three (injections) in a given year."
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Re: Andre not playing Wimbledon

So sad to hear the news about Agassi's withdrawal.
Hope he can do well at the US Open, probably his best chance of getting another major before he retires.
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A tennis book not likely to sell:
"Estimate the Right Time to Retire" by Andre Agassi
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