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Andre Agassi and Rod Laver in Special Doubles Exhibition on Sunday, July 11

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Agassi hopes to bring love of game to Capitals fansAfter a year of tough breaks, Andre Agassi said he's in the mood for the fun environment World TeamTennis offers. And the Sacramento Capitals offer exactly the distraction he needs to keep his mind off Wimbledon. "I can't help that my thumb and remote control gravitate toward tennis," said Agassi, who dropped out of Wimbledon in mid-June, citing an ongoing hip injury. "It's tough to sit back and watch it. I try to allow my children to distract me as much as possible when I'm not training." And 2-year-old Jaden Gil and 9-month-old Jaz Elle are doing a good job, said Agassi, who will play Wednesday in Sacramento and Friday in Philadelphia during his third year as a marquee player for the Capitals.

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Andre & Steffi in new Canon commerical:

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"Continuing the sports connection, Las Vegas' own tennis-champ sweethearts, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, hit the courts at Palo Verde High School this week for a Canon TV commercial, continuing Agassi's long association with the camera manufacturer. "
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Thanks, that is a great news!

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Andre will play on Monday, against Bogomolov Jr.

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Agassi shrugs off retirement talkAndre Agassi says he has no intention of leaving the tennis arena after next month's US Open. "I have no plans to retire after the US Open," Agassi said, who at 34 is the oldest player on the ATP Tour."I don't think how to choreograph the end of career." When asked how he would like to be remembered, the eight-time Grand Slam champion and former world No. 1 had an insightful answer. "My mind doesn't think like that," he explained."My mind is always focused on today and what I'm doing tomorrow."Rusty form
Agassi's biggest concern at the moment is to scrape off the rust of a five-week layoff that has seen him lose in the first round in his last three tournaments, including the French Open. After crashing out on the grass at the Queens Club in June, Agassi pulled out of Wimbledon to rest a troublesome right hip, the result of 18 years of court competition. "Time off was necessary for my body, specifically my hip," Agassi said. Agassi gave the healing process the "thumbs up". "It went great considering the other option was to be in pain on the court, moving at 50 percent," he said."Between the clay and the grass, I was 30 per cent the player that I expect myself to be. "I would be grasping at straws to think I could come out and negotiate at Wimbledon. "I made a tough decision but a clear one - to try to get ready for the summer and try to get myself healthy."My body seems to be used to the movements on it. Hopefully, I can play some matches and be ready for the Open." In preparation for the summer season, Agassi played Team Tennis last week for Sacramento.

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A three-time winner of the Mercedes-Benz Cup and former No. 1, Agassi went into his layoff after losing in the first round of three straight tournaments for the first time since 1997.


"Any match I play is a challenge for me, and an opportunity for me to take a step forward," he said.


Should Agassi win, he will join on joining Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Guillermo Vilas, John McEnroe and Stefan Edberg as the only players to reach the mark

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Time off was necessary for my body, specifically my hip," he explained.

Agassi gave the healing process two "thumbs up."


"It went great considering the other option was to be in pain on the court, moving at 50 percent," he said. "Between the clay and the grass, I was 30 percent the player that I expect myself to be.


"I would be grasping at straws to think I could come out and negotiate at Wimbledon. I made a tough decision but a clear one - to try to get ready for the summer and try to get myself healthy. My body seems to be used to the movements on it. Hopefully, I can play some matches and be ready for the Open."


In preparation for the summer season, Agassi played Team Tennis last week for Sacramento. This week he is competing at the ATP event in Los Angeles.


"My body is ready to give it a go," Agassi said. "I'm tired of guessing what's in store for me. You have to start somewhere, so I can't think of a better place than right here."


Agassi also will be shooting for a milestone as just the sixth player with 800 victories.

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Contrary to speculation, the aging Agassi, who has not won a title in 15 months, has no intention of leaving the game after next month's US Open.


"I have no plans to retire after the US Open," said Agassi, who at 34 is the oldest player on the ATP Tour. "I don't think how to choreograph the end of career."


When asked how he would like to be remembered, the eight-time Grand Slam champion and former world No. 1 had an insightful answer.


"My mind doesn't think like that," he explained. "My mind is always focused on today and what I'm doing tomorrow."

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Here's some news on the Cincy tournament:

Roddick-Federer, Agassi top storylines

By Neil Schmidt
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MASON - The focus of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, which begins Aug.*2, could be on the growing rivalry between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick and the possibility of the world's top two players facing off here.

They represent the new regime that has supplanted the 1990s stars. Yet the sentimental story here could be a farewell to an aging great. Which begs the question: Will Andre Agassi play?

If he does, one won't know for certain until he takes the court here.

"We feel very confident about it," said Perry Rogers, Agassi's business manager. "He's a two-time winner there. He loves it there. Paul Flory puts on a great event .*.*. The plan is a full (summer) schedule, and it's on our schedule."

Monday was the announcement of the tourney's player commitments, and Agassi, 34, is on the list. All of the top 51 players from the rankings list six weeks prior to the tourney - just before Wimbledon - are automatically entered, and only injuries will keep them out.

That's where the concern comes in. Agassi withdrew from Wimbledon, citing a hip injury, and hasn't played since June 8. Last year, he made a surprise withdrawal two days before the Cincinnati event.

Agassi returns today in Los Angeles, opening as the top seed in the Mercedes Benz Cup against Alex Bogomolov Jr. A victory would be the 800th of his career, making him just the sixth man in the Open Era to reach that milestone.

Yet Agassi, who was ranked No.*1 as recently as last season, has been most mortal lately. He has lost his last four matches, his longest losing streak since 1997, and two of those defeats were to unknown qualifiers.

Agassi is now ranked No.*10 and apparently brittle. His statement last year when pulling out of the W & S field said, "At this stage of my career, I have to be selective about the weeks I can compete."

Yet he said at the time that he looked forward to returning in 2004.

That would be welcome news for fans and tourney officials. They got to bid goodbye last year to Michael Chang, but didn't get such a chance with Pete Sampras. An appearance by Agassi, quite possibly his last, would be well-received.

"For what he's done in the game and his popularity, it'd be great," tournament director Bruce Flory said. "In life, you never know when it's your chance to say goodbye."

Agassi is scheduled to play in Indianapolis and Toronto the next two weeks, then come here.

With a 25-10 record and two titles, Agassi leads active players among matches won and played in Cincinnati.

The tournament has awarded two of its four wild cards to Todd Martin and Jan-Michael Gambill. Martin, 34, is another American nearing retirement.

An example of the tourney's depth is that Wimbledon semifinalist Mario Ancic didn't qualify. He's now ranked 27th but wasn't high enough at the cutoff date. He'll be in the qualifier if he doesn't get a wild card. Other wild-card candidates include 2000 winner Thomas Enqvist, Tommy Haas, Greg Rusedski and Thomas Johansson.

Federer and defending champion Roddick have created a buzz the past year with their burgeoning rivalry. They'll likely be the top two seeds here.

Tennis in Mason
Men: Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, Aug.*2-8 (qualifier July 31-Aug.*1).

Women: W&SFG Women's Open, Aug. 16-22 (qualifier Aug. 14-15).

Seniors: W&SFG Senior Championship, July 30-31.

Where: Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.

Tickets/info: 513-651-0303 (www.cincytennis.com) .

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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hey Agassi fan

Thanks for all the great news updates on my favorite player .
Mr Agassi is the greatest in my book and I love to hear all the news I can.
Where do you get all this info from? do you have a favorite source?
i need to know if Andre will be playing in Toronto this summer in order to book a flight, can you find this info out?

Thanks
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Andre won 6-3, 6-1!!!!!!!!!!

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I get the infos from Andre's site, and from yahoo. :-)

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hey Agassi fan

Thanks for all the great news updates on my favorite player .
Mr Agassi is the greatest in my book and I love to hear all the news I can.
Where do you get all this info from? do you have a favorite source?
i need to know if Andre will be playing in Toronto this summer in order to book a flight, can you find this info out?

Thanks
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At ATP Masters Series events, the top 52 players in the world are automatically entered.
Click on name to see a player's profile.

Agassi, Andre (USA)
Arazi, Hicham (MAR)
Bjorkman, Jonas (SWE)
Blake, James (USA)
Calleri, Agustin (ARG)
Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG)
Clement, Arnaud (FRA)
Coria, Guillermo (ARG)
Dent, Taylor (USA)
El Aynaoui, Younes (MAR)
Federer, Roger (SUI)
Ferrer, David (ESP)
Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP)
Fish, Mardy (USA)
Gaudio, Gaston (ARG)
Ginepri, Robby (USA)
Gonzalez, Fernando (CHI)
Grosjean, Sebastien (FRA)
Haas, Tommy (GER)
Henman, Tim (GBR)
Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS)
Horna, Luis (PER)
Hrbaty, Dominik, (SVK)
Johansson, Joachim (SWE)
Kiefer, Nicolas (GER)
Kuerten, Gustavo (BRA)
Labadze, Irakli (GEO)
Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO)
Lopez, Feliciano (ESP)
Malisse, Xavier (BEL)
Massu, Nicolas (CHI)
Melzer, Jurgen (AUT)
Mirnyi, Max (BLR)
Moya, Carlos (ESP)
Nadal, Rafael (ESP)
Nalbandian, David (ARG)
Novak, Jiri (CZE)
Pavel, Andrei (ROM)
Philippoussis, Mark (AUS)
Robredo, Tommy (ESP)
Roddick, Andy (USA)
Safin, Marat (RUS)
Sargisan, Sargis (ARM)
Schalken, Sjeng (NED)
Schuettler, Rainier (GER)
Soderling, Robin (SWE)
Spadea, Vincent (NED)
Srichaphan, Paradorn (THA)
Verdasco, Fernando (ESP)
Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS)
Zabaleta, Mariano (ARG)





YEs, I think Andre will play in Toronto!

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