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Andre Agass has withdrawn from Legg Mason Tennis Classic

Gigan
08-01-2005, 04:45 PM
WASHINGTON, DC – Five-time Legg Mason Tennis Classic champion Andre Agassi, who was scheduled to play in this week’s tournament (August 1-7) has withdrawn, in a letter faxed to the Tournament Office late Sunday night.

In the letter to Tournament Director Jeff Newman, Agassi stated:

“Over the years, I have been privileged to be a part of the Legg Mason. However, at this point in my career I have to be extremely selective about the amount of matches that I play in preparation of the U.S. Open.

I am sorry that I will not be there this year, but hope to return in 2006.”

“Obviously it’s unfortunate that Andre has withdrawn from the Legg Mason Tennis Classic,” said Tournament Chairman Donald Dell. “But we are very appreciative for his participation and loyalty to the event every year since 1990. After winning the Mercedes-Benz Cup in Los Angeles this weekend, Andre feels he needs to rest, and we certainly understand that his health has to be his first priority. On behalf of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, we wish Andre nothing but the best.”

Tournament Director Jeff Newman added, “The Legg Mason Tennis Classic promises an exciting week of tennis, with a strong field that includes three former champions in the draw – Andy Roddick, James Blake and Tim Henman, along with finalists Paradorn Srichaphan and Gilles Muller.”

The tournament also features two local players - a resurgent Paul Goldstein (currently #70 on the INDESIT/ATP Entry Rankings) from Rockville, MD and 19-year-old Phillip Simmonds from Reston, VA, who has qualified for his first ATP event. Robby Ginepri, winner at the RCA Championships in Indianapolis a week ago, and Mark Philippoussis are also in this year’s draw.

The Legg Mason Tennis Classic runs through Sunday, August 7 at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center (16th and Kennedy Streets, N.W.).


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:wavey:Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Steffi
08-01-2005, 07:24 PM
Andre need a rest, ha can go to Montreal MASTERS, that is better!

Go Andre!

Gigan
08-01-2005, 08:00 PM
Andre need a rest, ha can go to Montreal MASTERS, that is better!

Go Andre!

sure, he needs be in form for USOpen...

but did you read carefully fans:

"I am sorry that I will not be there this year, but hope to return in 2006.”

may be we will see Andre playing in 2006 too...

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:wavey:Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

suus21
08-01-2005, 08:59 PM
damned but this will mean he'll do better at Montreal and Cincinnatti that's more important and of course Andre keeps playing next year I am sure.

suus21
08-01-2005, 09:00 PM
is Andre playing in Montreal??

Agassi Fan
08-02-2005, 01:30 PM
We hope yes.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-02-2005, 03:13 PM
I think he will play in Montreal and probably in Cincy,he just needs rest to prepare the big tournament. ;)

RebelNYC
08-03-2005, 06:44 PM
Altho I am sorry to see Andre withdraw, he is making a very intelligent decision. He
knows how much his body can take right now, and he has to consider what he is doing
leading up to the US Open.