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does it bother you that agassi faced no top 30 players until the final?

it bothers me... i mean, it's not his fault, there's nothing you can do, that's the way it played out, so be it, but it definitely bothers me, granted, beating federer alone would be an accomplishment (especially in the finals), so i guess that would redeem it, but i just feel wrong about reaching a GS final w/ no matches vs. top 30....
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Re: does it bother you that agassi faced no top 30 players until the final?

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it bothers me... i mean, it's not his fault, there's nothing you can do, that's the way it played out, so be it, but it definitely bothers me, granted, beating federer alone would be an accomplishment (especially in the finals), so i guess that would redeem it, but i just feel wrong about reaching a GS final w/ no matches vs. top 30....
oh dear....

what can you do but play the people in front of you. and he had to beat two of the form men of the last month or so in blake and ginepri and also had the super-talented malisse and berdych! all of whom are genuine top 30 players at least (in standard).
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Re: does it bother you that agassi faced no top 30 players until the final?

He's the most accomplished hardcourter in men's tennis.
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Re: does it bother you that agassi faced no top 30 players until the final?

I have no problem with it.

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Re: does it bother you that agassi faced no top 30 players until the final?

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it bothers me... i mean, it's not his fault, there's nothing you can do, that's the way it played out, so be it, but it definitely bothers me, granted, beating federer alone would be an accomplishment (especially in the finals), so i guess that would redeem it, but i just feel wrong about reaching a GS final w/ no matches vs. top 30....
It kind of bothers me too - though I admit that is just a biased, knee-jerk reaction on my part because I don't like Agassi (never have done), and I don't want him to win this tournament. I know the draw is not his fault in any way, it is NOT rigged to favour him and there is absolutely no reason for it to irritate me - but it does - can't help it and at least I admit it......

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Re: does it bother you that agassi faced no top 30 players until the final?

He beat the guy who beat the #2 ranked player, as well as the guy who beat Coria. Get real!!
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Re: does it bother you that agassi faced no top 30 players until the final?

Ginepri propelled himself up to 21 in the world with the win over Coria in the QFs so I'd have to say this thread is null and void, sorry.

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Re: does it bother you that agassi faced no top 30 players until the final?

Not in the least. His place in the final is well deserved. He played all his matches and won them, fair and square.

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Re: does it bother you that agassi faced no top 30 players until the final?

It is their fault if they could not do well enough to meet andre as seeded. 13 days ago, there were complaints that his draw was too tough. he lives up to his end of the bargain and others fall of the wayside. now, who should it bother? the ones who fell off
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If Roger loses today, and I hope he does, there is going to be some severe depression on this forum. SOME of Roger^s fans are as arrogant and paranoid as SOME of the Williams sister^s fans have been.
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Re: does it bother you that agassi faced no top 30 players until the final?

I agree, Agassi had to play the players that he had to so there is not anything to be bothered about. And even if rankings aren't top 30 a lot of them he played had the talent and are in splendid form!

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Re: does it bother you that agassi faced no top 30 players until the final?

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it bothers me... i mean, it's not his fault, there's nothing you can do, that's the way it played out, so be it, but it definitely bothers me, granted, beating federer alone would be an accomplishment (especially in the finals), so i guess that would redeem it, but i just feel wrong about reaching a GS final w/ no matches vs. top 30....

That's too simplistic a way of looking at things. Berdych was easily as "tough" as Nalbandian, and Blake in the first 2.5 sets, played better than Hewitt did. Ginperi generally wasn't far off from what Kiefer was offering, either, but ran out of gas playing 4 straight 5-setters. Even, Malisse and Karlovic presented their problems - hell they almost beat Andre..... Hey, would you have felt better had Andre took out Nadal, Coria and Roddick instead? Because the guys he beat did just that.

This is exactly what I was talking about: some shallow MTF losers whining all day long. Instead of cheering on Federer to rip Agassi's (whom they hate with passion) heart out today, they bitch and moan and conspiracy-theorize... Poor sods.

Why can't some people just enjoy tennis? I loved Fed, Safin and now Nadal and Gasquet when they were in juniors and then somewhat-struggling ATP teens; loads of talent, lots of flash and uniqueness about them. Now since they reached their primes (or close to reaching with the latter two) obviously I DON'T ROOT for them to win since I am an Agassi fan, but especially when Agassi is out, I still admire and respect what those players bring to the table when healthy. Ditto for Roddick, Hewitt, Ferrero, Nalbandian, etc..... And if the aformentioned players are fortunate enough to have the desire and good health to last into their late 30's and still display Top 10-caliber tennis, you certainly won't hear as much as a peep out of me.



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Re: does it bother you that agassi faced no top 30 players until the final?

not AA's fault that Pandy and Rafa crapped out early

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Re: does it bother you that agassi faced no top 30 players until the final?

He still had to play some tough matches...so it doesn't matter to me. He earned his spot in the final.

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