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Agassi out (again): 4-6 7-6 7-6 vs. Andreev

Eve83
06-08-2004, 05:01 PM
It´s getting harder and harder for Agassi, he´s lost his third match in a streak.

Igor Andreev is a great player and this match today was only his second match ever on grass, he first stepped on grass on Sunday! How weird is that?

Well, you hear it here first: Andreev will be in the top ten very soon!!!

And by the way: Andreev is really cute;)

Billabong
06-08-2004, 05:04 PM
Andre :sad:! He'll be very disappointed, he was so close (deuce on Andreev's serve at 5-4)!

Congrats to Igor:)!

Red Lantern
06-08-2004, 05:07 PM
I'm disappointed Andre is out- but it's nice to get a new Russian male player coming through. I agree- great things to come from Andreev.

Neely
06-08-2004, 05:08 PM
bad luck for Andre, losing a 3rd set tiebreaker :sad:

I know Andreev is quite good, but I doubt he "will be in the top ten very soon".

let's say top 25... that enough to call it "soon"

LCeh
06-08-2004, 05:08 PM
Hate to say it, but this not only is very disappointing, but is definitely making it very tough for Agassi to continue competing...

TennisLurker
06-08-2004, 05:08 PM
Agassi was pathetic, slow, Andreev's game is not well suited for grass at all, Agassi could have lost to Nicolas Massu today.

asotgod
06-08-2004, 05:09 PM
I am sorry to say that it's virtually over for Andre. His game is too one-dimensional. He tries to overpower his opponents from the baseline but the young guys are way too quick nowadays and stronger than he is. Hence, they tend to be able to overpower him instead. Unlike Roddick, he does not have an overpowering serve. So, the cheap points he should normally get in tiebreaks, he did not. Agassi never faced a break point, had good stats and still lost. Well, welcome to grass court tennis!!!

tangerine_dream
06-08-2004, 05:10 PM
This is so depressing ..... :sad:

joeb_uk
06-08-2004, 05:13 PM
time to retire! he can only embarass himself further i think, i dont see his results improving much

oxy
06-08-2004, 05:15 PM
he still can't get his 800th win....:sad:

LCeh
06-08-2004, 05:16 PM
I wonder what happened to him... he was still doing so well at the beginning of the year, then all of a sudden, he is losing most of his matches.

And for once, the ATP's "One to watch" is right... :p

oxy
06-08-2004, 05:16 PM
well done andreev..:)

henree
06-08-2004, 05:37 PM
I really think this is a combo of bad luck and lack of match play. I mean at least he has been able to stretch these games out to a tiebreak. That is the fundamental of tennis, to be able to hold your serve for a deciding tiebreak. I think Agassi just isn't handiling the pressure points as well. And this comes with match play. Unfortunately since Agassi can't make it pass the 1st round its been very tough to get match tough. Hopefully he can win his 1st round match in Wimbledon, that kind of win will boost Andre's confidence, which should get him through the 2nd and 3rd rounds at Wimbledon pretty easily...

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-08-2004, 05:47 PM
Wow, I guess the cool thing now is for all the non-sucky players to suck

Dirk
06-08-2004, 05:47 PM
I think Andre will pick it up for Wimbly. Let's hope he has an easy draw.

LCeh
06-08-2004, 05:49 PM
We don't need to hope for that Dirk... ;) :D :p

Warrior
06-08-2004, 05:49 PM
I am pleasantly surprised by Andreev's win. I hope it will give him confidence playing on grass.

As for Agassi, he needs to play more matches to regain his form. However, I think he doesn't have much time left.

RogiFan88
06-08-2004, 05:57 PM
Well, if AA continues this poor form [altho he did try hard but to no avail] despite his demonic training and slips out of the top 10, he just might contemplate the idea of perhaps retiring sometime...!!! It will take a lot for him to retire tho.

YoursTruly
06-08-2004, 06:09 PM
It seems that everyone goes through this kind of momentum. Struggling for a bit. Remember his wife Steffi was like this when she was coming back from her big injury and surgery. She found herself later. I hope Andre will get out of this somehow. But I can't believe that he keeps on being denied the 800th win! But it's not like Andre was blown off the court, he lost a very close match that could have gone either way. I hope he plays next week to get more matches in or play some points with good pros in practice. :D

Horatio Caine
06-08-2004, 06:15 PM
It's only a matter of time before he wins again. Yes he shouldn't have lost his last 3 matches before Queen's but this one was definitely a match which had "upset" written all over it. Give the guy a break - I think, judging by Roddick's current struggle on court, Andreev would have beaten even him, and certainly any other player in the draw. I wouldn't be surprised if he makes the semis and puts paid to Hewitt's hopes in the Q-finals.

Havok
06-08-2004, 06:26 PM
:sad: wow I didn't see this coming, I seriously thought he was gonna get the win out there today. Andre's on a 4 match losing streak is he not?:scared: Well he can still take some confidence and try in the doubles, hopefully he starts to believe in himself out there more than he is now!

Vass
06-08-2004, 06:29 PM
He doesn't practice or what?

YoursTruly
06-08-2004, 06:48 PM
It's a confidence issue. Andre has all the tools as we know, but when you feel vulnerable out there, it really affects your game. Instead of you feeling you're the one in control in the court, you feel like you're reacting. For example, you might not have the same vow to chase down a ball as you would if you have confidence. Look at Wimbledon finalist Mark Phillippossis who was upset today as well to a British qualifier (nice for all the British here!), and Goran (former Wimbledon champ but always dangerous on grass) being upset today as well. All have confidence issues and Goran's is an injury issue as well, but coming back from injury affects confidence too. Andre just needs more matches because he's much stronger mentally to begin with compared to both Mark and Goran. I know Andre will be back because he's proven it many times already.

J. Corwin
06-08-2004, 07:03 PM
This is an ugly trend but I'm fairly confident he'll do better in Wimbledon.

rue
06-08-2004, 08:53 PM
I think that Andre just needs some time. I think what may have hurt him the most was his loss to Safin at the Aussie Open and even though he did do quite well at the Pacific Life Open before losing to Federer, people should not get too worried about him. The same thing happened with Sampras before he went on to win the US Open. Hopefully he does get his confidence back to where it was before.

MisterQ
06-08-2004, 09:12 PM
Can't believe Andre managed to lose this one. He was holding serve much more easily than his opponent. Most of Andre's serve games were won at 40-0 or 40-15, while Andreev was frequently down 0-30 or break points. But Andre was unable to win any of those crucial points after the first set.

I'm looking for small victories now. I just want him to get his 800th win. Thought it would probably happen today... :sad:

Lady
06-08-2004, 09:20 PM
Igor sucked on return today! But he was serving very well. Andre played badly on those important points. In the 3rd he was 4-3* 30-15 and managed to miss forehand into open court! Igor sucked on important points as well, what helped Andre holding.
But in the tie breaks Andre just lost all his 1st serves, and Igor out of nowhere discovered good return ;)

Igor won many tie breaks in a row, I hope I won't jinx him by saying it ;)

COMA
06-08-2004, 10:10 PM
:help:
:help:

Andre :smash:

jenglisbe
06-08-2004, 10:34 PM
Andre skipped his press conference. Will he be fined?

Deejay
06-08-2004, 10:44 PM
It says on the BBC site that he will get fined $1,000.

Anyone else think that Andre might apply for a wildcard for Nottingham next week? It would make sense, as he and Roddick are likely to lose in the doubles tomorrow against Arthurs/Hanley. The presenter on BBC said after his loss that it would be a good move if he was to play next week. Even if he only won a couple of matches, it would do him the world of good...

BaselineSmash
06-08-2004, 10:53 PM
Kafelnikov and Safin -the two most successful Russian male players, but often two of the most downbeat players you could expect to see. Youzhny, and to a lesser extent (not Russian born, I know) Davydenko, have continued the trend in dour, hangdog on court expressions.

Andreev -could he be Russia's first upbeat, and successful, male tennis player? I think a precedent has been set.

And well done on the match, old boy.

Yashirobai
06-08-2004, 11:01 PM
I don't want Andre to become a player like Corretja...

LCeh
06-09-2004, 12:07 AM
Andre skipped his press conference. Will he be fined?

I don't blame him. Who wants to hear those same old stupid "Is this a sign you should retire" questions?

Anyone else think that Andre might apply for a wildcard for Nottingham next week? It would make sense, as he and Roddick are likely to lose in the doubles tomorrow against Arthurs/Hanley. The presenter on BBC said after his loss that it would be a good move if he was to play next week. Even if he only won a couple of matches, it would do him the world of good...

I think he definitely should. What he needs right now is match play. He needs to get on the court and hopefully win some matches before Wimbledon. Even if he humiliates himself again he has to do it.

PinkFeatherBoa
06-09-2004, 12:13 AM
I was at Queens today, so saw this match. I was disappointed by AA's loss, he seemed to be playing OK but all credit to Andreev here, he really came up with the goods when it mattered. I think Agassi should probably play another tournament next week, he needs the match practise.

Well done to Andreev and kudos to both for a nice match.:)

Scotso
06-09-2004, 12:49 AM
:bounce:

Leo
06-09-2004, 08:04 PM
I think Andre will pick it up for Wimbly. Let's hope he has an easy draw.

He had an easy draw at the French, and it didn't seem to help.

WorldWar24
06-09-2004, 11:42 PM
I was at Queens today, so saw this match. I was disappointed by AA's loss, he seemed to be playing OK but all credit to Andreev here, he really came up with the goods when it mattered. I think Agassi should probably play another tournament next week, he needs the match practise.

Well done to Andreev and kudos to both for a nice match.:)

GO ANDREEV :worship:

That forehand = killer

MissPovaFan
06-10-2004, 01:41 AM
Igor Andreev is a great player and this match today was only his second match ever on grass, he first stepped on grass on Sunday! How weird is that?

Well, you hear it here first: Andreev will be in the top ten very soon!!!

I totally agree with you! Andreev seems a class act to be honest! He is one of my favourite players around to watch at the moment - his win over Ferrero was one of my fav matches of Roland Garros.

fat_bastard
06-10-2004, 09:36 AM
Igor :bounce:

Andre :sad:

tinkerbell
06-10-2004, 10:11 AM
I’m hoping that Andre’s going through the same rough patch that Pete did and he will now come out and win either Wimbledon or the US & then retire……hopefully he won’t retire but if he could have a good showing at the 2 remaining Grand Slams that would be great.