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Andre in Australian Open 2005

Agassi Fan
01-06-2005, 04:52 PM
Let's posting here everything on AO 2005!

Agassi Fan
01-06-2005, 04:57 PM
When can we see the AO's draw?

Gigan
01-06-2005, 04:59 PM
Support Andre in "THE ANDRE AGASSI CHEERING THREAD"

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=24033


Let's do it, fans!
Support Andre! He needs us!
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Gigan
01-06-2005, 05:00 PM
When can we see the AO's draw?
january 14, 2005

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Agassi Fan
01-06-2005, 05:01 PM
Support Andre in "THE ANDRE AGASSI CHEERING THREAD"

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=24033


Let's do it, fans!
Support Andre! He needs us!
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Gigan, make here a "THE ANDRE AGASSI CHEERING THREAD"
And we can here supporting for Andre.

Gigan
01-06-2005, 05:03 PM
Gigan, make here a "THE ANDRE AGASSI CHEERING THREAD"
And we can here supporting for Andre.

I have already done it there... Here we have other threads


We will fight with others for Andre also in "official place"!

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=24033


Let's do it, fans!
Support Andre! He needs us!
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I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-06-2005, 06:57 PM
Ya,I've gone there,but someone doesn't make sense.How do you predict Andre will lose to Fed? :rolleyes:

Gigan
01-06-2005, 07:29 PM
Andre would win!

But (my filling) they will not meet this time.

Federer will loose in earlier stage to David!

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I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-06-2005, 07:32 PM
Ya,I think Fed is a great player,but he is beatable by someone.

Agassi Fan
01-07-2005, 12:37 PM
Fed is playing now great. It will be hard beat him, but Andre can do it.! :-)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-07-2005, 02:07 PM
Right,last time he and fed played a very tough match in US OPEN,also he is the only one giving fed so much trouble!!! :rocker:

Steffi
01-07-2005, 03:17 PM
Andre, plz win AO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Agassi Fan
01-09-2005, 04:24 PM
I want to see this after AO. :-)

http://cache.corbis.com/CorbisImage/thumb/13/05/23/13052321/UT0063529.jpg

Gigan
01-10-2005, 03:27 AM
Just one week to wait!

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



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Gigan
01-10-2005, 05:16 AM
Early Bird Catches the Slam

- Andre Agassi has been known for his extensive off-season workout program. The American's work pays off each year when he travels to Melbourne and consistently performs well at the year's first Grand Slam. Agassi has won four titles ('95, '00, '01 and '03) and will look to become a five-time winner in 2005.

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Agassi Fan
01-10-2005, 02:34 PM
Just one week to wait!

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



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Final Countdown :)

Agassi Fan
01-11-2005, 03:05 PM
The first match is against Massu in Kooyong.
Go Andre!!!!!

aceit
01-11-2005, 11:12 PM
Good luck to Andre vs Massu!

Rabbit
01-12-2005, 12:09 AM
Agassi 6-1 in first set! (Yahoo Aus)

Gigan
01-12-2005, 12:52 AM
Agassi 6-1 in first set! (Yahoo Aus)

Wednesday January 12, 12:00 PM


Agassi cruising against Massu

[img]http://news.aunz.yimg.com/xp/abc/20050112/12/2582494440.jpg[img]

Andre Agassi has claimed the first set against Nicolas Massu as he gets his Kooyong Classic campaign underway in Melbourne today.

Agassi cruised through the opener to win 6-1.

After Agassi's match world number one Roger Federer will take on French Open champion Gaston Gaudio.

In other action today defending champion David Nalbandian plays Britain's Tim Henman, while world number two Andy Roddick is drawn against Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan.




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Rabbit
01-12-2005, 01:01 AM
Agassi wins in 2 sets. 6-1, 7-6

Gigan
01-12-2005, 01:05 AM
Congratulations Andre!!!
First win in the 2005!

Keep going!

7-6? but why second was so difficult?


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Gigan
01-12-2005, 01:07 AM
Wednesday, January 12th 2005

Draw

11.00am - Centre Court

Agassi d Massu 6/1 7/6

Roger Federer vs Gaston Gaudio

Tim Henman vs David Nalbandian

Andy Roddick vs Paradorn Srichaphan
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Gigan
01-12-2005, 01:10 AM
You can Check resukts here:

http://www.kooyongltc.com.au/html/s02_article/article_view.asp?art_id=155&nav_cat_id=182&nav_top_id=62&id=62&history=2&ds=12%2F01%2F2005+1%3A02%3A50+PM

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Gigan
01-12-2005, 01:14 AM
Wednesday January 12, 12:06 PM


Agassi wins Kooyong opener


Andre Agassi beat Frenchman Nicolas Massu 6-1, 7-6 to progress to the second round of the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne today.

After cruising through the opening set Agassi was forced to a tie-breaker in the second as his opponent fought back.


is Massu frenchman?
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Agassi Fan
01-12-2005, 08:28 AM
Congratulations Andre!!!
First win in the 2005!

Keep going!

7-6? but why second was so difficult?


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I don't know, but I am so happy, that Andre won his first match in 2005. :-)

Agassi Fan
01-12-2005, 08:30 AM
Next is Roddick!

Agassi Fan
01-12-2005, 08:38 AM
Do you know when will play Andre against Roddick in europian time?
I want to see it on the scoreboard. .-)

Gigan
01-12-2005, 04:33 PM
Kooyong Classic Thursday's Schedule of Play/Results

http://www.kooyongltc.com.au/files/9IRC8MLN9Y/classic%20logo2.jpg

The Kooyong Classic is off to a flying start with some of the biggest names in world tennis posting wins in the first round to guarantee a bumper line up for Saturday's final two matches.

Andre Agassi was impressive in his first round win against Nicolas Massu 6/1 7/6 and he will meet Andy Roddick for a place in Saturday's final.

Roger Federer, the world number one, produced some of his trademark tennis after a slowish start against the 2004 French Open Champion, Gaston Gaudio, eventually warming to the task and claiming a 5/7 6/1 6/4 win.

Federer will take on Tim Henman for a spot in Saturday's final after the Brit took advantage of a slow start by defending champion David Nalbandian to win in impressive fashion 6/1 7/5.

Powerful American Andy Roddick showed his class against world number 21 Ivan Ljubicic, replacing Paradorn Srichaphan who had to pull out of the event with a wrist injury, with a brilliant start to the tournament winning 6/1 6/4.

Thursday features the semi final between the American pair of Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick which should prove to be a great match.

Thursday, January 13th

11.00am Centre Court

Gaston Gaudio vs David Nalbandian

Andre Agassi vs Andy Roddick

Nicolas Massu vs Ivan Ljubicic


http://www.kooyongltc.com.au/files/QNL3FVCV86/Agassi%20Day1a.jpg

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Gigan
01-12-2005, 04:34 PM
Huge picture of Andre!!!! Will repost it!


The Kooyong Classic is off to a flying start with some of the biggest names in world tennis posting wins in the first round to guarantee a bumper line up for Saturday's final two matches.

Andre Agassi was impressive in his first round win against Nicolas Massu 6/1 7/6 and he will meet Andy Roddick for a place in Saturday's final.

Roger Federer, the world number one, produced some of his trademark tennis after a slowish start against the 2004 French Open Champion, Gaston Gaudio, eventually warming to the task and claiming a 5/7 6/1 6/4 win.

Federer will take on Tim Henman for a spot in Saturday's final after the Brit took advantage of a slow start by defending champion David Nalbandian to win in impressive fashion 6/1 7/5.

Powerful American Andy Roddick showed his class against world number 21 Ivan Ljubicic, replacing Paradorn Srichaphan who had to pull out of the event with a wrist injury, with a brilliant start to the tournament winning 6/1 6/4.

Thursday features the semi final between the American pair of Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick which should prove to be a great match.

Thursday, January 13th

11.00am Centre Court

Gaston Gaudio vs David Nalbandian

Andre Agassi vs Andy Roddick

Nicolas Massu vs Ivan Ljubicic

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Gigan
01-12-2005, 04:45 PM
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

Time difference Melburne-Amsterdam 9 hours:

11 am means 02 am!
05 pm means 08 am ?
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Black Adam
01-12-2005, 07:41 PM
Good luck Andre ! :yeah:

tangerine_dream
01-12-2005, 07:57 PM
I love Andy-Andre matchups :hearts: From a selfish pov, no matter who wins or loses, I win either way :banana: I can't see Andy beating Andre in Australia, Oz is "Andre's house". ;) Good luck Andre. :)

MisterQ
01-12-2005, 09:26 PM
and 11am = 7pm here in New York. not too long now...

Gigan
01-12-2005, 10:12 PM
and 11am = 7pm here in New York. not too long now...

enjoy watching scoreboard, MQ! :wavey:

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Gigan
01-13-2005, 02:05 AM
Bad news guys....

Andre injured vs Roddick. Roddick won Agassi 6-5 ret.
They said Agassi's hip was locking up. :sad:


I hope, Andre can play in AO 2005....



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MisterQ
01-13-2005, 02:10 AM
:bigcry:

very upsetting if he cannot play AO :sad:

MisterQ
01-13-2005, 02:11 AM
...but hopefully he retired from the match in time for a recovery to happen

Gigan
01-13-2005, 02:12 AM
...but hopefully he retired from the match in time for a recovery to happen
i hope so...

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BAMJ6
01-13-2005, 04:15 AM
Andre will be fine for the AO Gigan. It's a precautionary thing and that it wasn't the same hip injury that kept him out of Wimby.

And besides, this may be a precursor of something magical. Remember the 1999 French Open when Agassi was pretty much hours from not playing the event due to a shoulder injury only to dig in deep and notch his greatest career Grand Slam win (down 2 sets to love in final, the Brooke divorce, the shoulder injury, previous finals losses in 90 and 91, the 1997 rock bottom)

2005 is a similar situation

Agassi Fan
01-13-2005, 07:27 AM
Agassi may miss Australian Open

Agassi doesn't have long to recover. (AP) Andre Agassi's status for the Australian Open next week was in doubt Thursday after a hip injury forced him to retire during a Kooyong Classic match against Andy Roddick. An MRI could determine whether Agassi can play in the Australian Open, which begins Monday.


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karenpoon
01-13-2005, 07:46 AM
waaaaaaaa :( :( :( this is so sad.. i hope he recovers in time for australian open.

Gigan
01-13-2005, 12:01 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050113/capt.mel11501130423.australia_tennis_agassi_injury _mel115.jpg

don't cry Andre!
we are with you!!!!
you are the best for me!!!

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Agassi Fan
01-13-2005, 02:22 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050113/capt.mel11501130423.australia_tennis_agassi_injury _mel115.jpg

don't cry Andre!
we are with you!!!!
you are the best for me!!!

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For me too, but I don't know what will I do, if he can't play. :sad:

Steffi
01-13-2005, 04:24 PM
Andre plz play at AO!!!!!!! :-((((((((((

MisterQ
01-14-2005, 01:15 AM
GOOD NEWS!!!! (for now, at least)

Agassi says he will not have to withdraw! :banana:

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/aus05/news/story?id=1966463

BAMJ6
01-14-2005, 01:19 AM
It's the best Agassi news i've heard all day. Go Andre

doubleafan
01-14-2005, 03:26 AM
If Agassi had been fit, he would have taken the first set 6-3 with Roddick. Roddicks game just doesn't measure up with Agassi's. If Andre's 100 % fit(i will be praying for that) only Feds has the game to measure.
But at AO , the balance will tip in favour of Agassi.

Hope Andre is 100% fit by Monday.
What's the draw like ?

doubleafan
01-14-2005, 03:29 AM
Again as in the US Open , Feds could meet Agassi in the Quarters. Feds and Hewitt will not meet until the finals.

Mary L
01-14-2005, 04:13 AM
The AO is not the same without Andre... Please DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gigan
01-14-2005, 04:20 AM
Here is the Australian Open 2005 Men Singles Draw

1st part

FEDERER, Roger SUI [1] vs
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA

QUALIFIER, vs
GAMBILL, Jan-Michael USA

SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA
NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN

STARACE, Potito ITA
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA [27]

LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO [22]
HORNA, Luis PER

QUALIFIER,
QUALIFIER,

WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE (W)
QUALIFIER,

DRAPER, Scott AUS
ROBREDO, Tommy ESP [13]

JOHANSSON, Joachim SWE [11]
SCHALKEN, Sjeng NED

LU, Yen-Hsun TPE
WESSELS, Peter NED

SARGSIAN, Sargis ARM
SANCHEZ, David ESP

BACCANELLO, Paul AUS (W)
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP [24]

DENT, Taylor USA [29]
QUALIFIER,

TABARA, Michal CZE
ENQVIST, Thomas SWE

QUALIFIER,
SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER

QUALIFIER,
AGASSI, Andre USA [8]

SAFIN, Marat RUS [4]
QUALIFIER,

KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
ULIHRACH, Bohdan CZE

QUALIFIER,
COSTA, Albert ESP

HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP
ANCIC, Mario CRO [28]

KIEFER, Nicolas GER [21]
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL

GINEPRI, Robby USA
MONFILS, Gael FRA (W)

REID, Todd AUS (W)
BECK, Karol SVK

MALISSE, Xavier BEL
HAAS, Tommy GER [16]

GAUDIO, Gaston ARG [10]
GIMELSTOB, Justin USA

MONACO, Juan ARG
FISH, Mardy USA

QUALIFIER,
QUALIFIER,

SODERLING, Robin SWE
HRBATY, Dominik SVK [20]

JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE [30]
LUCZAK, Peter AUS (W)

CALLERI, Agustin ARG
MIRNYI, Max BLR

KIM, Kevin USA
LEE, Hyung-Taik KOR

QUALIFIER,
MOYA, Carlos ESP [5]

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Gigan
01-14-2005, 04:22 AM
Here is the Australian Open 2005 Men Singles Draw

2nd part Andre is in the part 1

CORIA, Guillermo ARG [6]
BERDYCH, Tomas CZE

MELLO, Ricardo BRA
MARTIN, Alberto ESP

KIMMICH, Marc AUS (W)
ZABALETA, Mariano ARG

QUALIFIER,
FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP [31]

GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI [23]
ACASUSO, Jose ARG

BURGSMULLER, Lars GER
ANDREEV, Igor RUS

CALATRAVA, Alex ESP
VENTURA, Santiago ESP

FERRER, David ESP
NALBANDIAN, David ARG [9]

YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS [15]
HAEHNEL, Jerome FRA

BENNETEAU, Julien FRA
NADAL, Rafael ESP

QUALIFIER,
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP

MUTIS, Olivier FRA
PAVEL, Andrei ROM [17]

CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG [25]
ARTHURS, Wayne AUS

MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
CARRAZ, Gregory FRA

MAYER, Florian GER
BLAKE, James USA

CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
HEWITT, Lleyton AUS [3]

HENMAN, Tim GBR [7]
SAULNIER, Cyril FRA

VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
HANESCU, Victor ROM

QUALIFIER,
MONTANES, Albert ESP

QUALIFIER,
DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS [26]

SPADEA, Vincent USA [19]
STEPANEK, Radek CZE

MANTILLA, Felix ESP
HERNYCH, Jan CZE

VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
MULLER, Gilles LUX

GUCCIONE, Chris AUS (W)
CANAS, Guillermo ARG [12]

GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA [14]
LLODRA, Michael FRA

QUALIFIER,
GASQUET, Richard FRA

CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER

DUPUIS, Antony FRA
MASSU, Nicolas CHI [18]

MELZER, Jurgen AUT [32]
SLUITER, Raemon NED

SARETTA, Flavio BRA
HEALEY, Nathan AUS (W)

BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE
RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR

LABADZE, Irakli GEO
RODDICK, Andy USA [2]
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Gigan
01-14-2005, 04:28 AM
Andre is seeded on Nr 8!

In the second Round he can meet SCHUETTLER


1st Round
QUALIFIER,
SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER

2nd Round
1st Round
QUALIFIER,
AGASSI, Andre USA [8]

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karenpoon
01-14-2005, 08:34 AM
Agassi to get back on court
January 14, 2005 - 6:24PM


The chances of four-time Australian Open champion Andre Agassi making the field for this year's tournament improved dramatically with the announcement that he would play an exhibition match.
Agassi pulled out of the Kooyong Classic with a hip muscle injury, throwing his Open plans into turmoil.


But late, his Australian coach Darren Cahill notified Kooyong organisers that Agassi had recovered well enough to get back on court.


Agassi, the Open's sixth seed, will play Englishman Tim Henman in a best of three match prior to the Classic final between Swiss Roger Federer and Andy Roddick of the US.
Should Agassi come through the exhibition, he would probably have two days to recover before his first rounder against a qualifier, assuming Australian Open officials grant a request for the match to be played on Tuesday.


Agassi had headed a long list of players injured before the Open.


Also in doubt is women's top seed Lindsay Davenport of the US and sixth seed Elena Dementieva of Russia.


In men's singles, doubts hang over German Tommy Haas, Chile's Nicolas Massu and Rafael Nadal of Spain.

Agassi Fan
01-14-2005, 10:24 AM
GOOD NEWS!!!! (for now, at least)

Agassi says he will not have to withdraw! :banana:

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/aus05/news/story?id=1966463


I am so happy, that Andre can play!!!!!

Agassi Fan
01-14-2005, 10:28 AM
Andre is seeded on Nr 8!

In the second Round he can meet SCHUETTLER


1st Round
QUALIFIER,
SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER

2nd Round
1st Round
QUALIFIER,
AGASSI, Andre USA [8]

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Not so good this draw.

Gigan
01-14-2005, 01:08 PM
Not so good this draw.

I think, Andre never did afraid on any draw!
He will try to win all matches!
Go, Andre!

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doubleafan
01-15-2005, 03:59 AM
Scheuttler is not in good form. Lost in 1st round in Chennai last week...
Anyway,it doesn't matter who is playing. Andre treats all the same.

Gigan
01-15-2005, 04:46 AM
Andre now playing vs Henman in Kooyong 2005.
Result is not OK: Andre lost first 3-6, ...
I think, he is very careful, does not want
more injuries...

Go, Andre! Try to win!
It will help ye in Melbourne, AO 2005!

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Gigan
01-15-2005, 05:04 AM
Andre now playing vs Henman in Kooyong 2005.
Result is not OK: Andre lost first 3-6, ...
I think, he is very careful, does not want
more injuries...

Go, Andre! Try to win!
It will help ye in Melbourne, AO 2005!



Now 4-4 in the second!

Do it Andre, Brake him!

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MisterQ
01-15-2005, 05:10 AM
Andre won the tiebreak! going to a third! :banana:

Gigan
01-15-2005, 05:17 AM
Agassi takes the tiebreak 7-6!!!
in second
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Gigan
01-15-2005, 05:18 AM
Andre won the tiebreak! going to a third! :banana:
Coool, MQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He will win!!! He needs that win!
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karenpoon
01-15-2005, 05:31 AM
anyone having coverage of this match? how did andre play?

MisterQ
01-15-2005, 05:36 AM
Apparently, even in Australia there is no TV coverage of this match. :shrug:

hopefully there will be a write-up of it afterwards...

MisterQ
01-15-2005, 05:37 AM
do any of you know what the tiebreak score was?

bad gambler
01-15-2005, 05:49 AM
i will have the final score in 2 min

bad gambler
01-15-2005, 05:51 AM
a better match than the final

henman d agassi 6-4 6-7 7-5

henman broke in the 12 game of the final set - courtside agassi said his hip was getting better as the match progressed and he has just received a life membership to the kooyong club

press conference shortly

MisterQ
01-15-2005, 05:51 AM
congrats Tim! and congrats Andre on the membership. It was good practice for Andre. Good luck at the AO Andre! :banana:

Agassi Fan
01-15-2005, 08:42 AM
Good luck in the AO Andre!!!!!!!

Gigan
01-15-2005, 07:04 PM
I don't like when Andre ... can not win!

I wish him win all his matches in AO 2005!!

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Gigan
01-15-2005, 09:27 PM
Injured Agassi Hopes to Be Fit for Australian Open

Sat Jan 15, 7:05 AM ET Sports - Reuters


By Simon Cambers

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Andre Agassi (news) plans on playing in next week's Australian Open (news - web sites) after coming through a hastily-arranged exhibition match to test a hip injury.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20050115/mdf822795.jpg

The 34-year-old suffered the injury when playing fellow American Andy Roddick (news) in the Kooyong Classic last Thursday.


Although his movement was not at its best in Saturday's match with Briton Tim Henman (news), Agassi said the prospects were encouraging.


"Today's a good sign, no question" said Agassi, who lost 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 to Henman.


"I plan on playing. But I'll have to see how I pull up tomorrow and take it day by day.


"To be out there playing for two hours was good, but I definitely wasn't getting to balls I usually would. To be at my best is what I am shooting for, but I'll have to get there soon.


An MRI scan Friday showed the injury to be a micro-tear to a tendon in the upper leg, and Agassi said medical staff had told him he did not risk serious injury by playing on.


"It's better that it's tendon rather than muscle because it's manageable," the four times Australian Open champion said.


"It's not something where they (doctors) feel that I can do something worse to it.


"But I am not here to get through a few matches, I am here to win. I'll be delighted if I am in the mix in the tournament, but I'm not going to feel good until everything's as it should be."

Agassi, seeded eighth for the Australian Open, said he would not be requesting a Tuesday start from tournament organizers.


"It's really not going to make much difference to have an extra day beforehand."
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sandhyanair
01-16-2005, 02:51 AM
All The Best my dear Andre. we love u.

Gigan
01-16-2005, 05:59 AM
Hurraaaah!!!!
Andre will play in AO 2005!!!

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050116/i/r2212000995.jpg

Andre Agassi from the U.S. serves on Rod Laver Arena
during a warm-up for the Australian Open
in Melbourne January 16, 2005.

Four-time champion Andre Agassi says
he will definitely play in the Australian Open
after overcoming a hip injury he suffered in
a warm-up event. REUTERS/David Gray
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bad gambler
01-16-2005, 06:00 AM
i'll be cheering for andre in the top half of the draw


an agassi v hewitt final would do me just fine :yeah:

Agassi Fan
01-16-2005, 08:51 AM
Yes, for me will good an Agassi vs Hewitt final. :-)

Gigan
01-16-2005, 10:29 AM
Yes, for me will good an Agassi vs Hewitt final. :-)

For me much better if Andre will win that final! ;)



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Gigan
01-16-2005, 05:47 PM
Agassi trainiert gemeinsam mit Haas

http://www.eurosport.de/imgbk/alpski/all/big_md-i170377.jpg

Einem Start von Andre Agassi bei den Australian Open steht offenbar nichts mehr im Weg. Der 34-jährige US-Amerikaner, der zum Auftakt auf Dieter Kindlmann trifft, trainierte zusammen mit Tommy Haas. "Mir geht es schon besser", sagte Agassi zu seiner leichten Zerrung, die ihn beim Laufen behinderte.
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
01-16-2005, 05:53 PM
In german...
Kindlmann exklusiv: "Topfit gegen Agassi"

Für Dieter Kindlmann wird es das Spiel des Jahres: Der Münchner trifft in der 1. Runde der Australian Open auf Superstar Andre Agassi, der in Melbourne bereits vier Mal triumphieren konnte. "Wenn ich gegen ihn gewinnen sollte, dann ist das die größte Sensation", so Kindlmann gegenüber eurosport.de.


http://www.eurosport.de/imgbk/tennis/all/big_md-i170396.jpg

( More articles: Eurosport.de :"Kracher-Match": Kindlmann gegen Agassi
Kindlmann exklusiv: "Freue mich auf Agassi")

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Erreichen der Hauptrunde bei den Australian Open. Zum Auftakt geht es gleich gegen Andre Agassi. Sind Sie schon aufgeregt?
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Dieter Kindlmann: Die Aufregung hält sich noch in Grenzen. Aber ich denke, dass sie von Stunde zu Stunde steigen wird. Alles in allem bin ich aber glücklich, dass ich zum ersten Mal das Hauptfeld bei einem Grand-Slam-Tunrier erreicht habe. Dann gleich gegen Agassi, das ist schon ein Hammer.

War dieses Los für Sie ein Schock oder haben Sie sich eher darüber gefreut?

Kindlmann: Vom Namen her ist es natürlich ein tolles Los, aber ich wäre auch nicht böse gewesen, wenn ich nicht gleich solch einen Topspieler zugelost bekommen hätte. Dann wäre die Chance größer gewesen, eventuell in die nächste Runde einzuziehen. Aber Agassi ist Agassi ... Für mich ist das Match gegen ihn etwas ganz besonderes, denn er war in meiner Jugend ein Idol für mich. Außerdem weiß keiner, wie lange er noch spielt. Gegen ihn werde ich alles geben und dann schauen, was raus kommt.
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Ihnen steht das bislang bedeutendste und vielleicht auch schwerste Match Ihrer Karriere bevor. Mit welcher Taktik wollen Sie Agassi bezwingen?

Kindlmann: Ich habe Agassi beim Training beobachtet und mich sehr lange mit Florian Mayer unterhalten, der bereits bei den US Open gegen ihn gespielt hat. Agassi zählt für mich immer noch zu den besten Tennis-Spielern der Welt und es wird unheimlich schwer, gegen ihn zu gewinnen. Für mich wird es wichtig sein, dass ich selbstbewusst auf den Platz gehe und dass ich schnell meine Nervosität ablege. Wenn ich einen guten Start erwische, traue ich mir schon einiges gegen ihn zu.

Agassi ist zur Zeit etwas angeschlagen - er leidet unter einer leichten Zerrung, die ihn beim Laufen behindert - Denken Sie, dass dies vielleicht ein Vorteil für Sie sein könnte?

Kindlmann: Darauf sollte man sich nicht verlassen. Ich hoffe, dass ich mein bestes Tennis spiele und dass er mich vielleicht unterschätzt. Aber ich glaube, dass Agassi erfahren genug ist und keinen Spieler auf die leichte Schulter nimmt. Ich kann nur sagen, dass ich topfit bin. Ein Match über zwei oder drei Stunden macht mir mit Sicherheit nichts aus. Umso länger das Spiel geht, vielleicht bricht dann seine Verletzung wieder auf.
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Anke Huber hat in Ihrer EUROSPORT-Kolumne gesagt, dass Sie Ihnen ganz fest die Daumen drückt und dass es für einen jungen Spieler von Vorteil sein könnte, auf dem Center Court zu spielen. Sehen Sie das genauso?

Kindlmann: Wenn man auf dem Center Court steht, ist das für einen jungen Spieler auf jeden Fall ein Ansporn. Ich habe heute zum ersten Mal auf dem Platz trainieren dürfen, das war schon beeindruckend. Insgesamt beobachteten etwa 15 Kamerateams das Geschehen, das war alles neu für mich. So etwas habe ich vorher noch nie erlebt.

Ich hoffe aber, dass mich der Center Court und die vielen Zuschauer beflügeln werden und dass ich schnell zu meinem Spiel finde. Florian Mayer hat zu mir gesagt, dass ich das Match genießen soll und das es so ziemlich das Tollste sei, einmal gegen Agassi anzutreten. Ich habe nichts zu verlieren. Wenn ich verliere, ist das ganz normal. Wenn ich gewinnen sollte, dann ist es die größte Sensation.

Im letzten Jahr lief es für Sie nicht ganz so erfolgreich. Haben Sie in dieser Zeit - wo sie unter anderem auch verletzt waren - jemals daran gedacht, alles hinzuschmeißen?

Kindlmann: Nein, absolut nicht. Bis Mitte des vergangenen Jahres war ich eigentlich auf einem sehr guten Weg und stand im Ranking auf Platz 130. Leider kam dann eine Schulterverletzung hinzu, die mich drei, vier Monate zurückgeworfen hat. Zu dieser Zeit konnte ich kaum spielen und wenn, dann nur äußerst schlecht. So richtig trainieren konnte ich erst seit knapp vier Wochen. Doch jetzt schaue ich nach vorne. Das Match gegen Agassi ist für mich ein echtes "Push"-Erlebnis, mit dem ich eigentlich nicht gerechnet hätte.
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Gigan
01-16-2005, 05:57 PM
For Kindlmann it will be match of his life!
But we hope, Andre also wants to win... ;)

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MisterQ
01-17-2005, 04:11 AM
ANDRE WON ROUND ONE! :bounce:

Agassi def. Kindlmann*6-4, 6-3, 6-0!

After a slow start (lots of break points, but poor conversion), he ran away with the match at the end.

Gigan
01-17-2005, 05:54 AM
ANDRE WON ROUND ONE! :bounce:

Agassi def. Kindlmann*6-4, 6-3, 6-0!

After a slow start (lots of break points, but poor conversion), he ran away with the match at the end.

Yeh!!!! Andre won his first!!!

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MisterQ
01-17-2005, 06:31 AM
Interview with A.Agassi
Monday, January 17, 2005
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Andre*Agassi*bio
Dieter*Kindlmann*bio
A. AGASSI/D. Kindlmann
6 4, 6 3, 6 0
An interview with:
ANDRE AGASSI

THE MODERATOR: First question, please.

Q. Dr. Agassi, can we have a medical report?
ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, it held up all right. You know, today I woke up feeling the best yet since it's happened. And with the assurance that I'm not going to sort of pull anything bad, I had the green light to push through anything I might be feeling. And that's what I did, I just pushed through a bit of stiffness, and then I felt like it loosened up nicely and I was okay.

Q. Was he a good test for you, this kind of match?
ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, any match is a good test for me.
He's a baseliner. He didn't he didn't have a lot of weapons, but he made you work. And I felt like, as the match went on, I was getting more and more comfortable and better. And that's sort of what I like to see when I'm out there.

Q. Do you think that was a personal record, four double faults in one game?
ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, lost a little concentration there and sort of forced a few serves. That's not good. But I rebounded well. Came back with a break and found my rhythm again.

Q. You don't expect any reaction to this tomorrow morning, to the match today?
ANDRE AGASSI: As far as how my hip feels?

Q. Yes.
ANDRE AGASSI: You know, I played two hours with Tim the other day, and it pulled up good on Sunday. A bit stiffer than normal, but nothing that I can't negotiate with some antiinflammatories and a little treatment.
And today it felt even better than that, so it was a bit more on my terms, the way my body was feeling. I like that. So I think it should be fine.

Q. Did you have antiinflammatories today?
ANDRE AGASSI: Oh, I'm going to have them every day. I might have them every day the rest of my life (smiling).

Q. That's a great prospect.
ANDRE AGASSI: I'll share some with you, if you want. I've got a whole stash.

Q. What is your take on The Open as your first match is through?
ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, it was a good start for me. You know, I needed to come out here and sort of have the concern of not never playing him before, it always is a bit precarious out there. It forces you to be alert to any adjustments that might need to be made. And sure enough, the first set was typical of that. I had a lot of chances to maybe even break him a few times, but couldn't quite get over the hump, then found my range and stretched the match open from there.
It was a good first match for me. Have to be ready to step it up from here.

Q. You love playing here, the way the court sets up for you, the heat.
ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, I've always enjoyed playing down here. I've always played well down here. Hopefully this year will be no different.
You know, the first one's always the toughest because you sort of don't know what to expect. Now you know the feeling, you know where your game's at, and you just need to focus on it.
That I look forward to.

Q. So, in other words, you've been around a little bit, but a first match is something different, no matter how long you've played tennis?
ANDRE AGASSI: Well, I think it's more about how long it's been since you played your last match. You know, that's more of a factor than just being first round. I mean, I think first round, there's always a potential of playing somebody you never played before, first of all. And then it's been, what, eight weeks or so since I've played a live match. So that always makes a difference because no matter how hard you've prepared or how many practice sets you've put in, it always feels different, you know, with 15,000 people there, sort of match conditions.
So for me it's an important one, no question. I've had more than my fair share of shockers first round.

Q. You look a little lighter. Are you? If so, does it feel any different out there?
ANDRE AGASSI: I suppose I am a little bit. Yeah, the design is to sort of be in the best shape you can. And that I do feel.

Q. Have you allowed yourself to look too much further forward in the tournament? You could meet Roger in the quarterfinals.
ANDRE AGASSI: Play Roger in the quarters means I've beaten three more players, so that's that would be something I'd welcome, for sure.

Q. With the injury, do you know have the doctors been able to tell you whether you will be able to be a hundred percent fit at that stage or always the same sort of thing?
ANDRE AGASSI: No, no, there's expectation for me to high expectation for me to sort of negotiate this stage of it and get better. I mean, today was great to be on the court for three sets. But, you know, again, with antiinflammatory and a little treatment, I think I can for sure get myself to a hundred percent.
You just can't be there today because you do have those questions. But getting through today the way I did, not feeling it like I was hoping not to feel it, leaves me in a better position to push it day after tomorrow. Tendons are a lot more sort of manageable than muscle strains or tears.

Steffi
01-17-2005, 09:27 AM
Great! Next is Schuettler!!
Go Andre!

Gigan
01-17-2005, 11:01 AM
Federer, Agassi easily advance
by Paul Gough
Monday, 17 January, 2005


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One of the few players capable of genuinely challenging Federer for the title - four-time winner Andre Agassi - showed he had recovered from the hip injury which flared at the Kooyong Classic with a straight-sets win over German qualifier Deiter Kindlmann.

Agassi won 6-4 6-3 6-0 and declared his body to be in good shape.

"I woke up today feeling the best yet since it happened," he said. "I just pushed through a bit of stiffness and then I felt like it loosened up nicely and I was okay."
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Gigan
01-17-2005, 11:05 AM
AUSTRALIAN OPEN
4-time champ Agassi advances
Last year's winner Federer breezes and Serena Williams also opens with a victory.

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Andre Agassi reaches for a backhand return during his first-round, three-set victory over Germany's Dieter Kindlmann. -- Rick Stevens / Associated Press


MELBOURNE, Australia -- Andre Agassi shrugged off a hip injury that nearly kept him out of the Australian Open, beating German qualifier Dieter Kindlmann 6-4, 6-3, 6-0 in a first-round match early today.

The four-time champion has lost just once in his last four trips to Melbourne Park -- a semifinal setback last year to Marat Safin.

The 34-year-old Agassi damaged a tendon in his right hip and quit an exhibition match against second-ranked Andy Roddick leading up to this tournament, and his status for the championship was in doubt until Sunday.

Playing in the third match of the day on center court, Agassi broke Kindlmann three times from 17 chances in the first two sets but converted all three break-point opportunities in the third to wrap up the last set in 19 minutes.


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Gigan
01-17-2005, 11:11 AM
Interview with A.Agassi
Monday, January 17, 2005

Q. Have you allowed yourself to look too much further forward in the tournament? You could meet Roger in the quarterfinals.
ANDRE AGASSI: Play Roger in the quarters means I've beaten three more players, so that's that would be something I'd welcome, for sure.


Andre is smart guy ... ;)

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Gigan
01-17-2005, 11:13 AM
http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/b_0115_aagassi_01.jpg

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Gigan
01-17-2005, 11:16 AM
One more time, fans...
Favorite new pic

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Golfnduck
01-17-2005, 10:47 PM
Andre played great last night. I hope he keeps it going. I would love to see an Andre vs Andy in the final.

BAMJ6
01-17-2005, 11:38 PM
I would love to see an Andre vs Andy in the final.

I would like that too. Unfortunately i don't think it will happen in AO. Ask me again when the US Open comes and i'll guarantee it.

It'll be Andre-Hewitt for me.

Agassi Fan
01-18-2005, 08:42 AM
Go Andre!!!!!!
You are the best!!!!

Agassi Fan
01-18-2005, 03:20 PM
Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Karol Beck (SVK)
vs. Tommy Haas (GER)[16]

followed by
Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA)
vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS)[4]

Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Rainer Schuettler (GER)
vs. Andre Agassi (USA)[8]

J. Corwin
01-18-2005, 09:24 PM
Andre looking great so far. :worship:

Steffi
01-19-2005, 06:56 AM
6-3,6-1,6-0!!

Next is Dent!! Go Andre!!

Gigan
01-19-2005, 07:30 AM
6-3,6-1,6-0!!

Next is Dent!! Go Andre!!

Congratulations!

Andre won in the second round!

Andre Agassi (USA)[8] def. Rainer Schuettler (GER) 6-3 6-1 6-0

Go, Andre win next!

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Gigan
01-19-2005, 07:36 AM
Agassi Thrashes Schuettler in Repeat of 2003 Final

16 minutes ago Sports - Reuters



MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Andre Agassi (news) swept into the third round of the Australian Open (news - web sites), thrashing German Rainer Schuettler (news) 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 on Wednesday.



The seasoned American, who at 34 is the oldest man in the singles draw, raced to victory in less than an hour and a half in a replay of his straight sets win over Schuettler in the 2003 Australian Open final.


Despite playing on a blustery center court, Agassi showed off his full repertoire of skills and played just one false shot in the entire third set, which he wrapped up in 18 minutes.


Agassi, champion four times in Melbourne, plays Taylor Dent (news) in the next round after the big-serving American beat Czech Michal Tabara (news) 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.
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Agassi Fan
01-19-2005, 07:53 AM
Andre vs Dent
3-0 for Andre, but Dent is in a very good shape, he def. Hewitt in this year.
And he has a big serve.

Go Andre you can do it!

Gigan
01-19-2005, 08:29 AM
Andre won!!!

Andre Agassi (USA) vs. Rainer Schuettler (Germany) 6-3, 6-1, 6-0!!!

it was preview:
2003 Final Revisited
by Sandra Harwitt
Wednesday, 19 January, 2005


No.8 Andre Agassi (USA) vs. Rainer Schuettler (Germany)

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The last time we saw Andre Agassi take on Rainer Schuettler at the Australian Open, it was under very different circumstances.


The day was a Sunday in 2003, and the two were squaring off in the final, where Agassi demolished the German in a decisive 6-2 6-2 6-1 victory. The victory was another milestone for the American superstar: he added an eighth Grand Slam title - and fourth Australian Open victory - to his impressive resume.


As it is often said: What a difference a couple of years can make!


It's now only two years later, but the match between Agassi and Schuettler has gone from being a final statement to a second-round encounter.


Schuettler has only won one match in four against Agassi and had a less-than-stellar 2004 season, putting together an unimpressive 29-30 win-loss record. The Grand Slams held little success for the German, who posted his best showing of 2004 when reaching the third-round at Wimbledon.


In contrast, Agassi landed his 59th career title at the 2004 TMS-Cincinnati tournament, and reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open and quarter-finals of the US Open.


When Schuettler is on, his baseline game - which hangs on his service return and backhand - can be formidable. He can play a steady and slow match, a strategy that can unnerve many opponents.


But Agassi is not many opponents and he can outdo Schuettler on all fronts. He certainly can outgun him when it comes to the return-of-serve, a stroke that has always been Agassi's claim to fame.


At 34 years old, Agassi is quickly becoming known as the superman senior citizen of the men's game, and still is very capable of giving players half his age a scorching tennis lesson. Taking care of Schuettler, who is only six years his junior, should be a walk in the park for the American.


Of course, there is one concern regarding Agassi, and that is whether his chronic hip injury, which flared up last week, will resurface. At this point in his career, the hip problem seems to be one that can flare up any time, creating more than a little anxiety for the competitive-driven Agassi.


That said, if Agassi stays healthy, Australian Open fans should expect the No.8 seed to walk off court against Schuettler a happy second-round winner.
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Gigan
01-19-2005, 08:49 AM
Agassi Thrashes Schuettler in Final Rematch

7 minutes ago Sports - Reuters


By Julian Linden

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Andre Agassi (news) swept into the third round of the Australian Open (news - web sites) Wednesday, thrashing German Rainer Schuettler (news) 6-3, 6-1, 6-0.

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Reuters Photo



The seasoned American, who at 34 is the oldest man in the singles draw, raced to victory in less than an hour and a half in a replay of his straight sets win over Schuettler in the 2003 Australian Open final.


Despite playing on a blustery center court, Agassi showed off his full repertoire of skills and played just one poor shot in the entire third set, which he wrapped up in 18 minutes.


"I felt like I was playing good tennis...and that's a great feeling," Agassi said.


"It's only the second match, but it's certainly a great one for me."


Agassi, already a four-times champion at Melbourne Park, said he had almost completely recovered from the hip injury he picked up in a warm-up event last week and was feeling good about his prospects.


"I felt as the match went on I was getting more comfortable with my movement, and that's a good thing," he said.


"To say it was 100 percent would probably be overstating it but to be able to have the time to get it better up to this point is a great sign that it will be 100 per cent."


"REAL TALENTED"


Agassi plays Taylor Dent (news) in the next round after the big-serving American beat Czech Michal Tabara (news) in straight sets but is already casting an eye toward a possible quarter-final showdown with Roger Federer (news).


The Swiss world number one is a hot favorite to retain his Australian Open title but Agassi said he would still have to be on his game.


"It would be nice to play against him because that means a couple more matches I would have won," Agassi said.


"All these guys are real talented and if you don't show up and aren't at your best then anybody can beat you -- and that includes Roger.


"Roger has to show up and be at his best. When he is, he's proven it's better than everybody else so you have to play a great match against him.


"Like any great player, you can't point to a weakness, but you can point to maybe one side that's not as strong as his other side, which is not very optimistic for his opponents.


"But you have to go after him, you have to take your chances, and you have to play a great match."


Go Andre, you will win it!!!
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hythger
01-19-2005, 10:40 AM
come on, Andre!!!

Gigan
01-19-2005, 04:04 PM
Agassi crushes Schuettler in 2003 Open final repeat

1 hour, 55 minutes ago U.S. National - AFP



MELBOURNE, Australia (AFP) - Four-time winner Andre Agassi demoralized Rainer Schuettler in another straight sets demolition as he marched into the third round of the Australian Open (news - web sites) Wednesday.

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Eighth-seeded Agassi dismantled the 40th-ranked German on Rod Laver Arena, waltzing to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 win in just 1hr 27min, a near carbon-copy of his win over Schuettler in the 2003 final.


Agassi's latest masterclass set up a third round encounter with compatriot serve-volleyer Taylor Dent on Friday.


The 34-year old American, the oldest man in the field, showed no signs of a hip injury that last week threatened his participation as he ran down drop shots and drilled backhands and forehands past the hapless German.


"To be able to have the time to get it (injury) better up to this point is a great sign that it will be 100 percent, because I've got another day now," Agassi said. "My movement was plenty good enough for me to think about my game and not think about that."


Agassi said Schuettler had the early chances but after he found his range he played some of his best tennis.


"When I survived some of those break points, I got a little bit more relaxed and comfortable out there and just all went my way from there."


It was a procession in the final set as broken Schuettler lost his will to fight against the remorseless Agassi, who is placed joint-sixth on the all-time grand slam titles list with eight behind leader Pete Sampras' 14.


Agassi is on target to face top seed and raging favourite Roger Federer in the quarter-finals in the top half of the men's draw.


"Well, it would be nice to play against him (Federer) because that means a couple more matches I would have won," he said.


"It would be nice to be in a fifth set because that means I'm only one set away from beating him."


Schuettler had Agassi under early pressure with break points in the American's first two service games, but Agassi held firm and bounced back to break the German in the fifth game.


Agassi held three individual break points and got the breakthrough when Schuettler netted a backhand.


Agassi confidently served it out for the opening set in 39 minutes as the strain began to show on Schuettler as the eighth seed began to control the rallies from the baseline.


Schuettler double-faulted for an early break in the second set as Agassi stepped up the tempo with his precision ground-strokes.


Agassi broke the German for the second time in the set on his second break point when he drilled a backhand just inside the baseline for a 5-1 advantage.


The momentum was going all Agassi's way as he served out the second set in a match time of 70 minutes.
Schuettler's game unravelled as he lost the opening game of the final set through two double-faults.

The German had nothing to offer as Agassi broke his serve three times to race through the final set to love. He sealed the win with an ace.

"I certainly noticed a deterioration of his game, what and why, you're never quite sure about," Agassi said of Schuettler.

"I didn't know if it was physical, what he was feeling, physically or mentally or what was going on. But it definitely tailed off."

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Agassi Fan
01-20-2005, 08:23 AM
Andre's match will be the last in the Rod Laver Arena.

Go Andre!

Gigan
01-20-2005, 02:12 PM
Andre's match will be the last in the Rod Laver Arena.

Go Andre!

what ye mean "last"?
i hope that for Taylor it will be last...;) in AO

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Gigan
01-20-2005, 03:33 PM
Rod Laver Arena Start Time 7.30 PM Melbourne


Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.

Na Li (CHN) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS)[4]

followed by
Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.

Taylor Dent (USA)[29] vs. Andre Agassi (USA)[8]


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Gigan
01-20-2005, 07:30 PM
Andre Agassi
Wednesday, January 19, 2005

A. AGASSI/R. Schuettler

6‑3, 6‑1, 6‑0

Q. Andre, it seemed as though the match only lasted four games, the first four, when he had his chances.

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, he definitely had the chances early. You know, I don't know what to say about that. I sort of started off trying to find my range a little bit, and I felt like he was playing good tennis. Then when I survived some of those breakpoints, I got a little bit more relaxed and comfortable out there and just all sort of went my way from there.

Q. When you're hitting the ball that cleanly and everything's just working like the last two sets, does that make it all worth it to you, what you're doing?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, it's a great feeling. I mean, no question about it. But really you're just, you know ‑‑ the good feeling is in the hard work that goes into it. It's in the concentration that's required to maintain it. So you sort of don't reflect on anything while you're out there. You're just plugging away. Then when you're done, you say, "That felt really good." That's why you work hard; that's why you prepare yourself.

But it's the second match, certainly a great one for me. It's time to, you know, think about the next one.

Q. You surprised that the hip has come around the way it has? You're moving pretty well.

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, not too bad. When it happened, I thought for sure it was something pretty bad, but the MRI showed what it was. The doctor seemed to feel like it was a manageable situation with, you know, medication, antiinflammatories and treatment. So that gave me hopes.

Plus, they gave me the green light to push through anything I do feel and know that I'm not running any extra risk of sort of pulling something. So that makes me feel good when I'm out there. If I do feel something, I still can keep pushing without worrying about it.

And today, like in my last match, I felt as the match went on I was getting more comfortable with my movement, and that's a good thing.

Q. Was there some lingering stiffness there then?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, I mean to say it was 100% would probably be overstating it. But to be able to have the time to get it better up to this point is a great sign that it will be 100%, because, you know, I got another day now. My movement was ‑‑ it was plenty good enough for me to think about my game and not think about that.

Q. Are you ready, fitness‑wise, for five sets against, say, Roger Federer?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, it would be nice to play against him because that means a couple more matches I would have won. It would be nice to be in a fifth set because that means I'm only one set away from beating him (smiling).

Q. You've probably been asked this a thousand times, but I thought your answer might have changed. How do you beat him?

ANDRE AGASSI: You play a perfect match, really. I mean, listen, all these guys are real talented, and if you don't show up and aren't at your best, then anybody can beat you ‑ and that includes Roger. I mean, Roger has to show up and be at his best. And when he is, he's proven it's better than everybody else.

So you have to play a great match against him. You know, like any great player, you can't point to a weakness, but you can point to maybe one side that's not as strong as his other side, which is not very optimistic for his opponents.

But you have to go after him, you have to take your chances, and you have to play a great match.

Q. How hard is it to drop a fair bit of weight when you're already in good shape? You obviously made a decision to go down quite a ways.

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, it's also just a byproduct of my training, too. It wasn't that I focused on losing X amount of pounds. I mean, it was that I was going to get on a certain eating routine as well as a training routine that hopefully would, first and foremost, maintain and grow my strength, but then maybe as a result I can even get a little lighter. So the strength/weight ratio was sort of what I was focused on. My strength, I kept going up, and the weight went down. That's not an easy thing to accomplish, but it did feel good on the court when I got out there.

Q. Does your wife know the right kind of foods to prepare for you with that in mind (laughter)?

ANDRE AGASSI: I do the cooking in the house. I do the cooking in the house.

Q. Roger is a couple matches away but Taylor is next. You've had a couple of close matches with him. He's gotten injured. What are you expecting?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, I think Taylor is as difficult an opponent as one can have. He plays the game like very few players play it anymore. He puts pressure on you constantly, makes you hit your shots. You got to be doing it with conviction. I'll have to be returning well and doing all sorts of things well, but that's no surprise. It's, you know, at this stage especially, I got to come out there ready right from the get.

Q. Have you thought about doing as many aces as you could because of the charity foundation you're helping with?

ANDRE AGASSI: No. You mean letting somebody ace me?

Q. Yes.

ANDRE AGASSI: No. No. But every time I do think that way, I make a mental note of it and then I just give the money myself later. So I'd rather... (laughter)... give $100 than get aced.

Q. He seemed to be really upset by the weather change and not getting the breaks. Did you notice that?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, I certainly noticed a deterioration of his game, you know. What and why, you're never quite sure about. It really wasn't my place to try to figure out why. But I was just staying focused on what I needed to do, and his game seemed to tail off. I didn't know if it was physical, what he was feeling, physically or mentally or what was going on. But it definitely tailed off.

Q. The final come into your mind at all? Same court, you're playing him two years ago, when you're out there today.

ANDRE AGASSI: It's a good feeling to be playing in an environment that you played so well in, and then to have a match that you've had before, I mean the same player. You sort of have the confidence that ‑‑ how things can go if you structure it right and if you execute your shots.

But the final that we played went so uneventfully. I got the break and I got up in the match. Double break, he broke back, but I kept the lead. You know, I was never really in trouble that you're sort of almost expecting the match to be much tougher the next time around. We played twice since then, and sure enough he beat me in three sets and then I beat him in three sets in those two matches.

So while the conditions might suit my style of play a little bit better, I'm expecting a real tough match.

Q. Where is your thinking on Davis Cup right now? Have you ruled that out for this year?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, I'm going to have this discussion with Patrick, just because he's made the effort to want to have conversations with me about it. So I'll be respectful of that.

But it's just twofold. You know, I have a lot of regret not playing because it's one of the best memories of my career, playing Davis Cup, not to mention playing with another generation of guys that have such a good fellowship and team camaraderie together. To experience that would be a great feeling.

But the other side of the coin is really what my decision has come down to in the past, which is what can I really do. I've never been a big fan of being in halfway, you know, playing at your convenience. It's always been something I haven't respected a whole lot in the past when it's come to that for others. The decision I had to make is not an easy one, and it hasn't been easy, but something I'll discuss with him.

Q. You made it already? You want to talk about it with him or are you thinking about it?

ANDRE AGASSI: I think sort of answering that question would be probably even taking a step too far here. I want to have a conversation with him and then it will be very clear after that.


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Gigan
01-21-2005, 10:11 AM
A. Agassi vs. T. Dent

Coooool!
Andre won the first

7-5!
Go Andre, win next!

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Gigan
01-21-2005, 10:13 AM
Now brake him Andre !

7-5, 5-5 (A-40!)


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sandhyanair
01-21-2005, 10:31 AM
Ha Ha Ha, Andre won the second set.now one more.

Gigan
01-21-2005, 10:33 AM
7-5, 7-5, 2-0!!!(in progress)
Suuuuuuuuuuuper, Andre!

Go, win it!

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Gigan
01-21-2005, 10:39 AM
Andre did brake in the third!
7-5, 7-5, 2-1!!!!
Go, Andre finish him!!!

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Gigan
01-21-2005, 10:43 AM
7-5, 7-5, 3-1 (in progress)!!!!!!!!

COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!
Andre, go!


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Gigan
01-21-2005, 10:44 AM
7-5, 7-5, 4-1!!!(in progress)
Suuuuuuuuuuuper, Andre!

Go, win it!

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Gigan
01-21-2005, 10:54 AM
Andre won,
7-5, 7-6, 6-1!!!!
Suuper Coooooooooooooool!

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Agassi Fan
01-21-2005, 10:56 AM
[QUOTE=Gigan]Andre won,
7-5, 7-6, 6-1!!!!
Suuper Coooooooooooooool!

have you seen this match??
Stupid Eurosport didn't show us, only Lopez-Johansson. Who's care this boring bib-ace attack???

Gigan
01-21-2005, 11:28 AM
[QUOTE=Gigan]Andre won,
7-5, 7-6, 6-1!!!!
Suuper Coooooooooooooool!

have you seen this match??
Stupid Eurosport didn't show us, only Lopez-Johansson. Who's care this boring bib-ace attack???

ye, stupid EUROSPORT!!!!

But here is match statistics------------>>>>>
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Gigan
01-21-2005, 11:44 AM
Sports - Reuters


Agassi Moves Into Last 16 Without Dropping a Set

11 minutes ago Sports - Reuters


By Simon Cambers

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Four-times champion Andre Agassi (news) moved into the last 16 of the Australian Open (news - web sites) without dropping a set as he held off fellow American Taylor Dent (news) 7-5, 7-6, 6-1 in an entertaining match on Friday.



The 34-year-old looked in ominous form as he rallied from 4-1 down in the first set to set up a clash with big-serving Swede Joachim Johansson (news), the 11th seed.


"It feels like there are not a lot of guys who play the game he does and if you're not on your game he's one of the worst to play," Agassi said.


"But I feel good about the way I played tonight. I was moving well and feeling healthy so it was all good."


With his serve and volley game working sweetly, 29th seed Dent surprised Agassi in the opening set with the early break.


But once the eighth seed found his range on his passing shots, Dent was always struggling and Agassi broke in the seventh and 11th games on his way to the set.


Agassi saved three set points at 5-6 in the second set, and after taking the tiebreak 7-3, he raced through the third, clinching victory with a stinging forehand return.


The American won the title in 1995, 2000, 2001 and 2003.

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Gigan
01-21-2005, 12:00 PM
Agassi Advances at Australian Open

8 minutes ago

By PAUL ALEXANDER, Associated Press Writer

MELBOURNE, Australia - Four-time champion Andre Agassi was nearly flawless, counter-punching his way into the fourth round of the Australian Open (news - web sites) with a 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-1 win Friday over fellow American Taylor Dent.
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The eighth-seeded Agassi never faltered under Dent's relentless pressure. Showing no ill effects from a torn tendon suffered just before the season-opening Grand Slam, Agassi committed only six unforced errors — none in the final set.


With fans in the packed center court roaring approval, the 29th-seeded Dent rushed the net 136 times but constantly found himself lunging and diving for Agassi's stinging passes and lobs.


"If you're not on your game, he's one of the worst guys to play," Agassi said. "He makes you hit your shots."

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Gigan
01-21-2005, 04:31 PM
The 34-year-old Agassi, who refused to come
to Australia early in his career, called the decision
one of his greatest regrets.

"I keep trying to make up for it," he said.

And he gave no indication he plans to retire soon!

When commentator Jim Courier asked when his son Jaden
might be playing Pete Sampras' son Christian, Agassi said:
"Would it shock you if I told you I was going to play
Christian Sampras before Jaden does?"

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Gigan
01-22-2005, 01:59 AM
Smooth Progress for Top Chances
by Scott Spits
Friday, 21 January, 2005


The leading chances in the top half of the men's draw at Australian Open 2005 - Roger Federer, Marat Safin and Andre Agassi - have breezed into the second week of the centenary championship.


The defending titleholder is likely to meet four-time champion Agassi in the quarters, after the American had all the answers against countryman Taylor Dent in the feature night match on Rod Laver Arena winning 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 6-1

Agassi has the advantage of playing Joachim Johannson in the round of 16, after the Swedish No.11 seed defeated Spanish No.24 Feliciano Lopez in a marathon five-set clash, 6-3 3-6 5-7 7-6 (7-2) 13-11, the clash finishing after 11pm local time.
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Agassi Fan
01-22-2005, 07:46 AM
When will play Andre? I hope his match will be the first!

Gigan
01-22-2005, 10:20 AM
Posted on Sat, Jan. 22, 2005

Agassi-Sampras a family affair?

From Herald Wire Services

MELBOURNE, Australia -

Andre Agassi had some classic battles with Pete Sampras. With no sign of retirement in the near future, he's now sizing up his rival's son.

After Agassi's three-set win against Taylor Dent on Friday at the Australian Open, TV commentator Jim Courier asked Agassi when Jaden Gil, Agassi's 3-year-old son, might play against Christian Sampras, who is 2.

''Would it shock you if I said I was going to play Christian Sampras before Jaden does?'' Agassi joked.

He then turned more serious.

''I hope my kids learn to love it,'' said Agassi, who also has a 15-month-old daughter, Jaz Elle, with wife Steffi Graf.

``Ultimately, my biggest hope for my child is that he's focused on something. Hopefully, he'll choose tennis, because I love it so much. If he doesn't, maybe Christian Sampras will.''

SELES COMEBACK?

A trip to Australia in January for Monica Seles usually would involve playing in the Australian Open. But this year, she's about an hour's flight away in Sydney announcing plans to play in an exhibition tournament.

A foot injury has kept the former world No. 1 out of competitive tennis since the 2003 French Open, but Seles said Friday she's considering a comeback.

''I've been getting [retirement questions] for the last few years,'' said Seles, who has 53 career titles, including four Australian Opens.

The 31-year-old Seles will join Martina Navratilova to play two exhibition matches in New Zealand in February.

She said that barring injury, she hopes to play on from there.

FLYING TIMES AHEAD

Andy Roddick will be piling the air miles between Texas and Florida with his decision to hire former U.S. Davis Cup and Olympic coach Dean Goldfine.

Roddick lives in Austin, Texas, while Goldfine is based in Roddick's hometown of Boca Raton. Goldfine assumed coaching duties when Roddick cut ties with Brad Gilbert last month, saying the relationship had ``run its course.''

Roddick says he has already noticed a difference in his footwork.

''It's something we went at in the offseason,'' Roddick said. ``I'm moving a lot -- almost lighter, without forcing it as much. I think it's showing.''

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Gigan
01-22-2005, 12:07 PM
When will play Andre? I hope his match will be the first!

Rod Laver Arena Start Time 11.00 AM, Melboune

Women's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[5] vs. Vera Douchevina (RUS)

followed by
Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] vs. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)


Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Joachim Johansson (SWE)[11] vs. Andre Agassi (USA)[8]


Women's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Serena Williams (USA)[7] vs. Nadia Petrova (RUS)[11]


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I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-22-2005, 04:54 PM
He's a tough player,but Andre would beat him with great returns!!! :rocker:

Gigan
01-22-2005, 04:55 PM
Agassi wary of unknown
By Guy Hand
January 23, 2005
The Sun-Herald

Fit, firing and defying his age, Andre Agassi nevertheless admits to being concerned by his Australian Open round-16 opponent today, Swedish wunderkind Joachim Johansson.

Johansson, 22, is one of a handful of top-ranked players that 34-year-old Agassi has never played, leaving him unsure of what to expect.

With both a booming serve and world ranking, Johansson is among the rising stars of tennis and Agassi is hoping the element of surprise doesn't spook his chances of winning a fifth Australian title.

"I've seen his game, I've admired it from a distance many times - it's very powerful," Agassi said.

"Never playing somebody before, it's hard to know how your game feels and how your game matches. There's a lot of guesswork involved when you haven't played somebody.

"I don't have a good sense for his movement, I don't have a good sense for his backhand, I don't have a good sense for his volleys - whether he likes the ball up high or down low.

"But hopefully I can give him a few things to worry about, too, and we can call it even."
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tangerine_dream
01-23-2005, 05:55 AM
I love that Andre got battered by Pim-Pim's 51 aces, and yet he STILL win the match. :devil: That's classic Andre :hearts: :worship:

Next up is JesusFed. Andre's the only one who can actually take a bite out of Roger. :toothy: I hope it's a great match. I'm already drooling in anticipation of a classic-in-the-making. :lick: :drool:

Gigan
01-23-2005, 06:22 AM
Andre Advances in Four
Sunday, 23 January, 2005


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Four-time men's singles champion Andre Agassi is through to a highly-anticipated quarter-final clash with defending champion Roger Federer after surviving a barrage of aces from Swede Joachim Johansson to take out their fourth-round match in four sets.

The first three sets were decided in tie-breaks, with the towering No.11 seed taking the first but the 34-year-old American fighting back from there to take the match 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) 6-4, despite having an astonishing 51 aces fired past him.

Agassi, the No.8 seed, had not dropped a set in his first three matches, conceding a total of only 11 games against German pair Dieter Kindlmann and Rainer Schuettler, before being pushed to one tie-break by Taylor Dent in the third-round.

In his previous eight visits to Melbourne Park, Agassi has won four titles, lost in the semi-finals twice - including last year - and in the fourth-round twice.
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Agassi Fan
01-23-2005, 09:49 AM
This was a great match, and great win! I hate all big serving guys, they will kill the tennis game. This is not tennis!

niko
01-23-2005, 11:51 AM
If Andre was able to survive 51 aces, he's got to be able to destroy Roger. I predict Andre win in 4 sets( I might be crazy).

Gigan
01-23-2005, 01:08 PM
Agassi Weathers Johannson's Ace-A-Thon

1 hour, 6 minutes ago

By JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer

MELBOURNE, Australia - Andre Agassi overcame a record number of aces from Joachim Johannson on Sunday and set up an Australian Open (news - web sites) quarterfinal against defending champion and top-ranked Roger Federer.


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Agassi, an eight-time Grand Slam winner and four-time champion in Melbourne, produced one of his great performances to defeat the 6-foot-6 Johansson, who slammed 51 aces in their match.


One of the best service returners in tennis, the 34-year-old Agassi endured Johansson's barrage, breaking the Swede three times to win 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-4.
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Agassi dropped his own serve twice, at the start of the first and fourth sets, and made only 13 unforced errors in the match — none in the first set.


"It was a tough day," said Agassi. The 11th-seeded Johansson was pushing the limits on almost every shot. He mixed 66 unforced errors with a remarkable 96 winners, including his aces and service winners. In the first tiebreaker, he clinched the opening set with a second service ace at 217 kph (135 mph).


The 22-year-old Johansson surpassed Richard Krajicek's mark of 49 aces in a quarterfinal loss to Russia's Yevgeny Kafelnikov at the 1999 U.S. Open (news - web sites).


His final three aces came in his last service game.


"Joachim today was hitting the ball so big," Agassi said. "What can you do but sort of react?


"I was anxious the whole time," he added. "I had to stay focused and disciplined, give myself a look and hope I can convert on the few chances I do get."


Johansson didn't know of the record until after the match. He said he might be able to improve on it in future.
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Agassi Fan
01-24-2005, 11:33 AM
If Andre was able to survive 51 aces, he's got to be able to destroy Roger. I predict Andre win in 4 sets( I might be crazy).


I agree with you. :)

J. Corwin
01-25-2005, 05:56 AM
ESPN loves playing that Roger soundbyte hyping up this match-up. It's ON! :cool: :yeah: I'm staying up til the match is over. :banana:

Gigan
01-25-2005, 10:28 AM
I was at work place and could not watch that match
But i know result...
did not expect..

Stay cool Andre!
You will do it next time!!!

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Agassi Fan
01-25-2005, 04:24 PM
Roger was very good, with his many aces, esp. at the breakpoints. :-((

I am so sorry. This was Andre's last AO, and the shortest.:hysteric::crying2:

kwan
01-26-2005, 12:06 AM
Federer is starting to get me on my nerves by how good he is.
I've never seen somebody dominate tennis like this, it's like he can do anything anytime anywhere. It's hard to imagine who is going to beat him at a Grand Slam this year. The FO is where I would expect him to falter, but how do you beat this guy?

Andre did well. He just has to get his ranking up in the top 4 at least to avoid catching the Federer Express in the quarterfinals. This might be Andre's last year on tour. I can feel it :(

hythger
01-26-2005, 01:27 PM
:sad: for andre!
But we have to give it to Federer..the guy plays an amazing tennis!

Shirogane
01-26-2005, 06:04 PM
What a nasty draw for Andre. He definitely didn't need that :mad:

Federer's serve was really impressive. It was the best i've ever seen of him. Andre did well, but couldn't do much against such an amazing player. And handing him the early break in each set didn't help, either :(

Agassi's return of serve and baseline style are no match for Fed anymore (at least when he's that hot) but still can do the trick against most players - top guys included. So what he needs to do is to play more, in order to improve his ranking so that he doesn't have to face him so early in the draw. He'll just have to hope Safin gets the job done :devil:

So, one shouldn't rely on that loss to assess whether he should consider retirement because everyone else would have lost in straights that night.

Adman
01-26-2005, 08:08 PM
I felt really sorry for Andre I really thought that he could be the man to wipe Federer away, but it wasn't to be!!

Manila ESQ
01-27-2005, 01:19 AM
they always play their best if they're playing against andre. don't they?

even pinpin was good the other day. safin last year in australia also, pete on many occassions, paradorn in wimbledon several years ago... IT'S UNFAIR!!!!

Shirogane
01-27-2005, 02:52 PM
omg

didn't know how right i was about Safin getting the job done :o

Gigan
01-27-2005, 04:29 PM
We will wait for the next time!

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050125/i/r3997659615.jpg

Andre will not stop,
he is improving his game
& he is real fighter! http://forum.netz.ru/images/smilies/moderator.gif

What i finding very nice that is
Andre's very good physical condition!!!


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kwan
01-27-2005, 11:37 PM
Andre should take a look at what Safin did today to beat the Fed.

Granted, Safin does one thing better than Andre that helps him against Federer, it's the serving. It's such a huge serve.

Anyway, back to the gameplan: Safin just hit the hell out of the ball on every stroke, his forehand, his backhand, his serve and his return of serve. That's the only way you can compete with federer; Everything has to be working, and you must hope he will succumb to the constant pressure. He did today. Safin broke down his forehand, made him hit a lot of running shots and got him tired and unfit. Excellent job by Safin, now he must win this tournament. He's better than Hewitt or Roddick. You never know though, his mind is so inconsistent.

Andre's main gameplan against Federer was to pound the backhand side of Federer to force him to dump the ball into the net or produce short balls; that stragegy helped him at the USO and also at the AO, but what ultimattely hurt him is that he didn't have a great serving day while Roger was serving great. Andre or pretty much anyone out there needs a GREAT, not good, but great serving day against fed, and he needs to be seeing the ball well on the return of serve and take some chances.

Federer is an amazing guy. Best complete player I've ever seen with my own eyes, forces you to play perfect tennis to have a chance, but with all that said, Andre is still my favorite. Go Andre!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-28-2005, 07:23 AM
Andre lost just because he didn't serve well that day,his baseline is still amazing!I still so proud of him! :worship:
After he retires,I lose lots of passion to watch tennis,I can't stand there are so many big servers in tennis world,this games is really boring nowadays. :yawn:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-28-2005, 07:25 AM
This was a great match, and great win! I hate all big serving guys, they will kill the tennis game. This is not tennis!

That's the great point!!!I hate so much! :armed:

Gigan
01-29-2005, 07:33 PM
What happened in Melbourne stays in Melbourne.

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