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Andre in Montreal

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-05-2005, 08:53 PM
MAIN DRAW

(1) NADAL, Rafael ESP v MOYA, Carlos ESP
MELLO, Ricardo BRA v (WC) BESTER, Philip CAN
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA v GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS v (15) GASQUET, Richard FRA

(12) JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE v KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
MALISSE, Xavier BEL v (WC) DANCEVIC, Frank CAN
ROCHUS, Christophe BEL v PAVEL, Andrei ROM
HORNA, Luis PER v (8) PUERTA, Mariano ARG

(3) RODDICK, Andy USA v MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
Qualifier v ACASUSO, Jose ARG
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL v Qualifier
SODERLING, Robin SWE v (14) STEPANEK, Radek CZE

(9) NALBANDIAN, David ARG v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
Qualifier v BECK, Karol SVK
MELZER, Jurgen AUT v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
(WC) NIEMEYER, Frederic CAN v (5) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

(6) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG v Qualifier
(WC) STECKLEY, Rob CAN v CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP v EL AYNAOUI, Younes MAR
Qualifier v (11) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

(13) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v DENT, Taylor USA
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v MASSU, Nicolas CHI
Qualifier v SPADEA, Vincent USA
MARTIN, Alberto ESP v (4) AGASSI, Andre USA

(7) CORIA, Guillermo ARG v FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP
FERRER, David ESP v SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
NOVAK, Jiri CZE v ANDREEV, Igor RUS
HRBATY, Dominik SVK v (10) HENMAN, Tim GBR

(16) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI v MIRNYI, Max BLR
Qualifier v RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
SAULNIER, Cyril FRA v ANCIC, Mario CRO
Qualifier v (2) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS

I don't like the draw that he has to meet Ivan in R3, :fiery: but ok hope he will play his best! :bounce:

mandy20
08-05-2005, 09:07 PM
THE DRAW COULD BE A LOST WORST LJUBICIC IS NOT PLAYING LIKE HE DID AT THE BEGINING OF THE YEAR AND ANDRE BEAT HIM IN ROME ON CLAY SO GO ANDRE GO WIN YOUR FISRT MATCH

mandy20
08-06-2005, 09:53 AM
Hi on Brads web sit he said I talked to Andre the other day and he is really up for Montral, and he would pay money to see him play Nadal

Gigan
08-06-2005, 11:53 AM
hard draw for everybody...
who is martin? did Andre played vs him?

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Gigan
08-06-2005, 11:58 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/A092_AS_90.jpgAgassi, Andre 2-0 Martin, Albertohttp://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/M590_AT_90.jpg

1999 Wimbledon, Grass, R32
England Grass R32 Agassi 6 2 6 0 2 6 6 3
1998 San Jose, Hard, R32
CA, U.S.A. Hard R32 Agassi 6 2 6 2
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Agassi Fan
08-06-2005, 01:48 PM
Go Andre!

kim_phoenix9
08-06-2005, 03:11 PM
go andre

Steffi
08-06-2005, 05:28 PM
It will be great an Andre vs Nadal final! :-))

suus21
08-06-2005, 05:35 PM
easy draw for Andre

Steffi
08-06-2005, 05:37 PM
easy draw for Andre


Yes. He needs some points! :-)

suus21
08-06-2005, 07:39 PM
Andre should make it to the semis at least

Gigan
08-06-2005, 07:53 PM
Look what they say:

Men's Preview: Week of August 8 (Exclusive)
Men's Look Forward: Canadian Open
At last, a little sanity comes back to the rankings. This is the week get back up to eight Masters events. It's still one short of normal, but it's something we've seen before.

And speaking of "one short," that's what we're missing: The world's #1. Roger Federer, as previously announced, is not playing so he can rest his feet. It's an interesting decision; it gives him an extra week to rest and recover, but it also means that he has to come back in heat of Cincinnati rather than the (at least slightly) more mild conditions in Montreal.

Only three other members of last week's Top Twenty are missing, two of them definitely injured: 2000 champion Marat Safin is still resting his knee, and Joachim Johansson is out for the year after shoulder surgery. The other missing player is 2002 champion Guillermo Canas, who is still in drug testing limbo. (There seems to be a jinx on players who won this event in even years: 2004 champion Federer, 2002 champion Canas, and 2000 winner Safin are not playing, 1998 winner Rafter and 1996 winner Ferreira are retired; leaving 1994 titleist Andre Agassi as the only even-year champion in the draw, and he's gimpy. Whereas 2003 winner Andy Roddick, 2001 victor Andrei Pavel, and 1999 winner Thomas Johansson are all in the field).

Federer's absence lets Rafael Nadal take the top seed -- the first time he's had that seeding at a required event. Rather ironic that it comes away from clay -- hut of course it gives him the chance to show that he can win on something other than dirt. Lleyton Hewitt, who doesn't have anything to prove on hardcourts but who hasn't won a required event in years, is #2. Andy Roddick, seeded #3, is the most recent champion in the draw. Andre Agassi, after skipping last week, is scheduled to play as the #4 seed. Nikolay Davydenko, who has had all sorts of ailments this summer, is #5. Gaston Gaudio, who stayed on clay until this week and then claimed to be unfit to play, is #6 seed and obviously comes in with little hardcourt preparation. #7 seed Guillermo Coria has had event less, been in Sopot all week. #8 seed Mariano Puerta is also just in from Sopot, and his hardcourt results aren't likely to strike fear into many opponents. #9 seed David Nalbandian, on the other hand, is a fine all-surface player. #10 Tim Henman is a good hardcourt performer, but he's having a very disappointing year and lost much too soon in Washington. #11 Tommy Robredo is slowly improving his results on all surfaces, but he has yet to post a really spectacular hardcourt result. #12 Thomas Johansson is of course a former champion. #13 Ivan Ljubicic started the year well and faded. So has #14 Radek Stepanek. #15 Richard Gasquet has done nothing but improve from month to month -- but, like Nadal, he still has to show that he can do it on hardcourt. Fernando Gonzalez, whose approach to the game seems to spell hardcourts but whose results spell clay, is the #16 seed.

Which leaves quite a few big names unseeded: Carlos Moya, Paradorn Srichaphan, Sebastien Grosjean, Mikhail Youzhny, Andrei Pavel, Robin Soderling, Juan Ignacio Chela, Feliciano Lopez, Taylor Dent, Nicolas Kiefer, Nicolas Massu, Juan Carlos Ferrero, David Ferrer, Jiri Novak, Dominic Hrbaty, Greg Rusedski, Mario Ancic -- well, what can we say? It's a Masters Series. With only the most minor exceptions, everyone who can be here is here. Even Younes El Aynaoui is back, after not playing at the ATP level for some months.

Noteworthy First Round Matches

Obviously a very long list. Starting at the top of the draw:

(1) Nadal vs. Moya. Historically Carlos Moya has had the better hardcourt results (though he's had a lot longer to compile them). But he hasn't been playing very well since his shoulder injury. And Nadal did reach the final of his last hardcourt event, at Miami. Psychologically, this is very interesting, since Moya has been rather a mentor for Nadal.

Srichaphan vs. Grosjean. Two players whose rankings have fallen a lot lately. Srichaphan has been showing signs of life; Grosjean hasn't, really. But the Frenchman is probably a better player when he's at his best. On the other hand, Srichaphan probably likes hardcourts better.

Youzhny vs. (15) Gasquet. Youzhny has not been having a very good year, but he's much more accustomed to hardcourts.

(12) T. Johansson vs. Karlovic. If what happened at Washington is any indication, the outcome of this may depend on just how hot it is; Karlovic, by virtue of his size, seems to be very easily affected by heat.

C. Rochus vs. Pavel. Pavel is a former champion, but he has been struggling, and Rochus is having a career year.

Horna vs. (8) Puerta. Horna, strangely for a South American, seems to be at his best on hardcourts, and Puerta definitely isn't. History implies a high chance of an upset, especially since Puerta has been struggling even on clay since Roland Garros.

Soderling vs. (14) Stepanek. Stepanek is in a funk, and the surface may be better for Soderling anyway.

(9) Nalbandian vs. Chela. Two countrymen, with Nalbandian the better but more fragile.

Melzer vs. Berdych. Berdych seems at last to have come back to life. Melzer -- who knows?

(13) Ljubicic vs. Dent. Talk about a serving contest! Ljubicic has a bit more off the ground, so court speed could be important.

Kiefer vs. Massu. Two guys who have been slipping this year. The surface is better for Kiefer, and he has less to defend in the next month. Can Massu get his game together before his Olympics points come off next week?

(7) Coria vs. Ferrero. Juan Carlos Ferrero has definitely been getting his game back, but Coria continues to beat him like a drum. On the other hand, Ferrero gave himself time to practice on hardcourts, and Coria didn't.

Ferrer vs. Santoro. Can the Spaniard's speed offset Santoro's kitchen sink of shots? This is Santoro's best Masters: He has a career record of 17-8 in Canada, with a semifinal and four quarterfinals.

Novak vs. Andreev. Two guys who are happier on other surfaces. Novak has the edge in experience, Andreev probably in enthusiasm.

Hrbaty vs. (10) Henman. The surface favors Henman. But he really has to start playing better!

(16) Gonzalez vs. Mirnyi. If Gonzalez keeps the ball in the court, his passing shots will win this. Will he keep the ball in the court?

The Rankings

We already mentioned the peculiar nature of this week: Players will take off an optional event and add a required. And, almost without exception, it will be their seventh (or however-manyeth) optional event coming off. The only guys in the Montreal draw who are defending anything of significance are Rafael Nadal (who won his first title at Sopot a year ago) and Jose Acasuso (the Sopot finalist). A few others -- Marat Safin and Nikolay Davydenko among them -- played Sopot, but without doing anything.

Which means that, for all practical purposes, players will simply be adding points this week.

It's not going to matter much at the top. Roger Federer's #1 ranking of course is in no danger. Rafael Nadal should stay #2, and Hewitt #3. The one significant move in the Top Five is that Andy Roddick has a chance to blow past Marat Safin and take a firm grip on the #4 ranking.

Andre Agassi of course has the chance to regain the ground he lost when his Cincinnati title came off. It's pretty much a contest between him and Nikolay Davydenko for the #6 spot.

We will of course have quite a few players with Top Ten chances. David Nalbandian seems the most likely to move up, but we'll be in a better position to predict that around Wednesday, after we've presumably shaken out the clay-courters.

Key Matches

Given those rankings numbers, there aren't all that many of those. The biggest questions really resolve around how will various players perform. Can Nadal finally win a non-clay title? His path certainly isn't helpful: After facing Moya in the first, he has a fairly easy second round, but then Gasquet, then probably Thomas Johansson, then Roddick. Roddick himself should have an easy route to the quarterfinal, but there, he has to face either Nalbandian or Davydenko -- guys who can extend a rally much longer than Roddick wants it to last.

#2 seed Hewitt really came to life around this time last year, with the Cincinnati final (already off), the Long Island title, and the U. S. Open final. Even though he isn't defending at this time, he definitely wants to take advantage of his (really quite nice) draw: A qualifier, then probably Mario Ancic, then Gonzalez, then Henman or Coria, then Agassi or somebody.

Agassi himself wants to show that his title at Los Angeles was no fluke, and that he's still able to play long enough to win a big event. His opening match, against speedy Alberto Martin, may test his stamina, as may Vincent Spadea in the second. Still, his quarter is among the easiest in the draw -- the first seed he would face is the slumping Ljubicic, then Robredo or Gaudio. The really interesting question may be, If he does well, will he play Cincinnati also?

The other match we'd keep our eyes on is the Round of Sixteen meeting between Nalbandian and Davydenko. A win there would give Nalbandian real Top Ten chances.

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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varar
08-07-2005, 01:23 PM
I think Andre will loss in first round and will be prepare for next tournament in Cincinnatti where he won last year.

Steffi
08-07-2005, 01:30 PM
I think Andre will loss in first round and will be prepare for next tournament in Cincinnatti where he won last year.


NO! Andre must playing here goog tennis, and in Cincy too. .-))
And then WIn US Open.-)))

varar
08-07-2005, 01:41 PM
NO! Andre must playing here goog tennis, and in Cincy too. .-))
And then WIn US Open.-)))

We must waithing

Gigan
08-07-2005, 02:32 PM
Andre can just skip Montreal...... ;)

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suus21
08-07-2005, 05:32 PM
of course won't do that he tries to win montreal

AgassiDomination
08-07-2005, 08:33 PM
Gl Andre!

Gigan
08-07-2005, 09:38 PM
of course won't do that he tries to win montreal

we will see, and i will not surprise...
Andre knows when to play...
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suus21
08-07-2005, 09:54 PM
he won't lose by accident those days are over!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-07-2005, 10:26 PM
I think at least Andre will never lose to A Martin in R1, :ras: also Federer is not here,he has a big chance to gain the title in here,so he will fight! :aplot:

Monday, August 8, 2005

Central start 11:00 AM
M Youzhny (RUS) vs (15)R Gasquet (FRA)
Not before 1:00 PM
D Hrbaty (SVK) vs (10)T Henman (GBR)
(9)D Nalbandian (ARG) vs J Chela (ARG)
Not before 7:30 PM
A Martin (ESP) vs (4)A Agassi (USA)
(WC)F Niemeyer (CAN) vs (5)N Davydenko (RUS)

Gigan
08-07-2005, 11:25 PM
This picture is posted in Montreal site:
http://www.rogerscupmen.com/photos/341x230/agassi.jpg

The Legend Has Entered the Building...

Andre Agassi, the fourth seed, will be the star of the opening night of the Rogers Cup main draw, starting Monday at 7:30pm. The three-time Canadian Open champion (1992, 1994 and 1995) is most likely making his last appearance in Montreal. Nalbandian, Henman, Gasquet, Puerta will also be part of the action in exciting day one in Montreal.
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Gigan
08-07-2005, 11:27 PM
Rogers Cup Results
Year Singles Doubles
2004 2nd Round
2003 Quarterfinalist
2001 1st Round
2000 1st Round
1999 Semifinalist
1998 Semifinalist
1995 Champion
1994 Champion
1993 Quarterfinalist
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Gigan
08-07-2005, 11:34 PM
Rogers Cup - Order of Play


Order of Play

Monday, August 8, 2005

Central start 11:00 AM
M Youzhny (RUS) vs (15)R Gasquet (FRA)
Not before 1:00 PM
D Hrbaty (SVK) vs (10)T Henman (GBR)
(9)D Nalbandian (ARG) vs J Chela (ARG)

Not before 7:30 PM

A Martin (ESP) vs (4)A Agassi (USA)

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RebelNYC
08-08-2005, 01:30 PM
It's on ESPN tonight, I cannot wait! GO ANDRE GO!

Agassi Fan
08-08-2005, 02:28 PM
Go Andre!!!!!!!!!!

Gigan
08-08-2005, 03:52 PM
It's on ESPN tonight, I cannot wait! GO ANDRE GO!
lucky you :)

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RebelNYC
08-08-2005, 05:14 PM
lucky you :)

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I will cheer for everyone! LOUDLY!
GO ANDRE GO!

Gigan
08-08-2005, 09:26 PM
Andre will start soon!
Go Andre win it!


The Legend has entered the building...

August 8, 2005 -

American Andre Agassi, the fourth seed, will be the star of the opening night of the Rogers Cup main draw, starting Monday at 7:30pm. The three-time Canadian Open champion (1992, 1994 and 1995) is most likely making his last appearance in Montreal. At age 35, Agassi is still a force on court, yet the time for his retirement may be approaching. Still, the tough American says he'll play “as long as I still enjoy it”.

http://www.rogerscupmen.com/photos/341x230/agassi.jpg

In the first round, he takes on clay court specialist Alberto Martin of Spain, ranked 57 th in the world. Martin, who turns 27 on August 20, has captured three ATP titles: Mallorca, Bucharest and Casablanca.

The Spaniard will have his hands full against the “Kid from Las Vegas”. Agassi holds 59 career titles including 17 Masters Series and eight Grand Slam titles. He's the first player in 33 years to have won all four Grand Slam titles over the course of his career.

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Gigan
08-09-2005, 12:11 AM
they are alredy playing:

A. Martin 4

A. Agassi 4

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Gigan
08-09-2005, 12:15 AM
Andre need to break !!!

Do it Andre!!!
Ye-ha!!!
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!

A. Martin 4

A. Agassi 5

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Gigan
08-09-2005, 12:16 AM
Now take yours, Andre!!!
Win it!

A. Martin 4

A. Agassi 5

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Gigan
08-09-2005, 12:20 AM
SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPER!!! Andre!!!
Win this match!

A. Martin 4

A. Agassi 6

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Gigan
08-09-2005, 12:25 AM
Go, win this match Andre!!!

Martin is broken in the first game of 2-nd Set!!!

Coool Andre!!!


A. Martin 4 0

A. Agassi 6 1

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Gigan
08-09-2005, 12:28 AM
Coool Andre!!! It is already 2-0!!!


A. Martin 4 0

A. Agassi 6 2

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Gigan
08-09-2005, 12:33 AM
It is already 3-1!!!


A. Martin 4 1

A. Agassi 6 3

Andre made 8 Aces!!!
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Gigan
08-09-2005, 12:39 AM
Ye-ha!!! Beat him Andre !!!


A. Martin 4 2

A. Agassi 6 4

Andre made 8 Aces!!! martin - 3...
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Gigan
08-09-2005, 12:43 AM
Martin is broken again!

Ye-ha!!! Beat him Andre !!!


A. Martin 4 2

A. Agassi 6 5
Andre made 8 Aces!!! martin - 3...
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Gigan
08-09-2005, 12:47 AM
Congratulations !!!!!
Andre won 6-4, 6-2!!!!

Go, Andre win Montreal 2005!!!

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suus21
08-09-2005, 12:51 AM
Andre did make many errors but he served really well so that's good. Next up is Bjorkman and that should also be no prob.

Gigan
08-09-2005, 12:53 AM
Andre did make many errors but he served really well so that's good. Next up is Bjorkman and that should also be no prob.
did you see that match?
if..by which TV channel?

in amerika they translate matches...
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suus21
08-09-2005, 01:07 AM
fox

Gigan
08-09-2005, 01:11 AM
fox

sorry?
i can watch all Dutch & German channels,

which fox is it??

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Gigan
08-09-2005, 01:23 AM
http://www.rogerscupmen.com/photos/341x230/agassi2.jpg

Agassi Start Strong

Andre Agassi hit eight aces in his 6-4, 6-2 victory over Alberto Martin. With the win, the No. 4 seed advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup and will look for his fourth title here.
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Gigan
08-09-2005, 01:53 AM
Agassi breezes into second round at loaded Rogers Cup

August 8, 2005
MONTREAL (Ticker) - A week's break did not appear to harm Andre Agassi's game.

The fourth-seeded American rolled into the second round of the $2.45 million Rogers Cup with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Spaniard Alberto Martin on Monday night.

A three-time champion at this ATP Masters Series event, Agassi pulled out of last week's Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington after winning in Los Angeles the week before.


An eight-time Grand Slam winner, the 35-year-old Agassi next will face Swede Jonas Bjorkman, who posted a 6-3, 6-2 win over American Vincent Spadea.
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doubleafan
08-09-2005, 06:02 AM
I saw this match from 3-4 first set. From that point on it was pretty clean stuff for Agassi. Martin was pretty tired in the second set.
Again precision shots from Agassi always kept Martin guessing.

As usual , I enjoyed this match vey much. Got up at 5.00 AM. Agassi did not dissapoint.


Andre Agassi forever !!!

Steffi
08-09-2005, 11:26 AM
Go Andre, beat Björkman too!!

suus21
08-09-2005, 01:02 PM
of course he is gonna win from bjorkman he never lost against him I believe

RebelNYC
08-09-2005, 01:21 PM
I saw this match, and I think in the first set Andre was "finding his way." Once he did,
tho, no problem. Martin put up all he had, it just wasn't enough. Bjorkman is a solid
player, but Andre should get thru that match.

Gigan
08-09-2005, 01:41 PM
look what they say:


Agassi punishes erratic Spaniard
Tuesday, August 9, 2005; Posted: 3:13 a.m. EDT (07:13 GMT)

http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2005/SPORT/08/09/tennis.montreal.ap/story.agassi.ap,jpg.jpg

Agassi's next opponent will be 33-year-old Swede Jonas Bjorkman

MONTREAL, Canada (AP) -- Andre Agassi defeated Alberto Martin of Spain 6-4 6-2 in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

The fourth-seeded Agassi employed finesse from the baseline and steady groundstrokes to punish mistakes by his 26-year-old opponent.

Agassi's next opponent will be 33-year-old Jonas Bjorkman after the Swede easily beat Vincent Spadea 6-3 6-2.

The 35-year-old Agassi said Bjorkman would not be an easy opponent, but joked: "I'm the best over-30 player, so it doesn't matter."
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RebelNYC
08-09-2005, 03:35 PM
I love Andre's sense of humor!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-09-2005, 05:54 PM
:lol:

Andre could win more easiler if he reduces his errors. ;)
He will have no problem again in the next match. :aplot: Go Andre! :bounce:

Greg-Pete fan
08-09-2005, 06:16 PM
When will he play against Bjorkman? Will he play also during a night session?

Gigan
08-09-2005, 06:41 PM
Rogers Cup - Interviews


A. AGASSI /A. Martin

6-4, 6-2

An interview with:

ANDRE AGASSI


THE MODERATOR: Ladies and Gentlemen, Andre Agassi . Questions, please.

Q. The injection seems to have worked.

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, it felt pretty good. Physically, last week in LA I was feeling good, but it did increasingly get worse. I felt like I was being proactive getting the injection, hoping it gets me through the summer. I hope it does.

Q. Were you pleased with the way you moved, the way you hit the ball?

ANDRE AGASSI: I was pleased with the way it improved over the course of the match. By the end of the match, I was much more comfortable.

But I was a little nervous in the beginning and the ball was really flying. I was trying to go after the ball so it didn't play me, but I wasn't quite committed to letting my swing go, so I was sort of moving forward and not finishing my swing, and I was losing control of a few shots.

But by the end, I started finding my swing again and felt pretty good.

Q. Why were you nervous?

ANDRE AGASSI: 10,000 people, 12,000 people.

Q. That seems like it would be old hat for someone like you.

ANDRE AGASSI: No, it's never old when people are taking a day of their lives to come watch you.

Q. But at the end, did you start to enjoy that?

ANDRE AGASSI: No, I enjoyed it the whole time. I just didn't quite relax in my game early on. You know, it's much different playing this surface than LA or Washington or a few of the others. The balls are different. The courts different. It's quicker. You got to find your comfort zone, you know, which ball you need to go after, which ball you need to lay off.

I got a little bit more comfortable with that as the match went on.

Q. Every time we see you play, it seems like you never age. How different is your game now in this year's tournament compared to when you won back in 1995?

ANDRE AGASSI: I think fundamentally it's similar. Probably a little stronger now, which you need to be to deal with the pace and athleticism of some of these guys.

But I don't know. I mean, it's so hard to be objective. You know, as a professional, you're asked to go out there every day and prove to your opponent that you're worthy of the victory. A lot of the faces have changed over the years, but I'm still trying to do that. That's all I have the ability to do, is assess my opponent.

I mean, myself, I don't know. I couldn't tell you.

Q. Are you getting such rousing ovations wherever you go these days? This crowd was full tonight and seemed to be very supportive. After the match, quite an ovation. Do you get that everywhere now?

ANDRE AGASSI: I don't know if I get that, because that was pretty special tonight. Their enthusiasm, excitement for the game and support of me was quite special.

But, yeah, I have received more love than I did, you know, 20 years ago for sure. Every place I go to, it feels like it's a relationship that's just grown another year. It's a two-way street. It's as important to me to go out there and to be able to give something to them, and they give a lot to me certainly.

Q. When you were coming up, do you remember Connors going out the last couple years of his career? It seemed like the fans took to him the same way that they might not have earlier in his career.

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, I didn't necessarily know the spectrum of his career as far as what he went through support-wise or what have you. But, yeah, I played him a couple of times in The Open , the quarters of The Open . I certainly was on the other end of that.

Q. In any way, do you appreciate the wins more at all at this stage of your career?

ANDRE AGASSI: No question. I think the harder any test gets, the more rewarded you feel for finding a way. I think that's the case for me here. I don't take any one for granted. I mean, I have a lot of weaknesses in my life, but underestimating my opponent is not one of them.

To get out there tonight and to not be as comfortable but to find a way to settle in, it was a great feeling.

Q. Can I ask at what point did you feel comfortable out there?

ANDRE AGASSI: I think the second set. Once the first set was over with, first game of the second, just a few very routine rally shots. I let go and felt like it was a quality strike, enough to keep the advantage in the point, but no chance of making an error. I felt very settled with, "Okay, there's the swing I'm looking for." Then I was able to relax even more on my serve knowing he had to do something pretty special, or else I was going to hit a good ball. I'd say right early in the second.

Q. With your play now, how do you rate your chances in this tournament?

ANDRE AGASSI: I don't know. I mean, you look at the draw and there's not a match out there that is easy. I mean, I could go through the whole draw with 20 years of experience and be lucky if I picked 50% of these matches as far as the winner goes. I mean, we saw it today with Henman and Hrbaty . Might see more of it tomorrow. The best ones can learn. I certainly approach each match with a great deal of respect.

Q. Has the way you're training changed than when you first started playing tennis?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah. It went from nonexistent to every day.

Q. The techniques and the muscles, has that changed?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, I think everything evolves. I think you get to know yourself better. You get to understand your game better. You get to know what you want to focus on. You know what makes you feel your best going into tournaments.

Gotten a little smarter and also train harder. You have to these days.

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Gigan
08-10-2005, 01:26 AM
Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Central start 11:00 AM
M Mirnyi (BLR) vs G Rusedski (GBR)
Not before 1:00 PM
(Q)J Bjorkman (SWE) vs (4)A Agassi (USA)

P Mathieu (FRA) vs (Q)A Clement (FRA)-Possible Court Change
Not before 7:30 PM
(1)R Nadal (ESP) vs R Mello (BRA)
Nalbandian/Puerta vs (3)Knowles/Nestor
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AZILANA
08-10-2005, 05:19 AM
Go Andre, now that Andy lost, he has a big chance to take the title...

Greg-Pete fan
08-10-2005, 06:41 AM
Yeah, he should win this tournament, because Hewitt,Roddick and Coria were upset ;)

Gigan
08-10-2005, 09:22 AM
Agassi Reaches Rogers Cup Second Round

http://www.sportsmediainc.net/tennisweek/AgassiAdidas2005Smile.jpg
Andre Agassi By Tennis Week
08/09/2005

Two weeks after his triumphant return to tennis in Los Angeles, Andre Agassi learned to let go. For one set, the fourth-seeded Agassi couldn’t quite find the right timing on his shots. Once he began completing his swings it didn’t take long for Agassi to finish off Alberto Martin, 6-4, 6-2, and advance to the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.


It wasn’t vintage Agassi — he certainly wasn’t as sharp as he was in winning his fourth Mercedes-Benz Cup title in Los Angeles two weeks ago, but he improved as the match progressed and finished with a flourish.

Quicker court conditions in Montreal — combined with the fact Agassi was playing at night — caused Agassi to shorten his swings and hit some stray shots. He corrected the timing issue by taking a couple of steps back and concentrating on fully finishing each stroke.

"One of my problems was I was standing in trying to take it early," Agassi said. "I was so worried about it flying, I wasn’t completing my swings. I was trying to go after the ball in the first set and I wasn’t letting my swing go. Then I held my ground and finished my shots."

Agassi, who targeted Martin’s meek backhand throughout much of the opening set, began to open up and hit out in the forehand exchanges in the second set.

Running around his backhand, Agassi blistered a forehand return winner down the line to earn break point in the seventh game of the second set. The shot left Martin looking demoralized and he double faulted on the next point to hand Agassi a 5-2 lead.

The two-time tournament champion served out the match at love as Martin netted successive returns to end it.

"There’s a lot of love here in Montreal," Agassi said after bowing and blowing kisses to an appreciative crowd. "I’ve got a lot of great memories here. The support — not just for me, but for the game of tennis — is great for tennis."

Agassi will face qualifier Jonas Bjorkman for a spot in the round of 16.
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Agassi Fan
08-10-2005, 10:03 AM
Yeah, he should win this tournament, because Hewitt,Roddick and Coria were upset ;)

Great news! :)

Gigan
08-10-2005, 10:51 AM
Great news! :)

why you worry so much on those middle class players like roddick et al?

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050809/capt.xpch12208090044.canada_rogers_cup_xpch122.jpg

Do you remember when roddcik (or the rest) could win vs Andre, especially on hard court?

Never !!!!

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suus21
08-10-2005, 12:25 PM
I only worry when he faces Fed

Greg-Pete fan
08-10-2005, 12:38 PM
Yeah, only Federer can beat Andre on the hard courts when Agassi plays also well.

Agassi vs Bjorkman head to head:
4 - 0

1996 Australian Open Agassi 4:6, 6:2, 4:6, 6:1, 6:2
1996 Atlanta (Olympics) Agassi 7:6 (7-5), 7:6 (8-6)
1998 Munich (clay) Agassi 6:2, 6:2
2004 Stockholm Agassi 6:3, 6:4

Gigan
08-10-2005, 12:58 PM
Yeah, only Federer can beat Andre on the hard courts when Agassi plays also well...


i think you're in wrong section...
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Greg-Pete fan
08-10-2005, 01:18 PM
???

RebelNYC
08-10-2005, 01:23 PM
So Andre is playing an afternoon match? Bummer, I am in work and now will not be
able to watch. Who is on this evening then?

Gigan
08-10-2005, 01:23 PM
???
!!!

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Gigan
08-10-2005, 01:25 PM
So Andre is playing an afternoon match? Bummer, I am in work and now will not be
able to watch. Who is on this evening then?

you could record the match and watch it later ...

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RebelNYC
08-10-2005, 01:25 PM
Yes, but I will already know the score...I hate that....too bad, I hoped Andre would play at night.....oh well...AS LONG AS HE WINS, RIGHT?

Gigan
08-10-2005, 01:26 PM
Yes, but I will already know the score...I hate that....too bad, I hoped Andre would play at night.....oh well...AS LONG AS HE WINS, RIGHT?
sure!!! :wavey:

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RebelNYC
08-10-2005, 01:27 PM
I hope he has a quick match so that he saves energy for the next one....
GO ANDRE GO!

suus21
08-10-2005, 01:30 PM
you can also don't watch the score and see the match recorded not knowing the score that is fun too

RebelNYC
08-10-2005, 01:49 PM
you can also don't watch the score and see the match recorded not knowing the score that is fun too

You are not wrong...I will TRY and not check out the scores (hard to do when Andre is playing!)

Whistleway
08-10-2005, 02:49 PM
The 35-year-old Agassi said Bjorkman would not be an easy opponent, but joked: "I'm the best over-30 player, so it doesn't matter."

Agassi is probably the best over-25 player too.

Safin is only 25. ;)

Gigan
08-10-2005, 04:38 PM
Agassi is probably the best over-25 player too.

Safin is only 25. ;)

If Andre would again 25...or at least 32...
he would be again Nr 1 in ATP ranking!


for me Andre is Nr1 any time
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RebelNYC
08-10-2005, 06:08 PM
If Andre would again 25...or at least 32...
he would be again Nr 1 in ATP ranking!


for me Andre is Nr1 any time
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You said it! Andre NUMBER ONE forever!

suus21
08-10-2005, 06:34 PM
Andre is up 3-0

suus21
08-10-2005, 06:38 PM
4-0

suus21
08-10-2005, 06:42 PM
and 5-0

suus21
08-10-2005, 06:56 PM
and 6-1 easy round like I said next round is tough Kiefer

RebelNYC
08-10-2005, 07:03 PM
Good, let him have an easy match today ...be ready for Kiefer....
GO ANDRE GO!

suus21
08-10-2005, 07:08 PM
Agassi broke back and screamed loudly come on

suus21
08-10-2005, 07:11 PM
he is serving good
6 aces already

djul
08-10-2005, 07:14 PM
I can't watch it, so does Bjorkman play bad or does Andre really play great ? (I hope it's AA who is doing well ;) )

RebelNYC
08-10-2005, 07:16 PM
Yes, let us know how well Andre is playing (I am not in front of the tv)....

suus21
08-10-2005, 07:21 PM
now bjorkman is playing better he is also 4-3 up

suus21
08-10-2005, 07:24 PM
Agassi got broke 3-5

djul
08-10-2005, 07:26 PM
hope he breaks back

suus21
08-10-2005, 07:27 PM
Agassi is making many errors

suus21
08-10-2005, 07:28 PM
and he lost the set come on Andre

djul
08-10-2005, 07:28 PM
pfffffffffff :(

suus21
08-10-2005, 07:29 PM
7 winners
11 errors
not good

djul
08-10-2005, 07:29 PM
he is wasting some precious energy (while kiefer didn't...)

Greg-Pete fan
08-10-2005, 07:31 PM
I`m watching this match now. In the first set Agassi played good, but Bjorkman had many errors too. In the second Andre "slept" and Bjorkman was serving well and he played a few good returns. I`m going to watch final set ;)

suus21
08-10-2005, 07:33 PM
good 1st game

RebelNYC
08-10-2005, 07:35 PM
NOOOO!!!! Bjorkman, knock it off!
ANDRE PICK UP YOUR GAME - you have to take the third set!

suus21
08-10-2005, 07:40 PM
good hold game 2-1
it's extremely hot there

djul
08-10-2005, 07:42 PM
hope he wiiiiiiiiiiins

djul
08-10-2005, 07:43 PM
already 2double faults for Andre in the third?

suus21
08-10-2005, 07:43 PM
breakpoint

djul
08-10-2005, 07:44 PM
YEAH 3-1

Gigan
08-10-2005, 07:45 PM
Andre did it!!!
Bjorkman is broken!!!

Win it Andre!!!


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Gigan
08-10-2005, 07:46 PM
Andre did it!!!
Bjorkman is broken!!!

Win it Andre!!!

6-1, 3-6, 1-3

Now take yours!!! Make it 4-1!!!!
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suus21
08-10-2005, 07:47 PM
andre has the break 4-1

djul
08-10-2005, 07:48 PM
:bounce: 4-1 :woohoo:

Gigan
08-10-2005, 07:49 PM
Win it Andre!!!

J. Bjorkman 1 6 1

A. Agassi -- 6 3 4


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Agassi Fan
08-10-2005, 07:56 PM
Hello everbody!

Go Andre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RebelNYC
08-10-2005, 07:58 PM
GO ANDRE GO!

Gigan
08-10-2005, 07:58 PM
Go, finish it Andre!
Beat him!!!



J. Bjorkman 1 6 2

A. Agassi -- 6 3 5


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Gigan
08-10-2005, 07:59 PM
Hello everbody! :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

Go, finish it Andre!
Beat him!!!



J. Bjorkman 1 6 2

A. Agassi -- 6 3 5


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suus21
08-10-2005, 08:00 PM
2 big serves from andre 5-2

Agassi Fan
08-10-2005, 08:02 PM
30-30

Gigan
08-10-2005, 08:03 PM
Andre won!!!!!!
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!

Andre with 8 to 6 Aces

J. Bjorkman 1 6 2

A. Agassi -- 6 3 6


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Agassi Fan
08-10-2005, 08:05 PM
Next is Kiefer!

RebelNYC
08-10-2005, 08:05 PM
Andre won!!!!!!
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!

Andre with 8 to 6 Aces

J. Bjorkman 1 6 2

A. Agassi -- 6 3 6


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YEAH! THANKS! GO ANDRE! I wish he finished him off in two sets just to
save energy, but I will take the victory! YEAH!!!!

suus21
08-10-2005, 08:05 PM
8 aces
22 winners
29 errors

RebelNYC
08-10-2005, 08:08 PM
Maybe it's good that Andre got a tough match under his belt....
get him ready for his next difficult challenger....I am SO happy he won!

Gigan
08-10-2005, 08:11 PM
Match statistics is here guys:
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Gigan
08-10-2005, 08:17 PM
Agassi Moves into R3

Fourth seeded and three-time champion Andre Agassi
advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup with
a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Jonas Bjorkman
on Wednesday afternoon.


http://www.rogerscupmen.com/photos/341x230/agassi2.jpg
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Gigan
08-10-2005, 08:41 PM
Agassi moves on in Montreal
Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Andre Agassi was among Wednesday's second- round winners at the $2.22 million Rogers Masters -- the sixth of nine Masters Series events this year.

The fourth-seeded Agassi, seeking a fourth title at this Canadian event, got past Swedish veteran Jonas Bjorkman 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 on the hardcourts at Uniprix Stadium.

The 35-year-old Agassi pushed his modest winning streak to seven straight, as the legendary American titled in Los Angeles two weeks ago.

Agassi's third-round opponent will be dangerous German Nicolas Kiefer, who cut down American Taylor Dent 6-4, 6-4 on Day 3.

In other second-round action, Belgian Olivier Rochus beat Swede Robin Soderling 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 5-2, retired; Montreal native Greg Rusedski edged out Belarusian Max Mirnyi 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2); and Croat Mario Ancic held off France's Florent Serra 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

This week's champion will pocket $400,000.



08/10 16:26:26 ET

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RebelNYC
08-10-2005, 08:46 PM
Let us hope that it is ANDRE pocketing the $400,000 Grand on the weekend!
GO ANDRE GO!

Gigan
08-10-2005, 08:55 PM
http://www.rogerscupmen.com/english/players/photogallery/photos/2005-08-08/f_pic-08-08-05-n01-g.jpg

picture from previous match postet in ATP site


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Gigan
08-10-2005, 08:57 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20050810/capt.mtlb10508102048.tennis_rogers_cup_mtlb105.jpg

The USA's Andre Agassi applauds Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman
for winning a game against him in Rogers Cup tennis in
Montreal on Wednesday, August 10, 2005. Agassi went
on to win 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.
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Gigan
08-10-2005, 08:58 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20050810/capt.mtlb10708102050.montreal_masters_tennis_mtlb1 07.jpg

The USA's Andre Agassi applauds Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman
for winning a game against him in Rogers Cup tennis in
Montreal on Wednesday, August 10, 2005. Agassi went
on to win 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.
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Gigan
08-10-2005, 09:14 PM
Agassi reaches 3rd round of Rogers Cup
3-time tournament champion beats Bjorkman in 3 sets
SportsTicker
Updated: 5:08 p.m. ET Aug. 10, 2005
MONTREAL - American hopes at the $2.45 million
Rogers Cup now rest with Andre Agassi.

The fourth seed and a three-time champion here, Agassi
reached the third round of the U.S. Open warmup event
with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 triumph over Jonas Bjorkman of
Sweden on Wednesday.

Agassi, who improved to 5-0 lifetime against Bjorkman,
next will face Nicolas Kiefer of Germany. Kiefer bounced
the only other American remaining, Taylor Dent, 6-4, 6-4.

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/050810/050810_agassi_vmed_2p.widec.jpg

Andre Agassi, of the United States, remains America's
only hope in the Rogers Cup. The fourth seed reached
the third round by beating Jonas Bjorkman.


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I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-10-2005, 09:18 PM
Well done but he needs to serve more aces. ;)

Gigan
08-10-2005, 11:05 PM
???

Look fans what this poor pete-fan is writing in sampras section:

I have got a big respect for Agassi, but I don`t think that he could equal Pete ;) He will not win four tournaments (I hope).

i told you that you are in wrong section?
stay away from Andre!
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Manila ESQ
08-11-2005, 02:03 AM
Hope Agassi beats Kiefer! Go Andre!!!

joice
08-11-2005, 09:54 AM
Look fans what this poor pete-fan is writing in sampras section:



i told you that you are in wrong section?
stay away from Andre!
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you're right. he has no right to talk about andre like that. for us, andre is the best! congratulations andre for winning against bjorkman. good luck on your next match...

Greg-Pete fan
08-11-2005, 11:11 AM
I respect your opinion about me Gigan, but I don`t understand why are you doing it? I think Agassi is a great champion and a big sportsman. I like his tennis really !!! But I only said that he cannot win more titles, because he`s 35. I have nothing against Andre !!! Really. I wish Agassi more titles :)

Gigan
08-11-2005, 11:21 AM
you're right. he has no right to talk about andre like that. for us, andre is the best! congratulations andre for winning against bjorkman. good luck on your next match...

you are also right :wavey:


nobody remembers sampras as a player and now
somebody trying to remind on him using Andre's name... :)

just ignore him ;)
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Gigan
08-11-2005, 11:23 AM
Thursday, August 11, 2005

Central start 11:00 AM
Suk/Vizner vs (7)Bhupathi/Damm
Not before 1:00 PM
G Rusedski (GBR) vs M Ancic (CRO)
(1)R Nadal (ESP) vs S Grosjean (FRA)
Not before 7:30 PM
N Kiefer (GER) vs (4)A Agassi (USA)
(4)Black/Ullyett vs Ferrer/Gasquet
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Greg-Pete fan
08-11-2005, 11:43 AM
If I didn`t like Agassi, I wouldn`t post his photos here and write in this section. I like and remember Sampras,but not only Sampras.

Agassi Fan
08-11-2005, 04:39 PM
Thursday, August 11, 2005

Central start 11:00 AM
Suk/Vizner vs (7)Bhupathi/Damm
Not before 1:00 PM
G Rusedski (GBR) vs M Ancic (CRO)
(1)R Nadal (ESP) vs S Grosjean (FRA)
Not before 7:30 PM
N Kiefer (GER) vs (4)A Agassi (USA)
(4)Black/Ullyett vs Ferrer/Gasquet
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Good luck Andre! :)

suus21
08-11-2005, 06:44 PM
you are right and you have the right to say anything you want even about Andre. And tennis without Pete and Andre is not so cool anymore. I LOVED matches between Andre and Pete they were the best.

Gigan
08-11-2005, 07:06 PM
you are right and you have the right to say anything you want even about Andre. And tennis without Pete and Andre is not so cool anymore. I LOVED matches between Andre and Pete they were the best.
first read carefully:
everybody has rights to speak what they like...
but not to lie here: he is not a friend to Andre!

in our section he wishes good luck to Andre,
but in sampras section he hopes that Andre
will never win any tournament

if you not believe, read his posts there...

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joycomesmorning
08-11-2005, 07:59 PM
If I didn`t like Agassi, I wouldn`t post his photos here and write in this section. I like and remember Sampras,but not only Sampras.


Oh, I think I understand you perfectly, Greg-Pete fan...You like Agassi the same way a lot of us like Sampras. It's peachy-keen to be understood, isn't it? :angel:

The pics have been great... a walk down three decades of the absolutely fascinating magic of Andre Agassi...amazing on and off the court, isn't he?

But I do have one question...why is it that Sampras fans find their way to Agassi-boards with such frequency...and Agassi fans so rarely visit Sampras' boards? Now there's a study for someone with some time on his/her hands!!

No offense intended, Greg-Pete Fan!! Shake on it??? :D

jcm

Greg-Pete fan
08-11-2005, 08:22 PM
Thanks joycomesmorning ;) Gigan - I wish Andre more titles, but we should remember that he is 35, so can he manage? We`ll see. I have nothing against it.
I`m sending regards to you Gigan. I like Pete and Andre. It isn`t crime. Am I right?

Gigan
08-11-2005, 11:35 PM
They will start soon:

N. Kiefer -0

A. Agassi 0

Andre, easy win please!!!
Go do it!!!
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Gigan
08-11-2005, 11:44 PM
40-40!
Andre do break him!!!

N. Kiefer -0

A. Agassi 0


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suus21
08-11-2005, 11:50 PM
long game

suus21
08-11-2005, 11:59 PM
another long game for kiefer

suus21
08-12-2005, 12:10 AM
long game again

suus21
08-12-2005, 12:21 AM
4-4

suus21
08-12-2005, 12:23 AM
2 breakpoints left

Gigan
08-12-2005, 12:23 AM
COOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!
Andre did break!!!

N. Kiefer -4

A. Agassi 5

Takes your's now!!!
Go Andre, win it !!!


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suus21
08-12-2005, 12:25 AM
kiefer served a double so andre got the break 5-4

Gigan
08-12-2005, 12:29 AM
SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPER!!!
Andre won first!!!

N. Kiefer -4

A. Agassi 6

Go Andre!!! More aces!!!
Win this match!!!


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suus21
08-12-2005, 12:31 AM
6-4 agassi
10 winners
10 errors
kiefer is keep hitting drop shots but andre gets to all of them and on setpoint agassi hit a drop shot a good one :)

suus21
08-12-2005, 12:39 AM
long game again for kiefer

Gigan
08-12-2005, 12:40 AM
Andre won next game!!!
Kiefer broken again...

N. Kiefer -4 0

A. Agassi 6 1

More aces!!!
Win this match Andre!!!


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suus21
08-12-2005, 12:41 AM
kiefer throws with his racket and andre picks it up to give it to kiefer

suus21
08-12-2005, 12:42 AM
andre serving well again

Gigan
08-12-2005, 12:42 AM
Andre won his game!!!

N. Kiefer -4 0

A. Agassi 6 2

Go, win this match Andre!!!


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Gigan
08-12-2005, 12:44 AM
Break again Andre !!!

N. Kiefer -4 0

A. Agassi 6 2

Go, win this match Andre!!!
Aces: 6-2... Andre more aces plz!!!

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Gigan
08-12-2005, 12:46 AM
Coooooooooooooooooool, Andre !!!

N. Kiefer -4 0

A. Agassi 6 3

Go, take yours now and finish this match Andre!!!


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Gigan
08-12-2005, 12:50 AM
andre serving well again
which tv ch you watch suus21?
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suus21
08-12-2005, 12:56 AM
sportschannel

suus21
08-12-2005, 12:57 AM
kiefer is really frustrated so Agassi wins this easy

Gigan
08-12-2005, 12:57 AM
Coooooooooooooooooool, Andre !!!

N. Kiefer -4 1

A. Agassi 6 4



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Gigan
08-12-2005, 12:58 AM
sportschannel
which one ?
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Gigan
08-12-2005, 12:59 AM
i think Andre will win it!
i will post it in gen sec
nice!

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suus21
08-12-2005, 01:09 AM
18 winners
14 errors
4 aces

suus21
08-12-2005, 01:11 AM
Andre played really well. Kiefer playing not good in 2nd set because of frustration because of Andre :)
next up is Gaudio and that should be no prob for Agassi!

Gigan
08-12-2005, 01:14 AM
Andre !

are all people of Netherlands so "economic"? ;)
why you cannot share tv channel name?
_______________________________________
:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

AZILANA
08-12-2005, 01:24 AM
well, really nice...andre is playing really well in the first set, it's too bad i have to go to work after the first set... go andre.....

sandhyanair
08-12-2005, 05:02 AM
well done Andre.keep it up

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-12-2005, 06:27 AM
After Kiwi lost his temper in his last game in 1st set, :eek: I'm sure Andre would win the match. :aplot:

Tonight he should win against Gaston as well,go Andre! :bounce:

suus21
08-12-2005, 10:06 AM
are all people of Netherlands so "economic"? ;)
why you cannot share tv channel name?
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:
Like I already said it's called SPORTCHANNEL
that's the name and you can't receive it!

Agassi Fan
08-12-2005, 11:03 AM
I can't believe that this match against Nicolas was so easy. :-))

I don't like Gaudio, so Go Andre!!!!!!!!!!!

RebelNYC
08-12-2005, 01:46 PM
ANDRE played a very good match, I think. Keifer is crafty, but not in Andre's league.
I am so glad he got thru and I hope he wins tonight! GO ANDRE GO!

AgassiDomination
08-12-2005, 04:04 PM
Agassi, Andre 3-1 Gaudio, Gaston

10 8

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29-Apr-70 9-Dec-78

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Buenos Aires, Argentina

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Buenos Aires, Argentina

5'11'' (180 cm) 5'9'' (175 cm)

177 lbs (80 kg) 155 lbs (70 kg)

Right-handed Right-handed

1986 1996

27/9 47/12

1 5

60 8

$29,926,275 $4,749,162





2005 ATP Masters Series Miami, Hard, R16
FL, U.S.A. Hard R16 Agassi 7 6 6 2
2002 Paris TMS, Carpet, R32
France Carpet R32 Agassi 6 4 6 7 6 4
2001 Cincinnati TMS, Hard, R64
Ohio, USA Hard R64 Gaudio 4 6 6 7
2000 Rome, Clay, R32
Italy Clay R32 Agassi 6 1 6 4

I don't know about you guys, but when I saw the whooping Dre gave Gaudio in Miami this year it looked really one-sided. I think this means that Dre is going to have a ton of confidence going into this match. Good Luck!!

Greg-Pete fan
08-13-2005, 06:18 AM
Agassi won first set 6:3 and the match was stopped due to inclement weather...

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-13-2005, 08:14 AM
Serve more aces tonight,go Andre! :rocker2:

mandy20
08-13-2005, 09:07 AM
HI FOR FANS IN THE UK SKY SPORTS STARTS AT 4 THEY WILL SHOW HI LIGHT OF ANDRES FIRST SET AGAINST GAUDIO THEN AT 5 SHOW LIVE GREGS MATCH THEN AFTER THAT SHOW THE REST OF ANDRES MATCH LIVE THEY ARE ON AIR UNTILL 8 SO I HOPE THIS IS WHAT THEY WILL DO BUT YOU NEVER KNOW

MajorcanBoy89
08-13-2005, 09:56 AM
AGASSI IS ON FIRE! GOOD LUCK ANDRE!

AgassiDomination
08-13-2005, 06:08 PM
ANDRE WINS! 6-3,6-4! ONTO THE SEMIS, HOPE HE PULLS THROUGH! TWO MATCHES IN A DAY IS KINDA TIRING =/

Greg-Pete fan
08-13-2005, 06:09 PM
Andre defeated Gaudio 6:3,6:4 and served 9 aces :worship:

Shirogane
08-13-2005, 06:35 PM
ANDRE WINS! 6-3,6-4! ONTO THE SEMIS, HOPE HE PULLS THROUGH! TWO MATCHES IN A DAY IS KINDA TIRING =/
Hopefully there won't be too many long rallies against Rusedski.

AWM79
08-13-2005, 08:52 PM
Hopefully there won't be too many long rallies against Rusedski.

Rusedski will probably serve and volley most of the time, and on Andre's service games he will try to get to the net, as he knows he's got no chance from the back of the court, so there shouldn't be too many long rallies.

If there are long rallies, It'll be Rusedski that's doing most of the running, and while everyone thinks about how old Andre is, Rusedski's not that young anymore (31) and not as fit as Andre, plus he played 2 sets today, while Andre played just the 1.

alexito
08-13-2005, 09:14 PM
yes andre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tonight you can win
andre knew play with players with serve and volley, always def jonas, mirny, etc.

alfonsojose
08-14-2005, 02:23 AM
Andre is in the finals :yeah: It's going to be tough against Nadal. Andre must attack the short balls and come to the net a bit more :yeah:

Golfnduck
08-14-2005, 04:13 AM
LET'S GO ANDRE!!! WIN THE FINAL!!!! :bigclap:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-14-2005, 04:46 AM
Best of luck to Andre in the final! :bounce:

sandhyanair
08-14-2005, 05:13 AM
All the Best to Andre in the Finals

joycomesmorning
08-14-2005, 02:15 PM
What is, is...and what will be , will be!!

Whatever, I'm very proud of our "old guy." The finals of Montreal is so special after what his fans went through with him, seeing him hobble off the court in Paris, in physical and emotional pain!!!

We can't complain!!

Go Andre!!!

jcm

suus21
08-14-2005, 06:07 PM
rain delay

suus21
08-14-2005, 07:09 PM
Andre is not playing well...that's why he lost the first set. Guess the rain delay will work for him.

alfonsojose
08-14-2005, 07:39 PM
I can't see the match. Can somenone explain me what does he did wrong? thanks

Greg-Pete fan
08-14-2005, 09:26 PM
Andre played very well (I was watching this match), but Nadal was a better player in the final set :sad: Andre lost 3:6,6:4,2:6...

suus21
08-14-2005, 09:27 PM
Andre did not played well in 1st and 3rd set. He made 24 winners and 40 faults also 4 df...so not so good stats

cedez
08-15-2005, 01:09 AM
Andre definitely didn't play his best. He seemed a bit nervous in the first set. The weather seemed to bother him, too. He kept checking the lines to see if they were slick. Also, I think playing two matches yesterday took a lot out of him. He did well to take it to a third set, though. I just don't think he had much left in the tank for the third.

AZILANA
08-15-2005, 02:38 AM
I think Rafa played his mind games with Andre, and that took a lot out of Andre's rythm...It started from the very beginning where Andre had to wait for Nadal to come to the other end of the court to serve, then Andre went back to his chair to emulate what Nadal did..... I wish Andre never let Nadal into his nerves.... I do think Andre can beat Nadal if he'd been a little patient...


Anyhow, Congrats to Andre for reaching the finals, some quality tennis I've seen from him and barring injuries, I think he will break some hearts in the US open.....

Hang in there, Baby, we are not going anywhere and thank you for an amazing week.... Just dont break our hearts again by getting injured.....

hanshiguan
08-15-2005, 04:16 AM
I don't like nadal's style ......

RebelNYC
08-15-2005, 02:05 PM
Andre did his best. He had to finish off two matches in one day on Sat. and I think
also this took a lot out of him. Nadal is one tough customer (mind games including)
but I think this was a good result for Andre. He almost turned things around by
winning the second set. I hope he is rested for the US OPEN.

Agassi Fan
08-15-2005, 02:09 PM
Congrat. to Rafael.
And sorry for Andre. :-(

Skyward
08-16-2005, 12:11 AM
Hi everyone! Does anybody have Andre's interview from yesterday's final ? Thanks.

AZILANA
08-16-2005, 01:25 AM
Rogers Cup - Interviews

R. NADAL /A. Agassi

6-3, 4-6, 6-2

An interview with:

ANDRE AGASSI

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Andre.

Q. You said you'd have the best seat in the house. I'm curious as to your impressions of the young man.

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, he has a difficult game. It's certainly easy to see why he's won so many matches. He does a lot of things really well. Just a great mover on the court. Gets good power from very stretched positions so you're never quite sure if you have complete control of the point.
I found his serve more awkward than I was anticipating because if you don't hit a good return, he immediately gets on the offense. That's a sign of a great player: somebody who can play good defense, but also when they get ahold of a point, they don't let go of it. He's one of those guys that if he gets ahold of a point, he's not going to let go of it. It puts more pressure on you to hit a quality return, and it moves a little bit. I felt like today that was a big difference. I wasn't getting neutral enough right off his serve. That surprised me a little bit.

Q. Did your game plan change at all after the rain delay? Looked like in the second set you were maybe coming into the net a little more.

ANDRE AGASSI: I think it was a product of just playing a set against him. I mean, we never even hit balls together. So you haven't even felt what his ball does, let alone what his best shots are. And after the rain delay, I certainly had a good feel for what his ball was going to do, which allowed me to be a little bit more convicted on my shots.
Yeah, so it changed a little bit.

Q. We know you like to take the ball pretty early. It looked like you were a little bit closer up to the baseline at the start of the match on Nadal's serve, a little bit further back towards the end. Is that a good assessment?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, that is a good assessment. That was the case. I thought -- you know, you watch him on TV, it looks like he just rolls that serve in. It looks like you should be able to hit it pretty effectively. But it is a lefty action with sort of a slice sometimes kick to it. So the ball's moving around a bit. If you don't hit it square, you leave anything hanging, and that's where he's really dangerous.
So it's not so much that you can't stand up on the serve as much as if you don't hit it perfectly, you're going to pay for that. And I felt like I wasn't getting into enough points on his serve, so I drifted back to give myself a chance just to hit a quality cut and get into the point, which turned out to be pretty necessary.
You know, the ball's jumping out there. The way he hits it, it's even jumping that much more.

Q. Tennis fans in Montreal are going to keep you to your word when you say you're going to be back here in a couple years.

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, maybe it will be just to visit the city, but I'll be back here (smiling).

Q. We saw you after the match on the court. Maybe you had some problems with your hip. Was it hurting during the match, as well?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, listen ?? no, no, no, not during the match. It was fine. Today he outplayed me in the third set and the first set, so he won the match.
When I start to cool down, if I have to stand around, it's not very comfortable for me. It's been that way for a while.

Q. Was it the same after each game?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, I don't usually stand around after each game because I don't have to. But when you're standing out there for the ceremony, it just starts to. I'm just trying hard not to irritate it more during those times because pain is a great indicator of you're doing something you shouldn't be doing.

Q. How would you assess where you are now after these two tournaments going into the US Open?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, listen, eight weeks ago I wasn't sure if I was playing tennis again, you know. So to be out here feeling healthy and being able to move and hit my shots, that part alone feels great to me, let alone actually playing well. So now all of a sudden I'm faced with the reality that I can actually go enjoy The Open this year because I'm doing a few things right, which is nice to feel.
Yeah, I like where I am right now.

Q. Are you referring to your back from eight weeks ago?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, that's right.

Q. What are your impressions of getting two standing ovations during a match? Pretty special, no?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, yeah, some great, warm expressions of appreciation out there. Man, I just take those moments in more now than I ever have. It was pretty special. It's been a lot of years I've been coming here, so that just motivates me to keep trying.

Q. What do you do during the rain delay? It looked like when you came back out there, you might have had a little more energy.

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, like I said earlier, I mean, I think the biggest difference is when you play somebody, you don't know what to expect, how their ball feels. I think both players are a little sort of out of sorts trying to figure that out. It was just nice to have a rain delay, to come out and then to know what I was in for, to know what I had to do. It allowed me to have a bit more conviction on my shot selections and pace of ball. Plus, too, there's a sense of urgency: you're already down a set; you need to establish yourself.

Q. Will you play Cincinnati next week?

ANDRE AGASSI: Well, that's the plan. I'm going there tonight. I'm going to see how my body pulls up tomorrow. It's been a long few weeks for me. I hope I pull up good.

Q. He broke your serve I think twice in that third set. Obviously, that's somewhere you don't want to go.

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, the 3-1 game, I mean, that's the game that I sort of consider to be the worst game of the match for me. We had a long first point for me to go up 15-Love. He took a lot of time to recover from that point when I was waiting to serve. I was trying to get Lars to tell him he has to play at my pace. So I lost concentration there a little bit. Immediately threw a double?fault in, then I made a quick error. All of a sudden, after a long point I won with him sort of breathing hard, he had 50 seconds in between those two points alone to recover, and I was serving 15-30. You know, I get it back to 30-40 and dump a forehand I never should have missed.
That game was the nail in the coffin.

Q. Would you like to see that enforced more from the chair umpires, considering you seem to keep yourself in such good shape on the tour?

ANDRE AGASSI: I got to believe he knows the rules. I was always under the impression that you sort of have to play to the server's pace. Rafael is very a practical, calculated, sort of methodical player. He takes his time. It's great to see somebody have that sense about themselves at such a young age, where they take their time and they execute. He should have the right to do that. But there's also a need to play to the server's pace.
I'm not sure where the subtleties fall on that particular rule. I just felt like if the server can play at a certain pace, so can the returner. That's certainly what I've always tried to hold myself to. But we might be splitting hairs there when it comes to how that's interpreted.

Q. Can you compare him to other players in terms of his quickness?

ANDRE AGASSI: You know, there's so many different ways to assess speed. You got guys that are tremendously fast, but they only use their speed defensively, then you really don't care about how fast they are because they're only going to have to run more. You got other guys that can use their speed offensively, but if you get them on the defense they can't hurt you on the stretch, so you can take a point over early and they can be fast but never turn a point around.
Nadal has the ability to run as fast as the best of 'em, but on the stretch actually hurt you. You know, he can transition those points into offense. That makes you sort of walk on egg shells. He draws out errors that I think normally you wouldn't make against any other player, which is a credit to the way he plays the game.

Q. When you came in on the Pro Tour 17, 18 years ago, they nicknamed you "the kid." Do you see yourself in this new kid on the block?

ANDRE AGASSI: No, I don't see myself. He's a unique person to himself. I mean, everybody is.

Q. Do you agree you've been serving better than ever the last couple of weeks, especially when you needed to?

ANDRE AGASSI: Yeah, I think my serve has really come through for me the last few weeks. You know, but I always feel like my serve is a by-product of the movement and the rest of my game. When I'm moving well and hitting the ball clean, I'm looking forward to the first swing at the ball. I'm not really thinking, hit the ace or get the free point. I'm thinking effective serve, short ball, control the point. As my confidence builds around that, I think I just start relaxing. Sometimes I get into a great rhythm on my serve. But if I step out in a match trying to serve well or trying to serve big, you know, that's a recipe for disaster for me.
Sort of in hindsight, I have been serving well, no question.






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there you go..

Skyward
08-16-2005, 02:15 AM
Thanks AZILANA.