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View Poll Results: Which year will Agassi officially announce his retirement?
2006 32 72.73%
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2008 1 2.27%
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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-06-2005, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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Re: When do you think Agassi will retire?

It's totally unpredictable, but I'd say either after the 2006 USO, or maybe after the 2006 Masters if he qualifies and is healthy (heh).

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Re: When do you think Agassi will retire?

I'm hoping in 2006. If he keeps playing longer, his body will continue to deteriorate and he could suffer permanent injury.
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Re: When do you think Agassi will retire?

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I'm hoping in 2006. If he keeps playing longer, his body will continue to deteriorate and he could suffer permanent injury.
Don't worry, he's no Pozzi.

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Re: When do you think Agassi will retire?

2006 I think.

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Re: When do you think Agassi will retire?

I think 2006 is the last year that we'll see Agassi playing

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After AO 2007.

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Re: When do you think Agassi will retire?

i was looking through some old Wertheim Tennis Mailbags and came across this. From Feb. 8, 1999!

Do you think Andre Agassi should retire? The Associated Press story on Agassi after his loss to Vince Spadea was brutal. Andre probably will not win another Slam but he is still in the top 10. What do you think his problems have been in the last few Slams? Do you think he has lost his physical ability? How come the press reacted harshly to Agassi losing early Down Under? It seems to me that there were quite a few seeds who lost before Agassi. Finally, will Andre make the International Tennis Hall of Fame?
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I didn't see that particular AP article but I think the press reacted harshly because after the second-round exodus of seeds, the tournament was Agassi's to win. (Also, after Pat Rafter bit the dust, Agassi was the only hope the men's draw had for keeping pace with the women's in terms of excitement.) Instead of seizing the day, he came out flat as a gameboard against Spadea, a player he should be able to beat in his sleep, in a high-stakes match, and never found his game. The Agassi of old struggled plenty but often found a way to elevate his game within five sets. There was a sustained stretch last year when Agassi was gangbusters, hitting the ball as well as I'd ever seen him. But since August, he's reverted to his erratic ways, looking like a No. 1 player one match and like a clueless qualifier the next. My suspicion is that as he nears age 29, his days of winning Slams are behind him. Still, he's a no-brainer for the Hall of Fame. Winning three majors, remaining a fixture in the top 10 for a decade, playing Davis Cup consistently (and, of course, introducing tennis to day-glo apparel, denim shorts, two-toned rat-tails and the virtues of Suddenly Susan) are more than sufficient criteria.

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Re: When do you think Agassi will retire?

...not that i think this is the same deal, mind you. A 35-year old has to be near retirement. Right?!

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Re: When do you think Agassi will retire?

actually i thought he was retiring after USO 2004 but he didn't ... now i dunno when
but even he retires this year or the next year or whenever , it will be a huge loss to the tennis world

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Re: When do you think Agassi will retire?

i voted 2006 anyway

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Re: When do you think Agassi will retire?

And who will retire sooner? Andre Agassi or Martina Navratilova? For me I wish Martina sooner. I want Andre to play.
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Re: When do you think Agassi will retire?

Next year

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Re: When do you think Agassi will retire?

Glad I'm not the only one voted 2010 or later...
I mean,who knows?
Impossible is nothing! U might see Andre & Graf playing mixed double in US open in 2006.
EDITh,my bad. impossible in 2006. I mean 2010...

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Re: When do you think Agassi will retire?

There is one thing for sure:

Agassi will only retire at the end of a year (not after an Australian Open, and not just after a US Open). Agassi only assesses his career after the final tournament of each year.

Which year? I don't have the quote on me right now but a few weeks ago Agassi said 2006 could be his final year. So I think he will treat 2006 like a farewell tour but won't fully decide until the end of the year.

What factors will decide his retirement? If Agassi wins a slam in 2006 I can't imagine him retiring. It will place him at 9 slams and the possibility of winning 10 will keep him going. In fact Agassi has been asked on numerous occasions if he will retire if he wins another slam, and he always laughs and says how "the more I win the greater chance there is of me continuing". All that aside, if the cortisone injections stop working then he will retire (but they are working very well).
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