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Agassi will play in Rome!

suus21
04-05-2005, 11:44 AM
He is not going to make the same mistake as last year. He will be playing some matches before RG.

Agassi Fan
04-05-2005, 11:46 AM
Where did you see that?

Steffi
04-05-2005, 05:48 PM
Is that true? Andre play in Rome???

suus21
04-05-2005, 08:39 PM
yes it's true

brenda1004
04-06-2005, 12:22 AM
He will go to Rome and Hamburg. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-bricker05apr05,0,5728132.column?coll=sfla-sports-front

MisterQ
04-06-2005, 01:31 AM
Andre was in really stunning form when he won Rome three years ago. Didn't lose a set! I expect tougher opposition this year -- but I would still like to see him make a good run on the clay. Go Andre!

Rome TMS, Italy
Tennis Masters Series, 5/6/2002, O, Clay , Draw: 64

Kiefer, Nicolas (GER )
6-3 6-2 *

Kratochvil, Michel (SUI )
6-0 6-1

Calleri, Agustin (ARG )
7-6(4) 7-5 *

Costa, Albert (ESP )
6-2 6-2 *

Novak, Jiri (CZE )
7-5 6-4 *

Haas, Tommy (GER )
6-3 6-3 6-0 *

Rezandinah
04-06-2005, 10:28 AM
That's a wonderful new ! Perhaps he's gonna play as long as Connors did ?
I really worship this charismatic player who revolutionized the tennis ;)

hythger
04-06-2005, 12:09 PM
He's playing Rome?! That's great news!

Dirk
04-06-2005, 05:24 PM
That is great news. I bet her and Steffi will get tons of press while in Hamburg. Glad he is doing this because while he can't win another big clay title he can still go deep I think and hey if the draw opens up who knows.

Agassi Fan
04-09-2005, 05:48 PM
I want to see the draw.

Adman
04-20-2005, 09:29 PM
Andre playing in Rome.

COME ON!!

Thats just great to hear.

Gigan
04-24-2005, 12:10 AM
try here Andre!
go, take Rome!!!

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Irish
04-24-2005, 12:53 AM
That's a wonderful new ! Perhaps he's gonna play as long as Connors did ?
I really worship this charismatic player who revolutionized the tennis ;)

I couldn't have said it better. :worship:

Good luck in Rome Andre!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Agassi Fan
04-25-2005, 12:01 PM
Rome will be harder, than Houston. :-(

doubleafan
04-26-2005, 02:46 AM
It's just smart on Andre's part that he does not exert himself on clay. That was why he lost to Grosjean. I think he is just playing to stay in the race. His real focus should be Wimbledon. Must stay relatively fresh to make a decent assault.

suus21
04-26-2005, 10:02 AM
I think he was ashamed last year on clay that's why he wants to play more tournaments before RG

AWM79
04-26-2005, 08:46 PM
Hopefully he'll do well between now and Wimbledon as he has no points to defend. Whereas Gaudio & Henman, who are above him, both have a lot of points to defend at the French.

Agassi's currently 8th in the rankings, if he gets to the Quarters of a few tournaments between now and Wimbledon then he should at least stay in the top 8 or maybe make it into the top 6 or so for the Wimbledon seeding. This would keep him away from Federer until the Quarters at least.

The current rankings.

01 Federer, R. 6640
02 Hewitt, L. 4195
03 Roddick, A. 3515
04 Safin, M. 3145
05 Gaudio, G. 2310
06 Henman, T. 2155
07 Nadal, R. 2100
08 Agassi, A. 2045
09 Moya, C. 1985
10 Nalbandian, D. 1930

Golfnduck
04-26-2005, 10:09 PM
I'm so glad he's playing in Rome. I'm tried of people bashing American players that don't play in Euro clay events. Let's have an Andre vs. Andy in the final.

Gigan
04-26-2005, 11:21 PM
Hopefully he'll do well between now and Wimbledon as he has no points to defend. Whereas Gaudio & Henman, who are above him, both have a lot of points to defend at the French.

Agassi's currently 8th in the rankings, if he gets to the Quarters of a few tournaments between now and Wimbledon then he should at least stay in the top 8 or maybe make it into the top 6 or so for the Wimbledon seeding. This would keep him away from Federer until the Quarters at least.

The current rankings.

01 Federer, R. 6640
02 Hewitt, L. 4195
03 Roddick, A. 3515
04 Safin, M. 3145
05 Gaudio, G. 2310
06 Henman, T. 2155
07 Nadal, R. 2100
08 Agassi, A. 2045
09 Moya, C. 1985
10 Nalbandian, D. 1930

Please read our threads:
we have already posted on this morning the complete ranking info:
tnks
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=1577790#post1577790
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Gigan
04-27-2005, 12:44 AM
Roma Player Activity for Andre Agassi

2003

Rnd Opponent Rank Score
R64 Ferrer David (ESP) 81 6-0 6-7(3) 4-6

2002

Rnd Opponent Rank Score
R64 Kiefer Nicolas (GER) 92 6-3 6-2
R32 Kratochvil Michel (SUI) 59 6-0 6-1
R16 Calleri Agustin (ARG) 45 7-6(4) 7-5
Q Costa Albert (ESP) 20 6-2 6-2
S Novak Jiri (CZE) 7 7-5 6-4
W Haas Tommy (GER) 11 6-3 6-3 6-0

2001

Rnd Opponent Rank Score
R64 Calatrava Alex (ESP) 65 3-6 3-6

2000

Rnd Opponent Rank Score
R64 Martin Todd (USA) 132 6-2 7-6(4)
R32 Gaudio Gaston (ARG) 22 6-1 6-4
R16 Hrbaty Dominik (SVK) 18 4-6 4-6

1999

Rnd Opponent Rank Score
R64 Golmard Jerome (FRA) 22 6-3 6-4
R32 Berasategui Alberto (ESP) 77 6-1 6-2
R16 Rafter Patrick (AUS) 4 1-6 6-7(4)

1994

Rnd Opponent Rank Score
R64 Carbonell Tomas (ESP) 67 4-6 6-1 7-5
R32 Pescosolido Stefano (ITA) 58 3-6 6-1 3-6

1991

Rnd Opponent Rank Score
R64 Jelen Eric (GER) 64 3-6 6-7(7)
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Gigan
04-27-2005, 02:39 AM
Yes, Andre won already Rome titel in 2002!

Go for the second !

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Doctor Dance
04-27-2005, 03:18 AM
good luck andre :yeah::

MisterQ
04-27-2005, 10:59 AM
Let's not forget Andre's other appearance in the finals, way back in 1989! :eek: He actually had a match point. :sad:


R64

Witsken, Todd (USA )

74***

6-1 6-4 *


R32

Sampras, Pete (USA )

92***

6-2 6-1 *


R16

Lavalle, Leonardo (MEX )

76***

6-3 6-4 *


Q

Perez-Roldan, Guillermo (ARG )

22***

6-3 6-1 *


S

Bruguera, Sergi (ESP )

81***

6-3 6-4 *


F

Mancini, Alberto (ARG )

25***

3-6 6-4 6-2 6-7 1-6

Gigan
04-27-2005, 11:57 AM
Let's not forget Andre's other appearance in the finals, way back in 1989! :eek: He actually had a match point. :sad:


R64

Witsken, Todd (USA )

74***

6-1 6-4 *


R32

Sampras, Pete (USA )

92***

6-2 6-1 *


But he could beat Sampras there!!! :wavey:


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kim_phoenix9
04-27-2005, 07:02 PM
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Gigan
04-27-2005, 07:51 PM
somebody knows when final Draw will be ready?
I worry if Andre really will go there...

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Dirk
04-27-2005, 09:27 PM
Andre should be there and in Hamburg too.

AZILANA
04-28-2005, 07:34 AM
I wouldnt mind if he reaches the quarter of both rome and hamburg and I wouldnt mind if he encounters Federer along the way, but I really wouldnt mind if he beats Roger... Just keep on hoping, nobody beats Andre for the 8th time in a row... :mad: :worship:

Dirk
04-28-2005, 10:01 AM
He won't beat Roger nor win either event but he could gain points and who knows if the draw opens up he could make it very interesting. He is lighter now so that should help but sadly he is too old to really contend for any big title on clay. Still his ability to turn a clay court into a hardcourt can really bother a lot of the claycourters.

Gigan
04-28-2005, 11:06 AM
i have a filling that Dre will skip Rome like he did last year..
hamburg too ...
hope i'm wrong...


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Gigan
04-28-2005, 11:13 AM
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Gigan
04-28-2005, 11:36 AM
27/04/2005 11:36 - HEWITT AND DENT WITHDRAW...

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Agassi Fan
04-29-2005, 08:56 AM
I hope Andre will be there!

Go Andre!

suus21
04-29-2005, 10:56 AM
he will be there I am sure

suus21
04-29-2005, 03:15 PM
he MUST be there otherwise his ranking is dropping like hell race and entry

Gigan
04-29-2005, 09:18 PM
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http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/images/EN_tit_cosiintv.gif
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ITALY

SKY
Live – All matches of both tournaments

EUROSPORT
Live – WTA tournament: one or two matches per day (English comment)

ITALIA 1
Live – 1 SF / Final of both tournaments

REST OF THE WORLD

The ATP tournament will be broadcasted in the following Countries:
• Belgium (BETV)
• Bulgaria (Ring TV)
• Denmark (TV2)
• Finland (Urheilutelevisio TV)
• France (Sport +)
• Greece (Supersport)
• Malta (Melita Cable)
• Portugal (Sport TV)
• Poland (Polsat)
• Romania (Telesport)
• Russia (NTV e On-Line)
• Spain (Digital +)
• Sweden (Sport Expressen)
• UK (SKY Sports)
• Ukraina (Sports Channel)
• Australia (FoxSports)
• New Zealand (ESPN International)
• USA (ESPN e The Tennis Channel)
• Canada (RDS e TSN/Netstar)
• Latin America (ESPN International)
• Brazil (Sportv)
• Chile (Channel 13)
• Pan Asia (ESPN Star Sports)
• Japan (Gaora)
• China (CCTV)
• Thailand (BBTV)
• Vietnam (Ho Chi Min City/Vietnam Advertising)
• Pan Africa (Supersport International)
• Trans World Sport

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• Australia (Fox Sport)
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• South Korea (KBS Sky)
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• Japan (Gaora)
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coool, i can watch Italia 1...
Let's tournament begins...
cannot wait to see Andre's play...

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Gigan
04-30-2005, 10:03 AM
27/04/2005 11:36 - HEWITT AND DENT WITHDRAW...







30/04/2005 11:06 - FEDERER HAS WITHDRAWN
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suus21
04-30-2005, 03:01 PM
Andre has a good draw should win it without Fed...

smucav
04-30-2005, 04:27 PM
http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/pop_news_center.asp?IDNews=630/04/2005 17:58 - FIRST GLIMPSE OF RAFAEL NADAL

All eyes will be on Rafael Nadal tomorrow, Sunday May 1, with the big surprise of this year's clay court circuit taking on one of the biggest names in the game, Andre Agassi, in a friendly knock-about at 2pm in front the Castel Sant Angelo near Saint Peter's cathedral for the benefit of photographers and television crew.
The Spanish youngster, ATP number 7, comes to Rome with wins in Montecarlo and Barecelona under his belt.

Gigan
04-30-2005, 05:04 PM
Andre has a good draw should win it without Fed...

where is draw???



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Gigan
04-30-2005, 05:07 PM
the Draw is here:


http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/public/SM.pdf


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Gigan
04-30-2005, 05:12 PM
1 RODDICK, Andy USA
2 RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR

3 COSTA, Albert ESP
4 GER SCHUETTLER, Rainer

5 GER MAYER, Florian
6 BERDYCH, Tomas CZE

7 VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
8 DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

9 CORIA, Guillermo ARG SWE
10 GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI

11 KIEFER, Nicolas GER
12 HAAS, Tommy GER

13 MIRNYI, Max BLR
14 SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA

15 SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
16 NALBANDIAN, David ARG

17 HENMAN, Tim GBR
18 KUERTEN, Gustavo BRA

19 MASSU, Nicolas CHI
20 AUT MELZER, Jurgen

21 MELLO, Ricardo BRA
22 HRBATY, Dominik SVK

23 ROM PAVEL, Andrei
24 ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

25 LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO
26 ROCHUS, Olivier BEL

27 CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN
28 GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA

29
30 SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA

31 DI MAURO, Alessio ITA
32 AGASSI, Andre USA

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Gigan
04-30-2005, 05:15 PM
I do not think that draw is easy,
but i will wait for nice revenge vs
GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA ...

Go Andre!!!
Win it well!

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Gigan
04-30-2005, 05:25 PM
seeded players:

1 RODDICK, Andy
2 SAFIN, Marat
3 GAUDIO, Gaston
4 HENMAN, Tim
5 NADAL, Rafael
6 AGASSI, Andre
7 MOYA, Carlos
8 NALBANDIAN, David

both my guys are in

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suus21
04-30-2005, 07:30 PM
IT IS A GOOD DRAW NO NADAL OR GAUDIO IN HIS HALF AND NO FED

Gigan
04-30-2005, 08:54 PM
David & Andre could meet only in Semi...
David will play in final tomorrow in Munich
Good luck to him!

Go Andre!!!
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Gigan
04-30-2005, 09:07 PM
http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/pop_news_center.asp?IDNews=6

why they do this?
oldest & youngest?
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Gigan
05-01-2005, 12:39 AM
Men's Preview: Week of May 2 (Exclusive)
Men's Look Forward: Rome



And to think that there was a time when Rome was the world's premier clay event other than Roland Garros.



Oh, we aren't trying to imply that it's turned into something bad; it's still a very strong tournament, and all the clay-courters are here. But Lleyton Hewitt is still recovering from his toe surgery, and Roger Federer is also out at the last minute with foot problems. That leaves Andy Roddick as the top seed at the most prestigious event leading up to the French Open.



The good news is, everyone else is here. (Except Juan Carlos Ferrero, anyway, who did not elect to play qualifying after not being granted a wildcard.) In addition to Roddick seeded #1, Marat Safin will be trying to win his first clay Masters as the #2 seed. Gaston Gaudio is the #3 seed -- the first time he's played a Masters as the world's top clay-courter, at least by ranking. Tim Henman, ironically, will be playing on clay to try to strengthen his Wimbledon seeding; he is #4. Rafael Nadal, the hottest clay-courter of the year so far, is #5. Andre Agassi will be playing his first European event of the year as #6.



Defending champion Carlos Moya, who needs a big result to stay in the Top Ten, is #7 as of this writing, though he hurt his shoulder at Estoril and is somewhat questionable; we probably won't know until Monday whether he can play. David Nalbandian rounds out the Top Ten players in the field as the #8 seed.



It's been a tough year for Guillermo Coria, who ends up seeded a mere #9 and is in Nalbandian's eighth. Joachim Johansson, among the weakest seeds in the draw on clay, is #10 and in Moya's eighth. #11 seed Guillermo Canas is more likely to do damage here, but he has the bad luck to be in Nadal's eighth. Ivan Ljubicic earns the #12 seed, which puts him in Agassi's part of the draw -- tough news for both, given the surface. Tommy Robredo, who still enjoys the benefit of his pre-Estoril ranking, is #13 and in line to face Henman in the Round of Sixteen. Nikolay Davydenko is #14 and in Roddick's part of the draw, though that's a nasty section. The #15 seed belongs to Radek Stepanek, who is in Safin's eighth. And we have another clay-hater in Gaudio's section; his potential Round of Sixteen opponent is #16 Thomas Johansson.



The rest of the field lives up to the seeds. Unseeded clay experts include Albert Costa (who, amazingly, was the last player in; had Federer not pulled out, he would have been in qualifying), Fernando Verdasco, Fernando Gonzalez, Gustavo Kuerten, Nicolas Massu, Dominik Hrbaty, David Ferrer, Filippo Volandri, Juan Ignacio Chela, and Jiri Novak. Other tough players in the draw include Nicolas Kiefer, Tommy Haas, Sebastien Grosjean, Paradorn Srichaphan (though on this surface he looks more like the Draw Gods' Gift to Agassi), Feliciano Lopez, Mikhail Youzhny, Jurgen Melzer, Robin Soderling, Andrei Pavel, and Mario Ancic.



Noteworthy First Round Matches



As at every Masters, this is an impressive -- almost a scary -- list; the ATP simply doesn't offer a better first round lineup than at the Masters events. Though, ironically, the match at the top of the draw is likely to be pretty ugly on this surface as it pits Greg Rusedski against top seed Roddick.



Most of the other matches have more clay in them, though we do see a couple of wish-I-weren't-here matches in the form of the all-German contest between Tommy Haas and Nicolas Kiefer, plus the match between Rainer Schuettler, who other than Monte Carlo last year never had much clay luck, and Mardy Fish, who has never had much clay luck anywhere. Setting those aside and and marching down the draw for good clay matches, our first will see Fernando Verdasco, probably Spain's best prospect after Nadal, taking on speedy #14 Nikolay Davydenko.



It's hard to imagine two guys who approach points more differently than Guillermo Coria and Fernando Gonzalez, but both like clay better than anything else. And Coria hasn't been having the greatest year....



If you'd told #4 seed Tim Henman, two years ago, that he'd have to face Gustavo Kuerten in his opener, he doubtless would have seen it as terrible news. Now -- well, Kuerten hasn't had much success in his comeback so far, but of course he's had more time to try to get his game back together. It's hard to even guess what form he'll be in.



#12 seed Ivan Ljubicic will face almost his inverse in Olivier Rochus, who is having the best year of his career. And they met in the Monte Carlo first round also (what is this, a jinx?), and Rochus scored a stunning 6-2 6-2 win.



#7 seed Moya can't be too happy; he drew a wildcard, but it's the good wildcard, Potito Starace. Given Moya's shoulder, that looks like trouble.



Both the Johanssons, who are right next to each other in the draw, were lucky. Joachim faces wildcard Andreas Seppi, who likes clay but isn't ranked high. Thomas faces Feliciano Lopez, who is ranked high but hasn't had much success on dirt -- though he did well at Estoril last week.



Poor Younes El Aynaoui seems bound for another early defeat, since he faces Italy's best in Filippo Volandri.



Speed will be the word of the day as Gaston Gaudio takes on Karol Beck. Though Beck is more of a fast-court speedster type; the court will definitely be more to Gaudio's liking.



Rafael Nadal's first round opponent will be almost as cold as the #5 seed is hot. Mikhail Youzhny is still Top 30 in the rankings, but he entered last week #81 in the Race and doesn't look much like a threat.



#11 seed Guillermo Canas will have to deal with Andrei Pavel, who after a slow start to the year had a pretty good week at Munich last week but who had some sort of stomach problem on Saturday.



#15 Radek Stepanek is having the best year of his life, and his opponent will be Mario Ancic -- a guy who knows clay but doesn't really seem to have any idea how to deal with it.



At the very bottom of the draw, #2 seed Safin will be up against Jiri Novak, who has had most of his best results on clay. And Safin has not been very happy with his results lately; if he plays the way he's played clay so far, that is almost certain to yield an upset.




The Rankings


The next two weeks are, of course, very big -- for several reasons. One is the obvious: These are Masters events, required, with big points and strong fields. Literally any player in about the Top 200 could theoretically end up in the Top 30 with good enough results in these two weeks. And that matters, because (reason #2 why this fornight is big) it is the rankings after Hamburg that will determine the Roland Garros seeds.



And several of those seeds will be very strongly contested. Not #1, of course; Roger Federer (he is out) is safe even though he isn't playing. #2 Lleyton Hewitt is safe this week, though Andy Roddick could theoretically pass him at Hamburg. We could just possibly see the #3 spot change hands, if Marat Safin wins the whole thing and Andy Roddick loses early.



Below that, it gets pretty wild. Gaston Gaudio has the inside track for the #5 ranking (though he can't go higher), but Nadal is within about semifinalist distance of him, and Hemman and Agassi could theoretically pass him also, though they need finals or better.



And there is a wide-open contest for the last two places in the Top Ten. Defending champion Moya could fall to #15 or even lower if he can't play or loses early. Defending finalist Nalbandian can't fall as far, but he could easily end up in the #11-#13 range. Guillermo Coria has the inside track to the #9 spot (he looks almost guaranteed, in fact, and could well go higher than that), but #10 is a real tussle, since Joachim Johansson is right on the fringe but is a poor clay player. Guillermo Canas is not far behind, and Nalbandian and Ljubicic also have chances. We very likely won't know exactly how that will come out until Friday or so.



Further down, two surprise 2004 semifinalists are in a lot of trouble. Albert Costa is at least playing, and even if he loses early, he should end up no worse than about #75. But Mariano Zabaleta is not here, and will end up around #60. In addition, Nicolas Massu, a quarterfinalist last year, risks falling out of the Top 25 (especially if he stays in his current poor form), and quarterfinalist Jiri Novak might even see his Top 30 ranking endangered. Quarterfinalists Vincent Spadea and Andrei Pavel, especially the latter, could well end up outside the Top 40



Key Matches



How's this for a second round contest: Andy Roddick, the top seed, against Albert Costa, the last guy to get direct entry. Normally wouldn't sound like much, right? But Costa has those semifinalist points to defend, and this would be his first big match, while Roddick would clinch his #3 ranking with a win. The winner won't have an easy time in the Round of Sixteen, either, since he would face Davydenko or Verdasco or Tomas Berdych.



Last year's finalist Nalbandian opens against Fabrice Santoro, whose game seems to say "clay" but whose results say "fast hardcourt"; given the Argentine's recent results, that doesn't look too bad, and Davide Sanguinetti or Max Mirnyi in the second round should be easy. (Note that we say "should," not "will be.") But there will be no ease at all after that as he faces the Coria/Gonzalez winner (or Kiefer or Haas).



We said above that Tim Henman is playing for his Wimbledon seeding. He really is; he has over 600 clay points to defend this clay season. And he has to face Kuerten, then Massu. Bet he's hoping they're still out of form after their injuries! Then things really get tricky as he faces Robredo.



Andre Agassi would really like a Top Eight French Open seed. His draw is nice to start with (and he isn't defending anything): He opens against a wildcard, then Paradorn Srichaphan or a qualifier. Then Ljubicic, or maybe Sebastien Grosjean. Then Henman or Robredo. That second quarter is about as open as it gets.


Or would be, but for the state of Moya. That could spell opportunity for Joachim Johansson, whose path to the quarterfinal, assuming Moya has problems, is Seppi, Horna or Mayer, Starace or Schuettler or Fish. That could well spell a path to the Top Ten. The real beneficiary of Moya's problems, though, appears to be Gaudio. He's the only healthy clay fan in the quarter; his path to the semifinal is Beck, Volandri, Thomas Johansson (or more probably Ferrer), Joachim Johansson (or somebody). Pull that off, and he would stay close to the Top 15 even if he lost first round at Roland Garros.



The bottom quarter has several stories: Nadal, trying to hit the Top Five; his path is Youzhny, Melzer, Canas, Safin. Safin, trying to get something together; his path is Novak, Andreev, Stepanek (or Chela), Nadal (or Canas). The Round of Sixteen matches and the quarterfinal should both be quite intense.



A fuller version of this story is found in Pro Tour News, one of the sections of Bob Larson’s Daily Tennis. Details on how to subscribe are found elsewhere on this web site.

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smucav
05-01-2005, 03:39 PM
http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/pop_news_center.asp?IDNews=12

01/05/2005 16:49 - AGASSI AND NADAL TAKE A BOW

The incomparable Andre Agassi and the man of the moment, Rafael Nadal, kicked off the 2005 Rome Tennis Masters on Sunday with a photocall in front of one of the city's many spectacular monuments.
Agassi, winner of the Rome event in 2002, and Nadal, world number seven after a great run of form, hit a few balls with Sant'Angelo castle and Saint Peter's cathedral in the background.
Nadal comes to Italy with victories in Montecarlo and Bercelona under his belt and will start this year's tournament as one of the favourites.
But some insiders claim Agassi, who looked confident on the practice courts, is also in with a good shout

http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/public/home_agassi_nadal05.jpg

Gigan
05-01-2005, 05:18 PM
David & Andre could meet only in Semi...
David will play in final tomorrow in Munich
Good luck to him!

Go Andre!!!


David won in Munich his 3-th titel...
He got also a BMW 500p.s. car...

Congratulations David!
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Gigan
05-01-2005, 05:25 PM
http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/pop_news_center.asp?IDNews=12


http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/public/pop_agassi_nadal05.jpg




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Agassi Fan
05-01-2005, 05:49 PM
Great pic!

Agassi Fan
05-01-2005, 05:50 PM
Andre will play tomorrow!!!

suus21
05-02-2005, 11:04 AM
can't we see something by live stream on the internet? anybody who knows this?

Gigan
05-02-2005, 11:43 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/180X250/nadal_agassi.jpg

Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi are both seeded in Rome.

Rome is Ready to Rock
On the eve of the Telecom Italia Masters in Rome, 2002 winner Andre Agassi and teenage sensation Rafael Nadal enjoyed a spot of street tennis in the Italian capital. Agassi, who is playing in Rome for the 11th time and is scheduled for a Monday start, joined Nadal for a hit near Castel Santangelo, with St. Peter’s Cathedral in the background.
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Gigan
05-02-2005, 12:14 PM
can't we see something by live stream on the internet? anybody who knows this?

http://lss.atptennis.com/2005/0416/frameset.asp?eventid=0416&bgcolour=2E4A3B&lang=EN

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Gigan
05-02-2005, 12:17 PM
CENTER COURT - 1:00 PM
Men's Singles - First Round
Andy Roddick (USA) vs Greg Rusedski (GBR)
Alessio DI MAURO (ITA) vs Andre Agassi (USA)
Tim Henman (GBR) vs Gustavo Kuerten (BRA)
9:00 PM
Andreas SEPPI (ITA) vs Joachim Johansson (SWE)


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Gigan
05-02-2005, 12:56 PM
Andre now playing & trying to brake!!

Di Mauro vs. A. Agassi 0-0
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bad gambler
05-02-2005, 12:56 PM
agassi breaks

*1-0

Gigan
05-02-2005, 12:56 PM
Cooool!
Dre did brake!

Di Mauro vs. A. Agassi 0-1
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Gigan
05-02-2005, 12:57 PM
agassi breaks

*1-0
:wavey: :wavey:

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

bad gambler
05-02-2005, 12:59 PM
I am watching, and agassi is moving well so far :)

Gigan
05-02-2005, 01:05 PM
then Andre lost 2 times:


Di Mauro vs. A. Agassi 2-1
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suus21
05-02-2005, 01:12 PM
I mean really live tv clips

suus21
05-02-2005, 01:13 PM
how is andre playing and also how plays that other guy?

Steffi
05-02-2005, 01:16 PM
3-3

Steffi
05-02-2005, 01:18 PM
3-4

Steffi
05-02-2005, 01:34 PM
go Andre!!

Steffi
05-02-2005, 01:39 PM
4-4

Steffi
05-02-2005, 01:41 PM
4-5

suus21
05-02-2005, 01:45 PM
andre always struggles against guys he has never played before

suus21
05-02-2005, 01:50 PM
c'mon Andre

suus21
05-02-2005, 01:51 PM
GOOD

suus21
05-02-2005, 01:51 PM
now he is going to steam roll

suus21
05-02-2005, 01:52 PM
who sees this match live now?

Steffi
05-02-2005, 01:52 PM
then Andre lost 2 times:


Di Mauro vs. A. Agassi 2-1
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Is that true? I think there are so many Maurio...

Steffi
05-02-2005, 01:53 PM
who sees this match live now?


I see only on the scoreboard!!

Steffi
05-02-2005, 01:54 PM
6-5!!!!!!!!!

suus21
05-02-2005, 01:55 PM
Andre never played this guy before what r u talking about losing 2 times?

suus21
05-02-2005, 01:57 PM
his serve is still not helping him

suus21
05-02-2005, 01:58 PM
there he goes

suus21
05-02-2005, 02:02 PM
I always could follow these tournaments live since this year not GOD DAMNED stupid broadcasters

Steffi
05-02-2005, 02:03 PM
7-5 !!

Steffi
05-02-2005, 02:06 PM
0-1

Steffi
05-02-2005, 02:07 PM
1-1

suus21
05-02-2005, 02:07 PM
why are posting the score we can all see that live...

Steffi
05-02-2005, 02:09 PM
2 bps!!!

suus21
05-02-2005, 02:09 PM
and another break I said it steamrolling

Steffi
05-02-2005, 02:11 PM
When somebody come later, she/he can see, what was on the match.

Steffi
05-02-2005, 02:11 PM
2-1 with a break! :-)

suus21
05-02-2005, 02:12 PM
where r u from, can't you watch it live on tv neither?

Steffi
05-02-2005, 02:14 PM
3-1

Steffi
05-02-2005, 02:14 PM
where r u from, can't you watch it live on tv neither?

I can watch only the scoreboard. :(

suus21
05-02-2005, 02:17 PM
I always watched it at DSF but this year no tennis on tv damned so stupid don't understand it. 1 of the most popular sports in Europe! and they show nothing.

Steffi
05-02-2005, 02:19 PM
I always watched it at DSF but this year no tennis on tv damned so stupid don't understand it. 1 of the most popular sports in Europe! and they show nothing.


Yes, I have DSF, but this year no tennis!! :mad:

Steffi
05-02-2005, 02:22 PM
4-2

Steffi
05-02-2005, 02:23 PM
2 bps!!!!
Do it now!

Steffi
05-02-2005, 02:25 PM
5-2

Steffi
05-02-2005, 02:28 PM
Andre-Di Maurio
7-5, 6-2

Next is Gasquet! O no, he is very good on clay this year. :-(

suus21
05-02-2005, 02:37 PM
or srichaphan

Gigan
05-02-2005, 03:52 PM
i should live for couple of hrs., sorry..
My Congratulations to Andre!
But why it was so difficult ???

wat says statistics? ----->here...
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Gigan
05-02-2005, 04:24 PM
http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/public/pop_aga.jpg

02/05/2005 16:43 - AGASSI EASES PAST LOCAL BOY
Local boy Alessio Di Mauro put up a good fight against Andre Agassi on centre court, Monday, but could not close out his first set advantage. The Sicilian wildcard, defending well from the back of the court, had four chances to take a 5-3 lead.
When he lost the set 7-5 the momentum of the match had shifted significantly. The final result was no longer in doubt and Agassi walked home in the second with two service breaks and a final score 7-5, 6-2.


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Gigan
05-02-2005, 04:27 PM
or srichaphan

Next is Gasquet.

Go Andre!
Beat him well !!!

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Gigan
05-02-2005, 04:58 PM
Last Updated: Monday, 2 May, 2005, 16:17 GMT 17:17 UK



Agassi overcomes sluggish start

Latest results
Andre Agassi held his nerve to fight off Italy's Alessio Di Mauro 7-5 6-2 in round one of the Rome Masters.
The sixth seed saved a break point at 4-3 down in the first set before easing past the qualifier.
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41100000/jpg/_41100905_agassi203.jpg
Agassi, 35, will next play French teenager Richard Gasquet, who eased past Thai Paradorn Srichaphan 6-0 6-2.

America's top seed Andy Roddick will meet Albert Costa in the second round after a 6-4 6-2 win over British number two Greg Rusedski.

Henman wins, Rusedski out

Agassi, the winner of eight Grand Slam titles, said: "We've never played each other before and it took me a while to get into the match.

"But after taking the first set I got my confidence back and started to play a lot better."

In other action, 2002 French Open champion Albert Costa of Spain beat countryman Albert Montanes 6-4 6-4.

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-02-2005, 07:22 PM
Nice win. :kiss:
But the next one is much tougher,anyway good luck to you. :bounce:

suus21
05-02-2005, 07:48 PM
he will win

Tennis Fool
05-02-2005, 08:02 PM
Question: The Rome MS site doesn't seem to be posting interviews. Anywhere else where interviews may be posted?

Gigan
05-02-2005, 09:24 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/img.news.yahoo.com/util/anysize/345,http%3A%2F%2Fus.news2.yimg.com%2Fus.yimg.com%2 Fp%2Fafp%2F20050502%2Fcapt.sge.lyo14.020505180132. photo01.photo.default-278x360.jpg

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Gigan
05-02-2005, 09:28 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/img.news.yahoo.com/util/anysize/380,http%3A%2F%2Fus.news1.yimg.com%2Fus.yimg.com%2 Fp%2Frids%2F20050502%2Fi%2Fr2878819772.jpg



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Gigan
05-02-2005, 09:30 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/img.news.yahoo.com/util/anysize/345,http%3A%2F%2Fus.news2.yimg.com%2Fus.yimg.com%2 Fp%2Fafp%2F20050502%2Fcapt.sge.lyo14.020505180132. photo01.photo.default-278x360.jpg



i think this is pic of the day? !!!
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Gigan
05-03-2005, 12:16 AM
i have seen just 3 minutes of that match...

Andre was motivated!
and he looked satisfied by the way of playing...
he did very nice drop-shot during those 3min.;
so sorry that cannot watch his matches...


Keep going Andre!!!

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alfonsojose
05-03-2005, 03:10 AM
Vamos, Andre :bounce:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-03-2005, 10:26 AM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/img.news.yahoo.com/util/anysize/345,http%3A%2F%2Fus.news2.yimg.com%2Fus.yimg.com%2 Fp%2Fafp%2F20050502%2Fcapt.sge.lyo14.020505180132. photo01.photo.default-278x360.jpg

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He is cute in this pic. ;)

Gigan
05-03-2005, 10:54 AM
http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/public/pop_agassiGR4C0417.jpg

http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/public/pop_agassiGR4C0635.jpg

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suus21
05-03-2005, 12:49 PM
he plays with a different racket different than the liquid he had before.

Agassi Fan
05-03-2005, 06:12 PM
Gasquet is next? Oh my god, he is very good.

Go Andre beat him plz!!!

AWM79
05-03-2005, 10:33 PM
Gasquet is next? Oh my god, he is very good.

Go Andre beat him plz!!!

Yeah, I saw the match where Gasquet beat Federer a couple of weeks ago. He looked great on clay. He nearly beat Nadal in the following round as well.

It's a tough draw for Andre to get him so early in the tournament.

Gigan
05-03-2005, 10:42 PM
if he'll want - will win!!!
Go Andre!!!
Do it for us !!!

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Neely
05-03-2005, 11:02 PM
I hope it's true also that he is coming to Hamburg :bounce: :)

MisterQ
05-03-2005, 11:35 PM
Will you be going to Hamburg, Neely? :)

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if Andre withdrew from Hamburg... But I hope that he will play there. :dance:

Neely
05-04-2005, 12:31 AM
Will you be going to Hamburg, Neely? :)
no, don't think so... didn't look for tickets yet and if I went there, it would only mean that I would miss (almost) another complete week at uni.... I already "skipped" the whole week when I was in Munich :o :help:

smucav
05-04-2005, 02:11 AM
atptennis.com:
AGE DIFFERENTIAL
On Wednesday, for the first time in Andre Agassi's career he will take on a player 17 years younger when he faces 18-year-old Frenchman Richard Gasquet. In the previous 10 match-ups between players with a 17-year or more age differential, the older player is 5-5 against the younger player. Here are the biggest age differentials and results since 1994:
Age
Differential Tournament Players
20 years 1995 Halle Jimmy Connors (42) d. Alex O'Brien (22)
19 years 2000 Chennai Ronald Agenor (35) d. Sunil Kumar (16)
18 years 2000 Cincinnati Gianluca Pozzi (35) d. Andy Roddick (17)
18 years 1995 Halle Marc Rosset (24) d. Jimmy Connors (42)
18 years 1994 Atlanta Jimmy Connors (41) d. Doug Flach (23)
18 years 1994 San Jose Alex O'Brien (23) d. Jimmy Connors (41)
17 years 2001 Lyon Julien Benneteau (19) d. Gianluca Pozzi (36)
17 years 2000 San Jose Ronald Agenor (35) d. Phillip King (18)
17 years 1995 Los Angeles Cristiano Caratti (25) d. Jimmy Connors (42)
17 years 1994 Atlanta MaliVai Washington (24) d. Jimmy Connors (41)
17 years 2005 Rome Andre Agassi (35) vs. Richard Gasquet (18)

Gigan
05-04-2005, 09:56 AM
ORDER OF PLAY
May 4 2005

CENTRAL COURT - 1.00 p.m.
Men's Singles - Second round
Andy Roddick (USA) vs Albert Costa (ESP)
Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs Andre Agassi (USA)
Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA) vs Gaston Gaudio (ARG)


Go Andre !!!! Good luck to you!!!
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Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 10:17 AM
Yeah, I saw the match where Gasquet beat Federer a couple of weeks ago. He looked great on clay. He nearly beat Nadal in the following round as well.

It's a tough draw for Andre to get him so early in the tournament.


Yes, I know that Gasquet is very good on clay, like Nadal.
:-((

suus21
05-04-2005, 10:18 AM
andre will win
he has experience

doubleafan
05-04-2005, 10:39 AM
I am going to see this match. It is live in India on Star Sports !!
Go , Andre !!!

You're the best !!

suus21
05-04-2005, 10:55 AM
cool for you

suus21
05-04-2005, 01:23 PM
Andre is steamrolling :)
can anyone watch this match live?

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 01:26 PM
4-1 for Andre! This is a great start!

Go Andre!

suus21
05-04-2005, 01:28 PM
5-1 andre best

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 01:28 PM
DOUBLE BREAK FOR AGASSI! Some unforced errors from the french rookie and the American leads 5-1!!

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 01:30 PM
BREAK FOR AGASSI! Some fantastic tennis finished off by an exquisite drop shot from the veteran and it's Agassi that leads 2-1!
Read this! :-))

suus21
05-04-2005, 01:34 PM
set point

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 01:35 PM
6-2!!!!!!!!!

suus21
05-04-2005, 01:35 PM
YEP

suus21
05-04-2005, 01:39 PM
Agassi teaches the kid a lesson

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 01:43 PM
Agassi teaches the kid a lesson
:) :o

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 01:43 PM
0-1 for the french, but my scoreboard isn't work now. :-(

bomse
05-04-2005, 01:46 PM
how do you now then...? is it on tv..?

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 01:47 PM
how do you now then...? is it on tv..?

No, I saw the score now on the eurosport's site.

bomse
05-04-2005, 01:47 PM
wow..sb works again,,

suus21
05-04-2005, 01:50 PM
where on the eurosport site??

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 01:53 PM
www.eurosport.com and then click Rome Masters

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 01:53 PM
2-2
Agassi levels things up with a thunderbolt down the line! 2-2

bomse
05-04-2005, 01:56 PM
fuck..agassi breaks

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 01:56 PM
3-2 with a break!!!! Goooooooooo!

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 01:57 PM
AGASSI BREAKS. The pressure is starting to mount on Gasquet as the American's relentless power-hitting forces errors from the Frenchman. 3-2 to Agassi and he just needs to hold serve foe the next few games to close out the match!

suus21
05-04-2005, 01:58 PM
break

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 02:01 PM
A slight scare for Agassi as Gasquet forces a break point, but the experience tells for the American, who produces some big serves to close out the game and maintain the break. 4-2 Agassi

Steffi
05-04-2005, 02:07 PM
Hi to everybody!

5-3 for Andre!!!! One game please!!

bomse
05-04-2005, 02:10 PM
closes with a dubbel foul..nice ...

Steffi
05-04-2005, 02:10 PM
Andre def. Gasquet 6-2, 6-3!!!!!
Nice win!!!

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 02:14 PM
Andre def. Gasquet 6-2, 6-3!!!!!
Nice win!!!


I think Andre played well. :)
Next will be Ljubicic or Grosjean...Andre lost from both this year. :-(

suus21
05-04-2005, 02:31 PM
next round sweet revenge :)

MisterQ
05-04-2005, 02:55 PM
great win, Andre!!! :bounce:

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 03:06 PM
next round sweet revenge :)


Yes, it is time for a revenge!

http://us.news3.yimg.com/img.news.yahoo.com/util/anysize/380,http%3A%2F%2Fus.news1.yimg.com%2Fus.yimg.com%2 Fp%2Frids%2F20050504%2Fi%2Fr421500799.jpg?v=1

terradimezzo100
05-04-2005, 03:14 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 06:36 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:
Welcome!!!

I like your icon pic. Andre is shirtless. :D

Agassi Fan
05-04-2005, 06:37 PM
Next is Ljubicic!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-04-2005, 06:45 PM
Haven't thought you won him easily. ;):clap2::worship:
OMG...I don't want he and Ivan meet now. :bigcry:

Gigan
05-04-2005, 07:24 PM
Dear Andre!
I knew that you will win!!
Check my prediction in General Messages section thread
I did prediction on your win in two sets!!!

Go, beat next frenchman (no, it will be Ljubicic), take nice revenge!!!

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Gigan
05-04-2005, 07:29 PM
http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/public/pop_agassiGR4C2179[1].jpg


04/05/2005 20:22 - BIG NAMES IN ACTION ON DAY FOUR



Round three kicks off in Rome on Thursday with quarter final clashes just over the horizon.

At the top of the draw, on-form American Andy Roddick, the number one seed, is odds-on favourite to overcome Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the third match on centre court.

Guillermo Coria, number nine in Rome and playing as if he should have been seeded higher, is up against both Davide Sanguinetti and the local crowd, given that Davide is now the only Italian left in the draw.

Andre Agassi is also back in action on the centre court against Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia, the number 12 seed.

On court one, two unseeded players, Albert Martin of Spain and Luis Horna of Peru, battle it out. After them, volley-specialist Tim Henman takes on Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia. The last singles match on court one is between David Ferrer and Gaston Gaudio, seeded three.

The floodlit match on Thursday is between the world's top Spaniard, Rafael Nadal, and Argentina's Guillermo Canas, who should hopefully test the teenage star more than his opponents in the first two rounds.
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suus21
05-04-2005, 07:41 PM
he plays now with the Head Liquidmetal Instinct
an older version but he never played with it before until Houston. I find this interesting.

AWM79
05-04-2005, 08:15 PM
Great win from Andre. Hopefully beating Gasquet will give him the confidence to beat Ljubicic in the next round.

Tough draw for Andre in the tournament so far.

Gigan
05-04-2005, 08:52 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/img.news.yahoo.com/util/anysize/345,http%3A%2F%2Fus.news2.yimg.com%2Fus.yimg.com%2 Fp%2Fap%2F20050504%2Fcapt.xds11405041503.italy_ten nis_xds114.jpg


http://us.news3.yimg.com/img.news.yahoo.com/util/anysize/345,http%3A%2F%2Fus.news2.yimg.com%2Fus.yimg.com%2 Fp%2Fap%2F20050504%2Fcapt.xds11505041503.italy_ten nis_xds115.jpg


http://us.news3.yimg.com/img.news.yahoo.com/util/anysize/380,http%3A%2F%2Fus.news2.yimg.com%2Fus.yimg.com%2 Fp%2Fap%2F20050504%2Fcapt.xds11605041510.italy_ten nis_xds116.jpg
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Gigan
05-04-2005, 08:55 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/img.news.yahoo.com/util/anysize/380,http%3A%2F%2Fus.news2.yimg.com%2Fus.yimg.com%2 Fp%2Fap%2F20050504%2Fcapt.xds11705041510.italy_ten nis_xds117.jpg

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
05-04-2005, 09:08 PM
Agassi move on in Rome

Posted: Wednesday May 4, 2005 3:07PM; Updated: Wednesday May 4, 2005 3:07PM

ROME (AP) -- Andre Agassi's routine win over French teenager Richard Gasquet reminded him of one of his own early encounters with a tennis great 19 years ago.

Agassi took just 64 minutes Wednesday to defeat the nervous 18-year-old Frenchman 6-2, 6-3 in the second round of the Rome Masters. Gasquet made many more unforced errors -- and double faults -- than the eight-time Grand Slam winner.

Agassi likened the match to his 6-3, 6-3 quarterfinal loss to John McEnroe at Stratton, Vermont in 1986.

"I was pretty nervous," Agassi said of that match. "I never felt like I relaxed on the court."

Gasquet, who ending Roger Federer's 25-match winning streak in the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals last month, kept a picture of Agassi on his wall growing up.

"I never got into the match because Agassi never let me," Gasquet said. "I was on the run all the time. I served poorly but he didn't allow me anything."

Against Gasquet, Agassi faced an opponent 17 years his junior. He does not hold the record for age difference in a victory, though. In 1995, 42-year-old Jimmy Connors beat Alex O'Brien, who was 20 years younger.

"I just tried to play well and make him play a great match to win," Agassi said of Gasquet. "As young as he is, he has a lot to look forward to.

"There was a lot of unforced errors that he had and some important double faults. That's free points. I did this too a long time ago."

When the match ended, Gasquet whispered a few words in Agassi's ear as the two players shook hands at the net.

"He said it was a privilege to play against me," Agassi said, adding -- with a laugh -- that he made no such gesture when he first met McEnroe.
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

doubleafan
05-05-2005, 04:36 AM
Agassi played great.Like a natural clay courter. Agassi is the man to beat in Rome. He took on Gasquet's best weapon the backhand and broke it down. Also attacked his forehand which is weaker. Scrambling was too good.

I think we are backing a winner here ....
Agassi justifies our faith in him.

terradimezzo100
05-05-2005, 07:21 AM
Welcome!!!

I like your icon pic. Andre is shirtless. :D


Thanks ... i like Andre shirtless too :hearts: :hearts:

This is the original photo.

:wavey: bye

Gigan
05-05-2005, 09:15 AM
ORDER OF PLAY
May 5 2005

CENTRAL COURT - 1.00 p.m.
Men's Singles - Third round
Guillermo Coria (ARG) vs Davide SANGUINETTI (ITA)
Andre Agassi (USA) vs Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Andy Roddick (USA) vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

Go Andre win it well!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Agassi Fan
05-05-2005, 10:04 AM
Thanks ... i like Andre shirtless too :hearts: :hearts:

This is the original photo.

:wavey: bye


Yes, I knew this pic, I have on my computer. :-)
:hearts::hearts:

karenpoon
05-05-2005, 10:21 AM
Memories flood back as Agassi beats teen fan Gasquet


By Stefano Blin
ROME (AFP) - Andre Agassi's second round Rome Masters win over French teenager Richard Gasquet reminded the veteran American of the first time he pitted his wits against tennis legends John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors.

Gasquet shot to fame after ending world number one Roger Federer's 25-match winning run in Monte Carlo last month.

But the exciting 18-year-old appeared to be gripped by nerves when faced by his idol and tamely lost 6-2, 6-3 to the eight-time Grand Slam champion.

"With McEnroe I was pretty nervous," said sixth seed Agassi, who before Wednesday's match had never faced an opponent 17 years younger than him.

"It was when I was 16, quarter-finals (at Stratton Mountain) and it was his first tournament back from being number one in the world. I never felt like I relaxed on court.

"With Connors I didn't feel this way because I felt he couldn't take me out of my game.

"He was giving me lots of chances to hit the ball. McEnroe can keep you uncomfortable if you start nervously. Plus, I already had a few more years experience by the time I played Jimmy."

Agassi, whose poster adorns Gasquet's bedroom wall, admitted he wasn't sure what to expect from the young Frenchman who was a mixed doubles champion with Tatiana Golovin at last year's French Open.

"I watched his match against Federer when I was at home," Agassi said. "I know his game from watching him.

"He's incredibly talented, especially on his backhand. So I expected him to be very dangerous today.

"You go out there with a healthy respect for your opponent, which helps your own concentration and standard.

"I always enjoy watching players develop. To have a good win here or there is one thing, but to see them build on that is the enjoyable part from my perspective, watching somebody build on good results and turning their game into one that doesn't have many holes. It's a nice thing to watch."

Agassi, who will play Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic in the last 16, felt Gasquet was not at his best.

"He started with a lot of unforced errors, but he got better as the match went on, so my guess is that he was nervous at the beginning."

Agassi revealed what Gasquet said to him when they shook hands at the net after the match.

"He told me it was a privelege to play against me and then he wished me luck for the rest of the tournament. He seems like a very, very nice guy."

Gigan
05-05-2005, 11:16 AM
Thanks Karen! :wavey:


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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

varar
05-05-2005, 02:01 PM
Agassi-Ljubicic

Andre won 1st set on t-b 7:6 (7:4)

And leads in 2nd 3:0

GO ANDRE GO

varar
05-05-2005, 02:03 PM
ANDRE LOST LAST MATCH WITH LJUBICIC IN DAVIS CUP

varar
05-05-2005, 02:04 PM
LJUBICIC SERVE

varar
05-05-2005, 02:06 PM
3:1

varar
05-05-2005, 02:07 PM
ANDRE SERVE

Shirogane
05-05-2005, 02:16 PM
W/UE stats ?

varar
05-05-2005, 02:25 PM
ANDRE LEADS 5:2

YEH

varar
05-05-2005, 02:29 PM
5:3 AND ANDRE SERVE FOR THE MATCH

varar
05-05-2005, 02:34 PM
FINALMENTE

ANDRE WON THE MATCH 7/6 (7/4), 6/3

CONGRATULATE

NEXT OPONENT WILL BE WINNER HENMAN-HRBATY

Gigan
05-05-2005, 03:09 PM
FINALMENTE

ANDRE WON THE MATCH 7/6 (7/4), 6/3

CONGRATULATE

NEXT OPONENT WILL BE WINNER HENMAN-HRBATY

why you do not read the post on Armenian genocide?

terradimezzo100
05-05-2005, 03:37 PM
ANDRE THE BEST !!!!

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

I'm happy.
bye :wavey:

alfonsojose
05-05-2005, 06:10 PM
Andre :yeah: :woohoo: :woohoo: Next, Hrbaty

Agassi Fan
05-05-2005, 07:08 PM
ANDRE THE BEST !!!!

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

I'm happy.
bye :wavey:


I am happy too!
Go Andre!

AWM79
05-05-2005, 09:35 PM
Great win for Andre. He's playing great in the tournament so far. Hopefully he can continue that form against Hrbaty and reach the semi's for a potential match with Coria.

I'm a bit disappointed that it's not Henamn in the next round. As far as I can remember Agassi & Henman have only played twice, both in 98. It be good to see them playing again. Especially to see Agassi kick his Ass.

Gigan
05-05-2005, 10:29 PM
http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/public/pop_agassiGR4C2739[1].jpg


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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
05-05-2005, 10:30 PM
ORDER OF PLAY

CENTRAL COURT - 1.00 pm.
Men's Singles - Quarterfinals
Alberto Martin (ESP) vs David Ferrer (ESP)
Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) vs Andre Agassi (USA)
Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Radek Stepanek (CZE)

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
05-05-2005, 10:38 PM
Agassi Beats Ljubicic at Rome Masters

By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer
Thu May 5,11:57 AM ET

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Andre Agassi celebrates at the end of his last sixteen
match against Croatian Ivan Ljubicic, in Rome's Italian
ATP Masters. Agassi booked his place in the quarter-finals
of the Rome Masters by defeating Ljubicic 7-6 (7/4), 6-3


ROME - Andre Agassi beat Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 7-6 (4), 6-3 Thursday to advance to the Rome Masters quarterfinals.

Agassi, who lost to Ljubicic in the Davis Cup last month, needed a few games to get used to his 6-foot-4 opponent's serve before breaking in the fifth game of the match. But he couldn't maintain the advantage and was broken while serving for the set at 5-4.

After taking the tiebreaker, Agassi jumped out to a 3-0 lead with an early break in the second set. This time, he kept his lead to close out the match.

"He's been playing well the whole year, so to come out here and play great against him feels like a great accomplishment," Agassi said.

Ljubicic accounted for all three points — including a 6-3, 6-7 (0), 6-3 win over Agassi — in Croatia's 3-2 upset of the United States in a first-round Davis Cup matchup. It was Agassi's first Davis Cup appearance in five years.

"It's not even close which one is more important," Agassi said. "(Davis Cup) was for my team and my country. I would trade with him if he wanted to."

Agassi, the 2002 Rome champion, and Ljubicic are now tied 2-2 in their career series.

"When he's this precise with his shots, it's very tough to beat him," Ljubicic said.

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

AgassiDomination
05-06-2005, 12:19 AM
What racquet is AA using? Looks like he has a different LM..

BAMJ6
05-06-2005, 02:03 AM
Hey, Roddick lost, so now it's whoever wins the AA-Coria projected semi will win the TMS.

It could take the pressure off Andre to defend his Cincy TMS and will help his French Open chances big time if he wins Rome now.

MisterQ
05-06-2005, 03:03 AM
another great win, Andre! :bounce: keep it up! :yeah:

doubleafan
05-06-2005, 05:44 AM
Hey, Roddick lost, so now it's whoever wins the AA-Coria projected semi will win the TMS.

It could take the pressure off Andre to defend his Cincy TMS and will help his French Open chances big time if he wins Rome now. ...

If Roddick is there , then it's a good draw. Especially for Agassi. Agassi is not worried about Roddick being in the draw, it's the spanish and Argentine guys

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-06-2005, 05:50 AM
Good luck against Hrbaty! :bounce:;)

suus21
05-06-2005, 08:18 AM
What racquet is AA using? Looks like he has a different LM..
the LM Instinct it's an older version. From a year ago or so

suus21
05-06-2005, 08:18 AM
and he will win today and then Coria....

terradimezzo100
05-06-2005, 08:45 AM
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID:

Agassi:
“It was difficult conditions. The wind is always moving and changing, so sometimes you have to pick room to miss your shot and then just try to hit it as good as possible. So you aim for bigger spots in the court, and it doesn't always go the way you plan.”

“ Well, it always feels good to beat somebody who's playing well, you know, and he's been playing well the whole year. It's not even close, which one's more important. You know, I mean, to get through the Davis Cup would have been special for not just me but the team and the country, so I would trade with him if he wanted to. But today I felt real good about the standard of tennis and where my game was.”

... and another pic!
bye
:wavey:

Gigan
05-06-2005, 01:56 PM
Andre already made a brake!!!!

D. Hrbaty vs 0
A. Agassi ---1


Go win it Andre!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
05-06-2005, 02:07 PM
Andre already made second brake!!!!

D. Hrbaty vs 2
A. Agassi ---3


Win it Andre!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
05-06-2005, 02:14 PM
Andre is winning!!!!

D. Hrbaty vs 2
A. Agassi ---4


Beat him Andre!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
05-06-2005, 02:17 PM
Andre is trying to brake again!!!

Go brake him now!!!

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
05-06-2005, 02:22 PM
Andre is winning!!!!

D. Hrbaty vs 3
A. Agassi ---5


Beat him Andre!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
05-06-2005, 02:28 PM
Andre won first set!!!


D. Hrbaty vs 3
A. Agassi ---6


Win the match Andre!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
05-06-2005, 02:33 PM
Andre won first game in the second set!!!


D. Hrbaty vs 3 0
A. Agassi ---6-1


Win the match Andre!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
05-06-2005, 02:35 PM
Andre is braking!!!!

D. Hrbaty vs 3 0
A. Agassi ---6-2


Beat him Andre!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

suus21
05-06-2005, 02:51 PM
another break good

suus21
05-06-2005, 02:56 PM
another re break damn

suus21
05-06-2005, 02:57 PM
he will win 3 and 3

terradimezzo100
05-06-2005, 03:07 PM
THE WINNER IS ... ANDRE AGASSI!!!!
YEAHHHHHHHHHHH

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

suus21
05-06-2005, 03:19 PM
he is going to make it to the finals

joice
05-06-2005, 03:50 PM
congratulations andre! good job. i know you can win this tournament. good luck on your next match.

kim_phoenix9
05-06-2005, 04:59 PM
GO ANDRE!!!

Gigan
05-06-2005, 05:07 PM
Andre won it !!!

A. Agassi vs D. Hrbaty 6-3, 6-3!!!

Go Andre!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

alfonsojose
05-06-2005, 05:51 PM
Andre :bounce: :bounce: :woohoo: Now rest while i pray for a very long battle between Coria and Verdasco :devil:

Gigan
05-06-2005, 07:23 PM
Agassi humbles Hrbaty to reach Rome semis
22 minutes ago



ROME (AFP) - Sixth seed Andre Agassi reached the semi-finals of the Rome Masters after defeating Slovakian Dominik Hrbaty 6-3, 6-3 in one hour and 11 minutes.


A champion here in 2002, and making his 11th appearance at the Foro Italico, the 35-year-old American now faces either Argentine ninth seed Guillermo Coria or Fernando Verdasco, the unseeded Spaniard who beat top seed Andy Roddick in the third round.

A one-sided quarter-final, played in strong winds, was of particular significance to Agassi as it was Hrbaty he beat in the semi-finals at Roland Garros en route to the 1999 French Open title.

His triumph in Paris marked a turning point in a remarkable career, having plummeted to 141 in the world in November 1997.

It was also at the 1999 French Open that Agassi's romance with his now wife Steffi Graf started. Graf ensured a double celebration that year by winning the women's singles title before announcing her retirement.

Agassi admitted playing Hrbaty, who beat British fourth seed Tim Henman to reach the last eight, brought back happy memories.

"Winning in Paris changed my career and changed my life, but not more than when I met Steffi - she changed my life more than that," said the eight-time Grand Slam champion.

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
05-06-2005, 07:31 PM
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-06-2005, 07:33 PM
See you in the final,Andre. :aplot::aplot::aplot:

AWM79
05-06-2005, 08:16 PM
Great win for Andre. Hopefully he can reach the final and go on to win the tournament.

Golfnduck
05-06-2005, 08:38 PM
Good win for Andre :yeah: He is playing really well this week. MAKE IT TO THE FINALS ANDRE!!!!

Gigan
05-06-2005, 08:59 PM
06/05/2005 17:06 - AGASSI MAKES THE LAST FOUR


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Andre Agassi 'routined' Dominik Hrbaty on Friday 63 63, moving into the semi-final of the Rome Tennis Masters.

The result never seemed in doubt, with American Agassi, a winner in Rome in 2002, more comfortable than his Slovakian opponent in the windy condtions of the centre court.

Players slugged it out from the baseline, hardly ever coming to the net. Rallies were long and often ended with Hrbaty hitting past the baseline. Both players suffered breaks of serve.

"Conditions were pretty difficult out there and it was a question of not making any mistakes," said Agassi, number six seed, after the match. Agassi has still to lose a set in Rome this year.

In the semi-final he will play either Fernando Verdasco, who beat Andy Roddick last night, or Argentine clay court specialist Guillermo Coria.

Next up on centre court is this season's Spanish phenomenon, Rafael Nadal, number five seed, who has also not lost a set, against the tournament's number fifteen, Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic.
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Agassi Fan
05-06-2005, 09:06 PM
Go Andre!!!!
Coria and Verdasco playing now three sets!

Neely
05-06-2005, 11:56 PM
Really convincing performance by Andre :worship: he didn't even lose a set so far! :eek:

Gigan
05-07-2005, 12:46 AM
Agassi Sweeps Hrbaty To Reach Rome Semifinals

05/07/2005

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On a day when holding onto your hat could be as challenging as holding serve, Andre Agassi tamed a temperamental wind and a typically troublesome Dominik Hrbaty by playing it straight. Striking shots the scattered red clay around the center of the court on occasion, Agassi rolled into the Rome semifinals for the second time in four years with today's 6-3, 6-3 victory over Hrbaty at the Telecom Italia Masters.

The 2002 Rome champion has not surrendered a set in his four tournament wins. The 35-year-old Agassi is one win away from advancing to his first ATP Tour final since last October when he fell to Thomas Johansson in the third-set tiebreak of the Stockholm final.

Teetering on the edge of elimination, David Ferrer fought off four match points to edge lucky loser Alberto Martin, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, in an all-Spanish quarterfinal earlier today. Serving for the match at 5-3 in the final set, Martin earned three match points, but Ferrer saved each one to break serve. The 23-year-old Ferrer, who thrashed reigning Roland Garros champion Gaston Gaudio in the third round, saved another match point in the ninth game en route to his second Masters Series semifinal of the season. Ferrer will face fifth-seeded Rafael Nadal in Saturday's semifinals. The match is a rematch of the Miami semifinals. Nadal beat 15th-seeded Radek Stepanek, 6-7, 6-1, 6-1.

"This year has been very good," said Ferrer, a Monte Carlo quarterfinalist last month. "Now I've got to take advantage of this opportunity."

Agassi, who owns an ATP-record 17 Masters Series shields, will play either 2004 Roland Garros runner-up Guillermo Coria for a spot in the final. Coria rallied for a three-set victory over Fernando Verdasco. Agassi has won five of six meetings with Coria with all five victories coming on hard court. Coria won their lone clay-court clash in the 2003 Roland Garros quarterfinals.

Playing with controlled depth from the baseline enabled Agassi to coax errors from the 24th-ranked Hrbaty, whose flat groundstrokes often landed beyond the baseline on pivotal points.

"Conditions were pretty difficult out there and it was a question of not making any mistakes," said Agassi, who has reached the final four in two of the three Masters Series events he's played this season. "Today was very difficult. The wind was moving everywhere. It was just a matter of making as few errors as possible."

Creating order amid chaotic conditions, Agassi attacked Hrbaty's second serve effectively throughout the match as the Slovak struggled to time his high ball toss in the wind. Agassi won 18 of 21 points played on Hrbaty's second serve and converted six of 13 break-point chances. The 1999 Roland Garros champion avenged a straight sets loss to Hrbaty in the 2000 Rome round of 16 and took a 3-2 lead in their head-to-head series.

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

bad gambler
05-07-2005, 12:49 AM
great job andre, now beat the weasel in the Semi finals!

Gigan
05-07-2005, 12:51 AM
great job andre, now beat the weasel in the Semi finals!
Ye-ha!!!
& then win in Final !!!


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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Agassi Fan
05-07-2005, 04:00 PM
5-7, 0-1*

Andre is good, but Coria is great on clay.

Agassi Fan
05-07-2005, 04:02 PM
2 breakpoints!!!

Agassi Fan
05-07-2005, 04:03 PM
1-1!!
Go Andre!

Agassi Fan
05-07-2005, 04:06 PM
2-1

Gigan
05-07-2005, 04:22 PM
Now 4-2 !!!
Andre winning in second!!!!

Go Andre !!
Beat him!!!


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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
05-07-2005, 04:24 PM
Now 5-2!!!!

Go Andre win this set and then the match!!!


____________________________
:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
05-07-2005, 04:28 PM
Go Andre!!!

Finish it! Win!!!!

____________________________
:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Agassi Fan
05-07-2005, 05:00 PM
5-7, 6-7

Congrat. to Coria.

suus21
05-07-2005, 05:18 PM
5-2 jesus choker

Gigan
05-07-2005, 07:28 PM
Cannot believe !!!

to loose to that baby-face guy???

why you did that to us Andre???

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:wavey: Andre Agassy forever :wavey:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-07-2005, 08:06 PM
He just led one break,and Coria ran so fast,his drop shot was great,force Andre to take a risk to play deeper and wider angle but sometimes were out. :bigcry:
Anyway he's done a job, :yeah: I can't request him too much on clay. :)

AWM79
05-07-2005, 08:39 PM
I though Agassi played well. Disappointing that he lost and didn't at least take it to a final set, but Coria is a clay court player and Andre said recently that Clay was the surface that he struggles on the most now, so I'm happy with how he's done this week.

Hopefully he'll do well in Hamburg as well, and then come the French, where the courts are faster, he can at least reach the Quarters and maybe even further.

I feel he's got a better chance at Wimbledon than the French so I'm hoping he can get his ranking up for the Wimbledon seeding. After all he has no points to defend in the coming months.

aam
05-07-2005, 10:24 PM
i hope so! hopefully there andre will have a much better outcome then last year

MisterQ
05-08-2005, 04:21 AM
great tournament Andre, keep playing well on clay this year. :yeah:

Agassi Fan
05-08-2005, 02:26 PM
I though Agassi played well. Disappointing that he lost and didn't at least take it to a final set, but Coria is a clay court player and Andre said recently that Clay was the surface that he struggles on the most now, so I'm happy with how he's done this week.

Hopefully he'll do well in Hamburg as well, and then come the French, where the courts are faster, he can at least reach the Quarters and maybe even further.

I feel he's got a better chance at Wimbledon than the French so I'm hoping he can get his ranking up for the Wimbledon seeding. After all he has no points to defend in the coming months.


I agree with you. I'm happy with this semifinal. I hope he do well in Hamburg too. :)

smucav
05-08-2005, 04:30 PM
http://www.boston.com/sports/other_sports/tennis/articles/2005/05/08/agassi_slips_away_in_straight_sets/?rss_id=Boston+Globe+--+Sports+NewsBUD COLLINS
Agassi slips away in straight sets
By Bud Collins | May 8, 2005

ROME -- A new Pope and an old champ were in town yesterday, going through their usual motions to the delight of their followers. The prelate, Benedict XVI, will be showing his face to thousands today, from above St. Peter's Square. But the venerable champ of 2002, Andre I, will be absent from Il Foro Italico where he intended to bless other thousands by gracing the final of the Italian Open.

As Father Timeless, Andre Agassi is surely the spiritual leader, the patriarch, of a diversion called tennis. He had a spirited run to the semifinals of this 75-year-old tournament, and most of the 10,000 filling the intimate arena were probably praying for him. Maybe Benedict XVI was, too. However, it wasn't enough. Giving away 12 years to the swift, sharp-faced Argentine, Guillermo Coria, and letting a 5-2 lead in the second set ''disappointingly slip through my fingers," the 35-year-old Agassi was beaten, 7-5, 7-6 (7-0), in dusky shading of what had been a gloriously sunny afternoon.

Most of the game's labor force believe that 23-year-old Coria is the world's foremost dirt-kicker, gliding across the Foro's cinnamon-shaded earth as though it were ice. But we shall see about that this afternoon as the hottest item from Spain since spicy chorizo sausage -- 18-year-old Rafael Nadal -- stalks Coria, whom he beat in the recent Monte Carlo final. Following his uproarious 2Ζ-hour triumph over compatriot David Ferrer, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, lefty Nadal seeks his 17th straight victory and fifth championship of this young campaign.

Agassi, who had a better Open than 60 other guys, and feels, "I got the matches I needed [five] in my preparations for the French" must have felt ''encerrado" -- encircled by guys speaking in tongues of Spanish.

Clay is ''nasty" for American men, as Agassi says. Only two of them have made the semis here since 1994: he, and in 2002, Andy Roddick. Said Coria, ''Agassi have me worried when I serve at 2-5 in the second. He can run, he is fit, and when you think he is going to retire, he plays another year, fitter than ever."

He didn't like the way Agassi glared at him, but the feeling was mutual. Agassi was peeved by Coria's ''unreasonable response and unacceptable behavior" in regard to a line call that went against the Argentine in the last game of the first set. Knocking a short ball past Coria and onto the sideline, Agassi was surprised at Coria's gesturing that the shot was wide before it landed, and the subsequent protest. The crowd thought the gripe unacceptable, too, and assailed Coria with fierce booing and whistling.

He knew he was in the enemy camp, but stood up to it firmly, finished the set, and went into a higher gear from three games behind in the second. Broken in the very opening game, Agassi kept scrambling, got even at 5-5, then unraveled to lose 6 of the last 8 points. Losing serve to start the second, too, Agassi rebounded with laser forehands to score breaks to 1-1 and 4-2.

''It was an awful disappointment not to serve out the second set," he said. ''You get a guy into the third and things can happen."

Agassi had to bang two winners to elude break points in the 11th game, and climb to 6-5. But he suddenly went down like the town's Spanish Steps, losing the last 11 points as Coria kept him moving and groping. Seven of those points were winners (two aces included) and two were fiendish drop shots that Coria used so deceptively and well, scoring overall on 8 of 11 of them. Agassi admitted hesitancy, not moving in for volleys when he had openings, letting Coria regroup on the defensive.

Although Agassi was the oldest semifinalist of the open era (post-1968), Philadelphia's Big Bill Tilden won the first Italian title in 1930 at age 37.

The stocky 21-year-old Ferrer out of Valencia, matched the rugged 6-footer Nadal step for step, shot for shot, ducking two match points to 5-5 in the third. No. 25 Ferrer, the last Spaniard to beat Nadal, but the 14th straight homeboy victim, had a terrific tournament, chasing French Open champ Gaston Gaudio and, Friday, dodging 4 match points while overtaking yet another Spaniard, Alberto Martin, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.

''What was the difference? There was no difference," bubbled Nadal. ''The first two sets, Ferrer was better."

''Yeah, but in the end I lose," Ferrer said. Perhaps the difference was the very last of so many brilliant shots by the kid. Nadal's tremendous speed took him the length of the baseline to the far right where he dug a low-bounding ball out of the corner and backhanded it crosscourt for a screaming winner. That took him to match point 3, and Ferrer seemed so astounded that he missed a routine forehand. Nevertheless Nadal was ''a little disappointed. I wanted to play Agassi. He is the history."

Agassi, victor over the other European 18-year-old phenom, France's Richard Gasquet, in the second round, also wanted a Nadal opportunity. Agassi wasn't always beloved here. He recalls being pelted by coins in 1994 while losing to local Stefano Pescosolido, a sometimes display of disaffection by the citizenry.

But nothing bounced off him but cheers yesterday as he customarily blew farewell kisses to the gallery. He's off to Hamburg for the German Open. But the German Pope, who might like to join him, has to stay.

© Copyright 2005 The New York Times Company

Gigan
05-08-2005, 05:33 PM
It was just Coria... it was 5-1
with him!


You should win it Andre !!!

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varar
05-13-2005, 05:09 AM
why you do not read the post on Armenian genocide?

Because I know all about Armenian genocide.

Gigan could you help me to find match AUSTRALIAOpen2000 Semi Agassi-Sampras? (VHS or DVD).

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Gigan
05-14-2005, 12:19 PM
i have not that match,
but i have this video clip

Andre Agassi vs Coria in Rome 2005

http://www.atptennis.com/global/videos/Andre_Agassi_(12_05_2005)_ultra.wmv

for download & watch...
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