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Good Agassi, Bad Agassi

So, do you think Agassi is a genuinely nice guy or a media-produced "nice guy"?

Agassi always comes to me as a kid in a man's body. Do you see the way he jumps around like a kid when he wins and the big kid smile? Probably comes from a sheltered life, being groomed to be a tennis star since the womb.
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he enjoys winning rather than losing....oh no, what a child!!!
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he enjoys winning rather than losing....oh no, what a child!!!
You took this the wrong way. I'm just saying he comes across as child-like.
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Re: Good Agassi, Bad Agassi

He has said some lot of bad things about linespeople and others publicly, but maybe that is only in moment of anger. He is otherwise very gentlemanly, I think.

One thing I must say is that andre gives lot of praise to opponents when they beat him. He is very gracious in defeat, I appreciate
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He's human.

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I like him...nothing else matters.

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Re: Good Agassi, Bad Agassi

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He has said some lot of bad things about linespeople and others publicly, but maybe that is only in moment of anger. He is otherwise very gentlemanly, I think.

One thing I must say is that andre gives lot of praise to opponents when they beat him. He is very gracious in defeat, I appreciate

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Re: Good Agassi, Bad Agassi

I absolutely cannot stand him.

He's always moaning about something on the court, and then lording it over the ball boys.

I mean, he is obviously a legend and a good representative for the sport in every way, but personally, I hate him.
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Okay.

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He's always moaning about something on the court, and then lording it over the ball boys.

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Ah, the dichotomy. This is the reason I made the thread. People always mention this, but I've never seen it. It wasn't in evidence in his last two matches. Maybe this happens more on regular tour events? The worst thing I've seen Agassi do was blow his nose on the court
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It hasn't been evident here at the US Open, granted. He just seems to get very full of himself sometimes, and likes a good moan at the line judges. He just can't seem to let anything go. Like after the final at Cincinatti, where he told Nadal, "I was glad to play you before you retired." Part of me thinks he was just being funny, but another part is sure that Nadal's earlier comments stung his ego and he just HAD to say something.

Also them adverts he does, like the watch one and the land rover(?) one. To me they seem so smug.

Then there's all the baby steps he does, and the blowing kisses at the crowd, it's just all so smug! (not the baby steps obviously, they're just ODD).

I'm saying 'seems' cos to be honest it's all 50/50, I can't say he's a dick for sure, (unlike some other players) cos I just don't know. But personally, I'm annoyed by him.

That's my explanation anyway.
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Re: Good Agassi, Bad Agassi

Agassi certainly acts youthful in certain situations, being all jumpy and smiley. But at the same time he can be an extremely serious and thoughtful. Sure he was sheltered and groomed to be a tennis star, I guess, but I wouldn't confuse that with not being extremely worldly and aware of what's going on.
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It hasn't been evident here at the US Open, granted. He just seems to get very full of himself sometimes, and likes a good moan at the line judges. He just can't seem to let anything go. Like after the final at Cincinatti, where he told Nadal, "I was glad to play you before you retired." Part of me thinks he was just being funny, but another part is sure that Nadal's earlier comments stung his ego and he just HAD to say something.

Also them adverts he does, like the watch one and the land rover(?) one. To me they seem so smug.

Then there's all the baby steps he does, and the blowing kisses at the crowd, it's just all so smug! (not the baby steps obviously, they're just ODD).

I'm saying 'seems' cos to be honest it's all 50/50, I can't say he's a dick for sure, (unlike some other players) cos I just don't know. But personally, I'm annoyed by him.

That's my explanation anyway.
Little things like you are describing really annoy me a lot of the time, and they don't annoy me from Agassi at all. Not saying you are wrong, but I think Andre is genuine. The groaning isn't excessive at all imo, and after the point is finished he couldn't give a shit and moves on.

The Nadal comment? His humor has always been that way.
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It hasn't been evident here at the US Open, granted. He just seems to get very full of himself sometimes, and likes a good moan at the line judges. He just can't seem to let anything go. Like after the final at Cincinatti, where he told Nadal, "I was glad to play you before you retired." Part of me thinks he was just being funny, but another part is sure that Nadal's earlier comments stung his ego and he just HAD to say something.

Also them adverts he does, like the watch one and the land rover(?) one. To me they seem so smug.

Then there's all the baby steps he does, and the blowing kisses at the crowd, it's just all so smug! (not the baby steps obviously, they're just ODD).

I'm saying 'seems' cos to be honest it's all 50/50, I can't say he's a dick for sure, (unlike some other players) cos I just don't know. But personally, I'm annoyed by him.

That's my explanation anyway.

LOL, baby steps!!! Andre is pigeon-toed and has always walked like a
little wind-up doll, at least, ever since I've been watching him (which
is longer than I'm going to admit!!). I do think your charge that he's
arrogant and too full of himself are way off base. He used to be a bit
of a snot when he was younger (okay, more than just a little bit ,
but all the adversity in his personal life and all the bad losses to Pete
Sampras humbled him. I think he's a genuinely nice guy and always
has been--he just acted kinda stupid when he was a young brat!
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Re: Good Agassi, Bad Agassi

i don't think he's quite the supreme being that many people make him out to be, but i don't think he's a bad guy either. i do wish he wouldn't hassle the ball kids and blow his snot on court though.

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