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Andre wants to win GS 2005!!!

Gigan
01-06-2005, 04:24 PM
Andre wants to win GS 2005!
Go, Andre!


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Thu Jan 6, 9:44 AM

US tennis ace Andre Agassi says he wants one more grand slam title before he ends his glittering tennis career...
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Gigan
01-06-2005, 04:27 PM
More pics are attached.

1. GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 6: Andre Agassi of the U.S. serves during an exhibition match against Scott Draper of Australia during Day 5 of the Uncle Tobys Hardcourts at the Royal Pines Resort, January 6, 2004 on the Gold Coast, Australia.

2. GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 6: Andre Agassi of the USA poses for a photograph with Sesil Karatantcheva of Bulgaria during Day 5 of the Uncle Tobys Hardcourts at the Royal Pines Resort, January 6, 2004 on the Gold Coast, Australia.


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Agassi Fan
01-06-2005, 04:41 PM
Go Andre!

Gigan
01-06-2005, 04:41 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40693000/jpg/_40693953_agassi203.jpg

Andre Agassi has won a total of eight Grand Slam tournaments

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Leena
01-06-2005, 04:43 PM
Andre and Sesil :hearts:

Gigan
01-07-2005, 02:26 AM
Thursday January 6, 09:05 PM


Agassi still hungry for Grand Slam success


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ye, they gave us such pic.... :confused:

Former world number one Andre Agassi says he still has the desire to win Grand Slam titles.

Agassi was on the Gold Coast today for a practice match with Australian Davis Cup representative and Australasian PGA tour cardholder, Scott Draper, at the Women's Hardcourts event.

He is currently preparing for the Australian Open and will use next week's Kooyong Classic as his final tune-up.

Agassi said he felt confident he could win the Grand Slam tournament for a fifth time.

"The second the hunger goes it's impossible, I mean I'm 34-years-old going on 35 this year, and unless I'm working harder and as eager as ever, there's no chance," he said.

"But I'm here with the intention of bringing my best stuff and winning this tournament and that's what I'm shooting for."

Agassi has won eight Grand Slam titles in total, his most recent being the 2003 Australian Open.
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Gigan
01-07-2005, 03:39 AM
Look what Scud said recently (see other thread),
he just respects Andre!

"You look at Andre Agassi, he won four of his five Grand Slams after the age of 29. That is very inspiring for me. That says a lot right there. Lots of people counted him out and wrote things and he came back to shut people up. By playing, not by anything else. For me that’s how I want try and do things."

i like Scud for it...
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Gigan
01-07-2005, 01:23 PM
Hope this one is better

http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200501/r38300_96066.jpg


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I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-07-2005, 01:54 PM
Look what Scud said recently (see other thread),
he just respects Andre!

"You look at Andre Agassi, he won four of his five Grand Slams after the age of 29. That is very inspiring for me. That says a lot right there. Lots of people counted him out and wrote things and he came back to shut people up. By playing, not by anything else. For me that’s how I want try and do things."

i like Scud for it...
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I am very impressed by his opinion.I will quote his saying as my signature during AO. :worship:
but hasn't Andre won four of his EIGHT GS after the age of 29? :eek:

Gigan
01-07-2005, 05:45 PM
I am very impressed by his opinion.I will quote his saying as my signature during AO. :worship:
but hasn't Andre won four of his EIGHT GS after the age of 29? :eek:

You can learn on Andre's GS play here:

Grand Slam Singles Results :worship: :


Year Australian Open /Roland Garros /Wimbledon /US Open

1986_______ -__________-____________-_______1ST
1987_______ -_________2ND_________1ST______1ST
1988_______ -__________SF__________ -________SF
1989_______ -_________3RD___________-________SF
1990_______ -_________RUP___________-________RUP
1991 _______ -________ RUP__________QF_______1ST
1992_______ -__________SF_________WON_______QF
1993_______ -__________-___________QF_______1ST
1994_______ -_________2ND_________4TH______WON
1995______WON________QF__________SF_______RUP
1996_______SF_________2ND_________1ST______SF
1997_______ -_________ - ___________-________4TH
1998_______4TH_______1ST__________2ND______4TH
1999_______4TH_______WON_________RUP______WON
2000_______WON_______2ND__________SF______2ND
2001_______WON_______QF___________SF_______QF
2002________-_________QF___________2ND______RUP
2003_______WON_______QF___________4TH______SF
2004_______SF________1ST____________-_______QF
2005__Go,__Andre,__win__them_all!!!!
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Gigan
01-07-2005, 06:00 PM
http://www.australianopen.com/images/nav/top/00000g1.jpg


http://www.australianopen.com/images/nav/days/countdown.gif

http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/180X250/agassi_hard7.jpg
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I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-08-2005, 08:19 AM
I misunderstand the meaning of that sentence, :p I thought he won total 8 GSs,and 4 of them after the age of 29. :)

MisterQ
01-08-2005, 01:47 PM
I misunderstand the meaning of that sentence, :p I thought he won total 8 GSs,and 4 of them after the age of 29. :)

When you say "after 29," are you including age 29 too, or do you start with 30? It's a little ambiguous... ;)

But he won 5 of his slams after turning 29. awesome! :bounce:

Gigan
01-08-2005, 06:37 PM
http://www.australianopen.com/images/nav/top/00000g1.jpg


http://www.australianopen.com/images/nav/days/countdown.gif

http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/180X250/agassi_hard7.jpg


Here you could check how close Andre is to his 5th win!
Look on the calendar above ------------->
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I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-08-2005, 08:42 PM
When you say "after 29," are you including age 29 too, or do you start with 30? It's a little ambiguous... ;)

But he won 5 of his slams after turning 29. awesome! :bounce:

Forget what I said,:o but I really don't understand the sentence "he won four of his five Grand Slams after the age of 29. "What does "four" mean? :confused:

J. Corwin
01-08-2005, 10:48 PM
Forget what I said,:o but I really don't understand the sentence "he won four of his five Grand Slams after the age of 29. "What does "four" mean? :confused:

It was a mistake on their part. ;)

Nobody has won as many singles slams after 29 as Andre in the Open Era, other than Rosewall! :banana:

Gigan
01-10-2005, 03:24 AM
Exclusive: Week of January 10 Men's Preview
Men's Look Forward: Sydney, Auckland

There is a strange air about Sydney. Is it possible for an event to pay negative appearance fees?
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The Rankings

As we said above, this tournament by itself won't mean much. In fact, with the exception of the #5-#6, spots, entire Top Ten appears to be fixed: After this is over, it will still be Federer, Roddick, Hewitt, and Safin will be #1, #2, #3, and #4, while Henman, Agassi, Nalbandian, and Gaudio will take the #7-#10 spots. Still, the outcome here could affect the rankings after the Australian Open. If Lleyton Hewitt fails to defend his title, it will be a little harder for him to take the #2 ranking from Andy Roddick in Melbourne.

And there are Moya and Coria at #5 and #6. Moya has 120 points to defend this week, and 75 in his nineteenth tournament; Coria could pass him with a good result. On the other hand, Moya leads Marat Safin in safe points after Melbourne, and Coria isn't far behind; either or both could make a run at Safin come the Australian Open.

And then there are all the players with points to defend, many of whom aren't here. Last year, Gustavo Kuerten and Jiri Novak made the Auckland semifinals, and neither is playing; Martin Verkerk and Wayne Ferreira made the Sydney finals, and they aren't playing (in Ferreira's case, of course, that's because he's retired).

Hewitt and Moya were the Sydney finalists, and we've covered them. The Auckland finalists were Dominik Hrbaty and Rafael Nadal. A bad result could cost Nadal some of the points he picked up at Doha, but Hrbaty is the one who really stands to lose. His decision to play at Hopman Cup was a great moral success, in that the Slovaks took home the title -- but it still cost him his Top 20 ranking. Another bad result and he could find himself in the nether regions of the Top 30.

Key Matches
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http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=2976
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Agassi Fan
01-10-2005, 02:42 PM
There is a site of Kooyong?
When will Andre play?

Gigan
01-10-2005, 08:59 PM
There is a site of Kooyong?
When will Andre play?

site of Kooyong
http://www.kooyongltc.com.au/

Session Times and Ticket Prices

Ticket Prices

General
Adult $29 each day
Concession $24 each day
Family $75

Premium
$49 each day
(No concession group or family prices apply)

International Club
$59 each day
(No concession group or family prices apply)

Contact Ticketmaster7 on 1300 136 122 or at www.ticketmaster7.com for ticket information and bookings.

Sessions of play

Wednesday January 12 - 11am - approx 5.30pm
Thursday January 13 - 11am - approx 5pm
Friday January 14 - 11am - approx 5pm
Saturday January 15 1.30pm - approx 5pm


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Gigan
01-10-2005, 09:01 PM
More:

Kooyong Classic
What: Men's Round Robin (8)
When: January 9-15
Where: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Melbourne
Surface: Rebound Ace
Tickets: Ticketmaster7 - 1300 136 122
Recent winners: (2004) David Nalbandian (ARG), (2003) Andre Agassi (USA), (2002) Pete SamprasDescription: Kooyong’s traditional grass centre court was replaced by Rebound Ace and has been populated with the crème de la crème of men’s tennis in this hard fought, four-day exhibition, held just a few days before the Open. Andre Agassi has been a firm supporter, competing seven times and winning on three occasions, taking the Australian Open title after each victory.
Website: http://www.kooyongltc.com.au/
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Gigan
01-10-2005, 09:03 PM
Well worth the wait for Andre

Bruce Matthews
10jan05

WHAT took you so long, Andre? It was a legitimate query the first time Andre Agassi decided to add the Australian Open to his yearly schedule.

Even Agassi can't give a definitive answer. All he knows is those stay-away years during the prime of his tennis career cost huge helpings of history.
The American had already won Wimbledon and the US Open and was twice runner-up at the French Open in 21 grand slam appearances before he finally showed up at Melbourne Park in 1995.

To capture the Australian singles crown at his debut only served to heighten Agassi's wonder of what might have been had he not rested in Las Vegas over Christmas.

That desire to make up for lost time became a powerful motivation to follow up that success with regular trips which netted more titles in 2000, 2001 and 2003.
With close friend Gil Reyes as overseer of the end-of-year training, Agassi held back the years by engaging in gut-busting work to be super-fit for the first major of the new year.

And the quick-footed American was pleasantly surprised to find the even bounce from Rebound Ace suited his reflex returns, which are a valued commodity in his vast shot arsenal.

Team Agassi found the Australian Open the perfect venue to kick-start another year. A court surface to his liking to drill those double-handed groundstrokes and rifled returns, and sapping heat to accentuate his fitness advantage.

As second seed in 1995, those lightning intercepts blunted top seed Pete Sampras's power and even the 28 aces from the defending champion couldn't keep Agassi at bay.

Michael Chang stopped him in the semis the following year and, after a couple more failed attempts interspersed with injuries, he returned even fitter and keener.

Mark Philippoussis, Sampras and Yevgeny Kafelnikov were the only players to steal sets off him before he felled the latter in the 2000 final.

And his advantage was even more ruthless the next year, allowing outclassed Frenchman Arnaud Clement just eight games in a lopsided final.

A mysterious wrist injury sent him packing for home without warning on the eve of the 2002 championships. But he was back with a new coach and renewed vigour the next time.

Agassi started preparations for 2003 soon after watching Lleyton Hewitt win the Masters Cup in China, two months before the travelling tennis circus set up at Melbourne Park.

Darren Cahill, still to complete his first year as Agassi's coach, was amazed and impressed with the intensity of the preparations for Australia.

"He started training with Gil, and you could see the fire back in his eyes, to be fitter and stronger," Cahill said after Agassi demolished German Rainer Schuettler 6-2 6-2 6-1 in the final.

"He loves this tournament, he loves coming down here, the people, the court surface, the heat, and it's a tournament he feels if he works hard enough over that Christmas break, he has a real shot at it."

Cahill had to shave his head as the consequence of a motivational wager that time and you can bet there will be plenty riding on this campaign, too.

Top 10 Countdown

7 John Newcombe (Australia)

8 Frank Sedgman (Australia)

9 Ivan Lendl (Czech Republic)

10 Fred Perry (England)

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Gigan
01-11-2005, 01:06 PM
Win or lose, Agassi is keen to return
By Karen Lyon
January 12, 2005

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Andre Agassi's 2005 Australian Open campaign is yet to begin but already the four-time former champion is dispelling rumours of retirement and suggesting he will return to Melbourne again next year.

The evergreen veteran will turn 35 at the end of April, but yesterday he put a swift end to talk that this trip to Australia might just be his last.

"I don't feel like it's my place to sort of choreograph an ending. The sport has been great to me and I will give it everything I've got," Agassi said. "As long as I'm out there feeling like somebody has to play a great match to beat me or expecting myself to win if I play a great match, I will find reason to keep going.

"Last year was a question for me to be back here one year later because a lot can happen in a year, so I definitely hope to be back and as of right now, that is my plan."

Agassi's father, Mike, was recently quoted as saying his son could continue for at least another three years, but the eight-time grand slam winner says only time will tell.

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Advertisement"My mum thinks I can play for 10 more, so it's good. We will see. The body has to hold up, you have to train sort of harder and smarter and you have to find ways to keep getting better because everybody around you always is, so I don't know how long I can do that or how long I'm going to want to do it for but as of right now, this is what I do and I'm not thinking past that."

Agassi has made a habit of starting his Australian summer at the Kooyong Classic, where he will line up again this year, but things have been slightly different in 2005. Instead of flying straight to Melbourne, he has spent the past two weeks on the Gold Coast preparing for the year's opening grand slam event.

"I don't want to sort of change the formula I've had over the years but with that being said, getting down here a little earlier was something I was anxious to do . . ." he said. "Plus with two kids, it's leave early and take your time and give yourself a few extra days."

Last year, Agassi missed Wimbledon with a hip complaint, but this year, he believes he has put the injury concerns behind him and he is looking forward to a strong performance at Melbourne Park next week.

"I was happy with the way the year ended," he said.

Agassi said he felt good about his game and despite some disappointing losses, he was healthy and "pretty eager to go".

- Australian Open officials last night handed out the remaining wildcards to local players for next week's grand slam tournament.

In the men's draw, Todd Reid, Chris Guccione, Paul Baccanello and Nathan Healy have all received entry into the main draw. Tiffany Wood, Casey Dellacqua, Sophie Ferguson and Monique Adamczak received the remaining four wildcards in the women's draw. Earlier in the summer, four Australians - Marc Kimmisch, Peter Luczak, Cindy Watson and Evie Dominikovic - won wildcards through tournament play.
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