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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 11-17-2005, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Andre done?

Is Andre agassi out of it? Or is he gonna do a come back in 06?
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Re: Andre done?

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Is Andre agassi out of it? Or is he gonna do a come back in 06?
Well, many of the top guys are burned out now at the end of the year so Andre isn't the only one. I think he has his favorite tournaments that he will still enjoy playing in. He will probably watch what his chances seem like based on the rest of the field and how he feels.

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Re: Andre done?

Is ANDRE DONE?

I doubt if the tennis world will be that lucky!
No, as long as Agassi has that enormous ego driving the A-train, he will continue to destroy his past acheivements.

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Re: Andre done?

I don't get what you mean about destroying his past acheivements. I think getting to the finals of the US Open is an acheivement, not matter what your age. He also managed to finish in the top 10 again this year. I am more concerned that he is going to do permenant damage to his body, but as long as he is feeling fit, why shouldn't he play if that's what he wants to do?
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Re: Andre done?

Nah not yet
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I don't get what you mean about destroying his past acheivements. I think getting to the finals of the US Open is an acheivement, not matter what your age. He also managed to finish in the top 10 again this year. I am more concerned that he is going to do permenant damage to his body, but as long as he is feeling fit, why shouldn't he play if that's what he wants to do?
I couldn't agree more!
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Re: Andre done?

he'll still need some way to fund his charity and is private jet, so i think he'll play for another year or two.

wonder if he'll enter the new tourney in vegas?
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Re: Andre done?

Andre got rid of his private jet about 3 years ago.
He's not playing the Las Vegas tournament, he's apparently already commited to Dubai.

He'll play one more year, the tournaments he wants and likes. I really don't see him playing 2007. He'll announce this shortly before the USO next summer, but will try to decline a ceremony. Just my guess.

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Re: Andre done?

Do not stick a fork in him; he's not done.

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Re: Andre done?

I think that he will choose very carefully his tournaments and only play in some slams (I would not be surprise if he does not go to Roland Garos next year), and some other tournaments
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Re: Andre done?

He's mentioned how he intends to play a full season next year. If this is based on his performance against Davy in the TMC, then you're reading too much into it. This TMC was not important for AGassi but the 2006 AO will be. Look for a strong performance from him there.
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Re: Andre done?

There are 2 ways to read "intends to play a full season". He intends to compete throughout the calendar year, or he intends to play all the required tournaments, rather than intermittently as he feels like it. Since in order to play well, he has to get drugged to the gills - both painkillers for his back, or whatever you call the injections, and Juice to have the power he displayed @NYC, but doesn't w/out it - I don't expect him to play more than a handful of tournaments.

I hate to think of the long term ramifications for his body of his refusal to heed the pain in his back. His need to be admired/cheered etc. must be driving him. Doesn't help that his father is a brute, so I expect he'll be out there as long as he can.

Personally I was ready for him to retire last yr. and have ceased watching him, except perhaps @NYC. I enjoyed him in his time, and wish to move on, and further wish he wouldn't clog the little bit of tv airtime allotted to tennis. Does anyone else still care to watch him more than on rare occasions?
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Re: Andre done?

Andre still feels he can do it, although I, like many of you, think he should stop and retire. The decision to do that should be his to make.

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Re: Andre done?

^I thought he should've retired after the USO. It was such a great run and it would be a good way to depart from the game.

Obviously, Andre still feels that he can win a slam and at the age of 35, he is still a top 5 or 6 player so who can really blame him for believeing he can still win a big title?
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Re: Andre done?

@NYCtennisfan, he gave up that bit - I'll play as long as I think I can win a Major - several yrs. ago. Now it's more like...well, as long as he can play as well as he played v. RF in '-04. But JMac nailed it last yr, noting that the cheering stadium was his Real Addiction that he couldn't give up. W/all the drugs around now to help keep him together, his "farewell tour" could drag on. I wish he'd give a thought to how his body will feel in 5-10-15-20 yrs. Grizzly thought.
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