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Andre in Madrid

Gigan
10-14-2004, 01:02 AM
Agassi Enters Madrid, Moya Out, Roddick Questionable

http://www.sportsmediainc.net/tennisweek/AgassifistUSOpenSMullane.jpg

10/14/2004

Andre Agassi will bring his game to Spain. The eight-time Grand Slam champion, who has ruled out an appearance in the United States' Davis Cup final against host Spain in December, is scheduled to arrive in Madrid tomorrow to begin practice for next week's Tennis Masters Series-Madrid.


It will be Agassi's first ATP tournament since he suffered a five-set quarterfinal setback to top-ranked Roger Federer at last month's U.S. Open. The 34-year-old Agassi will waste little time getting to work: he's scheduled for a hitting session with coach Darren Cahill shortly after arriving in Madrid.

"Agassi was due to have his first hit at the Rockodromo arena later in the day, hours after arriving," said a statement on the official Tennis Masters-Madrid web site. "The American's presence will help attendance at the penultimate Masters Series of the season, with doubts now surfacing about the availability of world number 2 Andy Roddick."

Former U.S. Open champion Roddick has not yet officially withdrawn, though tournament organizers believe the Miami champion may pull out to rest the sore right elbow he strained in reaching the Bangkok final where he fell to top-ranked Roger Federer in the Bangkok final on October 3rd.

The 22-year-old Roddick, who flew to Bangkok after leading the United States to a Davis Cup semifinal sweep of Belarus, sustained the elbow injury during a 7-6(1), 6-7(0), 7-6(2) semifinal victory over Marat Safin.

"I hurt my elbow against Marat Safin, but I don't think that made a difference," said Roddick after his loss to Federer in the final that was a rematch of the Wimbledon final. "Roger's been beating people all year. I came out and gave it a shot but, when I went back to the room yesterday, I started to feel something in one of the tendons in my elbow. I probably just strained it, but it made it pretty tough out there."

Though Roddick has played Agassi in two charity exhibition matches since Bangkok, he has yet to play an ATP event and there is growing speculation he may sit out some of the upcoming indoor European events — Madrid, Stockholm and Paris — in order to rest his elbow and practice on the red clay in preparation for the Davis Cup tie against Spain in Seville, December 3rd-5th. Roddick's official web site Andy Roddick.com, lists all three events on his schedule, but he's made it clear that the Davis Cup final is his top priority.

"The most important thing is the Davis Cup final. I want to be ready for that," said Roddick, who will play next month's Tennis Masters Cup in Houston. "I need to be 100 per cent physically — all of my decisions will be based upon that goal."

The United States Davis Cup squad will not include Agassi, who reiterated his decision to step aside from Davis Cup competition. One of the most successful Davis Cup singles players in recent American history, Agassi owns a 30-5 Davis Cup record, but has repeatedly said his Davis Cup career is over.

"My reasons have nothing to do with winning or losing," Agassi said. "I'm growing tired, have a family, and it's time for the young guys who have gotten the team to the final to have the opportunity to win it."

His early arrival in Madrid means Agassi is committed to competing for the title he won two years ago.

The 2002 Madrid champion missed the tournament last year as he skipped the European indoor fall season. Two years ago, Agassi arrived at the inaugural Madrid tournament for his first event since his loss to Pete Sampras in the U.S. Open final the prior month. He defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero in the quarterfinals and Sebastien Grosjean in the semis before receiving a walkover win in the final as Jiri Novak withdrew before the final with a strained hamstring.

While Agassi will play and Roddick's status is uncertain, former No. 1 Carlos Moya will not play Madrid and may well sit out the rest of the European fall season to rest his stained shoulder before playing the Tennis Masters Cup in Houston and the Davis Cup in Seville.

The ATP has confirmed that Roland Garros runner-up Guillermo Coria, three-time Roland Garros champion Gustavo Kuerten and Frenchmen Fabrice Santoro and Sebastien Grosjean will be out of the tournament. Coria is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder and hopes to play the Tennis Masters Cup, though that prospect appears unlikely. Kuerten is recovering from his second arthroscopic hip surgery that could sideline him for as many as six months, and Grosjean and Santoro both pulled out with injury.

As a result of the withdrawals, Robin Soderling, fresh off his first career title last Sunday, and Russian Mikhail Youzhny have received main draw spots.
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Gigan
10-14-2004, 02:23 AM
AGASSI SET FOR THURSDAY ARRIVAL IN SPAIN.

Madrid, October 13th, 2004 (DPA) – Andre Agassi was due to arrive in Spain Thursday, confirming his participation in the Madrid Masters, organisers said Wednesday.

The 34-year-old American won the inaugural title in a 2002 walkover against injured Czech Jiri Novak, but didn't defend a year later as he skipped all of the European autumn indoor events. Agassi was due to have his first hit at the Rockodromo arena later in the day, hours after arriving. He has not played since the U.S. Open well over a month ago.

The American's presence will help attendance at the penultimate Masters Series of the season, with doubts now surfacing about the availability of world number 2 Andy Roddick.

The losing finalist this month to Roger Federer at the Thailand Open complained of an arm injury as he took a hammering.

With the Americans facing Spain in the Davis Cup, some reports indicate that the former world number 1 may not travel to Europe for the indoor campaign, preferring to focus on the final in Seville December 3-5.

But while his problem may keep him off the ATP, it hasn't apparently been bad enough to prevent exhibition matches.

Roddick has played two this week, in California (losing to Agassi) and in North Dakota.

Roddick admitted in Bangkok that his scheduling might change during the run-up to the Davis Cup. "The most important thing is the Davis Cup final. I want to be ready for that. I need to be 100 per cent physically - all of my decisions will be based upon that goal."

Meanwhile former French Open champion Agassi has brushed off calls that he return for the final, to be played on Spain's favourite surface, clay.

But after a four-year Davis absence, Agassi says he's not about to change things. "My reasons have nothing to do with winning or losing. I'm growing tired, have a family, and it's time for the young guys who have gotten the team to the final to have the opportunity to win it."

With Roddick perhaps uncertain for Madrid, which begins Monday, Switzerland's Federer should be rested and refreshed after lifting his tenth title of the season in Bangkok.

Go, Andre!
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Agassi Fan
10-14-2004, 02:08 PM
I hope, Andre will have a good draw.

kati830728
10-15-2004, 01:04 PM
Is Steffi with him?

Agassi Fan
10-15-2004, 02:34 PM
I don't know that, but I hope, the full family are with Andre in Madrid. :-)

Agassi Fan
10-15-2004, 02:40 PM
They are out TMS Madrid:
Moya, Coria, Guga, Roddick, Grosjean, and maybe Hewitt.
So Andre must win this title!!

Gigan
10-15-2004, 02:43 PM
They are out TMS Madrid:
Moya, Coria, Guga, Roddick, Grosjean, and maybe Hewitt.
So Andre must win this title!!

Don't worry!!
Andre does not afraid those guys - he is able win vs any of them, and even more!!!

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Agassi Fan
10-15-2004, 05:23 PM
[QUOTE=Gigan]Don't worry!!
Andre does not afraid those guys - he is able win vs any of them, and even more!!!

Yes, I know that. But I am happy, becaues the chanche of the winning is bigger now. :)

Gigan
10-15-2004, 08:21 PM
Federer is out from Madrid.

Andre's seed number is 2.


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brazuca5copas
10-15-2004, 11:25 PM
td

Agassi Fan
10-16-2004, 12:49 PM
This pic is from Madrid?

Agassi Fan
10-16-2004, 03:09 PM
We can see today the draw.

brazuca5copas
10-16-2004, 03:27 PM
yes, The pics is from Madrid.

brazuca5copas
10-16-2004, 03:31 PM
pic

Agassi Fan
10-16-2004, 03:42 PM
Hi! You are from Brazila? I am a big fan of the brazil footballteam, esp. Ronaldo. :-)

I love this Andre pic. :-)

brazuca5copas
10-16-2004, 06:15 PM
Yes, I'm from São Paulo-Brazil , and I love soccer too , and I'm crazy for brazilian soccer team , 5 time world champion.

Gigan
10-16-2004, 06:41 PM
Pics of Andre in Madrid
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041015/capt.mad80410151646.spain_madrid_tennis_mad804.jpg

Andre Agassi, of the United States, returns the ball during a training session in Madrid Friday Oct. 15, 2004, for the upcoming Masters tennis tournament between Oct. 16 and 24.

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Gigan
10-16-2004, 06:48 PM
Saturday October 16, 4:43 PM
Federer out of Madrid Masters

MADRID (Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer will not compete in next week's Madrid Masters because of fatigue, organisers say.
"He told me he was neither mentally nor physically prepared to play after the recent months of playing and travelling," tournament director Manolo Santana said on Saturday. "We're disappointed."

Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt are also absent, leaving Tim Henman as the top seed ahead of Andre Agassi and Juan Carlos Ferrero.
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Andre'sNo1Fan
10-16-2004, 09:17 PM
Good luck in this tournament Andre :kiss:

spooky
10-16-2004, 09:35 PM
God... I just want one thing - win Agassi in Madrid!
Go Andre!

Gigan
10-17-2004, 02:35 AM
Final players list on 17 October 2004 (if it is finaly final?)

1 . Henman, Tim (GBR)
2. Agassi, Andre (USA)
3. Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP)
4. Nalbandian, David (ARG)
5. Massú, Nicolas (CHI )
6. Schuettler, Rainer (GER )
7. Safin, Marat (RUS )
8. Srichaphan, Paradorn (THA )
9. González, Fernando (CHI )
10. Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG )
11. Pavel, Andrei (ROM )
12. Robredo, Tommy (ESP)
13. Dent, Taylor (USA)
14. Hrbaty, Dominik (SVK)
15. Spadea, Vincent (USA)
16. Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO)
17. Novak, Jiri (CZE)
18. Schalken, Sjeng (HOL)
19. Fish, Mardy (USA)
20. Ancic, Mario (CRO)
21. Johansson, Joachim (SWE)
22. Cañas, Guillermo (ARG)
23. López, Feliciano (ESP)
24. Horna, Luis (PER)
25. Bjrokman Jonas (SUE)
26. Verdasco, Fernando (ESP)
27. Mayer, Florian (GER)
28. Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS)
29. Soderling, Robin (SUE)
30. Arazi, Hicham (MAR)
31. Malisse, Xavier (BEL)
32. Costa, Albert (ESP)
33. Haas, Tommy (ALE)
34. Labadze, Iraki (GEO)
35. Ginepri, Robny (USA)
36. Calleri, Agustín (ARG)
37. Nadal, Rafael (ESP)
38. Karlovic, Ivo (CRO)
....
39. SE - ATP
40. WC - Ferrer, David (ESP)
41. WC - Sánchez, David (ESP)
42. WC - Corretja, Alex (ESP)
43. FASE PREVIA
44. FASE PREVIA
45. FASE PREVIA
46. FASE PREVIA
47. FASE PREVIA
48. FASE PREVIA
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I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-17-2004, 11:52 AM
Good luck,can't wait to see your match,Andre!!! :crazy::rocker::dance:

Agassi Fan
10-17-2004, 12:46 PM
God... I just want one thing - win Agassi in Madrid!
Go Andre!


That's my wish too. :)

Agassi Fan
10-17-2004, 01:34 PM
Ferrero-Bye
Horna vs Arazi
Ancic vs Fish
Pavel-Bye

Gonzalez-Bye
Schalken vs Q
Karlovic vs Lopez
Safin-Bye

Robredo-Bye
Q vs Ginepri
Bjorkman vs Verdasco
Hrbaty-Bye

Spadea-Bye
Nadal vs Sanguinetti
Sanchez vs Q
Agassi-Bye

Gigan
10-17-2004, 01:48 PM
That's my wish too. :)

My wish is better!

In 2004:
Win Madrid!
Win Stocholm!
Win Paris!
Win TMC Houston!

Go, Andre!
You can do it !!!

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spooky
10-17-2004, 01:56 PM
Agassi vs Sanchez
Agassi vs Nadal
Agassi vs Robredo
Agassi vs Ferrero
Agassi vs Henman

and Andre will win this tournament! I think he is able to defeat anyone in Madrid!

Go Andre!

Gigan
10-17-2004, 02:06 PM
Yeh, It could be funny match there:

Agassi-Nadal (two time younger)!


It will be Nr 817 win of Andre!

Final - will be Nr 820!
Go Andre!
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MisterQ
10-17-2004, 03:09 PM
Agassi/Nadal could be fun! go Andre!!

Gigan
10-17-2004, 04:24 PM
Predictions on TM Madrid:

AGASSI TO REIGN IN SPAIN - BAILEY
Saturday 16th October 2004

Chris Bailey

It is a little disappointing that Roger Federer, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt are all missing from the Madrid Masters, but it is great news for Tim Henman, who will be the top seed at a Masters for the first time in his career.

He is now well on course to reach the Masters Cup in Houston, which was one of his two goals for the year - the other was to win Wimbledon.

The indoor courts of Madrid suit Henman's serve-and-volley game and if he has a good week, which there is no reason why he shouldn't with so many big names missing, he could secure his place at the end of season spectacle this week.

So far, Federer, Roddick, Hewitt and Gaston Gaudio are the only players to have secured their places in Houston, which means we could see some, nervous tennis from the likes of Marat Safin, Andre Agassi, David Nalbandian and even Tim, who are all still trying to qualify.

In the early rounds they will be desperate to progress and prove themselves and we may not see the best of them until the later rounds when they are a bit more relaxed.

Agassi looks to me to be the most likely winner. He won the last time he was here in 2002 and he has come over desperate to prove he can still compete.

The American won the last Masters event in Cincinnati and at the US Open he showed that he is still one of the top players on Tour by taking Federer to four sets. He was the only person to really push the world number one and you get the impression that has given him a real boost.

I don't hold much hope for the defending champion Juan Carlos Ferrero, though. He has had a torrid season and is suffering from a complete crisis of confidence. He seems to have written this season off and is just focusing all his attentions on winning the Davis Cup for Spain.

In contrast, up until recently, Jocahim Johansson has been in the form of his life. The quick indoor game should suit his style and as he has an outside chance of reaching Houston this could be a big week for him.

PREDICTION: Andre Agassi says he wants to play on for another year and he still has what it takes to mix it with the best players in the game. With so many notable absentees, he should come out on top in Madrid.


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Agassi Fan
10-17-2004, 04:37 PM
[QUOTE=Gigan]My wish is better!

In 2004:
Win Madrid!
Win Stocholm!
Win Paris!
Win TMC Houston!

Go, Andre!
You can do it !!!

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AMEN!!!

Gigan
10-17-2004, 05:54 PM
Where are you, fans???

Go support Andre->->

Click here:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=18775&page=2

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Gigan
10-17-2004, 05:56 PM
New pics of Andre in Madrid:



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Gigan
10-17-2004, 07:49 PM
Andre will play with winner of

SANCHEZ, David (ESP) vs MIRNYI, Max (BLR)


Go, Andre!!!
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Gigan
10-17-2004, 07:58 PM
Statistics:

Agassi, Andre 3-0 Mirnyi, Max

2004 Miami TMS, Hard, R32 FL, U.S.A. Hard R32 Agassi 6 2, 6 2
2002 US Open, Hard, Q NY, U.S.A. Hard Q Agassi 6 7, 6 3, 7 5, 6 3
2002 Los Angeles, Hard, S CA, U.S.A. Hard S Agassi 6 4, 6 2


Agassi, Andre 2-0 Sanchez, David

2004 IndianWells TMS,Hard,R64, CA, USA Hard R64 Agassi 6 2, 6 2
2002 Roland Garros, Clay, R64,France Clay R64 Agassi 4 6, 6 2, 6 1

Go, Andre, do it again!
Win!

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Gigan
10-17-2004, 08:15 PM
It's my 601 post?!
Can't believe...
Need to post some funny stuf (pic) -->


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spooky
10-17-2004, 10:16 PM
Agassi/Nadal could be fun! go Andre!!

Oh yeah, but we must remember that Nadal is young, but good player (he defeat Federer in this year!). I saw him in Sopot, when he won his first ATP tournament. He plays nice tennis and i like him, but I think that Andre can win in two easy sets :-).

Gigan
10-17-2004, 10:34 PM
From new article:

Agassi knows his career has taken a special path. Gone are
contemporaries like Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Michael Chang and
Todd Martin.

When asked if he is a survivor, Agassi smiles and says,

"I'm a thriver. I don't survive. I thrive. I'm privileged to still be doing
this after so many years. I think as you get older your capacity for
embracing these moments sort of increases. Along with that, so has
my passion for the game and my enjoyment of the game. So to still be
out there doing it is quite a special thing."


Agassi: Tennis legend Andre Agassi is still one of the top players
in the game. He recently played an exhibition in Grand Forks, N.D.
to help a school he has established and also to give something back
to the sport he loves. "It's a thrill for me to bring this type of
tennis to places that don't get that opportunity," Agassi
said. "It's a chance for me to grow the game and expose people to a
great, great sport."




Go, Andre! We like you!
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spooky
10-17-2004, 10:38 PM
Go, Andre! We like you!

We like? No, no... we LOVE you Andre! :D

Gigan
10-17-2004, 10:46 PM
We like? No, no... we LOVE you Andre! :D

I am a man spooky, i can't say (or do) - love you, Andre!


Which city you are from, Sopot?
I was in Sopot, - very nice city...
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Gigan
10-17-2004, 11:27 PM
The list on 18 October 2004:

1 . Henman, Tim (GBR)
2. Agassi, Andre (USA)
3. Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP)
4. Nalbandian, David (ARG)
5. Massú, Nicolas (CHI )
6. Schuettler, Rainer (GER )
7. Safin, Marat (RUS )
8. Srichaphan, Paradorn (THA )
9. González, Fernando (CHI )
10. Chela, Juan Ignacio (ARG )
11. Pavel, Andrei (ROM )
12. Robredo, Tommy (ESP)
13. Dent, Taylor (USA)
14. Hrbaty, Dominik (SVK)
15. Spadea, Vincent (USA)
16. Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO)
17. Novak, Jiri (CZE)
18. Schalken, Sjeng (HOL)
19. Fish, Mardy (USA)
20. Ancic, Mario (CRO)
21. Johansson, Joachim (SWE)
22. Cañas, Guillermo (ARG)
23. López, Feliciano (ESP)
24. Horna, Luis (PER)
25. Bjrokman Jonas (SUE)
26. Verdasco, Fernando (ESP)
27. Mayer, Florian (GER)
28. Youzhny, Mikhail (RUS)
29. Soderling, Robin (SUE)
30. Arazi, Hicham (MAR)
31. Malisse, Xavier (BEL)
32. Costa, Albert (ESP)
33. Haas, Tommy (ALE)
34. Labadze, Iraki (GEO)
35. Ginepri, Robny (USA)
36. Calleri, Agustín (ARG)
37. Nadal, Rafael (ESP)
38. Karlovic, Ivo (CRO)
39. Sanguinetti, Davide (ITA)
....
39. SE - ATP
40. WC - Ferrer, David (ESP)
41. WC - Sánchez, David (ESP)
42. WC - Corretja, Alex (ESP)
43. Max Mirnyi (BLR)
44. Antony Dupuis (FRA)
45. Kristof Vliegen (BEL)
46. Tomas Berdych (CZE)
47. Rascón, Juan Luis (ESP)
48. Koubek, Stefan (AUT)
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spooky
10-17-2004, 11:30 PM
I am a man spooky, i can't say (or do) - love you, Andre!

I'm a man too, but when I say 'I love Agassi', that mean just I adore watching Andre. You know, in Poland that mean something different ;-).


Which city you are from, Sopot?
I was in Sopot, - very nice city...


No, I'm from small town in Poland - Mława, however I was in Sopot too :D.

Gigan
10-17-2004, 11:47 PM
OK spooky, never mind...

I found funny stuf... (May be you also like it?)
Bumper sticker:

http://www.dezignerkidz.com/bsstreet/andre-agassi.jpg

This is an advertisement:

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Gigan
10-17-2004, 11:52 PM
Something else:

http://imagehost.vendio.com/bin/imageserver.x/00000000/tennisphotos/usoagassiroddicks.jpg

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Gigan
10-17-2004, 11:59 PM
This one is probably for Andre Agassi fan from Hungary:

Marian, do you like Andre's games? Here new one...

http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/40000049/Images/ps2_agassi.jpg
Here you need to have sony playstation2.

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Gigan
10-18-2004, 12:05 AM
Can not wait to Madrid's start (joke), will post pics...

http://i12.ebayimg.com/02/i/02/8e/58/d4_1_b.JPG
http://i8.ebayimg.com/01/i/02/8e/6f/6a_1.JPG

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Gigan
10-18-2004, 12:08 AM
Rare pic:

http://home.ca.inter.net/~elite2/agas.JPG


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MisterQ
10-18-2004, 04:34 AM
Statistics:

Agassi, Andre 3-0 Mirnyi, Max


2002 US Open, Hard, Q NY, U.S.A. Hard Q Agassi 6 7, 6 3, 7 5, 6 3



I was in Arthur Ashe stadium for this match. It was fun! :)

I remember at one point a very rude spectator yelled out loudly when Mirnyi was serving, causing him to miss. Andre was very gracious and told Max to replay the point. :yeah:

MisterQ
10-18-2004, 04:40 AM
Oh yeah, but we must remember that Nadal is young, but good player (he defeat Federer in this year!). I saw him in Sopot, when he won his first ATP tournament. He plays nice tennis and i like him, but I think that Andre can win in two easy sets :-).


They have never played an official ATP match, but I seem to remember an exhibition match between Nadal and Agassi. Nadal gave Andre a hard time, maybe even taking a set off of him.

So Agassi should be able to win this one, but Nadal will fight hard. The good news is that Andre doesn't underestimate any opponent. He knows anything can happen out there. :)

Agassi Fan
10-18-2004, 11:00 AM
Gigan & Spooky, you are male???? What a surprise for me. :-)
I am female. .-)

Agassi Fan
10-18-2004, 11:02 AM
I don't want to Andre play with Nadal. He is very dangeruos, and he has home publicum.

Agassi Fan
10-18-2004, 11:03 AM
The pics are very good.

spooky
10-18-2004, 11:37 AM
Gigan & Spooky, you are male???? What a surprise for me. :-)
I am female. .-)
Heh, yes I am 100% man :D. I nice to meet woman who likes Agassi. Good girl ;-).

I don't want to Andre play with Nadal. He is very dangeruos, and he has home publicum

Nadal is young and fast. In addition Agassi don't like play against unknown him tennisist.

Gigan
10-18-2004, 01:47 PM
Pic from Madrid:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041018/capt.xpw10110181313.spain_tennis_xpw101.jpg


U.S. tennis player Andre Agassi (news) pauses during a press conference at the U.S. embassy in Madrid Monday Oct. 18, 2004. Agassi is in Madrid to participate in the Madrid Masters tennis tournament.


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Gigan
10-18-2004, 01:49 PM
Andre is doing well in Table-tennis too!!!

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041018/lthumb.xpw10210181314.spain_tennis_xpw102.jpg

U.S. tennis player Andre Agassi (news) plays table tennis against the U.S. ambassador to Spain George Argyros, unseen, at the U.S. embassy in Madrid Monday Oct. 18, 2004.


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Gigan
10-18-2004, 02:17 PM
New pics from Spain:

Andre Agassi during a training session for the upcoming Madrid Masters Series at the...
Andre Agassi Training Before The Start Of The Upcoming Madrid Masters Series
10/15/2004


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Agassi Fan
10-18-2004, 02:54 PM
"In addition Agassi don't like play against unknown him tennisist."

YEs, I want to say the same.

Agassi Fan
10-18-2004, 02:55 PM
[QUOTE=spooky]Heh, yes I am 100% man :D. I nice to meet woman who likes Agassi. Good girl ;-).



:D
Yes, I am a good girl. :angel:

Steffi
10-18-2004, 04:54 PM
First round Max Mirnyi for Andre!

Go Andre, and win Madrid Masters!

Gigan
10-18-2004, 07:07 PM
...

I am female. .-)


I knew that..And not only because you like Andre's shirtless pics...
But because of your real name: "Mariann from Hungary"?

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Agassi Fan
10-18-2004, 07:32 PM
[QUOTE=Gigan]I knew that..And not only because you like Andre's shirtless pics...
But because of your real name: "Mariann from Hungary"?

Yes, my real name is Mariann. :)
And yes, I love Andre's shirtless pics. He has a great body.:lick:

Agassi Fan
10-18-2004, 07:34 PM
First round Max Mirnyi for Andre!

Go Andre, and win Madrid Masters!


He doesn't play tomorrow, I think that.

Gigan
10-18-2004, 07:37 PM
Andre will start on central court at 7.30 p.m. (Madrid time)

Go, Andre! Beat Mirnyi!!!



Tuesday 19 October 2004

Pista Central

Matches Start At:
11:00 AM
Tommy HAAS (GER)
vs
Xavier MALISSE (BEL)

followed by
Jonas BJORKMAN (SWE)
vs
Fernando VERDASCO (ESP)

NOT BEFORE 3:30 PM
Rafael NADAL (ESP)
vs
Davide SANGUINETTI (ITA)

Starting at 7:30 PM
Max MIRNYI (BLR)
vs
Andre AGASSI (USA)

followed by
Ivo KARLOVIC (CRO)
vs
Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP)


'Pista Alcala'
Matches Start At:
11:00 AM

Taylor DENT (USA)
vs
Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS)

followed by
Andy RAM (ISR)
Marat SAFIN (RUS)
vs
Bob BRYAN (USA)
Mike BRYAN (USA)

followed by
Kristof VLIEGEN (BEL)
vs
Guillermo CANAS (ARG)

followed by
Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)
vs
Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO)

followed by
Dominik HRBATY (SVK)
Rainer SCHUETTLER (GER)
vs
Rafael NADAL (ESP)
Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)

followed by
David NALBANDIAN (ARG)
vs
Robin SODERLING (SWE)

'Pista Cibeles'
Matches Start At:
3:00 PM

Starting at 3:00 PM
Mark KNOWLES (BAH)
Daniel NESTOR (CAN)
vs
Julian KNOWLE (AUT)
Nenad ZIMONJIC (SCG)

followed by
Juan Ignacio CHELA (ARG)
vs
Antony DUPUIS (FRA)

followed by
Mario ANCIC (CRO)
or Mardy FISH (USA)
vs
Andrei PAVEL (ROM)

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Gigan
10-18-2004, 07:40 PM
[QUOTE=Gigan]I knew that..And not only because you like Andre's shirtless pics...
But because of your real name: "Mariann from Hungary"?

Yes, my real name is Mariann. :)
And yes, I love Andre's shirtless pics. He has a great body.:lick:


You also like games with Andre!
Check my last posts -there are shirtless pics and new game for ps2...

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Gigan
10-19-2004, 12:21 AM
New pics from Madrid:



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Gigan
10-19-2004, 02:06 AM
TUESDAY PREVIEW: NO. 2 SEED AGASSI, THREE SPANIARDS HIGHLIGHT SECOND DAY OF ACTION

There are seven remaining first round matches and four second round matches on Tuesday's schedule, highlighted by No. 2 seed and 2002 Masters Series Madrid champion Andre Agassi, who takes on qualifier Max Mirnyi in the evening session.

The 34-year-old Agassi is playing in his first tournament since losing a five-set battle in the quarterfinals at the US Open to world No. 1 and eventual champion Roger Federer on Sept. 9. Agassi has a 3-0 lifetime record against "The Beast" and the American won 6-2, 6-2 in their last meeting in the third round of the NASDAQ-100 Open in Miami.

No. 4 seed David Nalbandian plays recent Lyon champion Robin Soderling for the second time. Nalbandian won the previous meeting 6-4, 6-4, in the first round of ATP Masters Series Roma in May en route to the final (l. to Moya).

Opening up the day session on Pista Central is German Tommy Haas, who takes a 4-2 lifetime record against Belgian Xavier Malisse. Haas is the leading candidate for ATP Comeback Player of the Year after missing all of last season with a right shoulder injury. Haas is 21st in the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race with two ATP titles and a quarterfinal showing at the US Open.

The next match features Swedish veteran Jonas Bjorkman against Madrid native Fernando Verdasco. This is the first meeting between the two and Verdasco comes in with a 27-22 match record on the year. He won his first ATP title in Valencia in April.

The final afternoon match is between 18-year-old Rafael Nadal against 32-year-old Italian Davide Sanguinetti, who is coming off a semifinal showing in Vienna where he lost to another Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez. Nadal has doubled his match wins total from last year (14 to 28) and is 46th in the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race.

In the final match of the evening, towering Croat Ivo Karlovic takes a 2-0 lifetime record against Lopez, who is coming off a five-set victory over Guillermo Canas in Vienna on Sunday. The 23 year-old Madrid resident captured his first career ATP title.

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Gigan
10-19-2004, 11:25 AM
Poster from official Madrid'04 site:

http://www.tennis-masters-madrid.com/images/home/roddick.jpg


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Gigan
10-19-2004, 11:48 AM
Huge one! One more pic of Official Madrid site:

http://www.tennis-masters-madrid.com/images/galeria/18/a%20agassi%2001.jpg


Big pic of Big Master!

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Gigan
10-19-2004, 11:53 AM
Now smaller one:

http://www.tennis-masters-madrid.com/images/galeria/18/embajada2_LR.jpg

http://www.tennis-masters-madrid.com/images/galeria/18/embajada2.jpg
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Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 03:23 PM
So Andre will play today. I can't see it, only on the scoreboard. I hate Eurosport, we can see only woman tennis. :-(

Gigan
10-19-2004, 03:30 PM
Couple of new pics from Madrid:

http://www.tennis-masters-madrid.com/images/galeria/18/Marcaleyenda-Agassi2_LR.jpg http://www.tennis-masters-madrid.com/images/galeria/18/Marcaleyenda-Agassi5_LR.jpg

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Gigan
10-19-2004, 03:35 PM
So Andre will play today. I can't see it, only on the scoreboard. I hate Eurosport, we can see only woman tennis. :-(

I think am able to see partially few matches that are from 14.00 to 17.00 by German DSF. Those matches mostly with German players.
But Andre plays on 7.00p.m. with non-german player...

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Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 03:53 PM
I think am able to see partially few matches that are from 14.00 to 17.00 by German DSF. Those matches mostly with German players.
But Andre plays on 7.00p.m. with non-german player...

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Yes, I know that, but I have DSF only on our house in Plattensee. :-(
So i can't see them. :sad:

spooky
10-19-2004, 05:11 PM
Poster from official Madrid'04 site:

http://www.tennis-masters-madrid.com/images/home/roddick.jpg



Nice, but why on left is Roddick? :confused:

btw: the bih photo is beautiful! :D

So Andre will play today. I can't see it, only on the scoreboard. I hate Eurosport, we can see only woman tennis. :-(

I have this same problem :/. On the other hand tomorrow EuroSport show Sharphova - Hantuchova, yeah! :D:D:D

By DSF, i think, could see only one points of match non-German player :-(.

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 05:43 PM
1-1

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 05:50 PM
2-2

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:03 PM
3-3
And 40-15 for Andre, than breakpoint .:-(

Deuce!!!

Breakpont! :-(

4-3 ahhhhhhhhhh.

MisterQ
10-19-2004, 06:05 PM
is andre up a break, or on serve? the scoreboard doesn't say...

spooky
10-19-2004, 06:10 PM
Agassi saved break, now is 5-4 for him :D

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:11 PM
On his serve was a two breakpoints. :-(
This scoreboad is very poor. I can't see the statistic. :-(

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:13 PM
Hi Spooky! :-)

I am happy, I am not alone. :-)

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:14 PM
5-5

spooky
10-19-2004, 06:15 PM
Hi, but I must go for a few moments :-(

5-5

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:17 PM
Breakpoint noooooo.

spooky
10-19-2004, 06:18 PM
6-5! uff... break was closed...

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:18 PM
6-5 I have a heartattack......

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:21 PM
6-6

spooky
10-19-2004, 06:24 PM
tie-break! We must remember, that on US OPEN first set ended tie-break :-).

tie-break:
2-2

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:26 PM
3-4 :-(

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:27 PM
4-4 Come on!!!!!!

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:28 PM
6-5

spooky
10-19-2004, 06:29 PM
7-6(7:5)!! GO Andre! :D

MisterQ
10-19-2004, 06:30 PM
:woohoo:

Keep fighting, Andre!

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:30 PM
7-5
We got the first set!

spooky
10-19-2004, 06:32 PM
Just a good return at a key moment - 4-3 on Mirnyi's serve- was enough for Agassi to win the tie-break and the set 7-6 in 52 minutes.

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:33 PM
0-30 Who's got the serve?

Gigan
10-19-2004, 06:34 PM
7-5
We got the first set!

Men's Singles - 2nd Round - PISTA CENTRAL (19/10/2004)

M.Mirnyi 6(5)

A.Agassi 7(7)

Go Andre!

"Kill" the beast, win this match!!!
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Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:34 PM
Just a good return at a key moment - 4-3 on Mirnyi's serve- was enough for Agassi to win the tie-break and the set 7-6 in 52 minutes.

You can see the match?

spooky
10-19-2004, 06:34 PM
och... http://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/V4/L0/S57/E6227/live_Lng0_Spo57_Evt6227.shtml

:-)

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:37 PM
:-)))

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:39 PM
1-1

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:47 PM
2-2

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:50 PM
2-3

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:56 PM
Two breakpoint for Andre!!! Do it please!!!!

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 06:57 PM
4-3 yeeeeeees!!

MisterQ
10-19-2004, 06:57 PM
:bounce:

MisterQ
10-19-2004, 07:05 PM
Andre won!!! 7-6(5), 6-3!

:woohoo:

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 07:06 PM
7-6, 6-3 :bigclap::bigclap:

Agassi Fan
10-19-2004, 07:07 PM
I must go!

BYe all and good night! :-)

Gigan
10-19-2004, 07:08 PM
Men's Singles - 2nd Round - PISTA CENTRAL (19/10/2004)

M.Mirnyi 6(5) 3

A.Agassi winner 7(7) 6


Good job, Andre!
Next is Nadal (SPA)...

Go, Andre!!!
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MisterQ
10-19-2004, 07:10 PM
I must go!

BYe all and good night! :-)

good night! :zzz: thanks for the scores.

Gigan
10-19-2004, 08:10 PM
Few pics of Andre vs the beast, Mirnyi:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041019/capt.mad11410191958.spain_tennis_mad114.jpg

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20041019/i/r4017799644.jpg



http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20041019/i/r2337090509.jpg
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Gigan
10-19-2004, 08:14 PM
More pics of that match


That was a Model (as ball girl), she supplied Andre by tennis balls....
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Gigan
10-19-2004, 08:28 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041019/capt.mad11310191956.spain_tennis_mad113.jpg http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20041019/i/r1893838561.jpg http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20041019/capt.sge.tit08.191004200106.photo00.photo.default-278x362.jpg http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041019/capt.mad11510192011.spain_tennis_mad115.jpg http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041019/capt.mad11610192010.spain_tennis_mad116.jpg http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20041019/s/r1691637199.jpg

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Gigan
10-19-2004, 08:58 PM
:woohoo:Well done, Andre! :worship:
Thanks for the pics, Gigan :D

My pleasure!


Congrat. Andre!

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Gigan
10-19-2004, 09:05 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041019/capt.mad11810192031.spain_tennis_mad118.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20041019/capt.mad11910192030.spain_tennis_mad119.jpg

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Gigan
10-19-2004, 09:08 PM
Agassi Beats Mirnyi at Madrid Masters

43 minutes ago


MADRID, Spain - Andre Agassi got past big-serving Max Mirnyi 7-6 (5), 6-3 Tuesday to reach the third round at the Madrid Masters.



The second-seeded Agassi, the tournament's 2002 champion, was given a first-round bye. He owns a record 17 Masters titles.


"It was definitely a difficult match. He plays a type of game that is very difficult. It was tough to get a rhythm," Agassi said.


"I got fortunate on some key points."


Agassi's next match is against No. 14-seeded Vince Spadea or Spanish teen Rafael Nadal, a 6-2, 6-1 winner against Davide Sanguinetti.


Tommy Haas and Taylor Dent advanced to the second round with easy wins. Haas beat Xavier Malisse 6-4, 6-1, while Dent defeated Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-2.


Also, Ivan Ljubicic eliminated Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-4, and Fernando Verdasco breezed past Jonas Bjorkman 6-1, 6-2.
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spooky
10-19-2004, 11:10 PM
'34-year-old Andre Agassi shrugged off recent ring-rust to storm to a 7-6 6-3 win over Max Mirnyi of Belarus in the first round of the Madrid Masters. The victory was his first of the season on European soil, and could be a platform for him to qualify for the season-ending Masters Cup.

Struggling to find his rhythm early on, the second seed fought off five break points but showed all his experience to force a tiebreak which he edged 7-5.

Agassi broke Mirnyi to seize control of the second set and the giant Belarussian faltered when serving to stay in the match at 3-5. After going down 0-40 he saved two match points but stumbled on the third to hand Agassi victory.'

Thank you Andre! Go ahead!

Nice pics (escpecially with models ;-))

AgassiDomination
10-19-2004, 11:44 PM
YEAHHHHH!!!! ALRIGHT AGASSI, KEEP IT UP AND WITH THIS TOURNEY!!!!

kati830728
10-20-2004, 12:08 AM
Is steffi now with him?

spooky
10-20-2004, 12:16 AM
She couldn't let Agassi alone, when around him are many models :P ;-).

J. Corwin
10-20-2004, 12:31 AM
nice win andre!

Gigan
10-20-2004, 03:54 AM
There are more pics of vs Mirnyi match:




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Gigan
10-20-2004, 03:56 AM
And more pics of vs Mirnyi match:




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Agassi Fan
10-20-2004, 11:05 AM
Great pics!!!!!

Gigan
10-20-2004, 01:18 PM
Andre goes to test-drive new Mercedes....

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Agassi Fan
10-20-2004, 03:29 PM
This Merci is very expensive.

Agassi Fan
10-20-2004, 03:31 PM
Next is Nadal or Spadea.

spooky
10-20-2004, 04:03 PM
Agassi takes first win in five weeks

Madrid, October 19th 2004 (dpa) - Master showman Andre Agassi honed his game Tuesday night after five weeks without a win to reach the third round of the Madrid Masters.

The 34-year-old veteran kept his eye on the ball on the way to a 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory over Max Mirnyi of Belarus.

Agassi, the 2002 champion of the inaugural edition in Madrid, had a first-round bye while his Belarus opponent had played through qualifying as well as winning a first round.

After winning the first set after 52 minutes in a tie-breaker and then coming through on third match point in the second, Agassi walked away satisfied after his absence, during which his annual charity function in Los Vegas raised more than 6.1 million dollars for local
children.

He last played in the quarterfinals at the US Open, losing to Roger Federer last month.

"I felt good with the way it went," said the holder of 59 career titles. "He was outplaying me in the first set, and I got fortunate on some big key points.

Another seed who had a bye, number 4 David Nalbandian, made the best of his opportunities as he defeated Swede Robin Soderling 7-6 (5), 6-3.

In the first round, Spain's newest tennis hero, the 18-year-old Rafael Nadal, trampled Italian Davide Sanguinetti - nearly twice his age at 32 - with a 6-2, 6-1 decision.

Gigan
10-20-2004, 04:37 PM
This Merci is very expensive.

Not for Andre....
He has more stuff, couple of Boings, airjets,
or something...


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Agassi Fan
10-20-2004, 04:55 PM
Yes, not for Andre, for me. :-)

Gigan
10-20-2004, 08:53 PM
Yes, not for Andre, for me. :-)

Never mind,
you have Andre here...greatest player of all the time...


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Gigan
10-20-2004, 09:25 PM
Agassi breaks European duck

34-year-old Andre Agassi shrugged off recent ring-rust to storm to a 7-6 6-3 win over Max Mirnyi of Belarus in the first round of the Madrid Masters. The victory was his first of the season on European soil, and could be a platform for him to qualify for the season-ending Masters Cup.

http://www.eurosport.co.uk/imgbk/TENNIS/ALL/big_MD-I152735.jpg


MADRID MASTERS: Ball Babes
Struggling to find his rhythm early on, the second seed fought off five break points but showed all his experience to force a tiebreak which he edged 7-5.

Agassi broke Mirnyi to seize control of the second set and the giant Belarussian faltered when serving to stay in the match at 3-5. After going down 0-40 he saved two match points but stumbled on the third to hand Agassi victory.
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Gigan
10-21-2004, 12:12 AM
Next match will be on October 21, 2004, Madrid, Spain:

Andre AGASSI (USA) vs Vincent SPADEA (USA)

Starting at 7:30 PM at central court "Pista Central"



Go, Andre!
Win this match!!!

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Gigan
10-21-2004, 12:23 AM
Time to improve match statistics, Andre!!!

Head-to-head statistics:
http://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/A092_TP_90.jpg Agassi, Andre 3-2 Spadea, Vincent http://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/S544_AS_90.jpg

1999 Australian Open, Hard, R16 Australia, Spadea 1 6, 5 7, 7 6, 3 6
1998 Cincinnati, Hard, R32, OH, U.S.A., Spadea 2 6, 6 0, 6 7
1998 Key Biscayne, Hard, R32, FL, U.S.A. Agassi 6 4, 7 5
1996 Australian Open, Hard, R64, Australia, Agassi 6 4, 6 2, 6 3
1995 Atlanta, Clay, R16,GA, U.S.A., Agassi 6 4, 7 5


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Gigan
10-21-2004, 04:10 AM
Agassi
apunta alto

JUEVES, 21 DE OCTUBRE DE 2004

"Segunda oportunidad para disfrutar de
Andre Agassi. Tras ganar a Max Mirnyi
el martes, el campeón de 2002 abre la
jornada nocturna en el Rockódromo
Madrid Arena enfrentándose a su
compatriota Vincent Spadea, verdugo
de Rafael Nadal. Quizás el rival no tenga
mucho nombre, pero ayer demostró que
es un tenista muy complicado de batir.
El de Las Vegas va lanzado, aunque aún
le queda mucho camino por recorrer."

They did not know at that moment that Nadal will loose...
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Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 12:41 PM
Time to improve match statistics, Andre!!!

Head-to-head statistics:
http://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/A092_TP_90.jpg Agassi, Andre 3-2 Spadea, Vincent http://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/S544_AS_90.jpg

1999 Australian Open, Hard, R16 Australia, Spadea 1 6, 5 7, 7 6, 3 6
1998 Cincinnati, Hard, R32, OH, U.S.A., Spadea 2 6, 6 0, 6 7
1998 Key Biscayne, Hard, R32, FL, U.S.A. Agassi 6 4, 7 5
1996 Australian Open, Hard, R64, Australia, Agassi 6 4, 6 2, 6 3
1995 Atlanta, Clay, R16,GA, U.S.A., Agassi 6 4, 7 5


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Spadea won the last two matches? I didn't know that, until now.

Go Andre!

Gigan
10-21-2004, 01:30 PM
Agassi
apunta alto

JUEVES, 21 DE OCTUBRE DE 2004

"Segunda oportunidad para disfrutar de
Andre Agassi. Tras ganar a Max Mirnyi
el martes, el campeón de 2002 abre la
jornada nocturna en el Rockódromo
Madrid Arena enfrentándose a su
compatriota Vincent Spadea, verdugo
de Rafael Nadal. Quizás el rival no tenga
mucho nombre, pero ayer demostró que
es un tenista muy complicado de batir.
El de Las Vegas va lanzado, aunque aún
le queda mucho camino por recorrer."

They did not know at that moment that Nadal will loose...
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Yesterday could not upload picture for this post --->


Go, Andre! Win Madrid 2004 tournament!
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spooky
10-21-2004, 04:14 PM
Spadea won the last two matches? I didn't know that, until now.

Yes, but it was under 5 years ago, so Agassi should win now.

Go Andre!

Steffi
10-21-2004, 04:47 PM
Im waiting the match now!! Go Andre!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gigan
10-21-2004, 04:53 PM
Yes, but it was under 5 years ago, so Agassi should win now.

Go Andre!

Youre wrong...--->
"Originally Posted by Gigan
Spadea won the last two matches? I didn't know that, until now."

It is not my post...




Andre will win today!!!
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Steffi
10-21-2004, 04:57 PM
I hope, that this match will be easier, than against Mirnyi.

Go Andre!!

spooky
10-21-2004, 05:02 PM
Youre wrong...--->
"Originally Posted by Gigan
Spadea won the last two matches? I didn't know that, until now."

It is not my post...


Oh... sorry, it's my fault. I corrected this... sorry again.

30 min. to start match...

Steffi
10-21-2004, 05:07 PM
30 min? I can wait! Go Andre!!!! Go!!

spooky
10-21-2004, 05:41 PM
They started!

0-1 :/

and two break points! :-(

spooky
10-21-2004, 05:43 PM
1-1 uff...

GO ANDRE!

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 05:46 PM
30 min? I can wait! Go Andre!!!! Go!!


Hi my sweety sister! :-)

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 05:47 PM
They started!

0-1 :/

and two break points! :-(


:-((((

2-1 let's go Andre!

spooky
10-21-2004, 05:48 PM
2-1!

Agassi broke Spadea! Yeah! That's good :D

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 05:52 PM
3-1, and 40-15

spooky
10-21-2004, 05:54 PM
4-1!

GO Andre!

spooky
10-21-2004, 05:59 PM
5-1!

Second break! WOW!

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 06:02 PM
5-1 and 40-40.

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 06:05 PM
6-1:bigclap::bigclap:
That was fast! :bigclap:

spooky
10-21-2004, 06:06 PM
6-1!

First set wasn't hard. Agassi must win! :-)

spooky
10-21-2004, 06:10 PM
second set:

1-0 Agassi :D

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 06:11 PM
1-0

It was a break? I don't know who's serving. :-(

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 06:13 PM
I hate this madrid site!:fiery:

spooky
10-21-2004, 06:21 PM
3-1 and I don't know nothig about break, heh :/.

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 06:22 PM
3-1, so we have a break. :bounce:

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 06:25 PM
4-1:yeah:

spooky
10-21-2004, 06:30 PM
5-2

now serves Spadea

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 06:31 PM
5-2

Gigan
10-21-2004, 06:31 PM
4-1:yeah:

Hi fans, why you do not support Andre in special
cheering section?


Strange...
This one is more for news, not for scoring


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Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 06:32 PM
5-2

now serves Spadea

Thanks!

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 06:36 PM
3 matchpoints!!!!!

spooky
10-21-2004, 06:36 PM
5-3 and serving for match

Gigan:
give links! I'm new here and I don't know what is where :-).

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 06:38 PM
I like supporting here, because this is Andre's topic.

spooky
10-21-2004, 06:38 PM
6-1 6-3

I didn't expect so easy win. Thank you Andre! Win all matches in Madrid!

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 06:40 PM
6-1, 6-3
That's was great!

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 06:41 PM
Next will be Robredo, the last player from Spain.

Mary L
10-21-2004, 06:41 PM
Go Andre!!! you are the best and I love you very very very much!!!

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 06:43 PM
Welcome Mary L! :-)

Gigan
10-21-2004, 06:47 PM
Andre def V. Spadea 6-1, 6-3 !!!!

Next is T. Robredo...

Go, Andre, beat him too!!!

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Gigan
10-21-2004, 06:54 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/A092_TP_90.jpg Agassi, Andre 1-0 Robredo, Tommy http://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/R419_AS_90.jpg



2002 Roland Garros, Clay, R32 France Agassi 6 2 6 4 6 2 !!!


Go, Andre!!!
Improve your statistics,
Win that match in Madrid too!!!
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Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 06:55 PM
Andre def V. Spadea 6-1, 6-3 !!!!

Next is T. Robredo...

Go, Andre, beat him too!!!

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I like this T-Shirt! :)

Agassi Fan
10-21-2004, 07:00 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/A092_TP_90.jpg Agassi, Andre 1-0 Robredo, Tommy http://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/R419_AS_90.jpg



2002 Roland Garros, Clay, R32 France Agassi 6 2 6 4 6 2 !!!


Go, Andre!!!
Improve your statistics,
Win that match in Madrid too!!!
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That was two years ago, and now Robredo is better, but Andre must win this too.

Gigan
10-21-2004, 07:01 PM
I like this T-Shirt! :)
He likes it too...

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Gigan
10-21-2004, 07:11 PM
More pics...



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Steffi
10-21-2004, 07:46 PM
Oh it was very easy!!! :-))) Go andre!!!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-21-2004, 07:57 PM
I have to remain neutral this time,Andre is better,but you and Tommy rock!!! :rocker2::rocker::music:

sol
10-21-2004, 08:31 PM
Interview in Spanish:
Agassi , tras ganar a Spadea, confirma que disputará la temporada de 2005 completa


Madrid, 21 de octubre de 2004 - Entrevista a Andre Agassi, que ha ganado en octavos de final a Vincent Spadea por 6-1 y 6-3.

P: ¿Podría decirnos qué opina sobre Robredo?
ANDRE AGASSI: Hace mucho tiempo que no jugamos juntos, desde luego está jugando muy bien esta semana.

P: Se le ha visto muy ágil, muy en forma, ¿ha perdido peso?
AA: Sí, quizás.

P: Se le ve muy en forma, sobre todo después del verano.
AA: Se lo agradezco, es más cuestión de moverse bien. Sí, puede ser que esté más en forma que este verano.

P: Además, ha dado a la bola con muchísima precisión.
AA: Sí, además, él estaba fallando más de lo habitual, algo que también ayuda. Por ejemplo el 0-40 en el primer juego.

P: Robredo dice que intentará hacerle correr y moverle por la pista.
AA: Sí, seguro que me está preparando muchas cosas. Él es un jugador rápido, tiene una gran derecha y sabe llevar muy bien el juego, es muy inteligente. Personalmente me voy a concentrar mucho en el juego. Es un partido que espero ganar.

P: Hace dos años, usted empezó una especie de historia de amor con el público español, ¿se siente igual este año?
AA: Sí, la verdad es que me apoyaron tanto hace dos años… cuando además jugué contra los españoles López y Ferrero, los dos fueron partidos muy buenos. El hecho de volver aquí me gusta. Estoy muy a gusto aquí, son muy apasionados. Se entregan.

P: ¿Dirías que estás ya al máximo, o aún te queda?
AA: Bueno, conociéndome puedo llegar a los ochenta diciendo que puedo mejorar y es necesario para seguir adelante creer en ello, hay que estar motivado. No se cómo comparar el Agassi de hace años con el de ahora. El reto está ahí con los jugadores. Yo sigo sintiendo que puedo dar el máximo y eso es muy importante para mí

P: Te estás acercando a Jimmy Connors. ¿Estás dispuesto a jugar años y años, o vas mes a mes? Usted sabe que está rompiendo las normas, porque se dice que a los treinta uno ya es mayor.
AA: Bueno, me estoy acercando en lo que a la edad se refiere. Uno se programa el año, intenta mantenerse en forma, mantener la salud. Hay que seguir trabajando, seguir intentándolo y al final es cuando te planteas dónde está tu carrera profesional, donde se encuentra tu juego. Si me concedo el privilegio de exigirme menos, hay muchos triunfos que no habría conseguido, como por ejemplo Cincinnati o el US Open, porque en aquel momento las cosas no me iban demasiado bien. El año que viene, desde luego, voy a jugarlo entero.

P: Es una pregunta personal. Sabemos que familiares tiene problemas de salud, sabemos alguien padece cáncer.
AA: A mi hermana hace cinco años se le diagnosticó y cáncer, a mi madre también

P: ¿Ese problema le afectó?, ¿ellas luchan?
AA: Sí, son grandes luchadoras, ellas luchan más que yo.

P: Ken Rosewall fue semifinalista en Wimbledon con 39 años y ganó a jugadores con un gran servicio, como Butch Wilson a los 40. ¿Fue eso una inspiración para usted?, ¿vio aquel partido cuando era joven y se preguntaba cómo lo hacía?
AA: Sí, me acuerdo de ver aquel partido y creo que ahora lo valoro más que cuando era más joven. Ahora lo respeto mucho más como jugador. Desde luego es una inspiración para mí.

P: Coria le admira mucho y esta intentando trabajar con Gil Reyes. ¿Estarías dispuesto a compartirlo con Coria o tenemos que esperar a que te retires?
AA: Bueno, Gill no es mío, no es de mi propiedad. Gil es un hombre con altos principios, valores, así que le doy la libertad de decidir lo que considere más adecuado. De todas formas creo que Coria hace bien en pensar así.

P: En este punto de su juego, ¿considera que es el favorito para ganar el torneo?
AA: Sólo me preocupa una persona ahora mismo: mi próximo rival. En el deporte uno tiene que salir y ser mejor. Cada día es bueno, así que yo voy de uno en uno.

Gigan
10-21-2004, 09:43 PM
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Gigan
10-21-2004, 09:46 PM
Agassi Makes Madrid Masters Quarterfinals

By STEPHAN NASSTROM, AP Sports Writer

MADRID, Spain - Andre Agassi breezed past fellow American Vince Spadea 6-1, 6-3 Thursday night to reach the quarterfinals in the Madrid Masters.



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The second-seeded Agassi broke Spadea three times in the first set, then broke again for a 3-1 lead in the second and held serve the rest of the way. Agassi saved all six break points he faced, then ended the match by acing Spadea twice to hold at love.


"I think Vince was a little flat," Agassi said. "He was missing more than he probably normally does."


In the quarterfinals, Agassi will meet Tommy Robredo, who overcame a sore shoulder to defeat Fernando Verdasco 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.


"Tommy and I haven't played in a long time," Agassi said. "He's certainly been playing well this week. I think it could be a tough match. I hope I can keep up my standard I've been playing."


It's the 34-year-old Agassi's first event since losing in the U.S. Open (news - web sites) quarterfinals Sept. 9.


Earlier, hard-serving Ivan Ljubicic upset top-seeded Tim Henman 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to join Marat Safin, Taylor Dent, Joachim Johansson, Luis Horna and David Nalbandian in Friday's quarterfinals.


Safin was nearly as impressive as Agassi, serving 13 aces in a 6-3, 6-3 win over Stefan Koubek in under an hour. Dent beat Tommy Haas, 7-6 (3), 6-2, U.S. Open semifinalist Johansson downed Antony Dupuis 6-1, 7-6 (6), Nalbandian eliminated Paradorn Srichaphan 6-3, 6-1, and Horna edged Andrei Pavel 7-5, 6-4.


Henman held his own for a while, mixing shots well and racing to the net, compiling a 15-9 edge in winners in the first set. But the U.S. Open and French Open (news - web sites) semifinalist also had 17 unforced errors to Ljubicic's four.


"I was so erratic and so inconsistent ... every game was a struggle," Henman said. "My movement, first and foremost, was poor, so I never really felt like I was in the right position."


In the final set, Ljubicic upped his game — and Henman fell apart.


In the sixth game, Henman made three straight unforced errors and dropped his racket on the court. In the next game, he missed a forehand and threw his racket.


Afterward, Henman said he felt poorly and had a blood test taken the day before.


"I don't feel ill," he said. "But I just don't have any energy."


He stressed that was no excuse, adding: "I was hitting the ball poorly. I think it's as simple as that."
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Gigan
10-21-2004, 09:50 PM
Agassi overwhelms Spadea in Madrid master-class

MADRID (AFP) - Second seed Andre Agassi finished up with back-to-back aces to complete a 6-1, 6-3 third-round rout of outgunned Vince Spadea at the 2.425-million-euro Madrid Masters.

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Agassi, who won the inaugural edition when the event moved to Madrid in 2002, needed just 58 minute to stamp his authority on a man who beat him when they last met five years ago.


The 34-year-old master showman from Las Vegas staved off six breaks points but dominated otherwise against Spadea, aged 30 and ranked 23rd.


Agassi struck 19 winners and a dozen unforced errors as he moved into a quarter-final against the last of the Spaniards, Tommy Robredo.


The eighth seed booked his place as he overcame compatriot Fernando Verdasco 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.


Agassi couldn't find much fault with his performance. "Vince was flat, he was missing more than normal. That always helps," said the eight-time Grand Slam champion, 32-11 on the season.


"A lot of things fell right for me today. Robredo's a good mover with a big forehand, he knows how to play the game smart."
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Gigan
10-21-2004, 09:54 PM
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Gigan
10-21-2004, 10:00 PM
Posted on Thu, Oct. 21, 2004





Agassi Makes Madrid Masters Quarterfinals

STEPHAN NASSTROM

Associated Press


MADRID, Spain - Andre Agassi breezed past fellow American Vince Spadea 6-1, 6-3 Thursday night to reach the quarterfinals in the Madrid Masters.

The second-seeded Agassi broke Spadea three times in the first set, then broke again for a 3-1 lead in the second and held serve the rest of the way. Agassi saved all six break points he faced, then ended the match by acing Spadea twice to hold at love.

"I think Vince was a little flat," Agassi said. "He was missing more than he probably normally does."

In the quarterfinals, Agassi will meet Tommy Robredo, who overcame a sore shoulder to defeat Fernando Verdasco 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

"Tommy and I haven't played in a long time," Agassi said. "He's certainly been playing well this week. I think it could be a tough match. I hope I can keep up my standard I've been playing."

It's the 34-year-old Agassi's first event since losing in the U.S. Open quarterfinals Sept. 9.

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Gigan
10-21-2004, 10:17 PM
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Gigan
10-21-2004, 10:47 PM
Five-year wait worth it as Agassi makes easy work of Spadea

• The American faces now Robredo
• Nalbandian, Safin and Ljubicic also advanced to quarterfinals
Madrid, 21th October 2004 (dpa) - A five-year wait was worth it for Andre Agassi, as the second seed scored a crushing 6-1, 6-3 victory over American Vince Spadea Thursday night to charge into the quarter-finals of the 2.425-million-euros Madrid Masters.

The 34-year-old Agassi put on a command performance against his compatriot, whom he last met in 1999 with a loss in the forth round of the Australian Open.

In the interim, the American went into a tailspin, clocking up the longest loss streak ever on the ATP before steadying.

But Agassi made his 30-year-old opponent look like a rookie in the Madrid rout, which moved him into a showdown against the last Spaniard in contention, eighth seed Tommy Robredo.

Robredo advanced though a third-round fightback against compatriot Fernando Verdasco 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. "Everyone knows how to play against Agassi," he said. "You need to
try to change the rhythm, the pace, make him run, make him do what he does to you. That's the way to defeat him. - but it depends whether you're capable of doing it on court or not."

Agassi clocked his seventh victory without a defeat at the tournament he won in 2002 and did not play last season.

The winner finished with his sixth and seventh aces, saved six break points and struck 19 winners in the 58-minute match. The 34-year-old icon Agassi posted a 32nd win this season as he bids for a trophy at a second consecutive Masters Series following Cincinnati in August qhere he beat Lleyton Hewitt.

While Agassi was winning easily, unfit top seed Tim Henman took his third loss in four matches against Croatian Ivan Ljubicic to crash out 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. Henman produced 39 unforced errors and six double-faults.

But the Briton said he has been feeling listless and without energy for several days. "I unfortunately don't feel good physically again," said the 30- year-old. "I had a blood test Wednesday night and am waiting to see what results are.

"I take my physical condition for granted, I've always worked hard in that area. I don't know, it's probably an accumulation of my schedule," said the Briton, 41-17 this season, who reached the French Open semi-finals last spring when he wasn't feeling his best.

"When you're on the court struggling for energy, it's not something I'm used to. It makes life harder mentally". Some of the stress may have been momentarily relieved when the irate Brit bounced his racket off the court as he got into deep trouble late in the final set.

Argentine fourth seed David Nalbandian was untroubled by Thai Paradorn Srichaphan in a 6-3, 6-1 victory while seventh seeded U.S.Open semi-finalist Joachim Johansson rained down 21 aces in 80 minutes to put out Anthony Dupuis of France 6-1, 7-6 (8-6).

"Today I played great tennis from the beginning,' said the 2004 Rome runner-up. "That makes me happy and confident, I know I'm doing well. On the fast court here, you need to be really concentrated and return as well as possible".

Unseeded American Taylor Dent defeated Germany's Tommy Haas 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 to reach his second quarter-final in the past three weeks; Peruvian surprise package Luis Horna defeated Romanian Andrei Pavel 7-5, 6-4.
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spooky
10-21-2004, 11:11 PM
'Agassi wins then says: "one more year"


Back-to-back aces to finish sealed second seed Andre Agassi's entry into the Madrid Masters quarter-finals on Thursday in a 6-1 6-3 victory over American compatriot Vince Spadea. In the final match of the day at the Casa de Campo, third seed Marat Safin defeated Austrian Stefan Koubek 6-3 6-3.

Agassi, who won the inaugural edition of the event in 2002, needed just 58-minutes to stamp his authority on a man who beat him when they last met five years ago.

The 34-year-old staved off six breaks points but dominated throughout and kept alive hit chances of winning an 18th Masters Series.

Agassi struck 19 winners and a dozen unforced errors as he moved into a quarter-final against the last of the Spaniards, Tommy Robredo, who defeated Fernando Verdasco 2-6 6-4 6-3.

Agassi couldn't find much fault with his performance. "Vince was flat, he was missing more than normal. That always helps," said the eight-time major singles champion, 32-11 on the season.

"A lot of things fell right for me today. Robredo's a good mover with a big forehand, he knows how to play the game smart."

ONE YEAR MORE

Andre Agassi admitted after the game that he will play at least another full year of professional tennis, as long as he stays healthy.

"I'm going to play a full schedule next year and then we'll see. You hope you stay healthy and you hope this is possible," said Agassi, who recovered from a mid-season slump to win the Cincinnati Masters and reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals.

"The difficulty if you always assess every month or every week is that you don't concentrate on what you have to do.

"If I allowed myself the luxury of assessing in the middle of this year, I would never have won Cincinnati or had a chance at the U.S. Open because things were very down for me then."

Agassi began the year by reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open, San Jose and Indian Wells but lost in the first round at Roland Garros and missed Wimbledon.

The former world number one has spent nearly two decades on the professional circuit, amassing nearly $30 million in prize money.'


It's very good news! Play and win Agassi for many years! Go Andre!

spooky
10-21-2004, 11:19 PM
Andre Agassi vs Tommy Robredo at 5.30 PM local time.

Gigan: I can't see your pictures : -(

Manila ESQ
10-22-2004, 01:49 AM
Good luck Andre!

Agassi Fan
10-22-2004, 10:35 AM
I can see all pics. They are great! I am happy now, We can see Andre one more year!

spooky
10-22-2004, 11:54 AM
Ok, now all is fine, I see all pic. Thank Gigan!

TheMightyFed
10-22-2004, 12:57 PM
I love this one, Andre seems to be intimidated or just aroused by one of the famous ball models... :)

Gigan
10-22-2004, 01:49 PM
I love this one, Andre seems to be intimidated or just aroused by one of the famous ball models... :)
This pic is already posted.
Check plz first, fans, then - post....


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Gigan
10-22-2004, 01:50 PM
New pic from spain



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Gigan
10-22-2004, 01:52 PM
One more..

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Agassi Fan
10-22-2004, 04:40 PM
When will start this match? I can't wait!

spooky
10-22-2004, 05:45 PM
They started!

0-1 and Agassi lost three break point :/

Agassi Fan
10-22-2004, 05:52 PM
1-1

Agassi Fan
10-22-2004, 05:53 PM
2-1 it's a break!

Agassi Fan
10-22-2004, 08:12 PM
Andre Agassi def Tommy Robredo 6-7, 6-3, 6-2!!!

Mary L
10-22-2004, 08:17 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! come on Andre you are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MisterQ
10-22-2004, 08:41 PM
great comeback after losing the first set, Andre! we knew you could do it! :woohoo:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-22-2004, 08:42 PM
Andre,you are so amazing, :worship: lots of points make Tommy have to run a lot, now Tommy :drool: is out,you are my only 1 favourite in this tournament,go on,beat safin and someone to get the title!!! :rocker2::yeah::crazy:

AgassiDomination
10-22-2004, 09:01 PM
YEA!!!! GJ AGASSI, GL WIN TWICE MORE WOOOT!

Gigan
10-22-2004, 10:56 PM
Agassi frena el ímpetu de Robredo y va lanzado a por el título


Madrid, 22 de octubre de 2004 (dpa) - El estadounidense Andre Agassi está cada vez más cerca del título en el torneo de tenis de Madrid, donde hoy frenó los ímpetus del español Tommy Robredo, en un día que vio también ganador al argentino David Nalbandian.

Agassi, número siete del mundo, batió a Robredo, 13, por 6-7 (3), 6-3 y 6-2 en un intenso partido de dos horas y 26 minutos jugado ante más de 11.000 espectadores en el Rockódromo de Madrid.

Horas antes Nalbandian se había recuperado de una desventaja de 5-2 en el set inicial y de 4-1 en el tie break para derrotar finalmente al estadounidense Taylor Dent por 7-6 (4) y 6-3.

El día comenzó con un partido "eterno" entre el croata Ivan Ljubicic y el sueco Joachim Johansson. El choque quedó en manos del croata por el más que ajustado marcador de 7-6 (2), 6-7 (1) y 7-6 (3) en dos horas y 41 minutos de juego.

Robredo, el último español que sobrevivía en el torneo, dio todo su tenis y todo su espíritu en pos de una misión más que dura: derrotar a Agassi. Durante casi una hora y media pareció capaz de hacerlo, sobre todo por su actuación en el tie-break del primer set, que ganó por 7-3 con una doble falta del ex número uno del mundo en el punto de cierre.

David Beckham, la estrella del Real Madrid, fue protagonista al salir del estadio justo antes de comenzar el tie-break llevando a uno de sus hijos en brazos, y regresar minutos después a su asiento.

Robredo atacaba con soltura la pelota y hacía correr a Agassi. Pero en el fondo, él corría más que el estadounidense, y todo su esfuerzo fue puesto a prueba en un notable tercer juego del segundo set en el que jugó con el picaporte de la puerta hacia la hazaña.

Con el marcador igualado en uno, Robredo dispuso de seis pelotas de rotura sobre el servicio de Agassi. No pudo aprovechar ninguna, y aunque el estadounidense tuvo incluso tiempo de enojarse con una de las recogepelotas modelo, supo como salir de la situación.

No sólo eso. Inmediatamente quebró el saque de su adversario, se adelantó 4-1 y cerró el segundo set en 50 minutos por 6-3.

Un nuevo quiebre de servicio le dio a Agassi la ventaja de 1-0 en el set final, y un rato más tarde definía pegando con el alma una volea de derecha inalcanzable para Robredo, que se fue ovacionado por su público.

Agassi jugará mañana por un lugar en la final con el ganador del choque de esta noche entre el ruso Marat Safin y el peruano Luis Horna.

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Gigan
10-23-2004, 01:00 AM
Agassi moves into semis at Madrid

MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Andre Agassi responded to a warm greeting by Spanish fans by eliminating the last local hopeful, Tommy Robredo, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-2 Friday night, and advancing to the semifinals of the Madrid Masters.

Agassi was welcomed by a banner in the stands saying, "Agassi, thanks for keeping on playing. Spain loves u!!!"

After losing the first-set tiebreak on a double-fault before a packed Rockodromo Arena crowd that included Real Madrid and English national team midfielder David Beckham, the 34-year-old American fought off six break points early in the second set before taking command.

Tied 1-1, Agassi finally held with a near-ace and then broke for a 3-1 lead after Robredo double-faulted on the American's second break point. Agassi, who won the inaugural Madrid Masters in 2002 but didn't play last year, dominated the rest of the way.

"That was certainly a long game," Agassi said of game 3. "And in hindsight, that was a big momentum changer. He had a number of break points. Those are the games that keep you in it, or they go his way, and that could have been a lot quicker of a match.

"I managed to break the next game, so I'm sure that took a little out of him. I think I relaxed more, started hitting a little bit better. I never quite loosened up on my shots in the first set. A lot of it had to do with the quality of the ball-striking that was coming off his racket."

In the decisive set, Agasssi broke immediately for a 1-0 lead and he broke Robredo again for 4-1. He ended the 2 hour and 26 minute match with a rare trip to the net, hitting a forehand volley winner.

Agassi, seeded second in the Spanish capital, will play No. 3 Marat Safin of Russia in Saturday's semifinal. Safin beat Peru's Luis Horna 6-4, 6-4.

This is Agassi's first tournament since reaching the U.S. Open quarterfinals on Sept. 9, when he lost to eventual champion Roger Federer in five sets. Agassi is one of five players battling for the remaining four spots in the Tennis Masters Cup in Houston next month.

Ivan Ljubicic, an unseeded Croatian, and David Nalbandian of Argentina will meet in the other semifinal.

Ljubicic edged No. 7 seed Joachim Johansson of Sweden 7-6 (2), 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3) while No. 4 Nalbandian beat American Taylor Dent 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Nalbandian came from 4-1 down to win the first-set tiebreak. In the second set, Nalbandian broke at love for a 5-3 lead and then held serve, closing out the match with a lob.

Dent was playing the first quarterfinal of his career in an ATP Masters Series event.

Nalbandian has battled back from ankle, abdominal and thigh injuries this season to stand among the top 10 in the ATP Race and Entry Rankings after reaching the quarterfinals in three of his last four tournaments.

Johansson, who is a candidate for ATP Newcomer of the Year honors, ended his match with a double fault after Ljubicic came back from a 3-2 deficit in the tiebreak.

"He finished with a double fault, which is maybe a trademark of our match, that everything is decided by serve," Ljubicic said. "But I felt like, as the match was going close to finish, I was winning more points on his serve than he was on mine. So that gave me extra confidence in the third tiebreak.

"After 2-0 up I lost three points in a row, but I still felt like I had my chances because he wasn't hitting that many winners as he was in the second set."

Neither player was broken during the quarterfinal, which lasted 2 hours and 41 minutes.

Ljubicic fired 26 aces past Johansson. In his last four service games, Ljubicic lost only two points and won two games at love. Johansson finished with 15 aces.

He had a break point in game four of the decisive set, but Johansson responded with an ace and held to 2-2. That was the only break point in the set.

Johansson, trying to advance to his first Masters Series semifinal, was not broken in any of his three matches in Madrid. He won both previous matches in straight sets.

The 25-year-old Monte Carlo resident now has a career-high 34 match wins of the season. He reached his first career Masters Series semifinal in Hamburg, losing to Guillermo Coria of Argentina on clay.


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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
10-23-2004, 01:10 AM
Safin salvages victory to reach semi-final against Agassi

2 hours, 44 minutes ago World Sports - AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Flamboyant Russian Marat Safin lived dangerously, flirting with a deciding third set, but salvaging three break points to hang on for a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Luis Horna at the 2.425-million-euro Madrid Masters.


Safin, seeded third and fighting for a place in next month's season final, will Saturday attempt to hand popular Andre Agassi his first career loss at the Rockodromo in their semi-final.


Agassi, the number two, knocked out the final Spanish contender when he overcame a patchy start to produce a 6-7 (3/7), 6-3, 6-2 victory over Tommy Robredo.


Agassi won Madrid the only other time he played, in the 2002 inaugural edition.


But he needed a fightback to kick-start his game against the feisty Robredo, on pain-killers for a shoulder problem and suddenly a candidate for the Davis Cup final against the U.S.


The 34-year-old Agassi received a standing ovation for his winning effort; Robredo made a match of it in the opening set, but slowly faded as Agassi kicked in the afterburners which have taken him to 59 career trophies.


Agassi finally earned the break that turned the corner in the second set as he broke for 3-1 to begin the erosion of Roberdo's confidence.


The break was pro ceeded by a marathon struggle in which the American saved six break points. "When I broke in the next game, that tipped it," said Agassi, 6-2 indoors this season. "After that I relaxed more and started hitting better.


"In the first set, I was never able to loosen up on my shots. If you don't hit a quality shot, he'll make you pay. It was important to stay aggressive.


"I played better as the match went on. The edge seemed to come off his game a bit. He seemed to lose a step, that was reassuring to me about my own fitness."


Argentine David Nalbandian set up a semi-final battle against heavy serving Croatian Ivan Ljubicic as he overwhelmed American Taylor Dent 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 in


their quarter-final.


In contrast to the 27 aces Ljubicic rained down in his 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (7-3) upset of seventh seed Joachim Johansson, fourth seed Nalbandian was positively gentle.


He managed four against Dent, supplemented by 35 winners and two breaks of serve. The Argentine was competing in his third quarter-final in his last four tournaments dating to the U.S. Open (news - web sites).


The Argentine is chasing a place in the season-ending event next month.


"At this point of the tournament, anyone can win," said Nalbandian. Agassi and I are fighting for the Masters, and we all want to be in the same place."


Ljubicic, 29th in the world, has Masters Series semi-final experience to call upon from Hamburg last spring.





The 25-year-old who spent part of his childhood in a Bosnian war zone, has little to fear of the unknown as the play he 2002 Wimbledon (news - web sites) finalist for the first time.

"I've played semis in Hamburg, that was much bigger surprise than this. Everybody knows that I can play well on indoor courts. I beat (Rainer) Schuettler and (Tim) Henman back to back and now Joachim.

"I don't see why I cannot go all the way. I feel like I have a game for everybody."

The Johansson-Ljubicic, battle, which lasted a gruelling two hours, 41 minutes, was completed without a single break of serve. There were only three break points in the serving slugfest.
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Golfnduck
10-23-2004, 03:16 AM
COME ON ANDRE!!!! BEAT SAFIN!!!! GO ANDRE GO!!! :worship:

Gigan
10-23-2004, 05:27 AM
Agassi, Safin Battle for Race Position In Madrid
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Andre Agassi and Marat Safin will battle for a hold of seventh position in the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race when they meet in the semifinals at Masters Series Madrid on Saturday. Meanwhile, David Nalbandian looks to move closer to the top eight as he plays Ivan Ljubicic, who is looking to crack the Top 20.

Four spots remain open for Tennis Masters Cup in Houston, and as the semifinals get underway in Madrid, nine players are in the hunt to qualify for the year-end championship, including all four semifinalists.

Entering their semifinal match, Safin is seventh and Agassi is eighth. Safin leads Agassi by 17 points, with the winner of Saturday's match receiving an additional 25 points.

An Agassi win would put him eight points ahead of Safin, while the Russian could push his lead over Agassi to 42 points with a win on Saturday.

The top eight players on the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race Leader Board qualify for Tennis Masters Cup. However, Gaston Gaudio, who is ninth, is assured a spot by virtue of his Grand Slam win at Roland Garros. If he remains outside the top eight, only the top seven players in the Race will join him.

Roger Federer, who has secured the year-end No. 1, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt are the top three in the Race, and have qualified for Houston along with Gaudio.

Nalbandian, meanwhile, is looking to inch closer to the top eight as he plays Ljubicic. The Argentine is in tenth with 330 points, putting 63 behind eighth position and Agassi. If Nalbandian claims the Madrid title, he would move into ninth position.

Ljubicic needs to win this week in Madrid, next week in Basel and then in Paris the following week to keep his slim hopes of qualifying alive.

Safin and Agassi can both move closer to securing a berth for Houston by winning the Madrid title, which would move them ahead of sixth place Tim Henman on the Leader Board.

Henman, who lost out in the third round in Madrid, has 447 points. Carlos Moya is fourth 484 points and Guillermo Coria is fifth with 480.

Today's results eliminated Dominik Hrbaty and Guillermo Canas from contending for a spot in Houston.

Joachim Johansson and Tommy Robredo, who both lost in Madrid's quarterfinals on Friday, could both be eliminated from contention pending how far Agassi and Safin advance.

There will be 100 INDESIT ATP 2004 Race points awarded to the winner of Masters Series Madrid. The finalist will earn 70 points and semifinalists have gotten 45. All players reaching the quarterfinals earned 25 points.



Go, Andre!!! Beat Safin well!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Steffi
10-23-2004, 10:52 AM
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Andre dedicate his tennis raquet to David Beckham!!! :-))))

Steffi
10-23-2004, 10:53 AM
Next is Safin. Andre BEAT the Russian!!!!

GOOOOOO!!!!

Gigan
10-23-2004, 01:00 PM
Next is Safin. Andre BEAT the Russian!!!!

GOOOOOO!!!!

safin is tatarian (mongolian) , but with russian citizenschip



Andre, go beat Safin...

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Steffi
10-23-2004, 02:48 PM
6-3 to Safin! :-(((((((((((

Go andre, plz!!!!!!!!!!!

Steffi
10-23-2004, 03:03 PM
Andre have a breakpoint... plz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steffi
10-23-2004, 03:04 PM
No. ._((((((

Steffi
10-23-2004, 03:06 PM
2-2, and Andre serving.

Steffi
10-23-2004, 03:07 PM
I think Safin will this match! :-(

Steffi
10-23-2004, 03:10 PM
3-2 Go Andre we need a break!!!!

Steffi
10-23-2004, 03:18 PM
4-3 to Andre..

Steffi
10-23-2004, 03:22 PM
4-4

Steffi
10-23-2004, 03:25 PM
5-4, Go Andre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steffi
10-23-2004, 03:55 PM
Andre lost :3-6,6-7 :-(((((((((((((

Mary L
10-23-2004, 03:58 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! ANDRE...

Gigan
10-23-2004, 10:42 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! ANDRE...


I can't believe, Andre!
I couldn't watch that match,
why he lost?

Plz, Who can tell?

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I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-24-2004, 06:02 AM
Oh,I haven't seen that match,I only know he has a great chance in TB but finally lost!!!So do I want to know the answer. :bigcry:

Hope next time he will kick his ass, :devil: it's a nightmare for me he lost 2 times to Safin especially in Australian Open, :armed: I saw Andre seems like crying, :sad: this match affected me few days. :tears:

Shirogane
10-24-2004, 09:22 AM
I can't believe, Andre!
I couldn't watch that match,
why he lost?

Plz, Who can tell?



He looked a little bit flat and tired, while Safin played great tennis. He squandered some opportunities in the 2nd set TB.


Hope next time he will kick his ass, :devil: it's a nightmare for me he lost 2 times to Safin especially in Australian Open, :armed: I saw Andre seems like crying, :sad: this match affected me few days. :tears:

yeah, i almost cried too... How could Safin do that...




Can Agassi still qualify for Houston ?

Agassi Fan
10-24-2004, 05:06 PM
:-(((((((((((8

Tennis Fool
10-24-2004, 05:17 PM
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Cool picture of Andre serving during in Madrid.

doubleafan
10-25-2004, 05:08 AM
Andre had problems with shot selection. The one month layoff after the Open had its effect. He should have gone down the line when he had the two break points. When down the line works against a guy with such shaky backhand as Moya, it is definately needed with Safin who has a solid backhand. Backhand to backhand will not work with Safin.

Someone please give me the link to the inteviews for the Madrid open ...

spooky
10-25-2004, 10:34 PM
Kurwa mać! Pieprzony rusek!

I watch this match and I'm very angry. Safin always have great form, when play against Agassi :/. Andre was tired and he did too many unforced errors. And safin played too well...

"Marat Safin produced an outstanding performance to defeat Andre Agassi in straight sets, advancing with a 6-3, 7-6(4) win in 1 hour, 34 minutes. The big-serving Russian dominated the first set, breaking Agassi for a 5-3 lead before closing out the set on his own serve with two aces.

A much tighter second set was decided in the tie-break. Despite a 4-2 lead in the second set tie-break, Agassi was unable to put away his Russian opponent. Safin hit 12 aces throughout and saved four of four break points during the match."