Originally Posted by RonE
Let me rephrase the question: how much did this loss really hurt him? Would it have impacted his future decisions about his career differently had he won the match?
Only Agassi knows his own mind. But to hazard a guess, he's much wiser and older now and goes through the ups and downs in tennis life, (compare to 1995, there's only ups) a win or a loss won't have much impact on anything in his life.
There is no doubt there were a lot of things going on in Andre's personal life at the time. However, I have wondered for a while now had Andre won that 1995 final and finished the year ranked #1 in the world would his slump have been as fast and as far (if at all)?
His wrist injury was a serious one so slumping so far down the ranking was not surprising. Look at Guga, he finished #1 in 2000 and the way he was playing in 2001, he would likely be #1 again if not of his hip injury.