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If it weren't about Federer Agassi would win another Slam at the age of 35

Too bad about that. In my opinion Agassi deserves this title most, that is for sure.

Anyway, I think Agassi has a great chance to beat Federer as he's not playing that good and one time Federer has to lose a final.

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Re: If it weren't about Federer Agassi would win another Slam at the age of 35

Too true.
About deserving, I think that Roger would deserve 2 slams after the splendid year he did.
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Re: If it weren't about Federer Agassi would win another Slam at the age of 35

If it weren't for Federer, Andre almost certainly would have walked away with the 2004 USO, and maybe with some more luck, 2004 AO as well (too bad he wasted so many chances, including 2 set points, in those first 2 tie-breakers against Marat in the Semis, before storming back down 0-2 in sets to dominate Marat in the 3rd and 4th before running out of gas in the 5th...).

Agassi has to be super-pissed off that Federer wasn't born, say, 5 years later.

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Re: If it weren't about Federer Agassi would win another Slam at the age of 35

They both have to make it to the finals first

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Re: If it weren't about Federer Agassi would win another Slam at the age of 35

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Agassi has to be super-pissed off that Federer wasn't born, say, 5 years later.
Well, Agassi had great results during his career, so it is not that bad

On the other hand, there are a few other guys, esp. Roddick and Hewitt, that have to be pissed to have Roger around

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Re: If it weren't about Federer Agassi would win another Slam at the age of 35

James has almost taken out agassi, and Ginepri will not be easy at all. let us see if agassi first will get to the final

No one "deserves" to win, except the person who is good enough to score the last point of the final. Sentimentally, there are reasons to want different people. I said I would like James to win, it would be a beautiful end to a traumatic year. Others think Roge deserves to win. Others want Andy, and think he has worked hard and deserves to win one more slam.
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Well, Agassi had great results during his career, so it is not that bad

On the other hand, there are a few other guys, esp. Roddick and Hewitt, that have to be pissed to have Roger around

34 and a screwed-up back and all... Federer definately spoiled Andre's 2004 and 2005 - both in slams and in non-slams, both by actually beating him head-to-head and by always lurking in the back of Agassi's mind...

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34 and a screwed-up back and all... Federer definately spoiled Andre's 2004 and 2005 - both in slams and in non-slams, both by actually beating him head-to-head and by always lurking in the back of Agassi's mind...

I think the better thread title here is that if it were not for Pete, then agassi would be the most successful slam player in history. Roge has stopped agassi only one time : last year (where I think agassi would win final if he got there) but in Australia this year, marat would beat agassi in SF.
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James has almost taken out agassi, and Ginepri will not be easy at all. let us see if agassi first will get to the final

No one "deserves" to win, except the person who is good enough to score the last point of the final. Sentimentally, there are reasons to want different people. I said I would like James to win, it would be a beautiful end to a traumatic year. Others think Roge deserves to win. Others want Andy, and think he has worked hard and deserves to win one more slam.
Agassi's grand slam defeats have this in common: very flat in the 1st set, even when he won it against Coria at 2003 FO.

So if Andre has some more "rhythm problems" early and gives Ginepri a 1-0 set headstart... There is a good chance he will LOSE. I don't care who you are, you CAN'T always fight your way from behind, not at his age and back condition coming off back-to-back 5-setters especially.

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Re: If it weren't about Federer Agassi would win another Slam at the age of 35

This is USO. Never underestimate the support of the home crowd and what it can do to the players' minds. If Federer meets Agassi, I expect Agassi to have the upper hand.
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but in Australia this year, marat would beat agassi in SF.

Agassi outplayed Marat for 4 sets before losing steam in the 5th. If Andre converts one of his many opps in either 1st or 2nd set, the match is over in 4. Had he won the 1st, it might have been over in 3.


Then he would have had another cake-walk Aussie Final if Roger wasn't there.

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This is USO. Never underestimate the support of the home crowd and what it can do to the players' minds. If Federer meets Agassi, I expect Agassi to have the upper hand.
They met last year and the crowd was mainly on agassi's side (not all) and the result was not helped.

Believe me, I have been part of the USO crowd. I thought Roge would recognize us because we go in Swiss tee shirts, and our surprise: the place if full of others in Swiss flag tee shirts! There are too many foreigners (not all Swiss, but India, Asia, Spanish and others) in NY who are not fond of American players and give all their weight to Roge. This is what makes US open very different from Wimbledon
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Agassi deserves the title most? Sorry, James should've beaten him already.

But yes it would be a perfect ending if Agassi could take this USO and then retire. And no, I don't see the slightest chance of him to beat Federer in the final, given that there is no off day in between final and semi...

And there is no point of saying if it weren't for Federer Agassi would blah blah blah, because then we can also say about Nadal being the youngest No1 in the world, Safin Hewitt and Roddick all holding 3 slams in hand...
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If Federer meets Agassi, I expect Agassi to have the upper hand.
The crowd won't matter at all.
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