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Andre at Legg Mason 2004

Gigan
08-20-2004, 01:56 PM
Agassi Moves Closer to Title No. 6 in Washington
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LEGG MASON TENNIS CLASSIC
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
August 19, 2004

http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/180X250/agassi_houston6.jpgTop seed Andre Agassi advanced to his seventh consecutive quarterfinal in Washington as he defeated Kristian Pless of Denmark 6-4, 6-2. Agassi, who won his eighth straight match this summer, fired 12 aces and was never broken in the 64-minute match.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID:
Agassi: "It's not pressure anymore. It's a great feeling to have the crowd support. I enjoy playing here and my best results have been here, San Jose, Key Biscayne, Scottsdale. It's always nice to play where you play well at. I feel comfortable and this arena allows me to execute my game.

"It always makes things easier when your serve is on and that certainly was the case tonight. My game doesn't evolve around my serve and tonight I was serving very well.

"He's a talented player with a big game. I played him before on clay and it's a whole different story on this surface."

QUARTERFINALS PREVIEW
We're into the quarterfinals at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, with top seed Andre Agassi and second Lleyton Hewitt hoping to remain on course to meet in the final.

Five-time champion Agassi, making his 15th consecutive appearance in the tournament and 16th appearance overall, is through to his 10th quarterfinal in Washington since making his debut in 1987. The 34-year-old, who won the title in 1990-91, '95, '98-99 and reached the final in 2000 (l. to Corretja), meets Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu in the quarterfinals.

Agassi, who came into the tournament having defeated Carlos Moya, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt to win the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati, extended his winning streak to eight matches with wins over Paul Goldstein and Kristian Pless this week. Agassi, who has reached the semifinal or better in his six appearances in Washington, defeated Mathieu in their only previous meeting at Roland Garros in 2002, coming back from two sets down to win in five.


Go Andre!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

MisterQ
08-20-2004, 03:20 PM
If he wins it he will have his 60th career title! :)

RebelNYC
08-20-2004, 05:35 PM
GO ANDRE GO! This would be awesome!
There is NO ONE Like Andre, No ONE!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-20-2004, 07:16 PM
Come on,Andre!!!I believe you can win more titles!!!:rocker::rocker2::worship:

J. Corwin
08-20-2004, 09:07 PM
If he wins it he will have his 60th career title! :)

And he will pass Bjorn Borg with # of titles soon. :)

MisterQ
08-20-2004, 10:38 PM
Is there live scoring for this tournament?

MisterQ
08-20-2004, 10:42 PM
And he will pass Bjorn Borg with # of titles soon. :)

Borg: 57 singles titles, 4 doubles titles

Agassi: 59 singles titles, 1 doubles title

:dance:

sol
08-20-2004, 10:51 PM
Is there live scoring for this tournament?
Yes..
http://www.leggmasontennisclassic.com/
Ginepri leads Sluiter 6-3 6-6 (*4-1) ;)

Go Andre! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/janein/jaja.gif

MisterQ
08-20-2004, 10:57 PM
thanks sol(#) :)

MisterQ
08-21-2004, 01:12 AM
Andre won! 6-4, 6-4. :) :clap2:

Gigan
08-21-2004, 01:30 AM
Andre won! 6-4, 6-4. :) :clap2:

Yeh,

Andre did it again!!!! A. Agassi def. P. Mathieu 6-4, 6-4!!!
Go, go Andre!!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
08-21-2004, 01:44 AM
Few pix of Andre: Legg Mason, August, 2004:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040821/capt.dcev10108210112.legg_mason_tennis__dcev101.jp g http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040820/capt.dcev10308200134.legg_mason_tennis_dcev103.jpg http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040820/capt.dcev10108200124.legg_mason_tennis_dcev101.jpg http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040818/capt.dckw10308180218.washington_dckw103.jpg http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040816/capt.dclj10508161901.legg_mason_dclj105.jpg

Go Andre!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:
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Gigan
08-21-2004, 02:15 AM
New pic of Andre, 20 August, 2004:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040821/capt.dcev10508210122.legg_mason_tennis__dcev105.jp g

Andre Agassi blows a kiss to the crowd after defeating Paul-Henri Mathieu at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic on Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, in Washington. Agassi won the match, 6-4, 6-4.
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Golfnduck
08-21-2004, 03:30 PM
Who does Andre play next? GO ANDRE!!!

MisterQ
08-21-2004, 03:33 PM
next Andre plays Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, ranked 162 in the ATP race.

go Andre!

Gigan
08-21-2004, 06:10 PM
One more pic of Andre:

http://msn.foxsports.com/id/2645722

Go Andre!!!!
Win the final!!!

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
08-22-2004, 12:56 AM
Andre lost semifinal 4-6, 5-7,
can not believe.....
Thread is complete.

We will wait for US open 2004!!!
Go Andre!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

MisterQ
08-22-2004, 03:21 AM
very disappointing :sad:

the pessimist in me knew he would lose his easiest match...

But he can do well at the Open! stay confident Andre! :)

Shirogane
08-22-2004, 08:50 AM
well, didn't expect that to happen. Anyway, i guess he won't be missing that Hewitt rematch... And if it really was a bad match, better have this happen now than at the Open

J. Corwin
08-22-2004, 09:54 AM
:(

Shirogane
08-22-2004, 10:06 AM
don't you agree ? As I said, i did not see that match. He may have opted to save himself the pain of playing Hewitt again. To me, Andre remains favourite to win in NY.

Gigan
08-23-2004, 12:51 AM
Here is last pic of Andre at Legg Mason 2004

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040822/capt.dcgh10308220027.washington_dcgh103.jpg

Andre Agassi returns a volley from Gilles Muller of Luxembourg
during a semifinal match of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in
Washington on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004.

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

RebelNYC
08-23-2004, 02:48 PM
Very disappointing loss .... only good thing I can think of is that Andre will
be "fresher" for the US Open, but this one was a bitter one to swallow...
GO ANDRE!

kwan
08-24-2004, 01:06 AM
I saw the semifinal match and I thought Andre was hitting the ball well against Mueller, he just didn't serve well. I also sensed he might have taken his opponent and the occasion lightly. Like, a "so what if I lose, I could use some rest" attitude. Both first set and second sets could have gone either way. Andre got a little careless at the end of both sets. I really don't see this as a setback for the US open. Andre will be hard to beat over there. He will go far.

MisterQ
08-24-2004, 01:10 AM
thanks for the report, kwan. :) glad to hear that.

Gonzo Hates Me!
08-24-2004, 06:14 AM
I must say, I have never been an Andre person. I have always been a Pete person, lol. In fact, I dont like Agassi. But, I love the fact that he is so good to the city of Washington DC. He always comes to Legg Mason. The people here love him. They come to the tournament for him. When he is on center court, all the matches being played elsewhere are empty. Washingtonians love him and he must love us so much too. I have to admit, I dont want him to retire only because Legg Mason will be incomplete without him. I seriously think once he retires, whenever he does, LM ticket sales will drastically drop. I dont love Agassi, but I love what he does for the spirit of this city, and I think every tourney-goer at DC will cherish his devotion

Shirogane
08-24-2004, 08:45 AM
Andre :rolls:

anyway kwan, thanks for reassuring us

tangerine_dream
08-24-2004, 08:54 PM
Bummer Andre. :sad: Well, at least you've got your game and confidence back. On to USO. :banana:

Andre Agassi steals the show at Legg Mason Tennis Classic

By JESSE SCOTT

Date published: 8/24/2004

WHILE ONE-HALF of tennis's greatest rivalry has retired (Pete Sampras), the other half is still going strong.

Andre Agassi and the rest of his professional tennis crew rolled into Washington, D.C., this past week for the annual Legg Mason Tennis Classic.

Each year, the Association of Tennis Professionals brings in 64 of tennis's most renowned names for a one-week tournament at the W.H.G. Fitzgerald Center in our nation's capital.

This year, however, was slightly different from years past. Since most of the sport's big shots (including the top two players in the world, Roger Federer and Andy Roddick) were representing their countries at the Olympics, the draw for the Legg Mason Tournament had to be cut to 32.

Despite the field being sliced in half, an overwhelming presence of skill and charisma was still served up.

Away from the center court of the facility, fans could get lost in the array of activities.

There's great food, a variety of tennis competitions, merchandise booths and three other intimate courts with catch great matches going on.

And if you felt a little tired from all the match action, you could just take a seat on a bench and watch the pros practice their skills on one of the many practice courts.

Before each of their matches, the players would leisurely hit with their coaches and friends then follow up with an autograph session.

If the fans couldn't get Andre's autograph right after his center court match, they were sure to snag it after he put his practice minutes in.

There's just something about D.C. that keeps Agassi coming back every year.

"I feel really comfortable here. I love the courts, and I love the arena," he recalled in a press conference.

Whenever Agassi hit the court, he was greeted by an uproar that only comes with being a legend. At the age of 34 (which is ancient in the tennis world), the fans know his professional years are limited--and know it's a privilege to be graced by his presence.

His comfort on the courts has showed in recent years in D.C., where he has captured five Legg Mason titles--the most in this tournament's history.

However, this year he couldn't pull through for a sixth.

In the semifinals, which were held Saturday night, he suffered an upset by the Netherlands' Gilles Muller (6-4, 7-5).

While everyone was hoping for Agassi to clash with the saucy Australian, Lleyton Hewitt (who has finished number one in the world twice), in the final, this year it wasn't going to happen.

Hewitt won his semifinal earlier on in the day over the young American Robby Ginepri, and then faced Muller on Sunday afternoon.

In the final, Hewitt's mental strength and experience came through, as he won the title easily over the 162nd ranked Muller 6-3, 6-4.

In the end, though, most people still seemed to talk about Agassi. Though the crowd favorite couldn't bring home the trophy this year, his legacy and drive to continue can be respected by all.

At the age of 34, he's still going strong, still has the belief he can win the big ones--and still has the entire city of Washington on his side.

Hopefully next year, you, too, can have the honor to see this tennis legend, up close and personal.

Gigan
08-28-2004, 03:40 PM
This thread is completed.
We can close it.
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