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Cincinnati Draw

MissPovaFan
07-30-2004, 11:46 PM
Andre Agassi will face Mardy Fish in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters.

Aleksa's Laydee
07-30-2004, 11:50 PM
:fiery: :fiery: why fish??? why first round?? this is not fair on both players.... this should be a 3rd round or 1/4 final match

Agassi Fan
08-02-2004, 11:38 AM
:fiery: :fiery: why fish??? why first round?? this is not fair on both players.... this should be a 3rd round or 1/4 final match

Yes, this is not fair. :-(
And Fish beat Andre in this year in semifinal.
I hope Andre will win.

Gigan
08-02-2004, 09:30 PM
Andre def. Fish

Go Andre!!!

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever! :wavey:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-02-2004, 09:38 PM
I can't breathe when Andre lost the first set,:smoke:also the second until he won the tie-break,finally won 4-1 in the third set after Fish was forced to retire!!!Well done Andre!!!:worship::kiss::bounce:
Fish,get well soon!!!:)

Mrs. Agassi
08-03-2004, 01:16 AM
Here are a few pictures my husband took today of Andre during his match! I scaled them down due to the file size.

I have pics of Safin and Ferrero too. Let me know if you'd like me to post them.

Agassi Fan
08-03-2004, 10:05 AM
Here are a few pictures my husband took today of Andre during his match! I scaled them down due to the file size.

I have pics of Safin and Ferrero too. Let me know if you'd like me to post them.


Hi! Your pics are very good!
My engilsh is not so good, but I want to know, Andre was good in the match?

Lalitha
08-03-2004, 11:04 AM
Here are a few pictures my husband took today of Andre during his match! I scaled them down due to the file size.

I have pics of Safin and Ferrero too. Let me know if you'd like me to post them.

Yes, please. Safin and Ferrero too. Here or in their respective forums. :yeah:

Thanks :)

MisterQ
08-05-2004, 08:51 PM
thanks for the pics! I especially like the last one of him serving. (he has stolen the classic sampras pose, lol ;) )

Gigan
08-05-2004, 10:55 PM
Folk,
how it will be with Chela?

They played once in Scottsdale, 2002: Andre won there..
Hope he will do here also...
Go Andre!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
08-06-2004, 02:01 AM
Andre defeated Chela 6-3, 6-3 !!!

Who is next? Moya?
Go Andre!

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

MisterQ
08-06-2004, 02:43 AM
:woohoo: good work Andre! 3 matches in a row! ;)

sol
08-06-2004, 02:52 AM
GO Andre!
:worship:

Gigan
08-06-2004, 10:49 AM
from today's interviews:

1.
Q. Carlos , you won't know who you're going to play for a couple hours, but can you say a couple words about Agassi.

CARLOS MOYA: Well, Agassi , maybe he's not playing his best tennis, but once he gets to the quarterfinals, it means that he is playing okay. So playing in America he is going to be very motivated, for sure, and still a very dangerous player.

2.
Q. What are your first thoughts on Moya and your memories from earlier matches? You're 2‑1.

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah. Well, he's a strong player with a lot of weapons. I mean his forehand, his serve, his movement. He's really experienced out there. He knows what he's doing. I'm going to have to be hitting my shots, not hesitating, trying to dictate what goes on out there.


Go Andre, you can do it!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

tangerine_dream
08-06-2004, 07:20 PM
Hurray!!!!! Andre's back to winning matches again and making the QFs! :woohoo: :banana: :dance: :aparty: :bounce:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-07-2004, 02:44 AM
Andre won 7-6(12) 6-3,what a nervous and amazing match!!! :rocker::smoke:Congratulations!!! :worship::worship::worship:

Gigan
08-07-2004, 03:08 AM
I knew that!
Andre you are great..

Who is next, Roddick?
Go Andre, you can do it!

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

MisterQ
08-07-2004, 04:06 AM
:clap2: good work Andre! :bounce:

Gigan
08-07-2004, 12:38 PM
Andre will do much better work today!
Go, go!!!
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Gigan
08-08-2004, 02:02 AM
Yeh, Andre is doing his job well:
It is already 7-5...

Go, go Andre!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
08-08-2004, 03:17 AM
Andre,
You are great !!!!!!
Andre def Roddick 7-5, 6-7, 7-6!!!!!!!
Winner Agassi!!!!!

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

kwan
08-08-2004, 03:27 AM
Hey everyone! new here but longtime Andre fan.

What an impressive display by Andre. Roddick served out of his mind, he still lost. This is the best I've seen Andre play since the 02' US open.

Way to go Andre.

Gigan
08-08-2004, 03:58 AM
Andre,
Go for the final!!!
You can do it!!!
We wish you good luck!
Roddick's fans too...
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

tangerine_dream
08-08-2004, 04:36 AM
Andre just beat the best hardcourt player in the world tonight!!!!! :eek:

Andre is BACK! He's still got it, he's still winning, and he can still compete with the best!!!!! :banana:

ALL HAIL ANDRE THE GREAT! :worship: :bowdown: :worship: :bowdown:

Good luck in your final against Lleyton tomorrow, Andre! :yippee:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-08-2004, 05:47 PM
Andre,beat hewitt today,good luck!!!:rocker::rocker2::bounce:

sol
08-08-2004, 06:06 PM
Congrats Andre!. Amazing match! :wavey:
Good luck against Hewitt!

Agassi Fan
08-08-2004, 08:10 PM
Andre just beat the best hardcourt player in the world tonight!!!!! :eek:

Andre is BACK! He's still got it, he's still winning, and he can still compete with the best!!!!! :banana:

ALL HAIL ANDRE THE GREAT! :worship: :bowdown: :worship: :bowdown:

Good luck in your final against Lleyton tomorrow, Andre! :yippee:


Sorry, but Andre is the best hardcourt player in the world. :-)

Agassi Fan
08-08-2004, 08:11 PM
Go Andre!!!!!!!!

tangerine_dream
08-08-2004, 09:17 PM
I love that, at age 34, Andre still gets chills up his spine when the crowds go nuts for him, and best of all, that he skips---yes, skips!---when he's delighted with his performance. Too cute! :worship:

Agassi wins in one for the ages

by:*Neil Schmidt

THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER*--*8/8/2004*--*

For a night, 34 wasn't an issue. No questions about age. Or health. No more, How much longer, Andre?

There was simply this joyous scene: Andre Agassi striking a 122-mph ace, jogging to the net to embrace Andy Roddick, and then turning back toward the fans.

And skipping. Skipping.

The noise hit jumbo-jet level as he clapped his racket to the crowd.

'I got chills,' Agassi said.

Agassi, seeded No. 11, revived his finest form to claim an epic battle between America's tennis titans, downing second-seeded Andy Roddick 7-5, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (2) Saturday night in the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters semifinals.

The ageless wonder that is Agassi managed a night of brilliance in a season in which he had been all but written into retirement.

'If you know one thing, it's not to write Andre Agassi off,' Roddick said. 'You (media) guys had him written off seven years ago. He thrives on that.

'I'm disappointed I lost, but part of me's happy that he let his racket do the talking. And it's saying something.'

He'll try today against Lleyton Hewitt to become the oldest winner of an ATP Tour event since a 37-year-old Jimmy Connors in 1989.

'Every day I'm answering questions about retirement,' Agassi said, 'except for tonight.'

Agassi hadn't reached the final of a tournament since last year and hasn't won one in nearly 16 months. He suffered the indignity of a four-match losing streak this summer, including losses to two qualifiers.

Yet his hip is healthy, and now the blood is pumping. Downing the world's No. 2 player, who was on top of his own game, made Agassi rank this among the finest matches of which he'd ever been part.

'This is as good a match as you ever play,' he said. '... When two guys are playing well, and the standard is getting raised ... it's rare.'

There were no break points in either the second or third set, and Agassi never faced a break point in the match.

In the final tiebreaker, Agassi made the night's most important shot, a backhand winner to take a point on Roddick's serve and go up 2-1. Soon, he had rolled to a 5-1 lead.

Agassi closed out the last two points on his serve. He improved to 5-1 against his young rival.

'To step up and play a great match against a great player in a big situation gives me a lot of confidence,' Agassi said. 'It helps me to believe in my game a little bit more now.'

This was tennis at its fastest and most furious. Also, its friendliest: Both players clapped their hands on their racket several times in acknowledgment of a fine shot by the other.

'There was a lot of respect on that court,' Agassi said.

Their games were in high gear. Roddick served 30 aces; he has averaged 12 per match. Agassi had 16; his average was 6.4.

Roddick struck 58 winners, though with 36 unforced errors. Agassi was as efficient as ever, totaling 42 winners with just 13 errors.

'He played great,' Roddick said. 'That's as clean as someone's hit the ball against me.'

Roddick had won 25 of his previous 27 matches, with both losses coming to No. 1 Roger Federer. Though he was playing his 16th match in 18 days, he showed no fatigue.

'There's some woulda, coulda, shoulda,' Roddick said. 'But he played too well for me tonight. He was the better player.'

Agassi lingered on his response when asked what the crowd's roars felt like.

'The hair on your body stands up,' Agassi said, before joking, 'which in my case, that's a lot of hairs.'

Steffi
08-08-2004, 10:09 PM
6-3 is the first set. Go Andre!

Gigan
08-08-2004, 10:26 PM
Andre,
we know you can do it!
It is just Hewitt...

Go win this match!!!

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
08-08-2004, 10:41 PM
Yeh!!!

It is already 4-1 in the third!!!

Go, go Andre!!!
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Steffi
08-08-2004, 10:45 PM
4-2

Go Andre!

Steffi
08-08-2004, 10:50 PM
4-2

Go Andre!


5-2 :)

Gigan
08-08-2004, 10:56 PM
Yes, you did it Andre 6-3, 3-6, 6-2!!!
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Steffi
08-08-2004, 10:59 PM
Yes, you did it Andre 6-3, 3-6, 6-2!!!
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Andre is the king! :-) :worship:

MisterQ
08-08-2004, 11:00 PM
An incredible effort, Andre!!! congrats on your 17th TMS title!!! :worship:

Steffi
08-08-2004, 11:06 PM
It isn't his 16th TMS title?

J. Corwin
08-08-2004, 11:09 PM
No, it is his 17th!!

:worship: Let's go Andre, keep racking 'em up. :cool:

RonE
08-08-2004, 11:11 PM
I just wanted to say congrats Andre! You exceeded all my expectations!!! Please keep it up for the USO. :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Steffi
08-08-2004, 11:17 PM
No, it is his 17th!!

:worship: Let's go Andre, keep racking 'em up. :cool:

Super! :worship:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-08-2004, 11:32 PM
OH MY GOD,I've waiting you to get the title so long and finally you won the match!!!:worship:
ANDRE,you are THE KING OF THE TENNIS!!!:rocker::rocker::rocker:

sol
08-08-2004, 11:35 PM
Thanks, Andre!. :huge:
I'm really happy :wavey:

tangerine_dream
08-09-2004, 01:25 AM
AWESOME JOB ANDRE !!!!!! :worship:

Look at these pictures! He's never looked happier! :D

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Andre Agassi blows kisses to the crowd after defeating Lleyton Hewitt, from Australia, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, in the championship match at the Cincinnati Masters tournament, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, in Mason, Ohio.

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Andre Agassi holds up the Master Series trophy at center court after winning his match over Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, 6-3 3-6, 6-2, in the finals of the 2004 Western and Southern Financial Group Masters Tennis tournament in Cincinnati, August 8, 2004.

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Andre Agassi is all smiles at center court after winning his final match over Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, 6-3 3-6 6-2, in the finals of the 2004 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters Tennis tournament in Cincinnati, August 8, 2004.

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Andre Agassi is all smiles after defeating Andy Roddick 7-5 6-7 7-6 in their semifinal round match of the 2004 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters Tennis tournament in Cincinnati, August 7, 2004.

Fergie
08-09-2004, 02:49 AM
Amazing work Andre, well done :worship:

Agassi Fan
08-09-2004, 09:18 AM
AWESOME JOB ANDRE !!!!!! :worship:

Look at these pictures! He's never looked happier! :D

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Andre Agassi blows kisses to the crowd after defeating Lleyton Hewitt, from Australia, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, in the championship match at the Cincinnati Masters tournament, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, in Mason, Ohio.

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Andre Agassi holds up the Master Series trophy at center court after winning his match over Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, 6-3 3-6, 6-2, in the finals of the 2004 Western and Southern Financial Group Masters Tennis tournament in Cincinnati, August 8, 2004.

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Andre Agassi is all smiles at center court after winning his final match over Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, 6-3 3-6 6-2, in the finals of the 2004 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters Tennis tournament in Cincinnati, August 8, 2004.

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Andre Agassi is all smiles after defeating Andy Roddick 7-5 6-7 7-6 in their semifinal round match of the 2004 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters Tennis tournament in Cincinnati, August 7, 2004.

What a smlie, I love it! :)

tangerine_dream
08-09-2004, 04:11 PM
I'm still on an Agassi-won! high, so here's another article about his win in Cincy. :)

Agassi chews up Hewitt for 1st title in 16 months
By Terry Kinney, The Associated Press

MASON, Ohio — A resurgent Andre Agassi defeated 10th-seeded Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Masters Series — Cincinnati.

"This certainly gives me a new life," Agassi said. "I came into this week with a lot of questions. So for me to end up winning was beyond what I could have expected."

Agassi, the 11th seed, beat 21-year-old Andy Roddick in the semifinals, then wore down the 23-year-old Australian on Sunday.

"It's been a tough 24 hours, but my body held up great," said Agassi, 34.

That made Agassi the oldest ATP Tour winner since Jimmy Connors won consecutive titles at Toulouse and Tel Aviv when he was 37 in 1989.

The win is Agassi's first in 16 months. He hadn't reached an ATP final since November at the Tennis Masters Cup. He earned $400,000 with the win, almost doubling his earnings for the year.

He broke Hewitt's serve three times. Hewitt had been broken only once in five matches.

"He hit a lot of first serves and a lot of serves right on the line and corners and stuff," Hewitt said. "I just couldn't get into his service games."

Hewitt had problems with his serve in the first set. With Agassi leading 3-2, Hewitt was serving 40-0 but lost four straight points before rallying to tie the set at 3. Two games later, he lost the first point by double-faulting, then hit the deciding point into the net to put Agassi up 5-3.

Still, Agassi had trouble putting away the set. Serving 15-40, he won the next four points, including a 120-mph ace.

"I felt I had chances throughout the first set and I just wasn't able to capitalize on them," Hewitt said.

In the second set, Hewitt broke Agassi to take a 5-3 lead. Agassi had seemed to be regaining the pinpoint placement that had gotten better with each match. But when his shot on game point was a fraction wide, Hewitt raised his fists to his chest and let out a scream, then served out the set to even the match.

Agassi broke Hewitt again in the third set to take a 3-1 lead, and Hewitt double faulted on match point.

The win eased some of the frustration that had been building since Agassi had to skip Wimbledon because of an inflamed hip.

"The last few months, there has been a lot of disappointment," said Agassi, who maintained a rigorous training regimen even when he wasn't playing tennis.

"I came into this week, arguably, at my lowest moment," he said. "Now I'm looking to reap the rewards of the work."

Agassi said the quickness of the court helped his serve, which let him be more aggressive.

"I've really been doing a good job this week of any time I get a chance to take the offense," Agassi said. "I've really been executing well, and that makes a big difference against the top guys. Because if you're not taking it to them, they're taking it to you."

Hewitt, who won titles earlier this year at Sydney and Rotterdam, thought he had the momentum to beat Agassi after winning the second set.

"I felt like I fought extremely hard to get myself back in the match," Hewitt said. "Then the third set, he came out, held a quick service game first game, and I was sort of on the back foot the whole time."

Agassi had played much more tennis than Hewitt this week and had a shorter rest after a grueling three-set win over second-seeded Roddick on Saturday night.

Agassi had played three-game sets three times while beating three seeded players. Hewitt hadn't lost a set during the weeklong tournament.

Saturday's victory over Roddick moved Agassi into fifth place on the career list with his 807th win, passing Stefan Edberg.

Agassi has reached the finals at an ATP event 87 times and has 59 titles, the most of any active player. He fell out of the top 10 last week for the first time since May 1999.

The win evened his record against Hewitt at 4-4. In their last match, Agassi beat Hewitt in three sets in the quarterfinals of the 2002 U.S. Open.

The tournament was the fourth in the U.S. Open Series Bonus Challenge, which links the performance of players in 10 designated ATP and WTA tournaments to bonus prize money at the Aug. 30-Sept. 12 U.S. Open.

With the victory Agassi moves into second place behind Andy Roddick in the U.S. Open Series points standings. Roddick has 155 points to Agassi's 108.

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Agassi Claims Third Title

No. 11 seed Andre Agassi became the third player in the Open Era to win at least three titles in Cincinnati with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 victory over No. 10 Lleyton Hewitt on Sunday to claim the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters title. Agassi is the second-lowest seed to win the title here behind No. 16 seed Carlos Moya in 2002.

Agassi, who was appearing in his first ATP final since the Tennis Masters Cup (l. to Federer) in Houston last November, captured his first ATP title since winning the U.S. Clay Courts in Houston (d. Roddick) on Apr. 27, 2003. Agassi's impressive title run included wins over No. 4 Carlos Moya (QF), No. 2 and defending champion Andy Roddick (SF) and No. 10 Hewitt (F). In his last four matches, Agassi only dropped his serve twice.

It is the 59 th career title for Agassi, who is the leading title holder among active players. Hewitt is second among active players with 21 titles. The holder of a record 17 ATP Masters Series shields (17-4), Agassi has won his last eight ATP Masters Series finals and is 59-27 in career finals while Hewitt is 21-8.

Agassi is the 11 th player in the 106-year history of the tournament to win the Cincinnati title at least three times, as he also won the title in 1995-96. Mats Wilander won the title four times (1983-84, ‘86, ‘88) and Pete Sampras three times (1992, ‘97, ‘99) in the Open Era.

Agassi is fifth in the Open Era with 808 career wins. At 34 years, three months and 10 days, Agassi is the second-oldest titlist in Cincinnati behind Aussie Ken Rosewall who won the title in 1970 at 35 years, 8 months and 24 days. He's the oldest champion on tour since Jimmy Connors won back-to-back titles at Toulouse and Tel Aviv at 37 years and one month in 1989.

This title is Agassi's 14 th since turning 30, placing him fifth in the Open Era for titles over the age of 30. The top five: Rod Laver (44), Ken Rosewall (29), Arthur Ashe (20), Jimmy Connors (15) and Andre Agassi (14).

With the win, Agassi now stands in ninth place in the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race, up from 18 th at the beginning of the week. He earned $400,000 for the win, giving him 1,283,030 for his career in Cincinnati. He is second only to Pete Sampras' $1,397,954 for career prize money in Cincinnati.
Agassi earns 100 INDESIT ATP Race/US Open Series points and $400,000 while Hewitt collects 70 INDESIT ATP Race/US Open Series points and $200,000.

J. Corwin
08-09-2004, 10:49 PM
Nice "legendary" stats for Andre! :cool:

Gigan
08-10-2004, 03:53 AM
Why they trying to tell us how old Andre is?

Let they speak more on his highest quality and impressive tennis play!

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Agassi Fan
08-10-2004, 02:41 PM
Andre is not old, just older. :-)

Gigan
08-10-2004, 02:56 PM
Andre is not old, just older. :-)

Let he play longer and longer for all of us and for him...

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Iheartandy&roger
08-11-2004, 04:04 AM
w2g Andre good to see yah back out on the courts playing the awesome tennis u play!!! :worship: