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An Andre walking away hypothetical...

Assuming he deoes play in Shanghai (which he's pretty safely in) How would you guys feel if he won the TMC, then walked away. Would you all think it's a letdown because it's not a Grand Slam. It all boils down to whether a TMC YEC win is as big as a GS final due to the competition being the best 8 in the world.

After all, Andre says he won't make up his mind until the end of the year.
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Re: An Andre walking away hypothetical

i think it wud have been better for him to win the us open..not just because it is a slam but because it was his HOME SLAME..all of his american fans wud have loved that fairy tale ending. but still..ther is defo no shame on ending a career with a tmc win..i can only imagine he wuda hav rather won the slam tho
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Re: An Andre walking away hypothetical

I'd be satisfied if he felt he was ready and walked away on his own terms, rather than just because there was pressure to go out with a big win. I dont think its necessary at all to go out with a big win, as long as he feels like its time for him, I wouldnt care if he went out on the back of a 10 match losing streak.
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Re: An Andre walking away hypothetical

Andre, like Pete, has earned the right to do what he wants, when he wants. If he walked away after losing first round at the Newport tournament, it wouldn't matter. The USTA would bring him back for a ceremony at the USO just like they did with Pete (even though Andre has said he might not be willing to do something like that, no fanfare and such).

Personally, I think he's going to play again next year, but he is going to be very careful about his schedule management, even more so than he was this year.

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Re: An Andre walking away hypothetical

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Assuming he deoes play in Shanghai (which he's pretty safely in) How would you guys feel if he won the TMC, then walked away. Would you all think it's a letdown because it's not a Grand Slam. It all boils down to whether a TMC YEC win is as big as a GS final due to the competition being the best 8 in the world.

After all, Andre says he won't make up his mind until the end of the year.
A YEC win would lend a nice symmetry to his career, because it was his first really big title, way back in 1990 (outside of TMS Miami earlier that year). He has made quite a few TMC finals since then, but not won the actual title.

Of course, if he wants to continue into 2006, good luck to him! His level is still quite impressive.

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