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Pacific Life Open, Indian Wells, USA, March 7-20, 2005

Gigan
03-02-2005, 12:55 AM
http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/en/photogallery/photos/2004-03-18/f_pic-18-03-04-n02-g.jpg


Next will be Pacific Life Open.
Go Andre!
Win it!!!

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

AgassiDomination
03-02-2005, 02:30 AM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ahh sorry, "O" button got stuck and my delete key doesnt work ;)

Steffi
03-02-2005, 10:12 AM
Go Andre!!!

Agassi Fan
03-02-2005, 10:17 AM
Go my darling, win this!

suus21
03-02-2005, 04:03 PM
Andre, wear colour or black again, you play better in it.

suus21
03-02-2005, 04:04 PM
ans he has to elect to serve if he wins the toss. He has a good serve and he will play better if he's up 1 game especially against Federer.

Gigan
03-02-2005, 05:34 PM
from last tournament
http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/en/photogallery/photos/2004-03-09/f_pic-09-03-04-n01-g.jpg



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Steffi
03-04-2005, 09:14 PM
from last tournament
http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/en/photogallery/photos/2004-03-09/f_pic-09-03-04-n01-g.jpg



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Its a cool pic! :p

Agassi Fan
03-07-2005, 04:36 PM
When can we see the draw?
I hope Andre will be not on the same way like Federer, or Ljubicic. :

Gigan
03-07-2005, 05:05 PM
When can we see the draw?
I hope Andre will be not on the same way like Federer, or Ljubicic. :

...or everybody?...,
i worry that at the moment he can win only vs his small son... ;)


but i still hope...
Andre is still able to do couple of great wins!!!

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Gigan
03-07-2005, 07:29 PM
one more pic of that time in 2004

http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/en/photogallery/photos/2004-03-16/f_pic-16-03-04-n01-g.jpg

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suus21
03-07-2005, 11:19 PM
wednesday we can see the draw

robinhood
03-09-2005, 02:55 AM
When can we see the draw?
I hope Andre will be not on the same way like Federer, or Ljubicic. :

Your wish has been granted! He has been drawn in the opposite side of the draw from Rog (and Ivan), and I think his section looks rather good.
He has Coria, Schrichaphan, Pavel, and Philippoussis.
He'd better make it to at least R16 where he'll possibly play Coria and maybe play Hewitt in the quarters.
I hope he takes advantage of this opportunity!

karenpoon
03-09-2005, 03:38 AM
GOOOOOOOOO ANDRE

Agassi Fan
03-09-2005, 10:48 AM
First Andre will face Starace.

It's dangerous, Andre didn't play with him before..

Go Andre!

suus21
03-09-2005, 12:41 PM
good draw for him at last

Gigan
03-10-2005, 12:53 AM
Exclusive: Men's Preview, Week of March 7
Men's Look Forward: Indian Wells
There will, it appears, be no skipping out on the men's side.

The women's field at Indian Wells isn't bad, really, but you'd never know that it's the seventh-biggest event on the Tour. For the men, it's not a problem. The top 17 men are here. #18 Nicolas Massu is out -- but he's hurt. That leaves Rafael Nadal, #30 last week, as the top player to voluntarily skip the event. Hard to complain about a tournament with 28 of the top 30 in the field!

Though it's not exactly what you'd call a balanced draw. #1 seed Roger Federer, after all, is supposed to face Gaston Gaudio in the quarterfinal, while #2 Lleyton Hewitt would go against Guillermo Coria, #3 Andy Roddick deals with Carlos Moya, and #4 seed Marat Safin is drawn to face last year's finalist Tim Henman. But there is no cure for that except seeding by surfaces.

Because the field is so strong, we of course have a lot of fairly noteworthy unseeded players -- guys like Mardy Fish, Hicham Arazi (who will finally be making his first appearance of the year), Xavier Malisse (though he could yet be promoted to a seed), Rainer Schuettler (assuming he's still noteworthy after his horrid 2004), Florian Mayer, Juan Carlos Ferrero (who, stunningly, will soon be having to qualify for events such as this), Fabrice Santoro, and Sjeng Schalken.

The wildcard list is rather fascinating. The organizers couldn't find room for Wayne Arthurs in the list -- but they did award direct entry to Mark Philippoussis (who, frankly, would be better off playing qualifying, where he might actually have a competitive match one of these days). Gael Monfils earned his almost obligatory direct entry. James Blake was given a well-deserved free admission. Other wildcards went to Alex Kuznetsov and Donald Young.

Noteworthy Early Round Matches

Gambill vs. Fish. Two big strong Americans. Both have been Top 20; neither is near that ranking now. On the whole, Fish is in better form -- but he can't seem to stay healthy....

Berdych vs. Arazi. A horrid assignment for Arazi on his return to action -- but if anyone can drive Berdych crazy, he can.

Bjorkman vs. Labadze. They're both slumping. This is a big match for Labadze, who was last year's semifinalist. But Bjorkman is good at dealing with big strong serves; this looks like trouble for the Georgian.

Malisse vs. Mirnyi. Strength versus strength: The Malisse return versus the Beast's serve. The surface ought to favor Malisse -- but this is Malisse we're talking about, so who knows?

Enqvist vs. Beck. Extreme power versus extreme speed. Beck is in much better form, but this surface may be too slow for him to really do damage to Enqvist.

Ferrero vs. Andreev. There is only one Masters where Ferrero has a losing record: This one. He has, in fact, only one win in four tries. Don't expect much.

Schalken vs. Llodra. Sjeng Schalken in Davis Cup seemed to show that he was finally back at full strength. If so, Llodra had better be ready....

The Rankings

Once upon a time, the author owned a Newton message pad. (Don't say it; it seemed like a good idea at the time.) The internal solitaire game had an interesting habit: If you won a high enough fraction of the games (roughly one game in five over a span of 150 games), it would arbitrarily and capriciously cut your score in half.

Maybe we need to do that to Roger Federer. If we did, he would still be #4 in the world. As it is, he's #1, and an extremely strong #1 -- even if he fails completely in his Indian Wells title defence, and Lleyton Hewitt wins the whole thing, he'll still be #1 by more than the equivalent of a whole Slam.

In other words, there won't be any motion at the top of the rankings.

There might be some at #2, though. Hewitt (who has won this event before) leads Andy Roddick by more than 200 safe points, meaning that Roddick needs at least a final to get to #2, but it could happen. Indeed, since they meet in the semifinal, they could meet with the #2 ranking on the line: If Hewitt wins that match, he's #2; if Roddick wins it and the tournament, he is #2.

Roddick is under at least some pressure from below, too. He's about 400 safe points ahead of Marat Safin -- but if Safin wins the whole thing and Roddick doesn't make the quarterfinal, then Safin is #3 and Roddick #4.

There will be no crossing the thousand point gap between #4 Safin and #5 Coria. But we have a real contest for the #5 spot. #5 Coria has quarterfinalist points to defend, #6 Henman has finalist points, #7 Moya has nothing, #8 Gaudio has Round of 32 points. That means that Coria's lead over Moya is only a bit more than 100 points. Gaudio is 50 points behind that, Henman almost 100 points behind that. Still, those four could end up in any order, and David Nalbandian -- who has nothing to defend -- could also get into the act.

#9 Andre Agassi, with semifinalist points to defend, is in danger of once again falling out of the Top Ten. We show him only about 40 points ahead of Joachim Johansson in safe points. If he loses before Johansson, he's going to be #11.

Interestingly, no one from #11 to #20 had more than 75 points to defend; we could see a lot of motion in that range -- or almost nine.

Three guys below #20 have more than 100 points to defend. #23 Juan Ignacio Chela has quarterfinalist points to defend, and could fall below #30 with an early loss. James Blake also has quarterfinalist points, and he's already down to #151; he could fall 70 or so places with a bad result. And then there is 2004 semifinalist Labadze. He comes in at #72, with almost half his points from this one result; a first round loss would leave him at around #140.

Key Matches

As we saw above, the two players with the most on the line are Blake and Labadze. Labadze faced a tough route consisting of Bjorkman, then Thomas Johansson, then David Nalbandian. Sounds like there will be at least one Match of the Day in there somewhere.

Blake's path isn't much better: Alberto Martin, then Nikolay Davydenko, then Fernando Gonzalez. That's enough to tire almost anybody out....

We'd also note that Roger Federer, though he leads the Race, is still somewhat lacking in required events points this year. If he wants to hold his top spot, he'll have to change that. His route isn't bad in the early rounds: Fish or Gambill, then #25 seed Radek Stepanek. Then comes -- believe it -- another meeting with #13 seed Ivan Ljubicic (unless Ljubicic loses to countryman and doubles partner Mario Ancic). Then, theoretically, Gaston Gaudio, though one-time nemesis David Nalbandian might be a better bet. Then -- Marat Safin, who handled him in Australia.

The bottom half semifinal we've already mentioned: Roddick versus Hewitt, with the #2 ranking possibly on the line.

Looking at the contest for the #10 spot, between Agassi and Joachim Johansson, we note that Agassi's path is Starace - #21 Pavel - #5 Coria - #2 Hewitt - #3 Roddick; Johansson's is Santoro - #24 Lopez - #7 Moya - #3 Roddick - #2 Hewitt. Looks like it's reasonably fair; neither is likely to be too thrilled.


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suus21
03-10-2005, 01:23 PM
Agassi will stay in top 10

Deboogle!.
03-11-2005, 03:22 AM
Andre's draw just got more complicated - Starace plays Arthurs - who is playing the best tennis of his career right now. Andre plays the winner of that match. :unsure:

star
03-11-2005, 05:40 AM
There's a little something for fans of Agassi's wife in my Blog today. Mister Q, I'm thinking of you. :)

robinhood
03-11-2005, 05:58 AM
Another Cincy magic, possibly, hopefully?
I would be great if he gets to play Roja in the finals....
Then even if he loses, he won't be given too much hard time, I think.
The defeat by any other player, though, especially by any lesser-known one,
things could get ugly.

karenpoon
03-11-2005, 07:20 AM
There's a little something for fans of Agassi's wife in my Blog today. Mister Q, I'm thinking of you. :)

I wish I could bump into them too. thanks for sharing.

Agassi Fan
03-11-2005, 12:06 PM
Andre's draw just got more complicated - Starace plays Arthurs - who is playing the best tennis of his career right now. Andre plays the winner of that match. :unsure:

I agree with you, I'm afraid from Andre's first match. :confused:

Gigan
03-11-2005, 12:32 PM
Pacific Life Open News


Main Draw Completed!

With the qualifying draw finished, the main draw of the 2005 Pacific Life Open is now completed.

Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer comes into Indian Wells with a 20-1 match record on the season. The 23-year-old Swiss superstar has captured ATP titles in Doha, Rotterdam and Dubai while reaching the semifinals at the Australian Open, where his only loss came to eventual champion Marat Safin 9-7 in the fifth set. Federer received a first round bye, and will play the winner of Jan-Michael Gambill and Mardy Fish in the second round. Federer is 3-1 against Gambill. The last time they played was more than two years ago, when Federer defeated the American 6-4, 7-5 in Qatar. Federer has not lost to Fish in four encounters.

Two in-form Croats loom in Federer's quarter of the draw. No. 19 seed Mario Ancic reached the final at Scottsdale and the semifinals at Marseille and Rotterdam earlier this year. He could face Federer in the third round. Ivan Ljubicic has been stellar as of late. Ljubicic has reached four finals already this season, dropping three to Federer. He could play Federer again in the fourth round.

Argentines Gaston Gaudio and David Nalbandian may be headed for a fourth-round showdown at Indian Wells. No. 8 seed Gaudio leads their head-to-head series 1-0. Gaudio was a quarterfinalist here in 2002, when he lost to Tim Henman 6-3, 6-2. No. 10 seed Nalbandian has yet to advance past the round of 32. Australian Open champion Marat Safin is looking to become the first player to win three consecutive ATP Masters Series shields having finished the year with back-to-back titles in Madrid and Paris. No. 4 seed Safin has an 8-6 record at the Pacific Life Open but has never progressed beyond the third round. This year Safin is also in the top half of the draw, and could face Taylor Dent as early as the third round. Also in Safin's quarter of the draw are Argentines Guillermo Canas and Juan Ignacio Chela, Spaniard Tommy Robredo, fellow Russian Mikhail Youzhny and Tim Henman.

Lleyton Hewitt is attempting to become the first player to win three titles in Indian Wells since the ATP Masters Series was established in 1990. The second-seeded Aussie won back-to-back titles at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in 2002-03 and has a 19-5 record in the tournament. Since the ATP Masters Series in Toronto last August, Hewitt has compiled a 44-8 record, winning three titles (Washington, Long Island, Sydney) and reaching another four finals (Cincinnati, US Open, Tennis Masters Cup Houston, Australian Open) in seven of his past 10 tournaments. Hewitt plays the winner of Robby Ginepri and Jose Acasuso in the second round. If successful, he may meet Dominik Hrbaty. Hrbaty lost in straight sets to Agassi in the Round of 32 last year.

Guillermo Coria and Agassi, both in Hewitt's quarter of the draw, may clash in the fourth round. No. 5 seed Coria lost to Agassi last year in the quarterfinals. Agassi captured this event in 2001 when he defeated Pete Sampras 7-6(5), 7-5, 6-1 in the final. He was also a finalist in 1995 and 1990.

No. 3 seed Andy Roddick and No. 7 seed Carlos Moya could meet in the quarterfinals. Roddick has been to the quarterfinals twice while Moya was a finalist here in 1999 (l. to Philippoussis 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2). Roddick leads their head-to-head series 3-1, but Moya emerged victorious in their last encounter, a 6-2, 7-6(1), 7-6(5) win on clay in the Davis Cup final in Seville last December.
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suus21
03-11-2005, 01:21 PM
don't worry Agassi plays great against serve & volley guys. He will win from Arthurs. Andre loses more because everybody plays from the baseline these days, Andre likes to have a target like serve and volleyers. Agassi will make it at least to the semis.

Adman
03-11-2005, 02:08 PM
Lets Hope that Andre can win in Indian Wells. Just like he did in Cinci!!

joice
03-11-2005, 03:23 PM
good luck andre! i know you can still do it. just believe in yourself...

Gigan
03-11-2005, 11:11 PM
As you can see in attached picture
this month is Andre's month!
He will win!


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robinhood
03-11-2005, 11:14 PM
As you can see in attached picture
this month is Andre's month!
He will win!


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This drawing is a little deceiving.
Looks as if he has hair.

Gigan
03-11-2005, 11:21 PM
This drawing is a little deceiving.
Looks as if he has hair.
may be he has taken hair from federer? ;)


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Gigan
03-12-2005, 04:54 AM
Andre will play vs. ARTHURS, Wayne

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Gigan
03-12-2005, 04:59 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/A092_AS_90.jpg Agassi, Andre 1-0 Arthurs, Wayne http://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/A202_AS_90.jpg

1999 Wimbledon, England Grass R16,

Agassi won 6 7 7 6 6 1 6 4

Agassi ---- Arthurs
10 -position in 2005 -29

85 - score - 45

4/29/1970 - age - 3/18/1971

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.- b. place -Adelaide, S.A., Australia

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - residence -Wimbledon, England & Melbourne

5'11'' (180 cm) - height - 6'3'' (190 cm)

177 lbs (80 kg) - weight -177 lbs (80 kg)

Right-handed - plays - Left-handed

1986 - turn to pro - 1990

9/4 - ytd won/lost - 8/4

0 - ytd titels - 1

59 - career titels - 1

$29,543,891 - prize money - $3,044,109


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robinhood
03-12-2005, 05:54 AM
The battle of the senior citizens.

suus21
03-12-2005, 01:14 PM
tonite

Gigan
03-13-2005, 03:23 AM
Andre is doing well at the moment:
he will win 6-4 in first (i hope)
see pic


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Gigan
03-13-2005, 03:26 AM
Yes, Andre won 6-4 in the first!

Go, Andre!


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Gigan
03-13-2005, 03:57 AM
Andre won it!!!!!!

6-4, 6-1!!!
Look on the pics for statistics!

Now:
Agassi, Andre 2-0 Arthurs, Wayne



Go Andre!, win next!
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MisterQ
03-13-2005, 04:05 AM
:woohoo: Finally an easy win against a big server! Arthurs had held serve for something like 98 straight times, and now Andre breaks him several times in one match. :yeah:

Gigan
03-13-2005, 04:09 AM
:woohoo: Finally an easy win against a big server! Arthurs had held serve for something like 98 straight times, and now Andre breaks him several times in one match. :yeah:

in the second set Andre even made more aces than Arthurs... ;)

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Gigan
03-13-2005, 10:57 AM
Agassi continues his mastery over hard-serving Aussie Arthurs

March 13, 2005
INDIAN WELLS, United States (AFP) - Eight-time major winner Andre Agassi beat Wayne Arthurs in a second round match at the Indian Wells WTA/ATP Masters Series event, ending Arthurs' run of 109 undefeated service games.

http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200501/r39069_98418.jpg

Agassi broke Arthurs' serve four times, rolling to a 6-4, 6-1 victory in the 4.8 million dollar hardcourt event.

"I had to walk that fine line of being aggressive but not taking too many chances," Agassi said. "It was a bit breezy and maybe he couldn't serve as close to the lines as he wanted."


The 34-year-old Agassi and Arthurs, 33, are the oldest players in the men's draw and one of the most intriguing matchups.

Heading into Indian Wells, Arthurs' serve looked to be unbreakable but Agassi is considered one of the best service returners in the game.

Oddly, the last time they met Agassi halted Arthurs' streak of 111 games without dropping his serve in the fourth round at Wimbledon in 1999. It is considered to be the longest recorded service streak on the ATP Tour.

Arthurs won his first ATP singles title in Scottsdale two weeks ago and helped Australia defeat Austria in Davis Cup last week.

He had nine double faults and made 20 unforced errors in the 61 minute match in front of 10,000 at the main stadium.

Agassi won the Indian Wells title in 2001, beating Pete Sampras 7-6 (7/5), 7-5, 6-1. He was runner-up in 1995 and 1990.

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Gigan
03-13-2005, 01:52 PM
Next is PAVEL, Andrei (ROM)

Go Andre!
Win in this too!!


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Gigan
03-13-2005, 01:55 PM
http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/global/styles/indianwells/graphics/agassi6.jpg


Andre Agassi showed yet again why he is regarded as the best returner in the game as the 34-year-old easily defeated hard-serving Wayne Arthurs
6-4, 6-1

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Gigan
03-13-2005, 01:58 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/gallery/images/pic-03-11-05-n04-g.jpg

Don't do that, Andre!

You have family now... ;)

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Gigan
03-13-2005, 02:54 PM
Agassi Stops Arthurs

Australia's Wayne Arthurs was trying to at least equal his record of consecutive service games won. He set the record at Wimbledon in 1999 with
111 service games. He came into his second round match of the Pacific Life Open against Andre Agassi on 108. He held serve in the first game of the match to make it 109.
http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/global/styles/indianwells/graphics/agassi6.jpg
Two games later the streak was brought to an end. Agassi broke serve to lead 2-1. Ironically it was also Agassi in 1999 that ended the original streak.

"It's nothing short of luck sometimes when you do get that break," said Agassi after advancing 6-4, 6-1 over Arthurs in 61 minutes. "It was a bit breezy tonight. I think maybe he couldn't serve as close to the lines in the second as he might have wanted to, a few double faults. If you don't serve close to the lines, you push to get forward a little quicker, and maybe it caused a few foot faults, as well.

"I was seeing the ball good, I was hitting it clean. I was down three set points at 0-1in the first set. When it's against Wayne it's not break points, its set points. That was a bit nerve wracking. I don't know if I've ever been down three set points in the first game of a match, but that's certainly how I was looking at it at the time."

From that point on it was evident that Arthurs was becoming discouraged and also a bit deflated. He has had a whirlwind run over the last few weeks and it seemed to catch up with him in this match.

At the end of the match Agassi was awarded the inaugural Alan King Award for services to the game. Amazingly Agassi first played here in 1985 as a
15 year old. The late Alan King was an actor and comedian and had a passion for tennis, he was also a co-Tournament Director of the Pacific Life Open.

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Gigan
03-13-2005, 03:09 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/A092_AS_90.jpg Agassi, Andre 4-1 Pavel, Andrei http://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/P280_AS_90.jpg

Individual matches
Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner Score
2000 Stuttgart, Germany Indoor/Hard, R16 Pavel 3 6 4 6
2000 Miami, FL, U.S.A. Hard R32 Agassi 6 4 6 3
1999 Stuttgart Germany Indoor/Hard Q Agassi 6 2 6 1
1999 Wimbledon UK, Grass, R128 Agassi6 1 6 2 6 3
1998 Stuttgart/Germany Indoor/Hard R32 Agassi 6 1 6 7 6 3

10 2005 race pos 69
85 2005 race pts 20

4/29/1970 age 1/27/1974
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. birthplace Constanta, Romania
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA residence Borgholzhausen, Germany
5'11'' (180 cm) height 6'0'' (182 cm)
177 lbs (80 kg) weight 185 lbs (84 kg)
Right-handed plays Right-handed
1986 Turned pro 1990
9/4 Ytd won/lost 6/5
0 ytd titels 0
59 Career titels 3
$29,543,891 Prize money $4,031,896


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Agassi Fan
03-13-2005, 03:23 PM
Go Andre, beat Pavel too!

suus21
03-13-2005, 03:25 PM
no problem from Andre, Srichaphan wil be tough I think, Coria won't

kwan
03-14-2005, 02:16 AM
He should kill Pavel. He always has.
Srichaphan is a tough match. If Andre doesn't play well he can lose that one.
Coria will be interesting. He thinks he can beat Andre now because he claims to have seen a weakness. I think he doesn't have the firepower from the ground to stay with andre on a hard court, but I will be looking forward to that.

suus21
03-14-2005, 01:13 PM
has Coria said that? about the weakness...let hum run lol he will run

smucav
03-14-2005, 04:19 PM
Agassi v. Pavel will be on ESPN2 live at 10:00 p.m. EST tonight (Monday).

Agassi Fan
03-14-2005, 07:10 PM
Agassi v. Pavel will be on ESPN2 live at 10:00 p.m. EST tonight (Monday).


I haven't got this channel. :-((

suus21
03-14-2005, 08:25 PM
me neither damned i want to see his match

AgassiDomination
03-14-2005, 11:05 PM
I got it! YAY!

Gigan
03-15-2005, 01:29 AM
Daily Order of Play


Monday, March 14, 2005 (seedings before the name)

Stadium 1 start 10:00 AM
(32)J Melzer (AUT) vs (6)T Henman (GBR)
Not before 11:30 AM
(1)L Davenport (USA) vs (27)M Shaughnessy (USA)
Not before 2:00 PM
(3)M Sharapova (RUS) vs (25)D Safina (RUS)
(26)J Novak (CZE) vs (3)A Roddick (USA)
Not before 7:00 PM
(21)A Pavel (ROM) vs (9)A Agassi (USA)
(5)G Coria (ARG) vs (31)P Srichaphan (THA)

Roddick already won, congratulations!

Go Andre!
Win this match!

i also cannot watch it, scoreboardman...
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Gigan
03-15-2005, 03:17 AM
Andre just started...
very very difficult

pavel had already 2 break points...


Go Andre! Win !!!


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Gigan
03-15-2005, 03:18 AM
Super!
A. Agassi vs A.Pavel 1-0!


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Gigan
03-15-2005, 03:20 AM
Now try to brake Andre!
A. Agassi vs A.Pavel 1-0!


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Gigan
03-15-2005, 03:25 AM
Good, Andre, Win it!
A. Agassi vs A.Pavel 2-1!



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Gigan
03-15-2005, 03:30 AM
Cool, Andre !
A. Agassi vs A.Pavel 3-2!

He made 3 Aces!!!
Pavel 0...

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Gigan
03-15-2005, 03:36 AM
Suuuper, Andre!
pavel is broken...
A. Agassi vs A.Pavel 4-2!



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Gigan
03-15-2005, 03:37 AM
Now make it 5-2 and win it, Andre!




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Gigan
03-15-2005, 03:38 AM
Suuuper, Andre!

A. Agassi vs A.Pavel 5-2!



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Gigan
03-15-2005, 03:40 AM
Brake him again, Andre!
make it! 6-2!



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Gigan
03-15-2005, 03:48 AM
Very nice, Andre!

A. Agassi vs A.Pavel 6-3!



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Gigan
03-15-2005, 03:51 AM
Statistics of the first set is attached:

4 aces in the first!
Play so vs Federer & safin, you will win!

but pavel had 5 b. points, not good Andre...
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Gigan
03-15-2005, 03:56 AM
Go, Andre!

A. Agassi vs A.Pavel 6-3, 1-1



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Gigan
03-15-2005, 04:03 AM
Brake him, Andre!!!!
Coooooooooooool!
A. Agassi vs A.Pavel 6-3, 3-2...



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Gigan
03-15-2005, 04:04 AM
Go, Andre! Win your's & win!!!
make
A. Agassi vs A.Pavel 6-3, 4-2



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Gigan
03-15-2005, 04:06 AM
Brake him, Andre!!!!
make it 5-2
A. Agassi vs A.Pavel 6-3, 4-2...



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Gigan
03-15-2005, 04:16 AM
Finish him, Andre!!!!
do it 6-3!
A. Agassi vs A.Pavel 6-3, 5-3...



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Gigan
03-15-2005, 04:27 AM
You won, Andre!!!!
Suuuuuuuper Coooooooooooool!
A. Agassi vs A.Pavel 6-3, 6-4!!!


Congratulations!!!!
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Gigan
03-15-2005, 04:41 AM
Here is the match statistics:

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willie
03-15-2005, 05:18 AM
great match andre, now i hope coria win so i see one of the best matches Agassi-Coria!!

Gigan
03-15-2005, 05:28 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/180X250/agassi_iw.jpg

Andre Agassi is chasing his second Pacific Life Open title.

Agassi, Roddick Into R4
Andre Agassi charged into the fourth round of the Pacific Life Open Monday night with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Romanian Andrei Pavel.


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Gigan
03-15-2005, 05:45 AM
Pacific Life Open News


Agassi Untroubled Against Pavel

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050315/thumb.camt11903150431.indian_wells_camt119.jpg

Andre Agassi said he enjoyed playing his match against Andrei Pavel. The American defeated the Romanian 6-3, 6-4 to secure a place in the last 16 of the Pacific Life Open, a tournament that he has won once and reached the finlas of on two other occasions.

"It was certainly one that I knew going into that I'd have to be on my game," said Agassi. "Pavel can really maneuver the ball around. He plays the whole court pretty well, has a good court savvy out there. I needed to be executing my shots, trying to control the terms, and I knew it would be toe to toe. If I played my game, I could come out on top. It's nice to feel that."

The gusty conditions from earlier in the day had died down to a great extent when Agassi and Pavel were playing but Agassi said he knew what had to be done if the conditions did change.

"It was a slight one sided breeze, which was pretty predictable for the players," he said. "You knew what you had to do on each side of the court.
If you could utilize the wind, it was your friend out there. It wasn't causing too much chaos."

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Gigan
03-15-2005, 10:52 AM
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050315/i/r3759647754.jpg

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050315/i/r2589128492.jpg

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http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050315/i/r2870799595.jpg

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Gigan
03-15-2005, 10:55 AM
Sports - Reuters


Agassi and Sharapova Score Impressive Victories

Tue Mar 15, 2:14 AM ET Sports - Reuters


By Matthew Cronin

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) - Andre Agassi (news) and Maria Sharapova (news) stole the show on center court with impressive victories over Dinara Safina (news) and Andrei Pavel (news) in the third round of the Pacific Life Open on Monday



Third seed Sharapova beat her compatriot 6-2, 6-3 and former title holder Agassi dispatched Romanian Pavel 6-3, 6-4.


The two former Wimbledon (news - web sites) champions benefited from a drop in strong winds that had upset earlier competitors.


"After the points went a little longer, then the wind died down, I thought I was more consistent. I was able to hit one more ball in," Sharapova said.


Third seed Andy Roddick (news) encountered few problems in crushing 26th seed Jiri Novak (news) 6-1, 6-2, but it was the 34-year-old Agassi who had the crowd on their feet during the night session by displaying a basket full of shots.


"He plays the whole court pretty well and has good savvy out there," said Agassi, who will face fifth seed Guillermo Coria (news) in the fourth round. "I needed to be executing my shots, controlling the terms and I knew it would be toe to toe. If I played my game, I could come out on top. It's nice to feel that."

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Gigan
03-15-2005, 10:57 AM
pic of the day

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050315/capt.camt11903150431.indian_wells_camt119.jpg

go, Andre!
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suus21
03-15-2005, 01:22 PM
next Coria that's fine no problem

Agassi Fan
03-15-2005, 06:33 PM
I think the match against Coria will be very hard. He hits all balls back. He is very fast.

Steffi
03-15-2005, 07:06 PM
Nice work Andre!!!

I like Coria too, but I hope Andre win!

Gigan
03-16-2005, 01:59 AM
INTERVIEWS
An interview with:


ANDRE AGASSI

THE MODERATOR: Andre advances to the fourth round where he'll take on the winner of Coria-Srichaphan. First question.

Q. Did your son enjoy the match?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, I think so. He said, "I saw you blow kisses to the crowd."

Q. Did you enjoy the match?

ANDRE AGASSI: I thought it was a good match tonight. You know, it was certainly one that I knew going into that I'd have to be on my game. Pavel can really maneuver the ball around. He plays the whole court pretty well, has a good court savvy out there. I needed to be executing my shots, trying to control the terms, and I knew it would be toe to toe. If I played my game, I could come out on top.

It's nice to feel that.

Q. How bad was the wind? It had died down from this afternoon. This afternoon was bad.

ANDRE AGASSI: It seemed it. I was indoors most of this afternoon. I hit this morning, it was pretty windy. It did calm down. It was a slight one-sided breeze, which was pretty predictable for the players. You knew what you had to do on each side of the court.

If you could utilize the wind, it was your friend out there. It wasn't causing too much chaos.

Q. The extra time you took at the end to thank the crowds, they really appreciated that gesture. Can you comment on how you feed off the crowd, how you use that energy? Obviously the applause out there is good for you.

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, I don't think it always works that way. You know, sometimes, you know, it can be frustrating because you're trying so hard because they're supporting you so much and things just don't feel good out there.

I've had it work against me. It's actually gotten me to try too hard sometimes and I never quite found my rhythm. But, you know, I've played well here so many times. I really like the conditions and the court. I think the tennis fans here really enjoy their tennis, know their tennis.

You know, the support I get is just something I appreciate, so I feed off that energy, for sure.

Q. Does the difference in weather here affect your strategy? Do the cooler temperatures change anything?

ANDRE AGASSI: Cooler temperatures slow down the ball. It comes off your racquet a little firmer. If you can predict cooler temperatures, you would probably go down a touch in tension. But you can't always predict that.

So tonight was an example where it was cooler by surprise. I wasn't really prepared for that. I just had to make up for it by really hitting out on my shots so they didn't start getting too short. You know, hot weather always brings in a certain element of physical to it which I've enjoyed in the past. But your body has to work just as hard in cool weather to sort of keep itself regulated. You know, it can become physical, as well.

Q. We're reviewing top moments from this tournament over 30 years. I was wondering if you can talk about your memories of your three finals. '90 against Edberg.

ANDRE AGASSI: Edberg, I lost 7-6 in the fourth. Beat him the next week in Key Biscayne in the finals, which was nice. That's not what you asked me, but I had to throw that in there. It was the first time I played Stefan. I didn't really know exactly how it would feel, his game -- no, it wasn't the first time I played him. It's the first time I played him in the finals certainly. It was a tough match. I almost got over the line in the fourth set. I felt like I would have had the momentum going into the fifth.

Finals against Pete in '95 was just pain. It was a pretty one-sided match. He played really well. Years later I got a chance to do the same to him.

I'd say my favorite would be the last final.

Q. Are you ever kind of surprised you only won this once, it being the desert, seems like conditions you grew up with?

ANDRE AGASSI: No. Contrary to your perception, I don't think that highly of myself, to be quite honest. I just try to go to work. Winning anything's not easy. It's a big tournament. I wish I could have won it more, that's for sure. That's why I'm here again.

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smucav
03-16-2005, 02:21 PM
Coria v. Agassi will be on ESPN2 at 10:00 p.m. EST tonight.

Gigan
03-16-2005, 08:44 PM
Cannot watch it!
Will check score board...

Go Andre!
You will win it!

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Agassi Fan
03-16-2005, 11:17 PM
Me too! :-)

Agassi Fan
03-16-2005, 11:52 PM
1-0

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:00 AM
1-1 and breakpoint for Coria...:-(

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:01 AM
2th breakpoint for Coria... Go Andre!!!

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:03 AM
Thanks my god, 2-1 for Andre!

Gigan
03-17-2005, 12:04 AM
Andre is leading 2-1,
but it was difficult second game...




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Gigan
03-17-2005, 12:05 AM
Go brake him Andre!

Andre make 3-1!




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Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:09 AM
2 breakpoints gone...

Gigan
03-17-2005, 12:13 AM
Gooood!
Andre made 3-2!

Now brake him, Andre!!!




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Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:20 AM
3-3 40-30

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:22 AM
4-3

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:26 AM
go break him now

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:27 AM
i think it's better for andre to serve first in the set should choose that more often

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:28 AM
It's a very hard match. I knew that this will be so difficult..

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:28 AM
4-4

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:28 AM
how did u know? andre always crushes him.

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:29 AM
i think it's better for andre to serve first in the set should choose that more often


I think Andre didn't serve well. :(

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:29 AM
how did u know? andre always crushes him.

Not always. remember to the RG.

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:30 AM
hello that's clay...and andre has a good serve

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:31 AM
next match against hewitt will be tough

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:31 AM
He won only 51% of his firs serve. -(

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:32 AM
hello that's clay...and andre has a good serve

Yes, I know, but he (Coria ) is very good on hardcourt too.

4-4 40-40 :mad:

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:33 AM
today he isn't serving well but if he has the pressure of staying in the set that's worse then now being up 1 game

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:33 AM
oh please he isn't (coria)

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:34 AM
hoppa 5-4

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:34 AM
5-4 !!!!

Beak him please!

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:35 AM
andre is serving great seconds serves

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:35 AM
oh please he isn't (coria)

Last year he played final in Miami, so he is not too bad. :)

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:37 AM
andre is serving great seconds serves

If he can win this match with his seconds serve, I will be happy. :)

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:37 AM
that's not bad but what did he do in other hardcourt tournaments? nothing

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:39 AM
that's not bad but what did he do in other hardcourt tournaments? nothing

Yes, that's truth. :)

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:39 AM
big game

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:40 AM
40-40 come on! (Not Hewitt). .-)

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:40 AM
set point but andre sucks at break points lately

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:40 AM
Setpoint!!!

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:41 AM
set point but andre sucks at break points lately

:mad:

Gigan
03-17-2005, 12:41 AM
Cooool! You won first!
Andre broke to 6-4!


Win it, Andre!!!




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suus21
03-17-2005, 12:41 AM
he did it, self confidence is back that's all

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:41 AM
Yeeeeeeeeees, 6-4!!!!

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:42 AM
andre will win for sure as i said

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:42 AM
One more set plz!!!

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:43 AM
no prob

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:44 AM
and andre can serve first that's great. I can't believe he doesn't choose that with the toss...fool

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:45 AM
and coria will be furious right now as always so he will blow it :)

Gigan
03-17-2005, 12:45 AM
So mad i cannot watch it!

Go, Andre Win this match!!!


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suus21
03-17-2005, 12:46 AM
yeah me too

Gigan
03-17-2005, 12:46 AM
Go, Andre Win this match!!!
Now 1-0!!!

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suus21
03-17-2005, 12:47 AM
and break him again

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:48 AM
I am going to bed knowing he will win bye bye

Gigan
03-17-2005, 12:49 AM
2-0!!!!!!!!!!
Andre, you broke him again!!!
Cooooooool!
Win it now!

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suus21
03-17-2005, 12:49 AM
if he blews these 3 breakpoint I think he must lose

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:49 AM
andre will win for sure as i said

You said Srichiaphan will win :)


Go Andre!!!
2-0

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:50 AM
but he won't because tha man is back!

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:51 AM
I didn't I said that match would be tough against coria not

suus21
03-17-2005, 12:52 AM
and I also say that his next match against hewitt will be tough that doesn't mean he won't win...

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:52 AM
I am going to bed knowing he will win bye bye

I am so tired, and sleepy too, but I can't sleep until Andre is playing. :)

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:54 AM
but he won't because tha man is back!


:haha:

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 12:55 AM
3-0:bigclap:

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 01:01 AM
3-1

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 01:03 AM
4-1:banana:

Gigan
03-17-2005, 01:05 AM
6-4, 4-1!!!!!!!!!!
Andre, finish him !!!
Cooooooool!
Win it now!

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Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 01:07 AM
bkp

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 01:08 AM
5-1!!!!!

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 01:11 AM
0-30:-(

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 01:11 AM
15-40....

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 01:12 AM
2 aces!!!

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 01:13 AM
Matchpoint!!

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 01:14 AM
6-4, 6-1!!!!!

Well done Andre!

Bye to all, I go to sleep. :-)

Gigan
03-17-2005, 01:15 AM
Andre won perfectly 6-4, 6-1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Coooooooooooooooool win, Andre!

How many fans did wrong choice voting for coria?



Go, Andre win next!!!
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Gigan
03-17-2005, 01:19 AM
Match statistics is attached:

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Gigan
03-17-2005, 01:47 AM
couple of funny pix of that match

1. INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 16: Andre Agassi hits between his legs during his match against Guillermo Coria of Argentina during the Pacific Life Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 16, 2005 in Indian Wells, California.

2. INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 16: Guillermo Coria of Argentina walks to get his racquet during his match against Andre Agassi during the Pacific Life Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 16, 2005 in Indian Wells, California

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Gigan
03-17-2005, 01:54 AM
this pic will be pic of the day, i think...

INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 16: Andre Agassi smiles after defeating Guillermo Coria of Argentina during the Pacific Life Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 16, 2005 in Indian Wells, California.

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Gigan
03-17-2005, 02:00 AM
more pix


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Gigan
03-17-2005, 02:01 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050317/capt.ksd11903170133.indian_wells_ksd119.jpg

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Gigan
03-17-2005, 02:03 AM
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050317/i/r385828832.jpg



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Gigan
03-17-2005, 02:06 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050317/capt.camt11803170147.indian_wells_camt118.jpg

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Gigan
03-17-2005, 02:24 AM
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20050317/i/r2288248423.jpg


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Gigan
03-17-2005, 02:43 AM
http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/global/styles/indianwells/graphics/plomast_leftlogo_lt.jpg

LOCAL TIME: March 16, 2005 6:43:54 PM

Agassi Sets Up Blockbuster QF With Hewitt

Andre Agassi took out Argentine Guillermo Coria 6-4, 6-1 Wednesday to set up a blockbuster Pacific Life Open quarterfinal with Lleyton Hewitt.

http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/en/players/photogallery/photos/2005-03-14/f_pic-14-03-05-n04-g.jpg

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Gigan
03-17-2005, 02:52 AM
INTERVIEWS
An interview with:

ANDRE AGASSI
THE MODERATOR: Please go ahead with questions.

Q. Nothing flashy; just air-tight tennis, solid tennis today?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, thanks. I mean, it was pretty good standard, though. I mean, he's obviously a pretty tough competitor. You know, makes you hit close to the lines, makes you hit a lot of balls. You know, I felt like it was a pretty good standard of tennis.

Q. Were you having fun out there?

ANDRE AGASSI: Average. Average time. I was having a lot more fun when it was late in the second there. But, you know, it's good to have matches like these that are certainly really challenging. You always hope you're still up to the task. Felt really good.

Q. The shot around the post, that was pretty cool. How did you do it?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, I didn't have any choice really. I mean, he hit a pretty good angle. He's too quick. No matter where I hit the next ball, he was going to have me in all sorts of trouble.

I actually didn't necessarily even plan to be around the net because I was going to take it over. But it sort of kept moving out. I brought it down a little bit. Yeah, you got to get lucky sometimes to make a shot like that. I took a good swing at it, but a little luck as well.

Q. You felt you had to step your game up just a notch today. Did you do that?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, I did feel that way. It was pretty toe to toe. He had his chances in the first. You know, 4-5, all of a sudden anything can happen out there. Couple close points. He double-faulted at something like 30-15. All of a sudden it's 30-All. You play a good point and you're up set point.

I played a good game there to get the break. The edge of his game probably came off a little bit there in the second, probably discouraged. But I certainly raised it from there, which felt good.

Q. Your running backhand today drew some attention. You have such great recall. Can you recall the two or three most spectacular shots you've hit?

ANDRE AGASSI: You know, my perspective on a great shot would probably be a lot different than one who's watching 'cause it's always about sort of dealing with your emotions and your concentration and executing what it is you have to do. Sometimes the most routine shot becomes the most difficult in the right pressure situation, you know.

I remember hitting a volley at 4-All, breakpoint, on my shoelaces in the finals of the French Open. I mean, I'd miss that shot nine out of ten times.

Q. Turned the match around?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah. I end up holding serve, down two sets to love. Found a way to break, all of a sudden it's two sets to one. My game started to come around. My life has never been the same since. How do you put any sort of shot above that one?

Q. What about your next opponent, Lleyton?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, well, tonight was certainly a good preparation for him. Two of the fastest guys out there. I mean, I think Coria is probably the fastest guy in the world on the tennis court. But Lleyton's pretty close second there.

It's, you know, going to be another challenge for me to find a way to concentrate well enough to get the job done. You know, I'll have to put together another great match.

Q. Was Chang's speed equal to Coria or have things progressed?

ANDRE AGASSI: No, Coria -- you know, I never had the luxury of playing against some of arguably the fastest people. They say Bjorn was phenomenally fast. It's always different when you watch the pace of the ball, the time people have to get there. But Coria is the fastest, you know, I've ever played against.

I think, you know, Chang was one of those he'd make you hit a lot of balls because he was so fast. But I never felt like once I got him behind in the point I felt like it was on my terms to control the rest of the point. But Coria has that ability to sort of, you know, transition tennis. You know, he goes from defense and all of a sudden he can just really use his speed offensively. The next thing you know you're behind in the point (snapping fingers). That sort of forces you to keep hitting close to the lines because you can't always get away with just meat-and-potato shots because he can just turn one of those around in a heartbeat.

You know, Chang would use his speed offensively early in a point. But once you had him behind, he was pretty content to make you hit 15 balls and he would make you do it. Coria, he can stop on a dime and redirect, back cross-court angles, down the line, open stance. Doesn't matter what position you have him in, he can somehow find a way to make you uncomfortable.

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redginseng
03-17-2005, 03:12 AM
After a couple of disappointing matches before Pacific open Finally he's on form again :) Go Andre!

Billabong
03-17-2005, 03:19 AM
Andre ruled today, he played near his best form:)! I hope he can continue the great job:D!
GO ANDRE:D!!!

kwan
03-17-2005, 05:00 AM
I just watched the match.

Andre looked phenomenal today.

He was striking the ball unbelievably well, even better than last year at Cincinnati and USO. He hit a lot of down the line backhands, including the one around the post. What a shot! He had Coria running all day long and punished the second serves. I really enjoyed watching that match. In fact, I recorded it and I will savor it again in the future.

If he plays like this against Hewitt he will win for sure., and if he does the same against Federer, well it will be a tight match for sure.

Well done, Andre.

Gigan
03-17-2005, 12:05 PM
I just watched the match.

Andre looked phenomenal today.

He was striking the ball unbelievably well, even better than last year at Cincinnati and USO. He hit a lot of down the line backhands, including the one around the post. What a shot! He had Coria running all day long and punished the second serves. I really enjoyed watching that match. In fact, I recorded it and I will savor it again in the future.
....................
Well done, Andre.

1. thanks for the story :wavey:

If he plays like this against Hewitt he will win for sure., and if he does the same against Federer, well it will be a tight match for sure.

2. we hope he will win!

Go, Andre!!!
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Gigan
03-17-2005, 12:11 PM
Sports - Tennis


Agassi Stuns in Win!

Thu Mar 17, 2:53 AM ET

By KEN PETERS, AP Sports Writer

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Nearing 35, Andre Agassi still has plenty of bounce in his step — and his game. Agassi rolled to a 6-4, 6-1 victory Wednesday over Guillermo Coria in the Pacific Life Open, both frustrating and amusing his Argentine opponent with some circus-like shots.

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In a night match, No. 1 Roger Federer beat Ivan Ljubicic for the fourth time in as many matches this year, winning 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4). The Swiss star's other three wins over the Croatian all came in finals.


Agassi, on the way to winning the first set against Coria, sprinted from the net to the backcourt to successfully return a lob, hitting the ball between his knees with his back to the net.


In the second set, Agassi ranged far to his left to chase down a hard, deep shot. He managed not only to get his racket on the ball, but to power a backhand that landed about an inch inside the lines in the rear right corner on Coria's side.


Coria rolled his eyes and looked skyward in disbelief as the crowd roared.


During a later rally, Agassi was facing to his right at the net, did a quick 180-degree spin toward the backcourt and, almost without looking, volleyed the ball back on his way to winning the point.


Coria smiled and shook his head.


Agassi, who turns 35 on April 29, spotted Coria almost 12 years.


"It's good to have matches like these that are certainly really challenging," Agassi said. "You always hope you're still up to the task."


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suus21
03-17-2005, 01:30 PM
why is he wearing clothes he should only be wearing at Wimbledon? boring

Gigan
03-17-2005, 02:19 PM
why is he wearing clothes he should only be wearing at Wimbledon? boring
don't know ...

may be he prepares to win Wimbeldon? ;)

i know only that his "personal" photographer like Andre is also us/armenian...

Andre Agassi serves during his fourth round match of against Guillermo Coria, from Argentina, at the Pacific Life Open Wednesday, March 16, 2005, in Indian Wells, Calif. Agassi won, 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian) Height (pixels): 512 Width (pixels): 415

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Golfnduck
03-17-2005, 03:02 PM
GOOOOO ANDRE!!!! I hope he beats Hewitt tonight.

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 03:32 PM
why is he wearing clothes he should only be wearing at Wimbledon? boring


I like Andre in black clothes.

Agassi Fan
03-17-2005, 03:33 PM
I just watched the match.

Andre looked phenomenal today.

He was striking the ball unbelievably well, even better than last year at Cincinnati and USO. He hit a lot of down the line backhands, including the one around the post. What a shot! He had Coria running all day long and punished the second serves. I really enjoyed watching that match. In fact, I recorded it and I will savor it again in the future.

If he plays like this against Hewitt he will win for sure., and if he does the same against Federer, well it will be a tight match for sure.

Well done, Andre.

You are lucky, we can see his match only on the scoreboard. :sad:

Steffi
03-17-2005, 07:23 PM
GOOOOO ANDRE!!!! I hope he beats Hewitt tonight.


I hope too!

Steffi
03-17-2005, 07:25 PM
Agassi, Andre 4-4 Hewitt, Lleyton

Make it 5-4!

Steffi
03-17-2005, 07:33 PM
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Gigan
03-17-2005, 07:44 PM
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Steffi
03-17-2005, 07:45 PM
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Steffi
03-17-2005, 07:46 PM
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Look Coria's hand. :eek:

Steffi
03-17-2005, 07:47 PM
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Gigan
03-17-2005, 07:48 PM
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Gigan
03-17-2005, 07:52 PM
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Steffi
03-17-2005, 07:52 PM
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Gigan
03-17-2005, 07:55 PM
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Gigan
03-17-2005, 07:57 PM
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suus21
03-17-2005, 11:22 PM
that Coria kid is really using steroids or so...

Gigan
03-18-2005, 01:52 AM
Schedule for tomorrow:

Friday, March 18, 2005
Stadium start 12 noon
(4)E Dementieva (RUS) vs K Clijsters (BEL)
Not before 2:00 PM
(9)A Agassi (USA) vs (2)L Hewitt (AUS)

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AZILANA
03-18-2005, 03:24 AM
I hope and pray Andre will win vs. hewitt and goes on to win the tournament... :wavey:

Golfnduck
03-18-2005, 03:29 AM
BEAT HEWITT!!!!!

Agassi Fan
03-18-2005, 12:18 PM
I hope and pray Andre will win vs. hewitt and goes on to win the tournament... :wavey:


I pray too. :)

Gigan
03-18-2005, 05:40 PM
some fans like my post in general messages:

C'MON!!!!!
C'MON!!!!
C'MON!!!
C'MON!!
C'MON!
C'MON
C'MON
c'mon
lleyton, come to papa... ;)







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Gigan
03-18-2005, 05:59 PM
INTERVIEWS
An interview with: LLEYTON HEWITT

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Lleyton.

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Q. Are matches against Andre still kind of special for you or is it just another match?

LLEYTON HEWITT: I probably look at it as another match more than anything. You know you're playing one of the greats down the other end. But, you know, the end of day, it's still just another match and you got to go out there and focus on your game more than anything.

You know going out there to play Andre, it's going to be a battle every time you step out on the court. I know that.

Q. A few years since you and Darren parted company, but when you play Andre, do you sense Killer's input when you're lining up against him?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Me personally, I don't notice a huge difference in Andre's game, you know, from when he was with Gilbert. I played him here back in 2000, 2001 maybe, in the semis, I think. I lost to him in three sets there.

Andre's just been such a great ball striker. He knows what he's doing pretty much out there on the court. You know, there could be little stuff, but it's not like Darren can change Andre to become a serve-volleyer like he played. You know, there may be times during a match that we don't realize that he might have helped Andre in certain areas, and I'm sure he has.

But, you know, overall Andre's just a great player with his own game. I don't think he worries too much -- he really doesn't have to change a whole heap.

Q. When you get to the very top of the game like yourself or Andre or Roger, how much of an input does the coach have in the game?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Well, when you get out on the court, there's not a whole heap the coach can do. You're out there. You're doing it. But, you know, obviously off the court, little areas, probably more so in practice weeks and stuff like that, that is probably the most important for me I think.

But, you know, a coach on the tour I think has to be a good mate, as well, not just a tennis coach purely because you're so one-on-one. It's not like a football team where they're looking after 40-odd guys. It's one-on-one. You've got to travel and be able to put up with that person's company the whole time.

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Go Andre!
Beat him well!!!
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Gigan
03-18-2005, 06:05 PM
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Hewitt, Agassi set for showdown in the desert

Indian Wells, CA (Sports Network) - Former world No. 1s Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi will square off Friday in a marquee quarterfinal match at the $2.779 million Pacific Life Open -- the first of nine ATP Masters series events this year.

Day 8's other blockbuster quarter will pit third-seeded American Andy Roddick against seventh-seeded Spaniard Carlos Moya. Like Hewitt and Agassi, both Roddick and Moya are also former No. 1s.

The 24-year-old Hewitt and 34-year-old Agassi have split eight career matchups, with Agassi claiming their lone Indian Wells meeting in the 2001 semifinals here. The legendary American has won their last two encounters overall, dating back to 2002.

Hewitt captured this lucrative hardcourt event back-to-back in 2002 and 2003, while Agassi titled here in 2001 and was the runner-up in 1990 and 1995.

The U.S. Open and Australian Open runner-up Hewitt is seeded second here, while the ageless Agassi is the ninth seed.

The third-seeded Roddick and seventh-seeded Moya will meet for a fifth time, with the American holding a 3-1 lead in the series. The Spaniard, however, won their most-recent meeting in dramatic fashion back in early December when he topped Roddick to clinch the 2004 Davis Cup title for Spain in Seville.

Moya was an Indian Wells finalist back in 1999.

The Hewitt-Agassi winner will meet the Roddick-Moya victor in Saturday's semifinals here. The other semi was determined on Thursday when top-seeded Roger Federer whipped 29th-seeded German Nicolas Kiefer and 14th-seeded Argentine Guillermo Canas cut down sixth-seeded Brit Tim Henman in straight sets. Henman was last year's Indian Wells runner-up to the mighty Federer.



03/18 12:39:11 ET

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Gigan
03-18-2005, 08:34 PM
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Agassi Fan
03-18-2005, 10:31 PM
Fucking lucky Hewitt, I can't belive that Andre is out.

Golfnduck
03-19-2005, 01:39 AM
Damn it!!! I thought Andre could have beat Hewitt. Lucky Hewitt.

star
03-19-2005, 03:31 AM
I have a little tidbit of news for all of you Agassi fans that might give you a smile on this sad day for you.

During the Coria match, we were watching the luxury box where Steffi was sitting. Both Jaden and Jaz came out on the porch part where Steffi was sitting with her mother and friend and apparently an employee of some sort because he would always rise and block the stairs for the kids when they came out. That seemed to be his job. Steffi didn't move to do it. He was sweet with Jaz in particular. Apparently Jaden knows the deal with the stairs.

Anyway, grossmuti was out there and she had a coke in a bottle. Both kids... but in particular Jaz went to her and begged for drinks of coke and she gave them swigs from her bottle. Apparently they love coke. There's got to be an endorsement in there somewhere. :lol: But anyway, I guess we now know that the kids are just like other American kids loving coke. :)

joice
03-19-2005, 04:34 AM
i feel so sad for andre, i almost cried. let us just all hope and pray that it's nothing serious. well, take care andre...

AZILANA
03-19-2005, 06:18 AM
Tough luck. to come up with an injury when he is playing well, but I hope he play in Miami.... Get well soon Andre....

I♥PsY@Mus!c
03-19-2005, 02:44 PM
Really feel very sad for him.I think at least he can beat Hewitt and Roddick. :tears:

karenpoon
03-19-2005, 03:55 PM
Star, thanks for the tidbit.. it sure made my day better.

alfonsojose
03-19-2005, 05:45 PM
Any toe news? Will he play at Miami? At least he has nothing to defend until the U.S. summer hard court season. I want him to play some clay tournaments :bounce:

Gigan
03-19-2005, 08:51 PM
Pacific Life Open News


Foot Injury Sidelines Agassi

Andre Agassi has been forced to withdraw from the Pacific Life Open because he has injured his left big toe. Agassi said he has no explanation as to how it happened or what the problem really is. He said he was in pain last night while sleeping and tried to ignore it and get his rest but when he woke up in the morning the toe was double the size and very painful. His movement was restricted.

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Agassi will have an MRI done to determine what the problem is. He was due to play Lleyton Hewitt in the quarterfinals. It would have been their ninth match with their head-to-head standing at 4-4. Hewitt receives a walkover into the semis.

Agassi announced his decision to withdraw to fans on center court, who gave the 2001 champion a standing ovation. Agassi had never before given a walkover to an opponent.

"I thought it was possibly an ingrown nail, something I was not trying to wake up to assess it, I was trying to get my rest," said Agassi. "Woke up this morning, it was blown up like a balloon. I can't bend it or move it.
So it's quite painful when I maneuver it manually. It's impossible for me to do anything. It's very disappointing.

"I'm going to go see if it's possibly a tendon that connects around that joint area or just a capsule of the joint. But, you know, all they can say is that that kind of quick inflammation and swelling is a result of your body trying to protect something pretty serious."

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Gigan
03-19-2005, 08:55 PM
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Gigan
03-19-2005, 08:57 PM
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Gigan
03-20-2005, 01:26 PM
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Gigan
03-20-2005, 01:27 PM
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Gigan
03-20-2005, 08:16 PM
INTERVIEWS
An interview with:


ANDRE AGASSI

. What happened?

ANDRE AGASSI: Last night I was experiencing a lot of pain with my big toe on the left foot. I thought it was possibly an ingrown nail, something I was not trying to wake up to assess it, I was trying to get my rest.

Woke up this morning, it was blown up like a balloon. It was twice the size. I can't bend it or move it. So it's quite painful when I maneuver it manually. It's impossible for me to do anything. It's very disappointing.

Q. What did the doctor say it was?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, I don't know. I'm going to go see if it's possibly a tendon that connects around that joint area or just a capsule of the joint. But, you know, all they can say is that that kind of quick inflammation and swelling is a result of your body trying to protect something pretty serious.

I'll need to go get that done, which I am this afternoon.

Q. Have you ever had anything like this before?

ANDRE AGASSI: No, no, I haven't. And there's nothing I did to speak of. There wasn't a moment I felt it. But certainly it was very disruptive all evening when I was trying to sleep and didn't really look at it till I got up in the morning. I was pretty shocked by what I saw, for sure.

Q. Are you going to have it looked at here or go home?

ANDRE AGASSI: No, I'm going to get it done straightaway here. If there's any questions about what we're seeing, have a few people look at it.

But, yeah, I don't know. Just be guessing right now if it's a joint capsule, if it's a bone, if it's a tendon. I don't know. Absolutely can't move on it. It's painful to do that.

Q. Are you feeling a little snake-bitten by injuries this year? Every month, even though you've gotten over some, it seems like something is happening.

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, well, you'd probably have a better perspective on that than me. I just try to fight things off one at a time. Yeah, it's very disappointing. You know, you try not to grind your gears too much over it 'cause it's a long year.

This is certainly not the way you want to see any tournament go for the sake of all those involved. It's disappointing, for sure.

Q. There was no indication, when you went to bed?

ANDRE AGASSI: Zero. Absolutely zero. I thought it was an ingrown toenail in the middle of the night. The pressure of the sheets alone was making it hurt. If I rotated left or right, it was bothering me. I put it up on two pillows, thinking I was just getting some throbbing and some pain, possibly an ingrown nail.

Again, you know, night before a match, you're just trying to get your rest. Nothing you can really do about it anyhow. I woke up this morning, it was no nail. The thing was, you know, 80% bigger than my other toe.

Q. New shoes?

ANDRE AGASSI: Coincidentally, I did, but it's the same shoe I've used. I do that every other day on a surface like this anyhow. I really don't know. You know, I had a bit of an accident a year and a half ago on that joint. But it was nothing that I didn't recover from pretty quickly. Maybe just the trauma that's been on it. I don't know if it had a reaction to something or if it's really now a much different sort of set of concerns.

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Agassi Fan
03-21-2005, 06:42 PM
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