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Andre at US Open 2004

Gigan
08-08-2004, 10:27 PM
I think it is time to open New Thread.
Do you agree?


We wish Ande all the best in US Open 2004 and then at Tennis Masters Cup Houston !!!!

Andre, you are the best of the best!!!!
Good luck for you!!

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

sol
08-08-2004, 10:32 PM
I agree!. Good luck for the US Open, amazing Andre! :wavey:

sandhyanair
08-09-2004, 02:38 AM
Andre u can really win U.S open. GOOD LUCK.

Gigan
08-09-2004, 03:15 AM
From Yesterday's Interview: (Full story here: _h__p://www.cincytennis.com/1009/players/interviews/agassi6.asp).

Q. After an incredible evening like this (def. Roddick), how does this make you feel going into the US Open ?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, like I said, it's important. It's crucial, you know. It's crucial I come out here and play against the best. You can't always control where that ball bounces, but I wanted to make sure that the best players in the world have to play their best tennis to beat me. That's certainly what allows you to know that you get a look at the basket.

I felt like I did that tonight. Had the ball not sort of fallen my way, I still would be feeling like I'm bringing a game that somebody's going to have to stop. That's all you can ask for.

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

J. Corwin
08-09-2004, 05:41 AM
Go Andre! :)

Agassi Fan
08-09-2004, 08:19 AM
He will play before the Us Open, in Washington.

Steffi
08-09-2004, 05:19 PM
I hope Andre win Us Open! I think, he can win! GO ANDRE!!!!!!!

hythger
08-09-2004, 06:42 PM
go Agassi!
You're the man

Gigan
08-09-2004, 09:40 PM
He will play before the Us Open, in Washington.

Yes,
Andre will play first in Legg Mason Tennis Classic, Washington DC, USA
August 14-22, 2004.


From Andre's interview in Cincinnati (_h__p://www.cincytennis.com/1009/players/interviews/agassi7.asp:)

"Q. Is this like the perfect warmup? For you, you won here, now you're going to Washington and you've had great success in your career in Washington, so you must have a good feeling about that event on your way to the Open?
ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, I think this ?? well, this summer has a very nice rhythm to it for me. I mean, I've always enjoyed playing in Washington. To get the win here over some of the best players in the world is certainly the biggest accomplishment for me leading up to the Open.
But going into Washington, I'll be able to go out there now and really try to even take my game to another place before the Open.
You know, with the week off and Washington, week off, then the US Open, possibly it's a great schedule.

Q. Looking ahead to the US Open, how much more dangerous do you think you will be for that tournament now than you would have been if this week hadn't happened the way it has?
ANDRE AGASSI: Well, I feel a lot more belief and conviction in what it is I'm doing out there, so that's only going to help me. Three?out?of?five, there's more time to settle into what it is you do to make a guy play a great match start to finish. It's harder for guys to do that. So that helps me to sort of relax and look forward to it.
I mean, I certainly have more confidence now than I've had in a long time. And I probably came into this week arguably at my lowest point, you know. Just it's been so many months since I've put together a few matches in a row, and now I'm looking forward to getting out there and reaping the rewards of the work.

Q. Would it be safe to put my money on you, that you will follow through and win the title in New York?
ANDRE AGASSI: Well, if you believe in statistics (smiling)...
You know, sports, you got to get out there and you got to play. So I'll go into the US Open feeling good, but it's a long ways away. ...."

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Andre, we wish you success first in Washington, then in US open.
You can win both competitions!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

kwan
08-10-2004, 02:01 AM
Yes,
Andre will play first in Legg Mason Tennis Classic, Washington DC, USA
August 14-22, 2004.


From Andre's interview in Cincinnati (_h__p://www.cincytennis.com/1009/players/interviews/agassi7.asp:)

"Q. Is this like the perfect warmup? For you, you won here, now you're going to Washington and you've had great success in your career in Washington, so you must have a good feeling about that event on your way to the Open?
ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, I think this ?? well, this summer has a very nice rhythm to it for me. I mean, I've always enjoyed playing in Washington. To get the win here over some of the best players in the world is certainly the biggest accomplishment for me leading up to the Open.
But going into Washington, I'll be able to go out there now and really try to even take my game to another place before the Open.
You know, with the week off and Washington, week off, then the US Open, possibly it's a great schedule.

Q. Looking ahead to the US Open, how much more dangerous do you think you will be for that tournament now than you would have been if this week hadn't happened the way it has?
ANDRE AGASSI: Well, I feel a lot more belief and conviction in what it is I'm doing out there, so that's only going to help me. Three?out?of?five, there's more time to settle into what it is you do to make a guy play a great match start to finish. It's harder for guys to do that. So that helps me to sort of relax and look forward to it.
I mean, I certainly have more confidence now than I've had in a long time. And I probably came into this week arguably at my lowest point, you know. Just it's been so many months since I've put together a few matches in a row, and now I'm looking forward to getting out there and reaping the rewards of the work.

Q. Would it be safe to put my money on you, that you will follow through and win the title in New York?
ANDRE AGASSI: Well, if you believe in statistics (smiling)...
You know, sports, you got to get out there and you got to play. So I'll go into the US Open feeling good, but it's a long ways away. ...."

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Andre, we wish you success first in Washington, then in US open.
You can win both competitions!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:


I thought Andre was playing the tournament in Long Island one week before the US open starts???

Gigan
08-10-2004, 02:29 AM
I thought Andre was playing the tournament in Long Island one week before the US open starts???


It seems that he will choose later one of those two tournaments before USO...

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Agassi Fan
08-10-2004, 01:44 PM
It seems that he will choose later one of those two tournaments before USO...

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

I hope, he will win both. :)

Gigan
08-10-2004, 01:59 PM
I hope, he will win both. :)

There is also Olimpycs 2004,
but he does not go there...

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karenpoon
08-10-2004, 04:34 PM
yeah, win dc and uso.

RebelNYC
08-10-2004, 06:35 PM
GO ANDRE AT US OPEN! I am going to three sessions (so far) so I hope I get
a chance to see Andre play! More important, I WANT HIM TO PLAY WELL and
get a good draw and anything can happen! GO ANDRE!!!!

Agassi Fan
08-10-2004, 07:16 PM
GO ANDRE AT US OPEN! I am going to three sessions (so far) so I hope I get
a chance to see Andre play! More important, I WANT HIM TO PLAY WELL and
get a good draw and anything can happen! GO ANDRE!!!!

You are lucky. Maybe it is the last time to see Andre live. :sad:

Agassi Fan
08-10-2004, 07:17 PM
You are lucky. Maybe it is the last time to see Andre live. :sad:

MisterQ
08-10-2004, 07:54 PM
GO ANDRE!!! You have to play well because I will be there to see you! ;)

Would love to see him win the USOpen again. It's a bit of a long shot, but many of his greatest wins have been unlikely!

On a related note, Andre must do well at the USO to qualify for Masters Cup. Before Cincinnati, I thought there was no chance of him making the top 8 in the world, but he is close now! :)

Gigan
08-10-2004, 09:31 PM
GO ANDRE!!! You have to play well because I will be there to see you! ;)

Would love to see him win the USOpen again. It's a bit of a long shot, but many of his greatest wins have been unlikely!

On a related note, Andre must do well at the USO to qualify for Masters Cup. Before Cincinnati, I thought there was no chance of him making the top 8 in the world, but he is close now! :)

I also hope very much to see Andre playing in Masters Cup, Huston 2004.
It means he will succeed in Washington and US Open....
Go Andre, go!!!
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RebelNYC
08-11-2004, 02:45 PM
It is true, no one knows what tournament might be the last one...
and also very true that many of Andre's victories have been ...not
expected...so GO ANDRE at US OPEN! I hope AA gets a great draw,
and he is striking the ball well, then anything can happen!

GO ANDRE GO!

Gigan
08-12-2004, 12:47 AM
It is true, no one knows what tournament might be the last one...
and also very true that many of Andre's victories have been ...not
expected...so GO ANDRE at US OPEN! I hope AA gets a great draw,
and he is striking the ball well, then anything can happen!

GO ANDRE GO!


"..not expected..." ????

It depends.... May be for you...
If you look carefully in the fresh Treads for AA, Moya, AR and LH - I have predicted the Cincinnati win very early.
Believe me, he will win again and again vs. those guys!!!

Andre's win is expectable and well predictable because he is best of the best !!!!
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RebelNYC
08-13-2004, 05:45 PM
uh, by not expected I mean some of the Grand Slam victories ...like the
first on grass, (who would have expected that one?) ... Andre, he has proven
over and over again that he can win on any surface and beat anyone, I just
meant he can be so surprising! I just would have not thought that his first
grand slam victory would be on the lawns....

He is THE MAN!

Gigan
08-13-2004, 08:02 PM
uh, by not expected I mean some of the Grand Slam victories ...like the
first on grass, (who would have expected that one?) ... Andre, he has proven
over and over again that he can win on any surface and beat anyone, I just
meant he can be so surprising! I just would have not thought that his first
grand slam victory would be on the lawns....

He is THE MAN!

Don't worry,
Andre will again surprise you soon.
He will win next GS.

http://photo.worldnews.com/PhotoArchive//2004/08/10/ab7820ef942a01eb348b8943ae32c221-medium.jpg
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RebelNYC
08-16-2004, 07:06 PM
I hope so! It would be the greatest! And most exciting win for Andre...I was lucky
and was there in person when he beat Todd Martin, if he did it again, it would be
fantastic!

Gigan
08-17-2004, 12:41 AM
I hope so! It would be the greatest! And most exciting win for Andre...I was lucky
and was there in person when he beat Todd Martin, if he did it again, it would be
fantastic!

Believe me Andre can do it,
Look on the pic...
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Gigan
08-18-2004, 11:41 AM
LEGG MASON TENNIS CLASSIC, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., August 17, 2004
Complete story is here: h__p://www.atptennis.com/en/newsandscores/news/2004/washington_tuesday.asp

Andre Agassi :

"After Cincinnati, I feel really good and I'm coming in with a lot of confidence. Every event has elements to get used to and you have to make the right decisions on a heavier, slower court. The title in Cincinnati gives me belief going into the Open. I just want to give myself a chance to play my best tennis when it matters the most."


Go Andre!
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RebelNYC
08-18-2004, 06:05 PM
Great photo - thanks so much for posting it! I LOVE IT!
Andre is so proud of the trophy - love that picture!

Gigan
08-23-2004, 12:31 AM
Andre good luck at US Open!
Go, go!!!

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MisterQ
08-25-2004, 06:09 PM
Agassi is in Federer's quarter of the draw!!! :eek:

here's the draw! (http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ms/r1s1.html)
He has Ginepri in the first round, someone he should be able to beat, but also not the easiest opponent by any means.

GO ANDRE!!!

RonE
08-25-2004, 07:27 PM
What matchup Federer-Agassi would make! But up until then Andre has a pretty good draw I think. Would be great to see him do well just for old-time's sake.

sol
08-25-2004, 07:33 PM
:yeah:Andre has a pretty good draw. Good luck to him :D

tangerine_dream
08-25-2004, 08:18 PM
Potential Roger-Andre matchup! :banana: Yum. :drool:

Poor Robby in first round. Bye Robby! Bye! :wavey:

tangerine_dream
08-27-2004, 04:27 PM
Agassi a danger to young lions
By John Alexander
28aug04

THE changing of the guard in men's tennis is all but complete. But the last member of the old guard still standing, Andre Agassi, is doing his utmost to make sure it happens when he wants it to.

Agassi caused a shock with his win in Cincinnati two weeks ago, when he beat Lleyton Hewitt in the final.

So will next week's US Open, the final Grand Slam of the year, be the old lion's last roar? Is this his last real chance to win his national championship again, which he has won twice but not since 1999?

Agassi can't be discounted because of what we saw this month. But the master turns 35 in April and it's hard at that age to compete with the new guard of Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, David Nalbandian and Hewitt.

In fact, Hewitt's fight in Cincinnati and then his win in Washington a fortnight later shows he is completing his comeback from the slide he suffered last year, which took him from No.1 in the world to No.17.

Hewitt appears to be on track again and his fourth seeding in New York means he is justifiably a contender for his second US Open singles crown.

Federer has had a long year. He won the Australian Open, Wimbledon, he won at Gstaad immediately after but went out in the first round in Cincinnati and in the second round at the Olympics.

But you can discount the results in Athens, with all due respect to the medallists. The Olympics offers no guide to what will happen at the US Open, where the field stretches from 64 to 128 and the atmosphere and pressures are totally different.

The defending champion is Roddick but the world has made several turns since then. Roddick has had some good performances, such as reaching the Wimbledon final. But whenever the American comes up against Federer, he plays hard but just can't beat him.

Juan Carlos Ferrero seems to have dropped off the pace a bit through various injuries and is unlikely to be a threat in New York.

Nalbandian is always the standard bearer, the measure of where everyone has to be if they want to progress. He will keep everyone honest. But when it comes to the crunch -- against players like Federer, Roddick, Hewitt -- he usually comes off second best.

Getting three consecutive wins against those type of players has proved to be beyond Nalbandian.

So the likely winner will be Federer, Roddick or Hewitt -- although you can't discount Agassi.

Mark Philippoussis has not had the preparation necessary to be a force. Except for his run to the fourth round at Wimbledon, his year has been miserable.

There must be concern for his chances next week and his state of mind for the Davis Cup world group qualifying play-off against Morocco in Perth in September.

In the women's draw, the highlight for Australia will be Alicia Molik, the Olympic bronze medallist.

Take away the Olympic result and Molik has still had a wonderful season. She won in Stockholm -- singles and doubles -- and has beaten French Open champion Anastasia Myskina twice, beaten Amelie Mauresmo and is in the world's top 20 -- the first Australian since import Hana Mandlikova in 1989.

These results are heartening as she goes into a Grand Slam with her highest ranking and on a surface favourable to her game.

It is possible Molik can make the quarter-finals or semi-finals.

The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, are not what they were. Losing the Wimbledon final must have been a major concern for Serena but she vowed to come back. No one doubts her resolve.

The real interest will be in Russia's first Wimbledon champion, Maria Sharapova. It is one thing to come from nowhere with no pressure and win but now all eyes will be on her.

RebelNYC
08-27-2004, 08:03 PM
I hope Andre plays his first round match on tuesday then I will be able to see
him LIVE! GO ANDRE!

Deboogle!.
08-28-2004, 03:11 PM
According to the graphic on usopen.org Andre will play Monday night to kick things off with Serena.

Andre isn't my top top fave but I'm really rooting for him to make a Pete-like run here and "go out on a BANG" :) goooooo andre!

Gigan
08-28-2004, 03:38 PM
Agassi tries to work Major magic
Sat Aug 28, 2004
New York
- We've seen this scenario before: A thirtysomething former
No 1 and multiple major champion, in a Grand Slam slump but certain
he can still hack it, comes to the US Open and ... wins the thing.

Pete Sampras did it in 2002. Can Andre Agassi in 2004?

"I'm dealing with questions I've never had before," Agassi
said. "You know: Why can't I get over the hump? Why has it taken me
longer than I would want it to? You can't get around the fact that
the challenges are different at 34 than they are at 24. So it's
uncharted territory for me every year now."

When play starts on Monday at the National Tennis Center, Agassi's
bid for a ninth major title will be chief among a crop of compelling
story lines:


Can Andy Roddick ride his 241kph serve and improving overall game to
another Open title in his first defense of a Slam? "The biggest fear
before last year was the fear of the unknown," he said. "Now I know
I can do it."

Can Serena and Venus Williams, who missed the 2003 Open with
injuries, re-emerge as the best in the women's game? Venus hasn't
won a major in three years, Serena in 14 months.

Can No 1 Roger Federer, so dominant all year and champion at three
of the past five Slams, finally have an impact at the Open, the
major where he's fared the worst?

Can No 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne repeat as champion even though she's
played only eight matches in the last four and a half months while
recovering from a viral illness? She looked fantastic in winning a
gold medal at the Olympics; the Athens tournament ended last Sunday,
which is why the Open starts a week later than usual.

Can Lindsay Davenport, who's talked about retiring but won her past
four tournaments, win a fourth major at 28?

Can Maria Sharapova, all of 17, follow up her Wimbledon championship
with a strong Open? Can another of the rising Russians give their
country a third straight major title?

Agassi, twice Sharapova's age, is one of just five men with a career
Grand Slam. Like Sampras, who quit after beating Agassi to win major
No. 14 at the Open two years ago, he figures his legacy will be
defined by total Slam victories.

"He probably goes into the Open thinking: 'OK, I can do it one more
time,"' US Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe said. "I think we all
know that's what he's looking for."

'Nothing really surprises me with Andre'
Since winning the Australian Open in 2003, though, Agassi hasn't
been past the semifinals at tennis' grandest stages.

He lost in the first round in May at the French Open to a guy who
never had played a tour-level match, part of a four-match losing
streak, Agassi's longest in seven years.

Then he pulled out of Wimbledon, citing a bad hip, sparking talk
that he might be finished - or at least unwilling to risk
endorsement deals with poor showings at big events.

Yet Agassi won this month's hard-court Masters tournament in
Cincinnati, beating four past major champions along the way. His
last three wins there were against former No 1s: Carlos Moya,
Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt.

Agassi reached the semifinals at a tuneup at Washington the next
week.

"You can never write Andre Agassi off. He hits the ball so well out
there, he's always going to come up with results," said Hewitt, the
2001 Open champion. "Nothing really surprises me with Andre."

Nor should it. After all, Agassi dropped out of the top 100 in 1997,
but worked his game back into shape in minor league tournaments and
wound up winning four of eight majors starting at the '99 French
Open.

The Cincinnati title was Agassi's first in 16 months. Yet the way he
played the past two weeks, no one should doubt that Agassi will
contend at Flushing Meadows, even if he does have to play Federer in
the quarterfinals.

"It's given me belief going into the Open, and gives me the chance
to really play my best tennis when it matters the most, which for
two major tournaments this year I haven't been able to," he
said. "In many ways it's been a frustrating year, but to get through
it and to win, it reminds you why you do what you do."

Such stars as John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Ivan Lendl never won a
major after 30. Just this month, Agassi fell out of the top 10 for
the first time in five years, but now he's seeded sixth at the Open,
the oldest player that highly regarded since Jimmy Connors was also
No 6 at age 36 in 1988.

With a tough training regimen, Agassi just keeps grinding away at an
age by which Bjorn Borg and Jim Courier had quit. And, careful to
carve out time to spend with wife Steffi Graf and their two
children, the focus is squarely on the Slams.

This US Open will be his 19th, more than he's played any other
tournament. He won it in 1994 and 1999, and was runner-up to Sampras
twice.

"You want to feel fresh, you want to feel healthy every week,"
Agassi said. "But I just don't think that's realistic for me these
days, so I want to prepare myself for the biggest ones and do my
best to be at my best."

It's getting a bit lonely out there.

The game is now in the hands of new stars such as Roddick, who turns
22 on Monday, and Federer, 23, and Agassi jokes about eating dinner
with players who aren't old enough to order wine.

Sampras and Michael Chang were feted with retirement ceremonies
during last year's Open; Courier works as a TV analyst nowadays and
recently made his debut on the senior tour.

"It's the same challenge at 18 as what I'm feeling now, except it's
different and in some cases it's even more. But you miss the guys
that you came in with. You miss them, but you have to choose your
own road," Agassi said.

"And I'm still trying to do this." - Sapa-AP
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Gigan
08-29-2004, 01:40 PM
http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_agassi_aakd.jpg

Andre Agassi arrives at the 2004 US Open.



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

Agassi Fan
08-29-2004, 07:09 PM
http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_agassi_aakd.jpg

Andre Agassi arrives at the 2004 US Open.



Go, go Andre!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:
He is so nice and good looking. :)

Gigan
08-29-2004, 08:01 PM
US OPEN
New York, USA
August 29, 2004
ATPtennis.com gives you the lowdown on the 2004 US Open.


AGASSI BACK FOR 19TH TIME – No. 6 seed Andre Agassi is appearing in his 19th consecutive US Open, the tournament he has played the most during his career. At 34, Agassi is the oldest player among the Top 8 seeds since 36-year-old Jimmy Connors was No. 6 in 1988. Agassi has a 67-16 match record, the sixth-most wins in US Championships history. He is seeded for the 15th time, third behind Connors (18) and Frank Parker (17). Agassi captured his 59th career title (most active players) at ATP Masters Series Cincinnati on Aug. 8, defeating former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in the final. He also beat former No. 1s Carlos Moya (QF) and Andy Roddick (SF) in Cincy.

With the title, at age 34 years, 3 mons., he became the oldest player to win an ATP title since 37-year-old Jimmy Connors in 1989. Agassi has won at least one ATP title for 17 of 18 years (except 1997). He is also the only player to rank in the Top 10 in three different decades and last year he finished in the Top 10 for the 14th time in his 18-year career.

* TITLE CONTENDERS –

-- No. 6 seed Andre Agassi – The 34-year-old Las Vegas native captured his first ATP title of the year on Aug. 8 in Cincinnati and has a 26-10 record on the year (26-7 on hard)…Went 12-3 this summer, winning nine of his last 10 matches… Best US Open : Title (1994, 1999)


Go, go Andre!!!
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Gigan
08-30-2004, 01:20 PM
Andre is playing today at Arthur Ashe:

(http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/index.html)

Arthur Ashe 7.00 PM
1. Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Sandra Kleinova (CZE)
vs. [3]Serena Williams (USA)
2. Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Robby Ginepri (USA)
vs. [6]Andre Agassi (USA)



Go, go Andre!!!!!!!
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Gigan
08-30-2004, 01:42 PM
To all Andre's fans:

Let's go support Andre in

~~~ Andre Agassi Cheering Thread ~~~~

http://temp.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=14929

US Open 2004
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RebelNYC
08-30-2004, 03:34 PM
Yes, Andre is playing tonight but the weatherman says heavy rains tonight...
who knows if it will get rained out? My friend is going tonight, he hopes not!
GO ANDRE!

Agassi Fan
08-30-2004, 03:39 PM
Yes, Andre is playing tonight but the weatherman says heavy rains tonight...
who knows if it will get rained out? My friend is going tonight, he hopes not!
GO ANDRE!


I don't want rain, I want to see Andre! :)

Gigan
08-31-2004, 01:31 AM
Andre go, win vs. Ginepri!!!

Head to head score is on the pic:


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Agassi Fan
08-31-2004, 02:32 AM
7-6, 6-4...Go Andre! One more set!

Billabong
08-31-2004, 02:33 AM
Yessss he won the second set:D!!!

Gigan
08-31-2004, 02:54 AM
Andre, you are close to win!!!
Do it now!!!
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Billabong
08-31-2004, 03:03 AM
7-6, 6-4, 6-2:D!

Gigan
08-31-2004, 03:51 AM
Pics of Andre at US Open 2004 in the match vs. R. Ginepri.
Andre won 7-6, 6-4, 6-2!!!

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040831/capt.xnyf18808310131.us_open_xnyf188.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040831/capt.xnyf19608310224.us_open_xnyf196.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040831/capt.xnyf19408310159.us_open_xnyf194.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040831/capt.xnyf18708310157.us_open_xnyf187.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040831/capt.xnyf19308310150.us_open_xnyf193.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040831/capt.xnyf19208310144.us_open_xnyf192.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040831/capt.xnyf19008310141.us_open_xnyf190.jpg
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Gigan
08-31-2004, 03:56 AM
Next portion of Andre's pics 1st round match


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MisterQ
08-31-2004, 05:11 AM
I was there watching Andre tonight! It's always so much fun to watch him in person --- you can really tell how fast the ball is moving and just how good his reflexes have to be! he gave us a little scare in the first set, but he stayed tough! great work Andre! :dance:

I know the tennis gods were watching because it looked like it was going to rain -- I even felt some raindrops, and there were large clouds nearby --- but it stayed rain-free all night. what a relief that was...

later maybe I will post some of my own pictures of this match. :)

RonE
08-31-2004, 07:39 AM
Awesome Q! You actually got to see him live.

I didn't see the match, but I'm relieved he made it through in straights. It's good to see him back again competing with the best :yeah: Top your quarter Andre, I want to see that match between you and Federer in the quarters :banana: :banana: :banana:

Agassi Fan
08-31-2004, 04:38 PM
Next is Mayer. He is good, but I hope, Andre can beat him.

Shirogane
08-31-2004, 05:31 PM
Well, his 1st round match isn't finished yet. But yeah, he's up two sets and 5-1 in the third so one could say there is no coming back for Saretta.

I enjoyed watching him at Wimbledon, he's quite a talented player but Andre should win in straight sets anyway.

Careful, though.

Gigan
09-01-2004, 04:11 AM
Agassi Advances to Second Round
by Brad Falkner
Monday, August 30, 2004

Playing in his 19th consecutive US Open, two time-champion (1994, 1999) Andre Agassi had a feeling of deja vu as he stared across the at his 2002 US Open opening round opponent Robby Ginepri. By the end of the evening, Ginepri could only feel frustration as he has yet to take a set off of the eight-time Grand Slam champion in their three meetings.
http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_agassi2_d01.jpg
Two years ago, Agassi, also seeded 6th in the draw knocked off the young American in straight sets. A much-improved Ginepri gave the Las Vegan a run for his money throughout the opening set of the match. The pair traded service breaks twice in the third, eighth, ninth and tenth games to send the set into a tie breaker. Ginepri took comand early, racing to a 4-1 lead. Realizing the urgency of the occassion, Agassi cut back on his errors and stepped up his serving to convert his second set point of the match with an inside out cross court forehand winner.

It is always dangerous to let a man like Agassi off the hook. Sensing the match was beginning to slip away, Ginepri began showing signs of frustration in the early stages of the second set. After protesting a line call in the fourth game, he then surrendered the early service break. Agassi then held to take a 4-1 lead. In his trademark fashion, Agassi baited his younger opponent into mistakes. Agassi captured the second set on a Ginepri backhand error that caught nothing but net. Clearly not pleased with his stroke, Ginepri raised two clenched fists and let out a roar of rage.

"He's a talented player with great wheels," said Agassi. "He still makes some bad decisions with his shot selection."

Sensing the finish line was near, Agassi put his foot on the gas and sped away with a 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-2 first-round victory. Agassi will face Florian Mayer in the second round.

Go Andre!!!
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Gigan
09-01-2004, 04:43 AM
One more pic 1 round match:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040831/capt.xnyf20108310317.us_open_xnyf201.jpg

Andre Agassi blows kisses after winning his match against Robby Ginepri
7-6 (5), 6-4. 6-2 at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York,
Monday Aug. 30, 2004.

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RebelNYC
09-01-2004, 02:18 PM
Q! I thought of you because I knew you had tickets for the evening match!
Yes, I said, NO RAIN! Please if you can post pictures! I don't go to the
Open again until Friday ...

Steffi
09-01-2004, 03:20 PM
I think Andre play onyl tomorrow. Go Andre!!!!!!!!!!

Agassi Fan
09-01-2004, 04:05 PM
I think Andre play onyl tomorrow. Go Andre!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, Andre will play only tomorrow. :-(
And I hope, not in the night session.

RebelNYC
09-01-2004, 04:23 PM
I am not positive, but pretty sure that USA network said Andre's match will
be the evening match on Thursday night....

Gigan
09-01-2004, 11:10 PM
I am not positive, but pretty sure that USA network said Andre's match will
be the evening match on Thursday night....

You are right!
And next contr. player is Florian Mayer (Ger).

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Gigan
09-02-2004, 12:17 AM
I am not positive, but pretty sure that USA network said Andre's match will
be the evening match on Thursday night....

He plays in the morning section:


at Arthur Ashe 11.00 AM Start

1. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) vs. Lindsay Davenport (USA)[5]
followed by
2. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)[1] vs. Tzipora Obziler (ISR)
3. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Florian Mayer (GER) vs. Andre Agassi (USA)[6]
Go Andre!!!
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Agassi Fan
09-02-2004, 08:29 AM
He plays in the morning section:


at Arthur Ashe 11.00 AM Start

1. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) vs. Lindsay Davenport (USA)[5]
followed by
2. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)[1] vs. Tzipora Obziler (ISR)
3. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Florian Mayer (GER) vs. Andre Agassi (USA)[6]
Go Andre!!!
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Yes, he will play not in the night section, so I can see him live! :)
And Andre don't like playing in the night section. He said this many times.

RebelNYC
09-02-2004, 02:00 PM
Yes, they changed the schedule - but I thought Andre liked feeding off the
crowd at the night matches.... I won't be able to watch it today then, but
I hope he has a great match and pulls thru. Go Andre!

Agassi Fan
09-02-2004, 02:32 PM
Yes, they changed the schedule - but I thought Andre liked feeding off the
crowd at the night matches.... I won't be able to watch it today then, but
I hope he has a great match and pulls thru. Go Andre!

I hope that too.

RebelNYC
09-02-2004, 04:14 PM
I think I am going to try to leave work early to catch at least the third (and
I hope) final set for Andre! With all of our support, the good vibes are going
to help him! GO ANDRE!

Gigan
09-02-2004, 09:17 PM
Andre won 2-nd round match!!!!

A.Agassi vs. F.Mayer 7-5, 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (ret).

Few pics that match:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040902/capt.xnyf15509022010.us_open_xnyf155.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040902/capt.xnyf15409022006.us_open_xnyf154.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040902/capt.xnyf14709021949.us_open_xnyf147.jpg

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Gigan
09-02-2004, 09:24 PM
Next portion is attached:


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Gigan
09-03-2004, 12:59 AM
Next two pics

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040902/capt.xnyf18109022125.us_open_xnyf181.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040902/capt.xnyf18609022152.us_open_xnyf186.jpg

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Gigan
09-03-2004, 11:15 AM
Agassi reaches third round
Thursday, 2 September, 2004

Latest results
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40030000/jpg/_40030396_agassinew203.jpg
Sixth seed Andre Agassi reached the third round of the US Open when second-round opponent Florian Mayer of Germany retired hurt.
The 34-year-old American had recovered after dropping the second set and was 7-5 2-6 6-2 1-0 ahead when the German quit because of a thigh problem.

"He said he couldn't go on any more," said the two-time former champion.

"It's not the way you like to go through but I thought I was starting to play well and was feeling good."

Agassi, 34, insisted the US Open will not be his last tournament.

Academy: Agassi's winning tactics

"I can definitely say that I will not be retiring after the Open," said the former world number one.

"I think it's very possible that I will play a full schedule, but my priorities have shifted and it's a delicate balancing act."

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Agassi Fan
09-03-2004, 06:40 PM
Next is Novak!

AgassiFan
09-04-2004, 01:57 AM
I'll say this much: if Agassi plans on reaching QF, let alone beating Federer, he must take the service game up two notches. His serving against Ginepri and Mayer (come to think of it, since that defeat at the hands of Coria at 2003 FO, he has not been the same player, with lousy serves and tentative returns, especially on the backhand side) was embarassing considering how much mental and physical preparation he put in going into USO.

At this stage of his career, the only way he beats Federer is if he plays a very clean (high % 1st serves, very few unforced errors, impecabble decision-making) tennis and blasts past him in the 1st set. If he does take a 1-0 setlead, then Federer might start questioning himself and taking ill-advised shots, eventually handing victory to Andre.......But if Andre plays like he did against Coria at 2003 FO, Philli at 2003 Wimbly and Ferrero at 2003 USO, he has no chance winning this tournament.

Here's to Federer and Roddick being knocked out in the next 2 rounds!

sandhyanair
09-04-2004, 02:08 AM
BEST OF LUCK andre. anyone know the e-mail address of steffi or andre?

Agassi Fan
09-04-2004, 11:27 AM
BEST OF LUCK andre. anyone know the e-mail address of steffi or andre?
I want to know their email address too. :rolls:

MisterQ
09-04-2004, 02:16 PM
I'll say this much: if Agassi plans on reaching QF, let alone beating Federer, he must take the service game up two notches. His serving against Ginepri and Mayer (come to think of it, since that defeat at the hands of Coria at 2003 FO, he has not been the same player, with lousy serves and tentative returns, especially on the backhand side) was embarassing considering how much mental and physical preparation he put in going into USO.

At this stage of his career, the only way he beats Federer is if he plays a very clean (high % 1st serves, very few unforced errors, impecabble decision-making) tennis and blasts past him in the 1st set. If he does take a 1-0 setlead, then Federer might start questioning himself and taking ill-advised shots, eventually handing victory to Andre.......But if Andre plays like he did against Coria at 2003 FO, Philli at 2003 Wimbly and Ferrero at 2003 USO, he has no chance winning this tournament.

Here's to Federer and Roddick being knocked out in the next 2 rounds!

Hopefully he can summon the inspiration he had when playing Roddick in cincinnati. Excellent serving there, so he's still capable of it! but I agree, the last two matches would have been MUCH easier if he could have put some more 1st serves in...

Gigan
09-05-2004, 02:34 AM
Pictures of Andre match with J.Novak:
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040904/capt.xnyf19609042151.us_open_xnyf196.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040904/capt.xnyf18009042102.us_open_xnyf180.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040904/capt.xnyf17909042059.us_open_xnyf179.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040904/capt.xnyf19909042155.us_open_xnyf199.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040904/capt.xnyf20009042158.us_open_xnyf200.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040904/capt.xnyf20709042213.us_open_xnyf207.jpg
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Gigan
09-05-2004, 02:37 AM
Mr.Q
I have watched that match with J. Novak.
Andre really has tuned his first serve!!!
Great!!!

Andre looks very solid !!! 11 Aces against 8 of J.Novak!
Good luck Andre!!!

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Agassi Fan
09-05-2004, 09:35 AM
Next is Sargsian, who is a friend of Andre. Andre knows his game well, I think.

Go Andre!

Steffi
09-05-2004, 01:41 PM
Andre was great!!!! Good shots, good returns, and great serves!!!!

Go Andre, please win for us the USOPEN!!!! :-)))))))

Gigan
09-05-2004, 01:47 PM
more pictures and interviews you could find :

http://temp.menstennisforums.com/sh...ed=1#post751805 and

http://temp.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=15028&page=1


Comon support Andre !!!!!!

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MisterQ
09-06-2004, 04:43 AM
Glad that Andre is playing even better!!! Good luck against your buddy Sargsian! :dance:

karenpoon
09-06-2004, 03:09 PM
Years go by but Agassi stays amazing

By JERRY SULLIVAN


All these years later, it is hard to believe that Andre Agassi was
once dismissed as the biggest underachiever in tennis, as a quitter,
a fragile poseur who lacked the nerve to compete at the highest
levels of the sport.

Whenever I watch Agassi play nowadays, the dominant feeling is one
of awe. Tennis has become increasingly a young man's game. The
rivals of his youth - Pete Sampras, Patrick Rafter, Michael Chang -
have all moved on. Where does a 34-year-old find the will and
strength to slug away with competitors so much younger?

It has been 12 years since he broke through to win Wimbledon, 10
years since he arrived at Flushing Meadows unseeded and won his
first U.S. Open title. A decade later, Agassi is back again, in the
round of 16 in his amazing 19th U.S. Open.

Agassi is the No. 6 seed, remarkable when you consider how difficult
a season it has been. He lost in the first round of the French Open
and in two succeeding European tournaments. He withdrew from
Wimbledon, citing a hip injury. At the Open, there were whispers of
an impending retirement, which he was quick to shoot down last week.

He hasn't been pushed in three matches. Saturday, Agassi was
dominant on his serve in a three-set victory over No. 25 Jiri Novak.
A win over 31-year-old Sargis Sargsian would likely put him in a
quarterfinal match against No. 1 Roger Federer.

No man his age has been seeded as high as sixth at a U.S. Open since
Jimmy Connors made his run at 39. Agassi would be a decided underdog
against Federer, but it would a riveting match just the same. You
never know with Agassi. He demands that you pay attention. You can't
say that about many tennis stars today.

You never ignored Agassi. Early in his career, he was more pop icon
than athlete. He had the long blond hair, the earrings, the
outrageous clothes. He threw his sweaty shirts into the stands for
his shrieking female fans. He counted Barbra Streisand among his
admirers. He was married to Brooke Shields.

He always had the raw ability, the quick, clean ground strokes.
Somewhere along the way, he dedicated himself to his sport and
became one of the best players ever. He has won eight Grand Slam
titles. Still, because tennis is not a mainstream sport, his
athletic achievements tended to be overshadowed. Agassi has gone
from underachiever to one of the most underappreciated athletes of
his time.

He grew up in front of our eyes. America gets to know its star
athletes when they are young and impetuous, when they're barely more
than children. All we ask in return is that they age well, that
along with money and fame they pick up solid values and humility
along the way.

Agassi has done that. He was the classic tennis brat as a young man.
But unlike Connors, he has mellowed and become a tennis statesman.
He gives intelligent answers to the press. He suggests ways to
improve the game; over the weekend, he suggested that tennis
institute instant replay.

He gives back. In 2001, he opened the Andre Agassi College
Preparatory Academy, a charter school for disadvantaged children in
his native Las Vegas.

He has become the good husband and father. His marriage to Shields
didn't last, but he landed in an equally glamorous union with former
tennis star Steffi Graf. They have two children and Agassi says he
could not maintain his playing standard if not for Graf's commitment
and support.

It's funny. Critics blame Tiger Woods' impending marriage for his
slump, but Agassi says marriage has made him stronger. He literally
climbs mountains to keep in shape for tennis. It's harder and harder
to get himself physically ready to compete against the young stars
on the tennis tour, but he's not ready to quit yet.

So appreciate Agassi while you still can. You never can tell. He
might have one more mountain left in him.

Agassi Fan
09-06-2004, 03:59 PM
Go Andre!!!!!!!!!!!

Gigan
09-06-2004, 05:17 PM
He is the winner,

http://temp.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21737



Plz tell me fans, Can you see this picture???




Go, go Andre!!!


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Bibir
09-06-2004, 09:19 PM
Gigan..you must be very proud today...2 armenians...:banana:

sol
09-06-2004, 09:30 PM
Plz tell me fans, Can you see this picture???




I can't :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Go Andre!!! :worship:
and Sargis is so cute ;)

Gigan
09-06-2004, 09:39 PM
Gigan..you must be very proud today...2 armenians...:banana:

Thanks for understanding.. It was difficult to watch...
I like Sarge very much.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040906/capt.xnyf16609062108.us_open_xnyf166.jpg

But my Favorite player is Andre!
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Gigan
09-06-2004, 09:43 PM
I can't :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Go Andre!!! :worship:
and Sargis is so cute ;)

Ok, I have posted it earlier..
But it is nice!
Andre is so great Winner!!!


Next is Federer..
Go, go Andre!!! You can do it!!!
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Bibir
09-06-2004, 09:49 PM
Gigan...do you live in armenia??

Gigan
09-06-2004, 09:56 PM
More pics match vs. S. Sargsian (ARM)



http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040906/capt.xnyf16509062103.us_open_xnyf165.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040906/capt.xnyf16409062100.us_open_xnyf164.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040906/capt.xnyf15709062024.us_open_xnyf157.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040906/capt.xnyf15609062012.us_open_xnyf156.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040906/capt.xnyf16709062114.us_open_xnyf167.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040906/capt.xnyf15509062012.us_open_xnyf155.jpg

Andre Agassi, of the United States, jumps above his shaddow
as he hits a volley to Sargis Sargsian, of Armenia, at the U.S.
Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Sept. 6, 2004.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040906/capt.xnyf15109061953.us_open_xnyf151.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040906/capt.xnyf15009061950.us_open_xnyf150.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040906/capt.xnyf14909061949.us_open_xnyf149.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040906/capt.xnyf11709061706.us_open_xnyf117.jpg

Sandy Klein finds an unusual place to watch Andre Agassi
practice at the U. S. Open tennis tournament in New York,
Monday, Sept. 6, 2004.

Sol, for you:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040906/capt.xnyf15409062005.us_open_xnyf154.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040906/capt.xnyf16809062115.us_open_xnyf168.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040906/capt.xnyf16309062038.us_open_xnyf163.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040906/capt.xnyf16209062034.us_open_xnyf162.jpg
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Gigan
09-07-2004, 01:16 AM
Gigan...do you live in armenia??


Currently I'm in west-europe, relatively close to your's flag-country...


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sandhyanair
09-07-2004, 04:30 AM
good luck andre.

Lalitha
09-07-2004, 06:46 AM
Hey Sandhya, were are u from?

karenpoon
09-07-2004, 08:24 AM
Jaz is such a cutie pie

Agassi Fan
09-07-2004, 12:24 PM
Jaz is such a cutie pie

The whole Agassi Family were there. :)
I love this pic.

This match was great, but now comes Federer. It will be hard.

Go Andre!

Gigan
09-07-2004, 01:04 PM
A. AGASSI/S. Sargsian

6-3, 6-2, 6-2

An interview with:

ANDRE AGASSI

http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_agassi1_d08.jpg

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Andre.

Q. You are ranked No. 6. Did you expect to cruise through this match so easily like you did?

ANDRE AGASSI: I never expect to win easily, and I think matches have the potential of looking that way more than feeling that way. Sarge hasn't won four matches for no reason here, and playing in the fourth round for no reason. He played some great matches. I just wanted to take care of business in tough conditions.

Q. You played some really memorable matches here. What do you think about the Federer quarterfinal?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, looking forward to it. Should be a lot of fun. I mean, there's nothing more you ask for than to play a big event against the best player in this environment. It's time to bring the best tennis.

Q. You've given Sarge advice over the years on how to play other players. Did you talk with him last night? What did you talk about? Did you talk about the match at all?

ANDRE AGASSI: No, we didn't speak last night. I congratulated him the night before after he won, but not last night.

Q. Did you watch that match on TV?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yes, I did. Never been so nervous in my life. It's a lot easier playing than watching when you really care about it. You know, I was pulling for him. It was a great display of tennis and heart, by both players.

Q. Of course, many times you played against friends. He's quite a close friend, as I understand.

ANDRE AGASSI: Sure.

Q. Is that a little harder or does it matter?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, I don't think it's quite as comfortable playing against somebody that you root for. I mean, if I were to lose, I probably wouldn't want to lose to anybody more than him, if that makes any sense at all. But you have a lot of respect for each other personally, professionally, too. In order to maintain that respect, both guys have to go out there and lay it on the line, give a hug afterwards. That's what we both expect.

Q. What do you appreciate most about Roger's game?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, I think his biggest weapon is his forehand and his movement. He's a really explosive mover. His forehand's just a nasty shot. You know, he does a lot of things really well. He does a few things really great. That makes him quite a tough player.

Q. When you're not playing him, what degree of enjoyment do you have in watching his style of play?

ANDRE AGASSI: It depends who his opponent is because, you know, most of the time he's making it look too easy to enjoy. But, you know, I study the game for the sake of always aspiring to be a better tennis player. You know, there are just some guys that you can learn a lot from, and then there are other guys that you just can't do what they do and how they do it. And Federer's one of those guys that just plays the game on his own terms in a way that others just can't. That's his style, and it's very unique.

Q. In the past, which player have you been able to learn the most from?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, that's hard to say. I mean, I learned a lot from guys that make great decisions out there. You know, I think Lleyton Hewitt is a great example. It's why I'm working with Darren now, is the respect that I have for what Darren has taught him since he's been a little boy, which is how to make good decisions out there. You watch that. You watch the strengths of other guys. Anybody that's No. 1 in the world, you can absolutely count on the fact that they're setting the standard for the rest of the guys, and the rest of the guys are constantly trying to figure out how to beat them and how to learn from them.

Q. And the decisions that Lleyton makes, is that in terms of constructing points?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, just shot selection, movement, intensity. You know, watching the way these guys play big points. I mean, you finish the year No. 1 in the world, and guys are breaking you down and learning from you. We'll just go through it. Andy last year. You know, year before, Lleyton, Lleyton, Guga. You learn from the best.

Q. For a 34-year-old man, you come on the court like the Energizer Bunny. What is your training regimen? Due to your circumstances that you're married, have children, has it changed?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, my regimen sort of changes. It's a juggling act. You always have to make the adjustment for where you are. We don't have an off-season. I train hard. I believe in being stronger. I believe the stronger you are, the more capable you are. And, yeah, everything's changed after having children.

Q. You enjoy it?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, I love it. Love it. It's the greatest thing in the world.

Q. How much can the crowd, the fact that Roger is going to have to play the very popular US legend on Ashe stadium, how much will that play into your favor?

ANDRE AGASSI: I'm going to have to establish a lot from the basic X's and O's before that's a factor. I think not playing in four days is not ideal for him. I think that going out there in a big environment is something that he has proven to be the best at this year. I'm going to try to give something for the crowd to cheer about. But that's going to start with me.

Q. Did you see today your son applauding you?

ANDRE AGASSI: I didn't see it, but I knew he was here.

Q. He was clapping.

ANDRE AGASSI: Good boy (smiling). Give him some candy when I get home.

Q. You mentioned playing big points. Is there a particular game plan or approach, what are the keys when you know it's a big point, how you handle that different from ordinary points?

ANDRE AGASSI: You know, there's a skill and a discipline to not making a point any more or less important than the next for me and my style of game, because my game is about sort of squeezing somebody out there and putting the pieces of a puzzle together. But when you get to a crucial point of a match, you have to be willing to win it. You have to show that you're willing and expect to win the point, not hope that your opponent's going to lose it. So it's a fine line because you don't want to live too dangerously, but you need to try to take it.

Q. Willing to take risks, having confidence to take risks?

ANDRE AGASSI: Calculated risk, calculated risk. It's calculated. It's controlled aggression.

Q. When you play Roger, talk about how fine a line it is between playing maybe too conservatively, or playing super-aggressive.

ANDRE AGASSI: I go out there with the intention of having to play my best tennis, there's no question about it. That's the good news playing him, if that is good news. The good news is there's not a whole lot of thinking. You better shoot for your best stuff right away, not take your foot off the pedal. When you see him dance around, hit a forehand winner, know that I didn't walk that line very well that point. And when I press and just miss the line, know that I didn't walk that line very well. But if I can hit my shots aggressively and play to the standard I know I can, I have every intention of winning the match.

Q. How do you stay so mentally tough?

ANDRE AGASSI: Just keep trying to improve, that's all. Just keep trying to get better.

Q. I think it was three years ago when you had the night match quarterfinal against Pete. A lot of anticipation before that match. Talk about your feelings now going out against Roger versus then going out against Pete.

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, I think it's a difference when you've played somebody 35 times. You know, it's a magical thing when you spend your whole life competing against somebody, competing for No. 1 in the world, competing for Grand Slam titles, doing it again and again, and then doing it in your 30s, you know, out here at the US Open. It's a whole different animal as far as that goes. But needless to say, the standard is every bit the same. I need to get out there and put together a great match.

Q. I noticed today during your match, the overhead big screen wasn't on. Was that something you requested?

ANDRE AGASSI: I have been asked in years past if I mind that it actually plays the point, and that's something that, I've not proactively but in answering the question, said I would prefer it not to be on. Hasn't been asked to me this year yet.

Q. Sargsian said the other day he had been taking some pills to recover, were his words, that you had given to him. Will you please develop what kind of pills, what they are?

ANDRE AGASSI: Just very basic electrolytes.

Q. What are you drinking right now?

ANDRE AGASSI: A little Kool-Aid (smiling).

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RebelNYC
09-07-2004, 02:52 PM
Sarg did his best, but he was spent from all those five setters...
Andre did a good job, quick match which will help him against Roger...he
needed a quick match. GO ANDRE!

sandhyanair
09-08-2004, 02:08 AM
Hey Sandhya, were are u from?
india

landoud
09-08-2004, 12:41 PM
lots from india :yeah:

landoud
09-08-2004, 12:44 PM
just me from egypt :hatoff:

Agassi Fan
09-08-2004, 04:24 PM
I can't see Andre's match, only on the scoreboard. :-((((((
Good luck against Federer!

Gigan
09-08-2004, 06:40 PM
I can't see Andre's match, only on the scoreboard. :-((((((
Good luck against Federer!

It seems I could see it (recorded) also next day...

But don't worry,

Andre will do it for his fans!!! He will win !!!

______________________________________
:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

tangerine_dream
09-08-2004, 07:51 PM
Tonight's match will likely be delayed due to rain. We are getting sloppy seconds of Hurricane Frances up here and the rain is scheduled to stick around for a few days *nightmares of last year's washed-out USO dance in my head* :scared:

I hope the re-scheduling of matches doesn't get crazy like last year. I'd hate to see players suddenly playing match after match within hours of each one.

The Fed-Agassi match is making me nauseous anyway. I don't know if I'll be able to watch.

MisterQ
09-08-2004, 10:55 PM
GO ANDRE!!! get it done quickly! 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 during a break in the clouds! ;)

SLICK
09-09-2004, 02:15 AM
Latest score Federer ahead 6-3 2-6 7-5 deuce on Andre's serve first game 4th set. This is so close. Rain delay. Probably won't resume until thursday. Andre to win in 5 sets :D

Agassi Fan
09-09-2004, 02:30 AM
Latest score Federer ahead 6-3 2-6 7-5 deuce on Andre's serve first game 4th set. This is so close. Rain delay. Probably won't resume until thursday. Andre to win in 5 sets :D

Go Andre! Please win this match for us!

MisterQ
09-09-2004, 03:42 AM
I can't see Andre's match, only on the scoreboard. :-((((((
Good luck against Federer!

I hope you will get to see it. The quality of shotmaking is spectacular!

Agassi was playing INSANELY well in the second set. Let's hope he can summon that kind of play tomorrow!

GO ANDRE!!! :woohoo:

MaitaBaby
09-09-2004, 03:58 AM
what's the partial score?

MisterQ
09-09-2004, 04:06 AM
Federer leads 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 and the first game of the fourth set is at deuce.

MaitaBaby
09-09-2004, 04:30 AM
ok, thanks a bunch! :)

Agassi Fan
09-09-2004, 08:24 AM
I can see the match on Eurosport. It will be hard for Andre. Federer won 2 sets...

Go Andre!

sandhyanair
09-09-2004, 11:18 AM
ANDRE good luck. please beat federer for us.u r in our prayers.

Lalitha
09-09-2004, 11:30 AM
india

:lol: That I got that from our tricolour flag, where in India are you from?

RebelNYC
09-09-2004, 01:48 PM
GO ANDRE GO! COME OUT SWINGING! GO ANDRE GO!

Shirogane
09-09-2004, 02:51 PM
will Eurosport show us the match today ?

DenzelWashington
09-09-2004, 04:32 PM
If Agassi beats Federer then he will just have to beat Henman in the Semi-Finals for a showdown with Roddick in the Final. I like the look of that line-up IF he beats Federer.

DenzelWashington
09-09-2004, 04:33 PM
Does anyone here remember that nickname Agassi was called sometimes in the past "A-TRAIN"? I think its cool. Plus in today's matchup with Federer its especially cool to have "A-TRAIN" vs "FED-EX" lol

DenzelWashington
09-09-2004, 04:34 PM
I like Agassi's chances as play resumes, cos its absurdly windy out there at the moment. Agassi is the best wind player in the world. Federer is not.

Agassi Fan
09-09-2004, 04:41 PM
will Eurosport show us the match today ?


Yes, you can see it on Eurosport. Maybe at 20:00.

Go Andre!!!

Shirogane
09-09-2004, 04:55 PM
thank you, i wasn't sure. Right now it's W.Cup qualifying match... I'm so nervous ! Just hope that we'll have two great sets to watch.

DenzelWashington
09-09-2004, 05:02 PM
I feel great about Agassi's chances of winning this match if he wins the 4th set. I just get the impression that Agassi is DUE and if his timing is their from the get-go today then he'll get what he wants so badly. Of course, he could get an unlucky bounce and lose the first two points today to go down a break, but lets not think about that oops we just did...

budikovac
09-09-2004, 05:21 PM
yeah, that match could be over before it started! :ignore:
I hope that doesn't happen!

Shirogane
09-09-2004, 05:33 PM
Of course one can't help but think about it. Everything can happen. Just hope that Andre has enough left in the tank and starts playing well right away.

Golfnduck
09-09-2004, 06:54 PM
Andre won the 4th set 6-3!!!! GO ANDRE!!! WIN THE 5TH!!!

MisterQ
09-09-2004, 07:29 PM
ANDRE! :banghead: :mad: :bigcry:

kyki84
09-09-2004, 07:51 PM
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Andre lost the 5th 6/3 :crying2:

DenzelWashington
09-09-2004, 07:51 PM
I usually feel really down after Agassi is eliminated from a Grand Slam. But today is the first time I've ever felt good after a slam loss. I believe Agassi did everything right today and couldn't have done anything more than he did. Well played Andre.

kyki84
09-09-2004, 07:54 PM
I agree, but I can´t help it. To bad it was a quarter final match!!!!!!!!!!!!

DenzelWashington
09-09-2004, 07:58 PM
Agassi's favorite surface is in January, and if he plays like he did in this US Open then he will win the Oz Open.

kyki84
09-09-2004, 08:03 PM
Yeah! that will be great, but the year is not over yet there are some Tennis Masters Series Event and the Master Cup(i hope he goes)

MisterQ
09-09-2004, 08:09 PM
I usually feel really down after Agassi is eliminated from a Grand Slam. But today is the first time I've ever felt good after a slam loss. I believe Agassi did everything right today and couldn't have done anything more than he did. Well played Andre.

I don't agree in this case. Andre made errors on crucial points after getting himself in a position to win. He could have done more, imo.

AgassiFan
09-10-2004, 01:23 AM
I don't agree in this case. Andre made errors on crucial points after getting himself in a position to win. He could have done more, imo.

Yep. If he were 24, it would be a "good loss".

But at 34, after decades of underachieving and choking against Pete, Courier, Hewitt and others, this loss cannot be construed as anything but "very bad".

Federer said "Andre, I am giving you this 3rd set and the match with it" and Andre replied, "No thanks". Agassi had a solid 1st serve and an improved backhand, but his choking tendencies are still there, I am sorry to say.

If Andre wants to redeem himself and prove that he can be a great champ, then he has to play flawless tennis next year and win 2005 AO, W and USO for those fans whom he digusted with his underachieving ways all these years.

Golfnduck
09-10-2004, 02:03 AM
I feel horrible that Agassi lost. He really gave that match to Rogi. Too many bad lobs. He was killing me.

sandhyanair
09-10-2004, 05:04 AM
:lol: That I got that from our tricolour flag, where in India are you from?
kerala

Agassi Fan
09-10-2004, 08:59 AM
The wind won this match, not Federer. :-(

DenzelWashington
09-10-2004, 10:10 AM
Playing Federer in perfect conditions is very hard. So I'm not sure which gave Agassi the better chance, perfect conditions or impossibly windy conditions? After watching the 4th set I thought Agassi was handling things better than Federer and I thought he'd win the 5th. But, it was basically a lottery out there. Is there any rule saying they had a right to not play if the wind was controlling everything like that? Anyway, I'm not so cut like I'd be if Agassi played a bad match, cos Agassi actually played a very good match, and I think most people expected Federer to win anyway. I felt like Agassi would only beat Federer in an absolute thriller, while there was always the danger that Federer could blow Agassi out. So it wasn't a bad result all things considered, and it shows how close Agassi is to being the best in the world at age 34, remarkable.

Agassi Fan
09-10-2004, 11:55 AM
I think, that was Andre's last Us Open. :-(

Billabong
09-10-2004, 11:57 AM
Good effort Andre:)! I hope you'll be back:)!

RebelNYC
09-10-2004, 01:54 PM
A tough match to play in, difficult conditions, and Andre almost pulled it out...
Roger too tough and prevailed.... I HOPE it is NOT Andre's last US OPEN. I
think Andre can still be a force in men's tennis and I can't let go!
GO ANDRE and thanks for a great run here in NYC! GO ANDRE GO!

DenzelWashington
09-11-2004, 11:12 AM
I think this match only served to convince people that Agassi will still be around next year. He almost beat the best player in the world. And as Agassi pointed out in the press conference:

Q. At the end of the year, when this season is over and you have a chance to reflect on what you want to do in 2005, the fact that you came in here and competed against the No. 1 player in the world, how much of a factor will that be, when you sit down to determine whether to continue on? Are family factors and privacy factors more of a factor than how you're playing right now?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, what I've said for four years now, which is if I'm out there forcing the best players in the world to play their best tennis, if I'm out there with other players not looking forward to playing against me, I mean, that's everything it's always been to me on the court. And I feel a sense of responsibility and obligation to give back to a sport that's given me so much in my life.

So I'm going to keep going as long as I feel I have the realistic hope of putting together great matches and finding a way to win. I mean, you know, at least I hope that's my criterion. That's the only game plan I have, is to keep trying to improve until I decide I can't do it.

DenzelWashington
09-11-2004, 11:14 AM
Agassi obviously has no retirement age in mind. As long as he's still a force he will continue. Based on his current form I'd expect 2-4 more years.

sandhyanair
09-12-2004, 10:24 AM
anyone knows andre & steffi's e-mail address?

kwan
09-13-2004, 02:41 AM
Yep. If he were 24, it would be a "good loss".

But at 34, after decades of underachieving and choking against Pete, Courier, Hewitt and others, this loss cannot be construed as anything but "very bad".

Federer said "Andre, I am giving you this 3rd set and the match with it" and Andre replied, "No thanks". Agassi had a solid 1st serve and an improved backhand, but his choking tendencies are still there, I am sorry to say.

If Andre wants to redeem himself and prove that he can be a great champ, then he has to play flawless tennis next year and win 2005 AO, W and USO for those fans whom he digusted with his underachieving ways all these years.


Are you friggin kidding me with this post?
Let me ask you this, was Agassi expected to beat Federer or something?
Federer has proven for almost a year now that he's in a class of his own. Agassi is the only one who took him to the limit at the US Open and at another Master's series event this year. Not roddick, not Hewitt who got absolutely blown off the court today after being considered the hottest hard court player of this summer.
So how exactly was this a bad loss?

Has Andre underachieved at one point in his career? Absolutely.
Losing to Andres Gomez in 90' and to Jim courier in 92' was embarrassing. But I'm not going to take any of the losses against Sampras, the grand slam king, against Agassi.
Agassi has won 8 slams himself, has won all four slams, which no active player has done at this point. How is that an underachieving career?

The guy is a Hall-of-famer, a legend, and still a force to be reckoned with at every grand slam tournament. He's proven this year that he can still play with the best of them.

I still think he hits the ball off the ground better than anybody in the game. Federer would agree. What saved Federer from losing that quarterfinal match was his awesome serve, and his ability to come through in clutch situations. He's not #1 in the world by a mile for no reason.
Andre won most of the rallies in that match though. Especially in the second, third and fourth sets.

May I point that that Roger is on his way to being a legend as well. I really don't think you understand how good he is, and how Andre should be applauded for giving him the toughest match of the tournament at 34 years old.

Wake up and smell the coffe. Please.

DenzelWashington
09-13-2004, 07:26 AM
Are you friggin kidding me with this post?
Let me ask you this, was Agassi expected to beat Federer or something?
Federer has proven for almost a year now that he's in a class of his own. Agassi is the only one who took him to the limit at the US Open and at another Master's series event this year. Not roddick, not Hewitt who got absolutely blown off the court today after being considered the hottest hard court player of this summer.
So how exactly was this a bad loss?

Has Andre underachieved at one point in his career? Absolutely.
Losing to Andres Gomez in 90' and to Jim courier in 92' was embarrassing. But I'm not going to take any of the losses against Sampras, the grand slam king, against Agassi.
Agassi has won 8 slams himself, has won all four slams, which no active player has done at this point. How is that an underachieving career?

The guy is a Hall-of-famer, a legend, and still a force to be reckoned with at every grand slam tournament. He's proven this year that he can still play with the best of them.

I still think he hits the ball off the ground better than anybody in the game. Federer would agree. What saved Federer from losing that quarterfinal match was his awesome serve, and his ability to come through in clutch situations. He's not #1 in the world by a mile for no reason.
Andre won most of the rallies in that match though. Especially in the second, third and fourth sets.

May I point that that Roger is on his way to being a legend as well. I really don't think you understand how good he is, and how Andre should be applauded for giving him the toughest match of the tournament at 34 years old.

Wake up and smell the coffe. Please.


Exactly! Couldn't have put it better myself!

The thing I like most about Agassi's set of achievements is the fact that he's won all 4 grand slams AND a gold medal! In the 2008 Olympics Federer will be in his late 20s and no certainty at all to take gold. And I have doubts over whether Federer can ever beat all those claycourters to win the French. Agassi has had an INCREDIBLY successful career. And his match against Federer should send a strong warning that Agassi is in awesome shape for the Australian Open.