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Andre is playing like crap

AgassiFan
02-14-2005, 12:09 AM
What the fuck happened to him?

He went from 77 Winners/19 Unfored Errors stretch against Dent and Joakim at AO, playing as well as he did during the 2004 USO run....to looking like absolute fried ass against Fed, Reynolds, Carlsen and Melzner in the next 4 matches.

As much as I would like to blame that chronic hip (which could render anyone helpless), there's gotta be something major going on in his head.

Him and Steffi getting divorced or something? :D

Agassi Fan
02-14-2005, 01:37 PM
I don't know, what he done on the court, but I hope, he will be better.

Adman
02-16-2005, 07:11 PM
Andre will need to be better to win tournaments.

AgassiFan
02-20-2005, 07:16 PM
Andre will need to be better to win tournaments.

And the thing is, right now EVERYONE on ATP is beatable, including Roger who played "good-but-not-brilliant" tennis at Aussie Open, followed by unspectacular efforts against Davydenkos and Lubijic's of this world. Safin, Roddick, Hewitt

There is nobody out there right now that Andre cannot beat if he plays at 2004 US Open-level (read: 'A-minus' quality) tennis.

Unfortunately, in his last 4 matches (Federer, Reynolds, Carlsen, Melzner), Andre's been playing no better than C+/B-, and at 35 yo that's a guaranteed loss.

I already explained in the Dubai thread why I don't give a fuck if Andre's seeded 8th or 18th; all I am looking for him to do is to play some BEAUTIFUL-ass tennis this upcoming week, and then to build on the momuntum physically and mentally.

Watch 1st serve winners %. Watch for the sharpness of returns and groundstrokes. And for higher conversion of break-points. Andre needs to step up on a big way in all departments, or he might as well pack it in.







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AgassiFan
02-21-2005, 08:08 PM
Agassi beat Stepanik 6-4, 7-5.

Another unconvincing win. Does anyone have match statistics? What's the 1st serve %? How many winners off serve? Winner-Unforced Error ratio?

Shirogane
02-21-2005, 09:06 PM
"A packed crowd of 5,000 watched the fourth-seeded Agassi win the first 14 points on his serve and produce numerous winners, especially down the line."

I couldn't watch the match, as Eurosport's coverage only starts tomorrow. But at least it seems that he tried to play more aggressively.

doubleafan
02-22-2005, 03:09 AM
Looks like finally Agassi has convinced himself that percentage tennis is not the way to go all the time. His strength is precision , pin point groundies. Like the tennis he produced in Cincy and 2003 Masters Cup. If he plays risky tennis, he will easily beat Federer and any other guy on the planet. Plus he should look for deception in his shots.Play fractionally late and second guess his opponents. Like the 2002 USOpen Semis against Hewitt.
I think Agassi is still good to play 5 setters.

Stepanek is as good as any opponent and is playing some quality tennis. So 6-4,7-5 is good for a first match.

AgassiFan
02-22-2005, 05:09 PM
Looks like finally Agassi has convinced himself that percentage tennis is not the way to go all the time.

Took him 2 years to figure things out. 2003 Rolan Garros loss to exhausted Coria (whom he should have taken in straight sets that day) exposed all of Agassi's mental, tactical and physical weaknesses.

His strength is precision , pin point groundies. Like the tennis he produced in Cincy and 2003 Masters Cup.

I was thinking more along the lines of 2001 USO match against Pete - but with a higher break-point conversion %. Hell, aside from choking on big points, Andre played pretty damn well against Federer in 2004, including USO.

If he plays risky tennis, he will easily beat Federer and any other guy on the planet.

Disagree on Federer - the guy is simply too good. Yes, if Andre and Roger meet in the 4th round, and Roger has one of his "off" days, I can definately see Andre winning. But you're crazy if you DON'T think Roger is the favorite every time he steps on the court.

Plus he should look for deception in his shots.

He is just not that good with spin - whether on offense OR defense.

Stepanek is as good as any opponent and is playing some quality tennis. So 6-4,7-5 is good for a first match.

Andre got owed by Melzner just a week ago. That match clea\rly showed that Old Man has very little room for error. He needs to be better across the board if he wants to win another slam or two.

doubleafan
02-23-2005, 02:34 AM
If Agassi can just hold his serve, he can put pressure on every department of Federer's game. I think he has the weapons to match Federer shot for shot. In the AO Quarters, you could easily see that Agassi was playing Federer than the ball.
And there were too many cross court shots fromm Agassi. I think he should look to ending the point as early as possible.

I have seen Agassi use deception many times. The last was at Cincy. He had Moya in tangles.

tennischick
02-23-2005, 02:35 AM
he took an injection in his hip and said that he's no longer feeling the pain. has it worn off then?

kwan
02-23-2005, 03:26 AM
If he plays risky tennis, he will easily beat Federer and any other guy on the planet.




Let's relax here for a second. We know we love Andre, including myself, but NOONE has been able to "easily beat" Roger Federer recently. More often than not he's the one who beats people easily.

And playing risky tennis can not be done everyday. There are days even guys like Andre feel they're not hitting the ball 100%. So they resort to percentage tennis, which is enough to beat 90% of the players out there. Nothing wrong with percentage tennis, but you've got to take care of your own serve. First and foremost,.

I think the key for Andre to be more successful at this point is to focus more on holding his own serve. I think he needs to hit bigger second serves. With his return of serve he's always guaranteed a few chances to break. IF he can hold his serve more consistently he WILL pose a serious challenge for Federer and others. I just won't go ahead and say that he's going to kill Federer, because nobody has done that in a long long time and I don't think it's happening anytime soon. Roger is good. Let's not forget that. He's actually very very good.

AgassiFan
02-23-2005, 02:59 PM
he took an injection in his hip and said that he's no longer feeling the pain. has it worn off then?


Is it anything like the cortison shot, which provides relief but cannot be injected more than 5-6 times a year in order to be effective?

AgassiFan
02-23-2005, 03:54 PM
I am usually harsh when it comes to Agassi, but when he plays a (rare) quality 1st set tennis - as he did against Feliciano - I am going to give credit where due. Now he needs to make a HABIT out of it.

paige
02-23-2005, 06:37 PM
I think I go too far the other way, AF.

Andre's been at it sooooo long and he's playing guys soooo much younger than him. I'm just always happy to see him. I just know it's not gonna be incredibly much longer, and it's a wincer to see him come up against a Federer, but I still love his game.

He's def. not a guy I yell at when I'm watching matches. (And there are a few of those... ;))

AgassiFan
02-28-2005, 02:35 PM
I think I go too far the other way, AF.

Andre's been at it sooooo long and he's playing guys soooo much younger than him. I'm just always happy to see him. I just know it's not gonna be incredibly much longer, and it's a wincer to see him come up against a Federer, but I still love his game.

He's def. not a guy I yell at when I'm watching matches. (And there are a few of those... ;))



Hey, Andre was the one who gave Fed trouble in 2004, easily winning their exhibition match and then losing a couple of really tight ones at Masters and USO. But so far in 2005, Andre was clearly inferior in both matches, playing FAR from his best tennis.

I mean, when Roger plays the way he did in the 1st set against Hewitt in 2004 USO, you just tip your hat. But you can't tell me that he was all that great at AO, let alone the following tournaments where he had difficult time dealing with Davydenko, Ancic, Ferrero, Minar, etc where he looked downright "ordinary". All Andre had to do yesterday was come out firing early on, convert the BP and make Roger come back from another 0-1 set deficit. Predictably, that didn't happen.

I guess, it's the many losses to non-Sampras/Federer opponents in the last 15 years that irked me more than these Federer matches since Roger has obviously been on another planet since 2003 Wimbledon. If Andre had 11-12 slams like he would have if he had dedicated himself to tennis fully in the first 2/3rds of his career, I would have easier time accepting less-than-good performances at this stage of his career.


Where do we go from now? Get healthy, for one, which should help all-court movement. Then develop a much more accurate 1st serve, which allow Andre to stay in control of many more points. Finally, start showing some of that baseline power and blistering serve returns that everyone assumes Andre still has in him. Play in 2005 and 2006 and see where you are after that - maybe retire at 2007 Aussie Open or something.









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Deboogle!.
02-28-2005, 02:56 PM
Get healthy, for one, which should help all-court movement.

This is easier said than done at his age. You don't think Andre is doing everything he absolutely possibly can to be as fit as possible? I do.

I think he's lost confidence against Fed, plain and simple, and he overcompensates by going for too much, etc.

We'll see how Andre does this weekend against a very in-form Ljubicic. I think the whole DC experience will reveal much about where Andre is still at. Let's see if he can get himself up for one really big match.

paige
02-28-2005, 04:27 PM
This is easier said than done at his age. You don't think Andre is doing everything he absolutely possibly can to be as fit as possible? I do.

I think he's lost confidence against Fed, plain and simple, and he overcompensates by going for too much, etc.

We'll see how Andre does this weekend against a very in-form Ljubicic. I think the whole DC experience will reveal much about where Andre is still at. Let's see if he can get himself up for one really big match.

I really agree with you, D. He really is trying to do too much against Fed and even his own strengths evaporate.

It's very exciting and a bit daunting waiting for Davis Cup. I'm hoping it's everything we want -- esp. for the ducklings in attendance!

Deboogle!.
02-28-2005, 05:37 PM
uh oh, we're starting to agree too much ;)

I think Andre will get himself up for DC. I think the knowledge in the back of his head that if he plays one great match and wins, if Andy plays one great match and wins, and if the Bryans play one great match and wins, that's all they need. That should help him mentally. We shall see. Plus, with me there, what else will he need :angel: hahahahahaahaha

suus21
03-01-2005, 03:15 PM
Andre should use his spins more against Roger he doesn't like that

kwan
03-02-2005, 05:21 AM
I just think Federer is a tough matchup for Andre at this stage. Yes Andre used to own Federer and gave him problems last year, but Federer has improved the backhand since those days. He is no longer vulnerable on that side. He also moves better than Andre and has a more accurate serve than Andre.

I agree with some of you who say Andre goes for too much against Federer. He knows he can't beat him by just moving him side to side, because it creates angles that Federer is great at exploiting.

To beat Federer you have to put him on the defensive when he returns serve and occasionally while he's serving. Andre doesn't have that kind of style. He's not going to blow you off the court with his servess. He starts the point with the serve and that's where Federer causes problems for him because he's also a great returner. If you watch guys that trouble Federer it's always a prerequisite to have a huge serve and a huge return. You need to put him on the defensive from the get go. The minute the point is neutral he will usually win it.

It's tough. I'd like to see Andre get his ranking up to 2 or 4 so he doesn't have to face Fed so early and so often. Let some of these other big servers take him out.

robinhood
03-02-2005, 08:25 AM
It's tough. I'd like to see Andre get his ranking up to 2 or 4 so he doesn't have to face Fed so early and so often. Let some of these other big servers take him out.

Pleazzzz!!! I'd like to see Andre remain in a tournament at least until the semis. His presence is good for the game!

TenHound
03-05-2005, 03:01 AM
AA's become aa. His match v. Roger in NYC last yr. was his swan song. Go back & rewatch it. He was juiced out of his gourd - it jumps out at you. Note the 15lbs he lost this yr. Increased drug testing & hip problems mean that he had to stop doing the stuff he was doing. He doesn't even have any power left, unless he gets angry & his adrenaline goes into overdrive. Unless he can beat someone w/the strength of his tactical savvy - see JJ in AO, he's in trouble. At least he can retire in peace now, knowing he gave his all. Great Career - thanks to Steffi for getting the best from him.

Hope they don't play Davis Cup in America next yr - they won't sell any tickets. Not many people interested in seeing Roddick play, unless Roger's playing against him.

Deboogle!.
03-05-2005, 06:28 AM
I think Andre will get himself up for DC. I think the knowledge in the back of his head that if he plays one great match and wins, if Andy plays one great match and wins, and if the Bryans play one great match and wins, that's all they need. That should help him mentally. We shall see. Plus, with me there, what else will he need :angel: hahahahahaahaha

I take all this back. Andre really did play like CRAP today :sad:

paige
03-05-2005, 11:59 AM
I think there's something I just haven't wanted to realize going on. Last year, at this time it seems like Andre was getting around the court. Getting to the shots, being the defensive player that he can be. This year the mobility just isn't there. Not just at this tournament. He doesn't even try for a lot of shots, which shows you exactly where he is.

Which leads you to believe that this really is going to be it. And that makes me sadder than I thought I could possibly be about this. I was in tears watching yesterday, not because he lost, but because for two decades, I've watched this guy. When he came on the scene, the tennis stakes were raised for me. He's so full of personality and fun to watch, but it's coming to an end.

I hate it.

There was a lot of talk about the surface not working in Andre's favor. If you're at the end of your long and illustrious career, you sure want to take any advantage you can get. And he didn't even have that going for him.

It was just a brutal, in-your-face kind of day. I'm so sad.

kwan
03-05-2005, 03:17 PM
AA's become aa. His match v. Roger in NYC last yr. was his swan song. Go back & rewatch it. He was juiced out of his gourd - it jumps out at you. Note the 15lbs he lost this yr. Increased drug testing & hip problems mean that he had to stop doing the stuff he was doing. He doesn't even have any power left, unless he gets angry & his adrenaline goes into overdrive. Unless he can beat someone w/the strength of his tactical savvy - see JJ in AO, he's in trouble. At least he can retire in peace now, knowing he gave his all. Great Career - thanks to Steffi for getting the best from him.

Hope they don't play Davis Cup in America next yr - they won't sell any tickets. Not many people interested in seeing Roddick play, unless Roger's playing against him.

Are you suggesting that Andre was doing steroids??? If so I disagree.

But I must say I am not a big fan of his new workout regimen that had him lose 10lbs. Nowadays almost every time he's playing against taller and physically stronger players. Losing weight when he was not even fat to begin with can not be good.
Yesterday against Lubicic, I agree with you there, he seemed to have no power at all. Especially off the serves. His second serves seemed like they were hit at 60mph a la Dementieva. He also seemed to have gotten even slower in his movement to the right side (forehand). I noticed that since the AO. IF anyone hits the ball down the line to his forehand corner a lot of times he doesn't even move to cover it. Anybody that can hit the backhand down the line gives him fits nowadays.

It's depressing. The only simple explanation is that age is finally starting to catch up with him, but I really really wish I'm wrong there.

Deboogle!.
03-05-2005, 03:24 PM
There was a lot of talk about the surface not working in Andre's favor. If you're at the end of your long and illustrious career, you sure want to take any advantage you can get. And he didn't even have that going for him.


I don't understand this at all. I don't see how the surface could possibly have been a problem for Andre. It was supposedly playing similarly to how Indian Wells plays - Andre has won that tournament. Andre loves slower and medium-paced hardcourts, it's his bread-and-butter. The US couldnt really have picked a surface that was a huge advantage over a team like Croatia. B/c every surface we're good on, they're good on and every surface they're bad on, so are we. I really don't think anything could've been different. Especially considering that at the time the surface was picked, Andre was not on the team and PMac was picking a surface with Andy's kick serve in mind - only problem is that Ljubicic's kick serve is not too shabby either. There was no way for us to get a distinct advantage based on surface.

IMO Andre's biggest problem was that he did nothing to get the crowd behind him. Maybe it's the type of tennis he plays now or his personality now or whatever but he just couldn't get people to really rally for him like Andy could when he was down in his match. It was a very interesting phenomenon to watch. After the first set you kind of got this vibe from Andy that was like "HELL NO I AM NOT GOING TO LOSE" and it really made us want to get behind him more. Andre, however, just never really looked like that out there. It was tough to really rally for him. He just had a really bad day out there. It's just too bad that his return had been so hyped up and stuff, makes this loss look even worse, really...

heya
03-06-2005, 02:42 AM
One fan who was there said that Andre wanted the crowd to remain quiet
during his play. So, they only cheered when he sat down between points.

AgassiFan
03-06-2005, 03:20 PM
I agree with some of you who say Andre goes for too much against Federer.

So WHAT has that strategy gotten him in 2005 - aside from impressive wins against Dent, Johansson and F.Lopez perhaps? The type of "safe" tennis Andre is trying to play requires Borg-like UE totals....and in his losses to Federer and Lubicic, Andre showed the WORST of all worlds: NOT going for his shots AND making too many forced and unforced errors.

Ever since the 2003 FO loss to exhaused Coria after going up 1-0 sets to love, Andre's decision-making and mental stability have been questionable, to put it lightly.

Also, how does Darren Cahill benefit his game, exactly?


He knows he can't beat him by just moving him side to side,

Put more mustard on those shots, cut down on the UE...and voila, Federer - at least when he is not playing his best - is beatable. But playing timid AND error-prone brand of tennis will get Andre nowehere,.

It's tough. I'd like to see Andre get his ranking up to 2 or 4 so he doesn't have to face Fed so early and so often. Let some of these other big servers take him out.

Couldn't disagree more. Federer is easier to beat in the 3rd or 4th round - hell, even in thier QF Roger didn't play "brilliant" tennis - just good enough to win. I don't see Andre beating Roger in SF and F where the latter typically raises his game a notch.

But, again, IMPROVING his movement and accuracy on his shots is Andre's number one nemesis. If he fails to do so, not only won't he handle Roger, but he'll be hard-presses against Safin, Roddick, Lubi, Hewitt's of this world.

kwan
03-06-2005, 10:58 PM
So WHAT has that strategy gotten him in 2005 - aside from impressive wins against Dent, Johansson and F.Lopez perhaps? The type of "safe" tennis Andre is trying to play requires Borg-like UE totals....and in his losses to Federer and Lubicic, Andre showed the WORST of all worlds: NOT going for his shots AND making too many forced and unforced errors.

no no no. I don't think you understand what I'm talking about. Andre's normal game is to CONTROL the rallies by hitting the ball cleanly and deeply all around the court. He can control the rallies against 95% of the men's tour by taking 80% swings from both sides. Against Federer, in the back of his mind he knows he can not do that because Federer's normal stroke is as good as his. So he goes for TOO much, to compensate for his lack of movement, taking 95-100% swings which reduce his accuracy. If you play tennis you should understand this. The bigger and fuller your swing is, the more prone it is to errors.
Against Lubicic he just looked confused. He was neither playing too aggressively or tentatively, he just couldn't keep the ball on the court no matter what he tried.



Ever since the 2003 FO loss to exhaused Coria after going up 1-0 sets to love, Andre's decision-making and mental stability have been questionable, to put it lightly.

Also, how does Darren Cahill benefit his game, exactly?

He has had some superb matches since Cahill took over. He beat both Roddick and Hewitt in Cincinatti when they were both playing their best ball. He pushed Federer to 5 sets at the Open and to 3 sets before that in Miami I think. You can not blame Cahill for Andre's play of late.




Put more mustard on those shots, cut down on the UE...and voila, Federer - at least when he is not playing his best - is beatable. But playing timid AND error-prone brand of tennis will get Andre nowehere,

Even when Federer is not playing his best he's shown he can still win. I never find him beatable. He only beats himself, to be quite honest. The only way he's losing is if playing against someone playing perfect tennis and a lot of luck on their side. i.e. Safin at the AO.
For Andre to have a chance to beat Federer he needs to play above his standard game. His timing needs to be impeccable, his serves need to be on and his movement needs to be up there. If one of those three things fails it's going to be a rout more often than not.



Couldn't disagree more. Federer is easier to beat in the 3rd or 4th round - hell, even in thier QF Roger didn't play "brilliant" tennis - just good enough to win. I don't see Andre beating Roger in SF and F where the latter typically raises his game a notch.

You better believe that when Federer faces Andre in any round he's going to bring his game up a notch. He has a lot of respect for Andre but he also wants to beat the crap out of him every time. You can just sense it. It adds to his legacy, how he's done against one of the greats.

I don't know how you can say he didn't play brilliant tennis against Andre at the AO. He served, returned and volleyed impeccably well, Andre did not have virtually any chance to break and he handled the Andre first serve surprisingly well.

Even Andre once said he'd prefer to play Federer on the last day of the tournament. He'd be a fool not to. I and all Agassi fans want to see Andre do well. Playing Federer in the early rounds is not a recipe for success. Trust me on this.

But, again, IMPROVING his movement and accuracy on his shots is Andre's number one nemesis. If he fails to do so, not only won't he handle Roger, but he'll be hard-presses against Safin, Roddick, Lubi, Hewitt's of this world.

I agree with most of that. Movement is the #1 problem. The first serve percentage and second serve quality is also key.

nkhera1
03-09-2005, 04:03 AM
I would like to add a few impressions myself.

His serve return isn't as good as before and this may be partly because there are bigger servers and Agassi is too stubborn to move back plus he is a bit short and also because i feel his reflexes probably aren't as good as they used to be.

Also another reason why Agassi may be losing to Federer is because Agassi relies on a rythm and he can get that against most players, but its hard to against Federer. also Federer's serve poses a problem to agassi because it is very accurate and agassi can not always reach for it. I think Agassi has a easier time with roddick's serve which is fast but not placed as well than with Federer's serve.

Also I think old age is starting to kick in, i don't see as much power (though i haven't watched him too much this year) and he gets into trouble off of his serve especially second serve which puts him in a difficult situation. Also as mentioned above he is not moving very well, its kind of hard to win when you can't move to the ball.

Hopefully Agassi picks up his game but if not he has had a wonderful career and unfortuantely he was around during the Sampras era otherwise who knows how well he could have done.

awesome0
03-09-2005, 05:53 PM
I think you guys need to watch or play more tennis to see what andre's problem is. He is not anticipating the ball well. I think this comes from the fact that he spends most of his time trying to stay in shape running hills, benchpress, etc. , and not enough time on the practice court. He is convinced he has hit so many tennis balls he doesn't need to hit them anymore. So because of this he seems slow, not because he is, but because he doesn't react to the ball as fast. It is one thing to move to the ball after its hit, and move to it as it is hit. He waits too long to try to move to his forehand which is why he seems slow on that side. He needs to THINK like pete sampras. I am gonna sit on backhand and wait for you go down the line and PUNISH you for it. If he thinks like that, he will anticipate the shot better. Movement isn't his problem. Its anticipation. And that is federer is so good right now and moves so well, he anticipates the ball better than anyone. Once agassi starts anticpating the ball, waiting for the shot down the line instead for a mistake cross court, he will start winning some more matches.

2Tough4Men
03-09-2005, 06:19 PM
He's getting outhit. Whether that be becasuse, he's slower, less powerful, or anticipating less early, I don't know. But guys like Melzer are blowing him off the court.

AgassiDomination
03-09-2005, 11:35 PM
I find this thread extremely dumb. All I see is that everytime AA loses this thread gets bumped up. It is just a loss, it doesnt mean SHIT! I am tired of hearing that it is time for AA to give up. What does history tell us? Take Pete for example, everyone said he should quit in his last years, and he won another Slam. Really, this thread makes no sense, everyone loses, just because somedays he isnt playing spectacular, everyone gets on his back. The guy is 34 and going to 35, cut him some slack please.

I don't know, I guess it just hurts me thinking about AA coming to an end...

AgassiFan
03-09-2005, 11:56 PM
He's getting outhit. Whether that be becasuse, he's slower, less powerful, or anticipating less early, I don't know. But guys like Melzer are blowing him off the court.

Absolutely.

Bottomline: both his foot speed and racquet speed are not where they were just 6 months ago at USO. He also doesn't anticipate well, leaning the wrong way on serve returns, frequently getting caught flat-footed by even mediocre returns, etc.

As previously stated, the only way to offset this (age- and injury-related) loss of speed, firepower and stamina is to serve at 75% 1st serve; committ very few UE and convert a high % of bp's. Agassi hasn't come close to doing that against Federer, and that's why he is perenially doomed against him - even when Roger's 1st serve and groundstrokes aren't crisp.








Oh and whoever doesn't like this thread can go suck a big fat one. This thread is for Agassi fans who are able to approach his game critically, NOT for homers who are armed with nothing but blind love and meaningless "it's just one loss; cut him some slack" cliches. In fact, I'd rather fans of OTHER players weigh in with their honest assessments of Agassi's plight.

Gigan
03-10-2005, 12:02 AM
I find this thread extremely dumb. All I see is that everytime AA loses this thread gets bumped up....


i agree,
time to close this thread, it's too dumb... :p

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

suus21
03-10-2005, 12:20 PM
he just lost confidence that's the whole problem. He doesn't know what to do against these players when it's not going how he would like. But he only bad loss this year was against Melzer. And that match against Carlssen in San Jose was great, he hit hard, aggressive made some errors but that was just power Andre. He can do it but he needs longterm confidence.

suus21
03-15-2005, 04:09 PM
I saw Agassi's match against Federer from Key Biscayne 2002 there he moves Fed from left to right. I know Fed is a better player now but I think Andre should play like this against him in the future. Then he'll win again.

suus21
04-23-2005, 11:24 AM
he is playing like crap again this was his best chance to win his 60th title...

sagroove
04-23-2005, 01:26 PM
he is playing like crap again this was his best chance to win his 60th title...
Did any of you guys notice that he switched rackets mid tournament in Houston? He played his first 2 rounds of singles and his first round in doubles with what appeared to be the new Flex Point Radical -- after he smashed one of them and gave it to a young boy there, the next round he was using what appeared to be a Head Liquid Metal Instinct.

Did anyone else notice this? :confused: Please post and lets talk about it.

sagroove :)

suus21
04-23-2005, 06:57 PM
you are right. I did use his old racket in his last match I don't understand he should have smacked this one too...