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Andre in US Open 2005, Aug. 29-Sept. 11, 2005

Gigan
08-23-2005, 06:55 PM
Don't count out Agassi at the Open
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Matthew Cronin / tennisreporters.net
Posted: 18 minutes ago



The eternally optimistic Andre Agassi is planning on competing in the 2005 U.S. Open and says he's hoping to play the next.

You have to believe that's what he desires, because he said much the same last year and made good on his vow.
But the 35-year-old's body is one year older and certainly more war torn. He's had three cortisone shots into his bad back already this year and hasn't been able to play for two weeks running since May.

Since a swollen sciatic nerve in his back struck him down at the French Open, he's played all of two events: Los Angeles in late July and at Montreal two weeks ago.


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Will Andre Agassi make an improbable run starting next week and claim his third U.S. Open crown?

He put on a standout performances in both of them, winning L.A. over a relatively weak yet ambitious field and then taking down a strong set of contenders in Montreal (including Gaston Gaudio and Greg Rusedski) before falling in three sets in the final to Spanish wunderkind Rafael Nadal.

The Las Vegan then decided to rest another two weeks before the Open, because few athletes pay more close attention to their bodies than Agassi does, and he has promised his wife, the legendary Steffi Graf, as well as his coach, Darren Cahill, and his trainer, Gil Reyes, that he won't compete unless he's 100 percent.

Because, even at full strength, Agassi's not racking up the titles anymore. (He's won two in the past two years.) If he's going to even hope to make a dent in New York, he had better be feeling as fit as he has all year, because in the past two years, he hasn't proven that his body can take the amount of pounding necessary to go all the way in New York.

"Eight weeks ago, I wasn't sure if I was playing tennis again," he said. "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. I like where I am right now."

As well he should be, because Agassi has a puncher's chance of winning the tournament, given that things break very, very right for him. That means no marathon matches early, no incredibly tough draws and no rainouts that force him play on back-to-back days. Because although he can still ball with 98 percent of the tour, he has not shown in the past two and a half years (which dates back to when the nerve in his back first started killing him) that he can sustain his level in three-out-of-five set matches over a two week period in seven matches straight.

The two-time U.S. Open champion has been a tremendous competitor in New York during the past three years, but in every loss he took (to Sampras in the 2002 final, to Juan Carlos Ferrero in the '03 semis and to Roger Federer last year), he looked a little spent.

Last year, he played Federer tougher than any other player in the tournament, and had it not been for a gale of a wind pushing chairs around the court in the last two sets of the Swiss' five-set victory, Agassi may have won that contest. However, there was no guarantee that he would have beaten Tim Henman in the semis and certainly not Lleyton Hewitt in the final.

But if a few of the big stars get upset, the 2005 Open is dry and he gets on an early roll, it would be hard to argue against his experience.

"You always get excited more when you feel like you have more of a chance.," he said. "Paris doesn't excite me at all anymore because I just associate it with pain, meaning physical. So you're sort of glad to be a part of it, but you're limited to how much you can really enjoy the experience when you're surviving, you know. But the US Open is different. I feel like there's just a lot of matches I can play on my terms, and certainly the home crowd. Every one is so unique to itself. I do look forward to the Open's personality. It's a great place to play."

Unfortunately, Agassi can't apply his terms to everyone. Men's tennis has a clear big five right now: Federer, Nadal, Hewitt, Andy Roddick and Marat Safin. Four of those are former U.S. Open champs and one of them — a 19-year-old Spaniard with a vicious lefty forehand and blinding speed — just kicked Agassi's butt in the third set of the Montreal final. Without question, Agassi certainly is a more proven pressure player in NY than the relative greenhorn Nadal, but he's not a better player and if he couldn't knock out the tireless teen in a two-out-of-three set match, what chance does he have in three-out-of-five?

"I laughed at the prospect of playing Nadal when I was 19, just his strength and his speed and all that stuff," Agassi said. "You watch how the game continues to improve. I've prided myself on my continual efforts to rise to those challenges and to get better. But, yes, the game's going to get better with or without me, so I'd rather it be with me."

Grant Agassi his improvement in the areas of court stewardship, consistency and with his serve. But he's not as fast as he once was and doesn't whale his groundstrokes like he used to. Moreover, what chance does he really have to stop the remarkable Federer, who has beaten him seven times in a row, just won his 22nd final in a row in Cincinatti and dearly wants to bag his second Slam in a year in New York?

Not a big one, but Agassi wants to keep coming back for more. Unless his back completely seizes up and his doctors tell him that he'll have to undergo surgery, he won't be pulling a Sampras — walking away full of ambiguity, retiring a year later and not looking back without apparent regret.

Or at least that's what Agassi says now. But should he win the title in the style that his old rival Sampras did in 2002, don't dismiss the possibility out of hand, even if Andre himself does at the moment.

"It would be great to win, but I have no interest in putting a nice little bow around my career and handing it over to anybody," Agassi said. "I'm going to keep giving everything I've got to this sport. It's been so good to me. I couldn't hope or even expect for it to give me any more. So I go to the Open with the intention of hopefully bringing some inspiration to those who take a few hours out of their day to come watch me. That's what I look forward to."


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Gigan
08-23-2005, 07:03 PM
Whoever makes it to the final, the climax of the men's singles promises to be especially emotive, falling as it does on the fourth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on New York.

Should Agassi, the 35-year-old who appears on the brink of retirement, reach the final, the intensity on the cavernous Arthur Ashe court would reach almost unbearable levels.

The idea seemed absurd a few weeks ago with Agassi racked by back pain.

However, in winning the Los Angeles Open and reaching the final of the Montreal Masters in August the father-of-two showed he is not quite ready to swap professional sport for full-time parenting.

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mandy20
08-23-2005, 08:23 PM
Well we will know tomorrow when the draw comes out weather andre has a good or bad us open good luck andre go andre go

Gigan
08-23-2005, 08:42 PM
sure!

The 2005 US Open Draw Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 11:00 AM. Check back shortly for the men's and women's draws.

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RebelNYC
08-23-2005, 08:43 PM
GO ANDRE GO! I cannot wait to be there for him cheering him on!

Gigan
08-24-2005, 12:25 AM
Andre's seed No is 7 at U.S. Open

August 23, 2005
NEW YORK (AP) --
Tuesday's announcement came as no surprise. Federer .....has been ranked No. 1 for 82 straight weeks.


French Open champion Rafael Nadal was the No. 2 seed on the men's side, followed by Australia's Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick of the United States and reigning Australian Open champion Marat Safin of Russia. Hewitt, Roddick and Safin are all former U.S. Open champs.

Andre Agassi, who has been hampered by a bad back and hasn't played since losing to Nadal in Montreal earlier this month, is seeded seventh.

The tournament's draw will be held Wednesday. The U.S. Open begins
Monday.
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doubleafan
08-24-2005, 04:21 AM
My guess is he is going to Play the same level as in Indian Wells earlier this year and will come out all guns blazing. Agassi proved that he can survive Super Saturday be playing a series of matches on Sat and Sun at Montreal.

Last year the match vs Federer was the title match for me. Had Agassi won that, he would have easily taken out Henman and Hewitt.

Go Agassi !!!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-24-2005, 06:59 AM
I think Andre can make it far in this tournament again. :rocker: See the draw and discuss later. ;)

Gigan
08-24-2005, 10:09 AM
Agassi not a kid anymore at Open

http://img1.eurosport.com/imgbk/tennis/all/big_md-i182686.jpg

Nineteen years after strutting into Flushing Meadows as a teenage debutant, Andre Agassi returns to the U.S. Open next week for what could be his final appearance at a grand slam. If, that is, his back can take the strain.
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Gigan
08-24-2005, 10:11 AM
PAT MAC: ANDRE AIN'T DONE YET


By MARC BERMAN;
--------------------------------------------------------------------------August 24, 2005 -- Patrick McEnroe doesn't believe Andre Agassi's game and health have slipped enough to warrant this being Agassi's last U.S. Open.
"He's not the superstar he was, but there's still a place for him," McEnroe said.

Agassi, 35, will play his 20th Open, and whispers of this...


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RebelNYC
08-24-2005, 01:30 PM
7 is a lucky number! YOU GO ANDRE, GO!

tangerine_dream
08-24-2005, 03:09 PM
Anybody live in NYC going to see this? :dance:

Agassi To Make Mark On Broadway With Adidas Appearance

By Tennis Week
08/24/2005

Andre Agassi will celebrate his 20th anniversary at the U.S. Open by making his mark on Broadway tomorrow.

The two-time U.S. Open champion will appear at the largest adidas Sport Performance store in the world in the SoHo section of Manhattan on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Agassi will cast cast his handprints in cement for display in the store, located at 610 Broadway at the corner of Houston.

The 35-year-old Agassi will also build his first pair of mi adidas customized tennis shoes and announce that adidas will donate $100 to the Andre Agassi Foundation for every pair of mi adidas shoes sold through the duration of the U.S. Open.

For more information, please visit adidas.com

joycomesmorning
08-24-2005, 05:22 PM
Anyone know anything about AA's first round opponent, Sabau, from Romania????

jcm

mandy20
08-24-2005, 05:47 PM
He is 26 years old, 6ft 1in tall, Right handed and no 81 entry Rankings his win/lost 5/4

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-24-2005, 08:30 PM
Road to final! :yeah:

Gigan
08-24-2005, 09:02 PM
Complete Draw is here to download:

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ms/msdraw.pdf
Go Andre!
Beat first that rominian!

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suus21
08-24-2005, 11:06 PM
Andre has a good draw! better than the #6 seed #7 seed is good for him this year no Fed in his half so he should make it to the final I guess.....

cedez
08-25-2005, 02:23 AM
I'm looking forward to an Agassi/Nadal rematch in the quarter finals. I really think Andre can win. He was just too tired in Montreal, since he had to play two matches the day before. Let's hope they have good weather in New York this year!

Agassi Fan
08-25-2005, 10:44 AM
7 is a lucky number! YOU GO ANDRE, GO!

7 is my lucky number! :)

Agassi Fan
08-25-2005, 10:47 AM
Andre has a good draw! better than the #6 seed #7 seed is good for him this year no Fed in his half so he should make it to the final I guess.....

Yes, i agree. This is a very good draw. :)

Gigan
08-25-2005, 01:39 PM
US Open may be Agassi’s swansong

London: Nineteen years after strutting into Flushing Meadow as a teenage debutant, Andre Agassi returns to the US Open next week for what could be his final appearance at a Grand Slam.

If, that is, his back can take the strain.

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050825/images/25agassi.jpg

Now 35 and suffering from a sciatic nerve problem, the Las Vegan has dropped several hints he will drag his aching limbs off the ATP Tour and retire at the end of the year.

“As much as I want to get out there and do the best I can, you will not see me on the court anymore if I’m not 100 percent,” the eight-time Grand Slam champion vowed last week.

“If I have a little pain in my life, that’s fine. I just don’t want it on the tennis court because I work too hard to get out there and feel helpless.”

It seemed doubtful Agassi would make it to Flushing Meadow after he withdrew from Wimbledon in June due to his back condition.

By winning the Los Angeles Open and then reaching the final of the Montreal Masters in August, Agassi showed that age and creaking joints have not dulled his lightning reflexes and natural instinct.

However, a full two-week, best-of-five-sets Grand Slam fortnight is a different matter for the American who is using cortisone injections to numb the pain.

The backing he can expect from the New York crowd will also strengthen him.

“The US Open is different,” he said. “Every one is unique to itself. I do look forward to the Open’s personality. It’s a great place to play.

“I feel like there’s just a lot of matches I can play on my terms, and certainly the home crowd (helps).”

In 1986 on his US Open debut, a 16-year-old Agassi lost in the first round to Briton Jeremy Bates, collecting $2,816 to spend on the peroxide streaks in his hair and garish T-shirts that would soon become his trademark.

Two decades later all excess hair has been shaved off and Agassi has more important things on which to spend his career earnings of over $30 million.

His wife Steffi Graf is only a year older than him at 36, yet she retired six years ago. They have two young children requiring the attention of a father who has nothing left to prove on a tennis court.

Agassi is one of only five men, and the only player of his generation, to have won all four Grand Slam events and his recent record at Flushing Meadow bears comparison with anybody’s.

In his last six appearances he has won it once (in 1999), finished runner-up once, reached the semi-finals once and the quarter finals twice, most recently last year when he took eventual champion Roger Federer to five sets. Agassi’s generational rival Pete Sampras finished his career by winning the 2002 US Open.

While journalists clamour for a nice, neat ending to the career of another tennis great, the man himself appears genuinely undecided.

“I’ve said for a long time that I’m going to play this sport as long and as hard as I can,” he said.

“I don’t know how long that’s going to be but I’m going to give back every bit it’s given to me, or at least retire knowing I couldn’t do more. It would be great to win, but I have no interest in putting a nice little bow around my career and handing it over to anybody.

(REUTERS)

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RebelNYC
08-25-2005, 02:11 PM
Man! I wish that appearance was yesterday! I had the day off! I am disappointed,
but hope it's a successful event for all involved!

Gigan
08-25-2005, 06:07 PM
U.S. Open men's seed report

Jon Wertheim, SI.com



Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim breaks down the men's and women's seeds at the U.S. Open. Read on for the top first-round matchups, dark horses to keep an eye on and his predicted winners.

Top 16 seeds

1. ....
2. ....
.....
7. Andre Agassi. For a player rumored to be on the brink of retirement, Agassi has to be thrilled with his summer, a run that included a title and a tear to the Montreal semis. The conditions and the best-of-five format are ill-suited to a 35-year-old man, especially one battling a chronic back condition. But if Agassi gets through the first week, look out.

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Gigan
08-26-2005, 12:14 AM
Tennis > *US Open > Web Only

Agassi revels in Open atmosphere

http://img1.eurosport.com/imgbk/tennis/all/big_md-i196827.jpg

The end is near, but Andre Agassi deserves to name his retirement date. The two-times champion arrives for his 20th U.S. Open tilt, suffering from a sciatic nerve condition that has plagued the 35-year-old for over two years. Seeded seventh, Grégory Lanzenberg believes Agassi has a draw to succeed.



US OPEN: Full Men's Singles draw
http://www.eurosport.co.uk/home/pages/v4/l0/s57/e7334/draw_lng0_spo57_evt7334_gnd1.shtml

Remarkably, it was back in 1986 that Agassi made his debut at Flushing Meadows, losing to Britain's Jeremy Bates in the first round.

But the Las Vegan was quick to leave his mark reaching the semi-finals in 1988 and 1989, before the first of three finals in 1990. Agassi managed to capture the 1994 and 1999 championships finishing runner-up on three occasions in 1990, 1995 and 2002.http://img1.eurosport.com/imgbk/tennis/all/md-i195519.jpg

On the eve of the final major of the season, which starts Monday 29 August live on Eurosport, the personality of the Open is unique to Agassi. A factor that spurs him on.

Romanian Ravzan Sabau is Agassi first round match this year. With Roger Federer in the top opposite side (top) of the draw.

Whether he can fulfil the hopes of tennis fans, who would like to see the 35-year-old bow out with a ninth major singles championship trophy in his bag, is another matter.

A full two-week, best-of-five-sets fortnight for the American who is using cortisone injections to numb the pain may be too much.http://img1.eurosport.com/imgbk/tennis/all/md-i195371.jpg

For it seemed doubtful Agassi would make it to Flushing Meadows after he withdrew from Wimbledon in June due to his back condition.

But by winning the Los Angeles Open and then reaching the final of the Montreal Masters, Agassi showed that age and creaking joints have not dimmed his competitive nature.

Agassi's fitness trainer Gil Reyes thinks the American could still do something and knows the American better than any one:
http://img1.eurosport.com/imgbk/tennis/all/md-i150860.jpg

“A lot of people think it's over, but it isn't...He's taken a lot of punches in his career, but has avoided the knockout punch. We're approaching the finish line, but it's a ways off.”

And at the U.S. Open, with its unique atmosphere and the backing he can expect from the New York crowd, one final hurrah can never be considered impossible.

Later week, Agassi told reporters: "I've said for a long time that I'm going to play this sport as long and as hard as I can."

"I don't know how long that's going to be but I'm going to give back every bit it's given to me, or at least retire knowing I couldn't do more.

"It would be great to win, but I have no interest in putting a nice little bow around my career and handing it over to anybody.http://img1.eurosport.com/imgbk/tennis/all/md-i195529.jpg
"As much as I want to get out there and do the best I can, you will not see me on the court anymore if I'm not 100 percent," Agassi vowed last week.

"If I have a little pain in my life, that's fine. I just don't want it on the tennis court because I work too hard to get out there and feel helpless."



Eurosport - 25/08/2005

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terradimezzo100
08-26-2005, 11:14 AM
Tennis players Andre Agassi (L) and Andy Roddick (C) join Chef Marcus Samuelson at an event in New York August 25, 2005 kicking off the US Open Tennis Tournament next week. Agassi returns to the U.S. Open in what could be his final appearance at a grand slam. REUTERS/Marion Curtis/Handout

RebelNYC
08-26-2005, 01:53 PM
GO ANDRE GO!
I am very excited about Andre's run at the US OPEN!
I hope he plays on Tuesday, that's my first session!
GO ANDRE GO!

MisterQ
08-27-2005, 01:37 AM
My parents and I will be going to see Andre play -- can't wait! Hope he plays really well.

J. Corwin
08-27-2005, 03:40 AM
Agassi not a kid anymore at Open

Whoa...that is like Captain Obvious's Captain Obvious...

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-27-2005, 08:24 AM
Thanks for those article and pix! :yeah:

Gigan
08-27-2005, 09:59 PM
Agassi Headline Opening Night At Open

http://www.sportsmediainc.net/tennisweek/AgassiUSOpenFMullane.jpg

08/28/2005

Two-time U.S. Open champion Andre Agassi and top-ranked Maria Sharapova headline opening night of the U.S. Open, which begins at 7 p.m. on Monday.


The matches will follow the U.S. Open's "Opening Night" ceremony featuring a performance by blues legend Bo Diddley on the new "US Open Blue" court in Arthur Ashe Stadium. The U.S. Open's welcome of the world to New York will celebrate the cultural diversity of the international field of players competing in the U.S. Open and the diversity of the U.S. Open's host city — New York.

Making his 20th career U.S. Open appearance Agassi faces Razvan Sabau of Romania and the top-seeded Sharapova will meet Eleni Daniilidou of Greece to kick off the 30th anniversary of night tennis at the U.S. Open.

As part of the on-court ceremony, the USTA will honor Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick, the 2005 U.S. Open Series Champions, who both will compete for up to $2.2 million in singles prize money at the U.S. Open. Clijsters, who won three U.S. Open Series tournaments this summer, and Roddick, who won the Washington, D.C. stop on the U.S. Open Series and was runner up last weekend in Cincinnati, both will earn double prize money at the U.S. Open.

The Opening Night Ceremony will conclude with a performance of the National Anthem by Tony Award winner Ben Vereen, now starring in the hit Broadway show, "Wicked." Vereen will be backed by the 60-person Songs of Solomon Choir from Harlem.

Gates open at 6 p.m., and fans are encouraged to take public transportation to the USTA National Tennis Center (MTA Subway IRT 7 train from Manhattan; Long Island Railroad from Long Island and Penn Station).

For complete U.S. Open updates and results, please visit U.S. Open.org
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Gigan
08-28-2005, 12:02 AM
Agassi Headline Opening Night At Open
08/28/2005
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Gigan
08-28-2005, 12:04 AM
Agassi Headline Opening Night At Open
08/28/2005
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Gigan
08-28-2005, 12:56 AM
photo from exhibition match on 28.08.2005

http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_0827032agassi.jpg

Andre Agassi seems to not like the call during his
exhibition match with Andy Roddick.

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mandy20
08-28-2005, 06:52 AM
go andre go but the weather is not going to be good RAIN for most of the week not good for andre he can not do back to back 5 set matches. he may be playing well but the rain will mess it up this makes me sad as this could be andres last tournment he plays. The last 3 years the rain has ruind it for andre

Agassi Fan
08-28-2005, 03:32 PM
go andre go but the weather is not going to be good RAIN for most of the week not good for andre he can not do back to back 5 set matches. he may be playing well but the rain will mess it up this makes me sad as this could be andres last tournment he plays. The last 3 years the rain has ruind it for andre

Agree

Gigan
08-29-2005, 12:08 AM
http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_qual0823005.jpg

Andre Agassi was out on Day 1 of Qualifying play
getting ready for the 2005 US Open.
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AZILANA
08-29-2005, 01:18 AM
nice, andre looking buff and healthy...

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-29-2005, 04:52 AM
Go luck Andre, :rocker2: give him a bagel. :lol:

Gigan
08-29-2005, 04:32 PM
Day 1: Monday, 29 August


Arthur Ashe 7.00 PM Start
1. Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Maria Sharapova (RUS)[1]
vs. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE)

followed by
2. Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Andre Agassi (USA)[7]
vs. Razvan Sabau (ROM)

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RebelNYC
08-29-2005, 06:15 PM
I will watch Andre play tonight on tv! I hope he is playing on either Friday or Sunday
...I will be there live. The rain always messes up this tournament.....GO ANDRE GO!

AZILANA
08-30-2005, 05:13 AM
andre won easily....im so happy....on to the next round...

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-30-2005, 05:23 AM
He should have given him a bagel in 3rd set. :lol:
Congrats Andre. :yeah:

Shirogane
08-30-2005, 09:59 AM
Now up against Karlovich. :unsure: It could turn out to be quite a dangerous contest. Just hope Ivo won't serve out of his mind (ie above 75% fs :scared: ). Andre won't have to run an awful lot tomorrow, but has to make sure he wins, whether it is in straights or five sets, like he did in Australia against Joachim Johanson. If he serves as well as he did in that 1st round match, it should be a comfortable win for Agassi.

Agassi Fan
08-30-2005, 12:36 PM
This was a very easy match, but Karlovic will be harder.
You can do it Andre!

Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Irish
08-30-2005, 03:43 PM
Way to have a very quick win Andre!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: He looked super. :D

Good luck throughout the tournament!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Gigan
08-31-2005, 12:50 AM
Next up for Agassi will be big serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic.

"I don't think there's anybody on the tour that enjoys playing Karlovic," Agassi said of the 6ft-10in (2.08m) Croatian, who he has never faced.

"He's unique to the game based on his size and the way he plays. A guy like that is really awkward. It's an odd trajectory that the ball's coming down from," said Agassi, who stands nearly a foot shorter.

"But I think one of the things that makes tennis so unique is it's such a healthy blend of athleticism. You can have it with power, you can have it with speed, you can have it with size. But with every sort of strength you have, there's also the potential weakness."


Go Andre!
Beat that 6ft-10in (2.08m) Croatian!
We will support you!!!,

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AZILANA
08-31-2005, 04:15 AM
andre knows how to play against bif server, but still im worried though...

karenpoon
08-31-2005, 04:50 AM
I hope Ivo's serve is not working when they play.. i hate big servers. so much pressure for andre to hold serve.

doubleafan
08-31-2005, 05:49 AM
He will use the same strategy he used against Pim-Pim. During his service games andre will prolong the point to get Carlovic beat. Then he will break serve.

varar
08-31-2005, 09:55 AM
This was a very easy match, but Karlovic will be harder.
You can do it Andre!

Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Agree with you

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-31-2005, 10:41 AM
I think this match will be finished faster,Karlovic has a big serve but he can't move so well. :aplot: Prepare to play TB well to beat him. :)

RebelNYC
08-31-2005, 02:33 PM
He has a big serve, but other than that, does not move too well. I hope he has a BAD
day serving. Andre has tougher matches down the road, I would like to see him conserve some energy for those.

Gigan
09-01-2005, 12:33 AM
Day 4: Thursday, 1 September

Arthur Ashe 11.00 AM Start

1. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)[7]
vs. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP)

followed by
2. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
vs. Lindsay Davenport (USA)[2]


3. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Andre Agassi (USA)[7]
vs. Ivo Karlovic (CRO)

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Gigan
09-01-2005, 12:36 AM
Hope Andre will force karlovic to run well... ;)
from corner to corner...
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
09-01-2005, 12:46 AM
Look fans, 32 Aces during one match!

and average! Serve Speed is 130 MPH.
Our Andre doing 127 maximum speed

Match Summary
Fish(USA) Karlovic(CRO)

1st Serve % 68 of 128 = 53 % 88 of 146 = 60 %

Aces 10 32

Double Faults 7 14

Unforced Errors 22 29

Winning % on 1st Serve 56 of 68 = 82 % 76 of 88 = 86 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 36 of 60 = 60 % 27 of 58 = 47 %

Winners (Including Service) 57 87

Receiving Points Won 43 of 146 = 29 % 36 of 128 = 28 %

Break Point Conversions 3 of 7 = 43 % 3 of 6 = 50 %

Net Approaches 24 of 29 = 83 % 33 of 64 = 52 %

Total Points Won 135 139

Fastest Serve 134 MPH 141 MPH

Average 1st Serve Speed 114 MPH 130 MPH

Average 2nd Serve Speed 92 MPH 110 MPH


Go Andre!!!
You will beat that "monster" of 2.08m!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

RebelNYC
09-01-2005, 01:40 PM
GO ANDRE GO!
I am going to leave work to go watch his match!
GO ANDRE GO!

Agassi Fan
09-01-2005, 02:49 PM
GO ANDRE GO!
I am going to leave work to go watch his match!
GO ANDRE GO!


You are a real fan of Andre. :)

MisterQ
09-01-2005, 02:53 PM
Karlovic can get some wicked angles on the serve from that height. :scared: I hope enough of them are hit into Andre's strike zone, because he can handle the pace, no problem!

Go Andre!!: :bounce:

RebelNYC
09-01-2005, 03:57 PM
You are a real fan of Andre. :)

Just like you! Andre is so lucky to have fans like us who support him!
He is always grateful for it! I am leaving now to go watch him!

GO ANDRE GO!

djul
09-01-2005, 06:29 PM
are you watching? here in france we are OBLIGED to watch Grosjean (beurk) :( :mad:

Greg-Pete fan
09-01-2005, 07:09 PM
Agassi won first set 7:6 (7-4) ;) He saved one set point (5-6, 30-40).

Greg-Pete fan
09-01-2005, 07:13 PM
Agassi broke Karlovic ! He is leading 2-0 now. He should hold his serve and win second set ;)

Greg-Pete fan
09-01-2005, 07:26 PM
"Rebreak" :sad: Agassi is leading only 4-3...

Greg-Pete fan
09-01-2005, 07:58 PM
Agassi 7 (7) 7 (7)
Karlovic 6 (4) 6 (5)

Greg-Pete fan
09-01-2005, 08:53 PM
Agassi won 7:6 (7-4), 7:6 (7-5), 7:6 (7-4) despite Karlovic served 30 aces (Agassi only 5).

Gigan
09-01-2005, 09:33 PM
Open-Agassi battles past Karlovic to reach third round

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seventh seed Andre Agassi survived a barrage of aces to beat Croatian beanpole Ivo Karlovic 7-6, 7-6, 7-6 in the second round of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Karlovic hammered 30 aces but the 35-year-old Agassi, champion in 1994 and 1999, held his nerve.

The American, competing in his 20th consecutive U.S. Open, will next play either Czech 32nd seed Tomas Berdych or Brazilian Ricardo Mello.

Agassi had five chances to break in the seventh game but the 2.08 meter tall Karlovic stood firm. The Croatian then forced a set point, only for the American to save it and then take the tiebreak 7-4.

Agassi squandered a 4-1 lead in the second set before recovering to take the tiebreak 7-5 and then won the third 7-4 to clinch victory.

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
09-01-2005, 09:37 PM
Andre Agassi got a tough test from 6-foot-10 Ivo Karlovic,
going to tiebreakers in each set of the 2 1/2 -hour match.
Agassi won 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) for his 73rd victory
at the Open, tying him with Ivan Lendl for second-place on
the Open-era all-time wins list.

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
09-01-2005, 09:40 PM
Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Match Completed




Match Statistics


Andre Agassi USA (7) 7'7 7'7 7'7

Ivo Karlovic CRO 6'4 6'5 6'4


Elapsed Time by Set: 47 52 51


Match Summary
Agassi(USA) Karlovic(CRO)

1st Serve % 89 of 115 = 77 % 92 of 139 = 66 %

Aces 5 30

Double Faults 1 7

Unforced Errors 11 41

Winning % on 1st Serve 70 of 89 = 79 % 73 of 92 = 79 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 18 of 26 = 69 % 22 of 47 = 47 %

Winners (Including Service) 34 69

Receiving Points Won 44 of 139 = 32 % 27 of 115 = 23 %

Break Point Conversions 1 of 11 = 9 % 1 of 2 = 50 %

Net Approaches 8 of 16 = 50 % 59 of 109 = 54 %

Total Points Won 132 122

Fastest Serve 121 MPH 142 MPH

Average 1st Serve Speed 96 MPH 132 MPH

Average 2nd Serve Speed 87 MPH 110 MPH

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
09-01-2005, 09:42 PM
Andre Agassi USA (7)
First serve Fasted serve

black squares content:
107MPH -119MPH -119MPH -107MPH -93MPH -121MPH
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/images/scores/uo08212g2.gif
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Gigan
09-01-2005, 09:47 PM
Andre Agassi USA (7)
Second serve Fasted serve


96MPH -91MPH -104MPH -97MPH -76MPH -89MPH
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/images/scores/uo08212g2.gif

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
09-01-2005, 09:50 PM
Andre Agassi USA (7)
First serve Avereged serve
black squares content:

101MPH -99MPH -100MPH -103MPH -87MPH -89MPH
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/images/scores/uo08212g2.gif


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AWM79
09-01-2005, 09:51 PM
Great result for Andre!

Gigan
09-01-2005, 09:52 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20050901/i/r1734360432.jpg

Andre Agassi of the U.S. hits a return to Ivo Karlovic
of Croatia during their second round match at the U.S.
Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, September 1, 2005.
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Gigan
09-01-2005, 10:03 PM
it seems T.Berdych (32) will be the next...

Go Andre!
Beat that Berdych well!!!
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I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-02-2005, 04:13 AM
As expected, :aplot: he played well in TB and won! ;)
Tomas is a tough opponent,good luck to Andre. :rocker2:

Agassi Fan
09-02-2005, 04:21 PM
Andre was great!!!!!!!!

Gigan
09-02-2005, 09:22 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/A092_AS_90.jpgAgassi, Andre 1-0 Berdych, Tomashttp://www.atptennis.com/en/images/90x120/playerstats/BA47_AS_90.jpg


2004 Australian Open, Hard, R64 Agassi 6 0 6 2 6 4
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Gigan
09-03-2005, 02:41 AM
Day 6: Saturday, 3 September


Arthur Ashe 11.00 AM Start


1. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)[7]
vs. Yoon Jeong Cho (KOR)

followed by
2. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
James Blake (USA)
vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP)[2]


3. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Andre Agassi (USA)[7]
vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE)[32]
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

J. Corwin
09-03-2005, 05:19 AM
Dr. Andre! :bounce:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-03-2005, 05:20 AM
Finish him quickly,Andre! :rocker2::bigcry::clap2:

Steffi
09-03-2005, 10:38 AM
Go Andre!!!!!!!

Agassi Fan
09-03-2005, 11:16 AM
Day 6: Saturday, 3 September


Arthur Ashe 11.00 AM Start


1. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)[7]
vs. Yoon Jeong Cho (KOR)

followed by
2. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
James Blake (USA)
vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP)[2]


3. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Andre Agassi (USA)[7]
vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE)[32]
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

It's a great program. I will see all these matches.
Go Andre!!!!!!!!!

djul
09-03-2005, 03:43 PM
poor me, 4french players in a row on the Armstrong = so no Andre on TV :( :bigcry:

Mary L
09-03-2005, 04:24 PM
I am in the same case as you... GO ANDRE!!!

AgassiDomination
09-03-2005, 08:08 PM
NADAL IS OUT! NO REMATCH :( BUT I THINK AA CAN HANDLE BLAKE BETTER THAN NADAL, EVEN WITH HIS GOOD FORM.

AgassiFan
09-03-2005, 08:27 PM
Absolute awful tennis from Andre. Another 1st set choke job.

Tell me this, Andre: how do you expect to beat Federer, Nadal, etc when you don't have the foot speed, racquet speed and you're nervous as a school girl in every semi-"big" match....?

AgassiFan
09-03-2005, 08:45 PM
Coming into this game, you knew that the only way Andre would win is if his Winner-UE ration is 2:1.... What he is doing against Berdych - forced and unforced error galore - is ridiculous. He is not giving himself a chance.

djul
09-03-2005, 08:55 PM
hey...6-1 2nd set ;) :bounce:

AgassiFan
09-03-2005, 10:20 PM
Unforunately, the terrible form Andre showed in the 1st set will now likely cost him the match, in retrospect.

Way to step up, Zen Master. *eyeroll*

AgassiDomination
09-03-2005, 10:30 PM
Unforunately, the terrible form Andre showed in the 1st set will now likely cost him the match, in retrospect.

Way to step up, Zen Master. *eyeroll*


Calm down, he won, gave me a good scare though lol!

Shirogane
09-03-2005, 11:09 PM
Unforunately, the terrible form Andre showed in the 1st set will now likely cost him the match, in retrospect.

Way to step up, Zen Master. *eyeroll*
He did step up towards the end of the fourth set. Watching him breaking back to love at 3-5 was quite impressive to me. Don't you think Berdych was simply too good in the 1st set ?

suus21
09-04-2005, 12:15 AM
Andre should make it to the final at least!

Gigan
09-04-2005, 01:09 AM
Puuuf! It was very hard to watch!

Andre you're Cooool!!!
Please next times make more easy wins!!!

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

paige
09-04-2005, 01:12 AM
Nice work, Andre!!!!

Gigan
09-04-2005, 01:14 AM
Next is Xavier Malisse (BEL)...

Go, beat him well Andre!!!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
09-04-2005, 01:43 AM
Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd. Match Completed
Match Statistics
Draws

Andre Agassi USA (7) 3 6 6 77

Tomas Berdych CZE (32) 6 1 4 62



Elapsed Time by Set: 31 27 36 56

> View detailed serve statistics


Match Summary
Agassi(USA) Berdych(CZE)

1st Serve % 75 of 133 = 56 % 71 of 121 = 59 %

Aces 15 11

Double Faults 7 3

Unforced Errors 23 43

Winning % on 1st Serve 51 of 75 = 68 % 50 of 71 = 70 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 35 of 58 = 60 % 26 of 50 = 52 %

Winners (Including Service) 41 50

Receiving Points Won 45 of 121 = 37 % 47 of 133 = 35 %

Break Point Conversions 4 of 9 = 44 % 2 of 7 = 29 %

Net Approaches 7 of 9 = 78 % 14 of 20 = 70 %

Total Points Won 131 123

Fastest Serve 129 MPH 135 MPH

Average 1st Serve Speed 112 MPH 123 MPH

Average 2nd Serve Speed 88 MPH 97 MPH

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
09-04-2005, 01:44 AM
15 Aces!
Not so often we see this...
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Gigan
09-04-2005, 01:53 AM
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Day 6 - Day 6 - [7] Andre Agassi (USA) vs. [32] Tomas Berdych (CZE)





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Andre Agassi USAhttp://www.usopen.org/en_US/images/misc/uo03700g2.gifhttp://www.usopen.org/images/pics/thumbs/t_0903_002berdych.jpg
Tomas Berdych Czech Republic





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The experienced Agassi was undaunted by the raw talent and superb shotmaking ability of his 19-year-old opponent. After getting burned in the opening set, Agassi figured out how to dismantle his more powerful, and streakier, opponent. He didn’t allow the dangerous Czech to set up with time and swat winners, and took him out of his comfort zone by dictating points and keeping him off balance with repeated backhand drop-shot winners. Agassi served very effectively and, most of all, made very few errors. The baby-faced Berdych is a mesmerizing but rather unproven talent (despite a couple of huge wins over Federer and Nadal). Berdych doesn’t yet count mental toughness among his strengths, and he was very inconsistent, careening from huge winner to hapless mistake. He also alternated erratically between being aggressive and tentative..


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The second set. Andre quickly regrouped from the first set, in which he was pretty much blown off the court, and began to play much steadier and control the court. Agassi, who’s as tough a front runner as there is, then held off Berdych, who served to send the match into a fifth set, taking it in a tiebreak. Berdych bolted out of the gate and was on fire in the first set, showing off his lethal groundstrokes and silencing the crowd. But his concentration deserted him, and the Czech started making a heap of unforced errors.

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Agassi played an extremely clean match, posting 40 winners and registering just 23 errors over 4 sets. Berdych scored more winners than Agassi but also hit nearly double the number of unforced errors -- 43.


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Agassi hasn’t said this is his last US Open by any means, but fans know it’s one of his last opportunities to bag a major. His draw has been tough from the outset, but the No. 2 seed is now out of the way, and Agassi, one match away from a potential quarterfinal with Blake, matches up better with the American than he does the scrappy Nadal. But he’ll have to get by streaky Xavier Malisse to get there. Berdych needs to improve his mental and physical fitness. He has all the tools, though, and most insiders believe he’ll be lodged in the top 10 in no time.

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It was a record-setting day-session attendance on a stunning, picture-perfect (humidity-free!) Saturday afternoon during this Labor Day weekend. The pro-American crowd seemed a little deflated after the thrill of Blake’s performance and a huge first set from Berdych. Agassi, at 35, is all business and a huge sentimental favorite, though, and he quickly got the partisan crowd back into the match. Berdych bolted out of the gate, as if he had been inspired by the exhilarating previous match on Ashe Stadium, in which James Blake upset No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal. But as the shadows grew into the late afternoon, Berdych faded. The Czech looks amazingly effortless as he pummels his big groundsrokes, channeling Sampras and Safin, but he can also get down on himself quickly, showing his immaturity, and shuffle hang-dog about the court.

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-04-2005, 10:38 AM
Thanks for the article! :yeah:
So proud of him! :kiss: Nice job by both players! :bigclap:

Agassi Fan
09-04-2005, 01:42 PM
Malisse will be more easier!

Go!!!!!!!!

AgassiFan
09-04-2005, 04:23 PM
. Don't you think Berdych was simply too good in the 1st set ?

Absolutely not. Berdych looked good, but Andre made too many mistakes (unforced AND forced) and gave Berdych too many "sitters" middle of the court that he could pound into.

If Andre is to win USO, he needs to player super-clean tennis. And you can't even call what he did in the 1st as regular-clean - it was downright "dirty".

Gigan
09-04-2005, 07:14 PM
Agassi says wife Steffi Graf inspires him
By Larry Fine
NEW YORK, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Andre Agassi
advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open on
Saturday with a 3-6 6-1 6-4 7-6 victory over Czech
Tomas Berdych and afterwards said his wife, Steffi Graf,
was an inspiration to him.
"I suppose watching her going about her life is the
greatest lesson I could learn," said Agassi, who is
mounting a campaign for a third U.S. Open title in
his 20th successive trip to Flushing Meadows.
"I mean, in tennis, when you evolve as a person and
you're more disciplined in your life and more commitment
and passion and focus and intensity, it all translates
into the tennis court, and vice versa.
"When you start showing more discipline on the court,
then your life starts to reflect that."
Agassi, who expresses a new appreciation for his career
now at age 35, said he is most grateful for the life
lessons he has learned from Graf, winner of 22 career
grand slam singles titles.
"Seeing how Stef went about parts of her career,
most of it I wasn't anywhere near seeing close up,
but more importantly how she goes about her life,"
he said about her greatest influence on him.
"It's pretty clear focus, every day reflecting her values
and priorities. So I aspire to that."
Agassi's new maturity in recent years has also extended
to his wardrobe. The once-flamboyant star, who used
to bleach his long hair and wear denim shorts and
iridescent colors, now performs in classic tennis whites.
"I'm at the stage where I've just thought to myself,
'If I dress like my wife, maybe I can play like my
wife'," he said, drawing a big laugh at his news
conference. "Been working, by the way."
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
09-05-2005, 03:45 AM
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Day 8: Monday, 5 September


Arthur Ashe 11.00 AM Start
1. Women's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Nathalie Dechy (FRA)[15]
vs. Lindsay Davenport (USA)[2]

Not Before 1:00 PM
2. Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Andre Agassi (USA)[7]
vs. Xavier Malisse (BEL)

Not Before 3:00 PM
3. Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Tommy Robredo (ESP)[19]
vs. James Blake (USA)

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AgassiFan
09-05-2005, 04:38 AM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/images/headers/uo08100g1.gif
Day 8: Monday, 5 September


Arthur Ashe 11.00 AM Start
1. Women's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Nathalie Dechy (FRA)[15]
vs. Lindsay Davenport (USA)[2]

Not Before 1:00 PM
2. Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Andre Agassi (USA)[7]
vs. Xavier Malisse (BEL)

Not Before 3:00 PM
3. Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Tommy Robredo (ESP)[19]
vs. James Blake (USA)

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Hey, if Andre's 1st % is high.... if he keeps his UE as low as possible... AND if his backhand-side counter-punching is consistently deep.... He might just beat Malisse.

But if he serves at 50%... if he commits 25-30 UE.... and he can't consistently STEP INTO his backhand (as was the case in most of his losses to non-Federer opponents)......... Malisse will beat him.

AgassiDomination
09-05-2005, 04:55 PM
Agassi, Andre 4-0 Malisse, Xavier

2003 London / Queen's Club, Grass, Q
England Grass Q Agassi 6 4 7 5
2003 Roland Garros, Clay, R32
France Clay R32 Agassi 6 4 7 5 7 5
2002 Scottsdale, Hard, S
AZ, U.S.A. Hard S Agassi 6 4 6 4
2000 Atlanta, Clay, R32
GA, U.S.A. Clay R32 Agassi 6 3 6 4

Lets go 5-0 :D

What I noticed, Almost every set has been exteremely close (only 1 break). If Andre wants to win, it has to be CLEAN tennis from him.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-05-2005, 06:35 PM
Andre has won 2 sets already. :smooch: No problem today! :bigclap:

Greg-Pete fan
09-05-2005, 07:23 PM
but he lost the third in tiebreak (5-7) :sad:

AgassiFan
09-05-2005, 07:29 PM
If Andre loses to the EXHAUSED Malisse after going up 2-0 in sets.... RETIRE IMMEDIATELY.

J. Corwin
09-05-2005, 08:08 PM
Andre! It all went horribly wrong (psst Andre...this wasn't part of the script!)but he came back. :bounce: :D

MisterQ
09-05-2005, 09:06 PM
Good job regrouping in the fifth, Andre!

Gigan
09-05-2005, 09:26 PM
The Master did his job good!
he won his next match!


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Gigan
09-05-2005, 09:29 PM
The Master of Tennis was playing Malisse ...

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joycomesmorning
09-05-2005, 09:34 PM
Anyone who has been an Agassi fan for any length of time SHOULD be used to this...but we never are...I'm EXHAUSED from fretting :)

One thing we can say for Andre, he's never boring...

Think what it must have been like for Mrs Agassi...she's fantastic, isn't she!!!

jcm

Gigan
09-05-2005, 09:40 PM
Agassi staves off Malisse comeback By Simon Cambers
1 hour, 5 minutes ago



NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seventh seed Andre Agassi staved off a stunning fightback from Xavier Malisse to beat the Belgian 6-3 6-4 6-7 4-6 6-2 on Monday to reach the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open.

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Andre Agassi of the U.S. hits a return to Xavier Malisse
of Belgium in their fourth round match at the U.S. Open
tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows, New York,
September 5, 2005.

The 35-year-old American led by two sets and 5-3 in the third-set tiebreak.

Malisse stormed back to level the match only for Agassi to snatch the fifth and deciding set.

"I came out there striking the ball really well," said Agassi.

"In the third set the standard really picked up. I had my chance at 5-5 in the tiebreak, I went the right way on the return and it just hit the tape, and then in the fourth set he was just too good.

"I was hoping to do something different in the fifth set and it felt great."

Agassi, champion in 1994 and 1999, will play American wild card James Blake or 19th seed Tommy Robredo of Spain in the last eight.

For the best part of three sets Agassi gave Malisse, the world number 54, a lesson in hardcourt tennis as he pulled the Belgian all over Arthur Ashe Court.

But having moved to within two points of the match in the third-set tiebreak, Agassi was left helpless as Malisse hit four winners to take it 7-5.

Malisse, who recovered from two sets down to beat Russian Mikhail Youzhny in the previous round, then outplayed Agassi in all departments to level the match.

However, Agassi broke twice in the fifth set to advance to the quarter-finals for the 13th time.
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
09-05-2005, 09:45 PM
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Men's Singles - 4th Rnd. Match Completed
Match Statistics



Andre Agassi USA (7) 6 6 65 4 6

Xavier Malisse BEL 3 4 77 6 2



Elapsed Time by Set: 29 39 51 28 28

> View detailed serve statistics
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/stats/day14/1407dss.html

Match Summary
Agassi(USA) Malisse(BEL)

1st Serve % 94 of 147 = 64 % 87 of 152 = 57 %

Aces 11 26

Double Faults 5 4

Unforced Errors 39 66

Winning % on 1st Serve 71 of 94 = 76 % 63 of 87 = 72 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 29 of 58 = 50 % 35 of 69 = 51 %

Winners (Including Service) 37 67

Receiving Points Won 54 of 156 = 35 % 47 of 152 = 31 %

Break Point Conversions 5 of 12 = 42 % 2 of 6 = 33 %

Net Approaches 11 of 16 = 69 % 22 of 33 = 67 %

Total Points Won 154 145

Fastest Serve 125 MPH 128 MPH

Average 1st Serve Speed 109 MPH 113 MPH

Average 2nd Serve Speed 86 MPH 86 MPH
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AWM79
09-05-2005, 09:47 PM
Andre did well to dominate the 5th set having lost a close 3rd & been dominated in the 4th.

Hopefully he can go on and win his Q/F now.

AgassiDomination
09-05-2005, 09:50 PM
If Andre loses to the EXHAUSED Malisse after going up 2-0 in sets.... RETIRE IMMEDIATELY.


calm down. :rolleyes:

Gigan
09-05-2005, 09:57 PM
calm down. :rolleyes:
:wavey:
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

suus21
09-05-2005, 10:05 PM
this was a good test to play a five setter again

Gigan
09-05-2005, 10:06 PM
It seems next will be Blake (he is winning 2-1 now)..

Andre, go beat other baldy well!
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
09-05-2005, 10:08 PM
this was a good test to play a five setter again

i did see only last winning set..
i was "lucky"?!
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Gigan
09-05-2005, 11:38 PM
Day 8 - Andre Agassi (USA) [7] vs. Xavier Malisse (Bel)

http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/thumbs/t_0905_018Agassi.jpgAndre Agassi USAhttp://www.usopen.org/en_US/images/misc/uo03700g2.gifX.Malisse http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/thumbs/t_0905_020Malisse.jpg

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Seemingly well on his way toward a short day of work, leading 6-3, 6-4 after the first two sets, Malisse stormed back in the third-set tie-break, giving Agassi all that he could handle. “The standard that Malisse played in the third and fourth was really high,” said Agassi. “I needed to answer that. I did in the fifth.” Almost conceding the fourth set, Agassi unleashed his reserve tank and exploded in the fifth set, closing out the match with a pair of breaks. Just as everyone was writing his eulogy, the X-Man decided that he wasn’t quite ready to call it a tournament, extending the two-time US Open champion to a nail-biting five sets. “If he's been unpredictable, he's answered that question this tournament. He's knuckled down and gotten the job done,” said Agassi about the 25-year-old..


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Appearing weary in the fourth set, Agassi dug deep and summoned a second wind that buoyed him to the win. The biggest break of the match, Agassi penetrated the Malisse serve at 2-1 in the fifth. Converting on the second break point of the game, Agassi hit a vintage backhand winner that got him to 3-1. A game later, Agassi extended the lead to 4-1, closing out the match in style with another break of serve. Out of it for the first two sets and in grave danger of a straight-sets defeat, spraying unforced errors and at the mercy of Agassi, the X-Man sprung to life. Giving the capacity crowd more tennis than it had expected, Malisse extended the match by winning the third-set tie-break and carried that momentum through to the fourth.


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The legend today passed the great Jimmy Connors as the oldest player to reach the quarterfinals of the US Open. At 35 years, 135 days by the time the Open ends, Agassi’s fitness rivals the very best of the teenagers and 20-somethings whom he plays against daily. Keeping him in the match when things were looking grim, the X-Man slammed 26 aces past Agassi, arguably the best returner in the history of the game. The Belgian came in on many of those serves, converting on 22 of 33 (67 percent) net approaches.


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The two-time US Open champion reaches the quarterfinals of New York for the fifth time in a row. Hard to overlook a possible dream match-up in the making, if James Blake can defeat Tommy Robredo on Monday, Agassi would meet his fellow American in primetime Wednesday night in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Talk about a hard ticket to get your hands on. All things considered a solid result for the pony-tailed Belgian. His come-from-behind, third-round win over No. 24 Mikhail Youzhny after being two sets down was something to build on. Having played a forgettable match, if Malisse can take a page from the Agassi work ethic, he still has time to turn around his career and take it to the next level.


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To no one’s surprise, the jam-packed Labor Day crowd was out in full support for Agassi, one of the most popular tennis players of all time. Meanwhile, back in the players’ dining room, James Blake and his “J Block” were enjoying a pre-match meal before his late-afternoon fourth-rounder against Tommy Robredo. His first match of the tournament inside Arthur Ashe Stadium on a sun-splashed, blue-skied New York afternoon, at least the scenic view was a welcome sight for Malisse… Except for Agassi staring him down on the other side of the net, of course.
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Gigan
09-05-2005, 11:48 PM
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Andre Agassi, arguably the best returner in the history of the game
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Nice words, guys?!!!

Andre Agassi, - the best returner in the history of the game!!!

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Gigan
09-06-2005, 12:20 AM
As we undestood earlier,
next is Blake...
If it would be two-three years ago, I would say: this is a peace of cake for Andre...
But now i worry little bit... I fill that it will be tough match, if...

What do you think fans?

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AgassiFan
09-06-2005, 05:43 AM
If it would be two-three years ago, I would say: this is a peace of cake for Andre...
But now i worry little bit... I fill that it will be tough match, if...

What do you think fans?



If Blake plays like he did in the 1st set against Robrero and is generally nervous aganst his idol... Agassi has a good shot at winning.

But if Blake plays like did late in the 2nd, for most of 3rd and 4th sets, Agassi has a problem.

suus21
09-06-2005, 06:42 AM
Andre will win I am sure I think in 4 sets

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-06-2005, 07:05 AM
Congrats Andre on winning the 5 sets match. :D
I'm not sure if Andre will win in the next match. :shrug: James is on fire,Andre is tired after that match.Hope his serve will work in the next match. :rocker2:

AZILANA
09-06-2005, 10:35 AM
good luck against blake... hope andre win in straight sets...

RebelNYC
09-06-2005, 03:35 PM
I would think Andre would have a good chance if he had taken Malisse out in three
sets, but I am very concerned now that the Malisse match went five. He must be
very tired. I hope that Blake is a bit off his game ...cause James is playing really great
right now. GO ANDRE GO! If anyone can pull it off at this point, it is ANDRE!
GO ANDRE GO!

Gigan
09-06-2005, 06:42 PM
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Let's do beat Blake, Andre !!!

Go! Good luck to you!

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Steffi
09-06-2005, 07:05 PM
Andre was very good in the 5th set! Good luck tomorrow!!!!

Peyton
09-06-2005, 07:38 PM
I have to agree that Agassi was brilliant in that fifth set. I hope he continues to play well and win his next match.

RebelNYC
09-06-2005, 07:40 PM
Gigan posted victorious photo of Andre!
Let's post another one just like that after Blake match!
GO ANDRE GO!

andre the great
09-06-2005, 11:24 PM
Hope AA does the business tomorrow. A lot depends on getting his 1st serves in. And by the way the mighty Fed is looking far from invincible

Gigan
09-07-2005, 02:57 AM
go vote for Andre!
Click here & vote: --->

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/

Poll Results
Question: Who will reach the semifinals?

24084 votes since Sep 6 2005

Agassi 64% 15419 votes
Blake 36% 8665 votes
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RebelNYC
09-07-2005, 01:32 PM
I am so psyched up for Andre's match tonight!
GO ANDRE GO!
He can do it!
GO ANDRE GO!

djul
09-07-2005, 06:45 PM
just can't wait till tonight :bounce: :woohoo:

Agassi Fan
09-07-2005, 06:49 PM
Go Andre!!!!!!!!!

Gigan
09-07-2005, 07:27 PM
Andre will start tonight at 7.00 p.m. N.Y.t
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RebelNYC
09-07-2005, 08:54 PM
GO ANDRE GO!

djul
09-07-2005, 09:10 PM
7pm???
the match is supposed to follow the davenport match? so...

AgassiFan
09-07-2005, 10:43 PM
If Andre serves over 70% 1st serve....if the UE-Winner ratio is at least 2:1 (with at least 30 non-serve winners).... Then Andre has a shot.

Otherwise, he'll lose. Andre's only hope, then, is to see the Old Blake-style choke job, which I guess IS possible... I guess I am tired of Andre depending on good players to have bad days in order to beat them.

Go Andre!

AgassiDomination
09-07-2005, 11:26 PM
If Andre serves over 70% 1st serve....if the UE-Winner ratio is at least 2:1 (with at least 30 non-serve winners).... Then Andre has a shot.

Otherwise, he'll lose. Andre's only hope, then, is to see the Old Blake-style choke job, which I guess IS possible... I guess I am tired of Andre depending on good players to have bad days in order to beat them.

Go Andre!

I dont think Andre depends on good players having bad days. He always talks about strategy, I don't think he has taken anything for granted, especially in these recent years.

I think for Andre to win this, it depends a lot on how well he is returning and moving Blake around. Breaking Blake will be a lot easier than breaking Ivo. Once he gets the break he can play some percentage tennis and hopefully that will be the end of it. Considering Andre has beaten Blake 3 out of the last 4 times is a good stat, of course Blake wasn't playing this good. I predict a 4 set match.

Good luck gentlemen! :hatoff:

AgassiDomination
09-07-2005, 11:27 PM
I am such a big Agassi fan, but today I am torn by who to root for. My second favorite is Blake. So I tried to think who needs this more? Andre, the 35 yr. old man who is just searching probably for just one more grand slam to be one step above the others who got 8 slams as well. After coming over a horrible loss in RG and that bad back. I think, "Wow, I really hope Andre wins so he can be one step above them."

Then I think about Blake and his horrible year. He definetly deserves to win this slam as well. I would never have thought after all that last year he would come back better than ever! See how I am torn between my favorites?

I guess the only thing I can do is hope whoever wins tonights match goes on to win the slam itself.

Good Luck to both men. :hatoff:

Gigan
09-08-2005, 12:00 AM
I dont think Andre depends on good players having bad days. He always talks about strategy, I don't think he has taken anything for granted, especially in these recent years.

I think for Andre to win this, it depends a lot on how well he is returning and moving Blake around. Breaking Blake will be a lot easier than breaking Ivo. Once he gets the break he can play some percentage tennis and hopefully that will be the end of it. Considering Andre has beaten Blake 3 out of the last 4 times is a good stat, of course Blake wasn't playing this good. I predict a 4 set match.

Good luck gentlemen! :hatoff:

I agree that breaking Blake is easier than breaking Karlovic, but... there is one issue.
Presently Blake is physically very stable guy (besides his good quality play): he does not tired so much as his opponents do. That is his strongest point, i think.
I watched two his last matches:
Nadal and Robredo were absolutely wet (and then tired very soon) after each game. Blake was much more stable all the time...

He needs not to drink (comparably!), he needs not to dry himself. Usually he is eating in the brakes between games. Very very very physically stable player..., like most of black sportsmens.
I worry that at current edge of his career for Andre will be difficult to play Blake more than 3 sets. He has to win vs Blake very quickly, in normal three sets. Otherwise it will be problem...

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AgassiFan
09-08-2005, 02:42 AM
I am sorry, but this is ridiculous - another FLAT 1st set performance from Andre when he knew full well that if he won the 1st, Blake would probably fold...

3 winners to 9 unforced errors? Are you kidding me! Andre needs to have MORE winners than UE or he will never beat good players anymore... 3 times as many ERRORS as winners is suicide.

Btw, what has happened to Andre's supposedly great return skills? Blake won all 6 of his 2nd serves in the 1st set... SECOND SERVES!

I am sick and tired of Agassi talking the talk in the interviews before "big" matches... and then doing the exact OPPOSITE while on the court.

Retire already. Sigh.







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AgassiFan
09-08-2005, 02:49 AM
I dont think Andre depends on good players having bad days

When was the last time he beat a top player when that player played a GOOD match (meaning Andre would have to played great)?

Sampras at 2001 USO? Nope. Safin at 2004 AO? No. Federer at 2004 USO? Guess again. He couldn't even handle the exhaused Ferrero at 2003 USO semis...

Manila ESQ
09-08-2005, 02:56 AM
Go Andre...

Manila ESQ
09-08-2005, 02:57 AM
back on serve in the second set. grr...

AgassiFan
09-08-2005, 03:03 AM
Andre's done.

Get broken twice in the 1st, twice already in the 2nd. Then wastes a great 0-30 opportunity again with stupid errors. 4-1 Blake.


I think Agassi's back is hurting and he is TANKING to Blake, whom he likes for obvious reasons, knowing that he has NO prayer against Federer with an inflamed sciatic nerve...

Gigan
09-08-2005, 03:06 AM
I think Andre will loose badly...
Hope i'm wrong.

It is not because of Blake.
It is mostly because himself today.
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keg
09-08-2005, 05:13 AM
Our victory!!!!!!!!
3-6 3-6 6-3 6-6 7-6

Gigan
09-08-2005, 05:14 AM
I think Andre will loose badly...
Hope i'm wrong.

It is not because of Blake.
It is mostly because himself today.



Yes I hoped!!!!
We all hoped !!!!
Andre is GOD of tennis!!!
He wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon!!!!!!!

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djul
09-08-2005, 05:15 AM
just to say = ANDRE :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Manila ESQ
09-08-2005, 05:32 AM
Congrats Andre!!!!!!!!

Gigan
09-08-2005, 05:36 AM
Andre is the best of the best!!!!
And no fucking way!

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Manila ESQ
09-08-2005, 05:49 AM
Andre's done.

Get broken twice in the 1st, twice already in the 2nd. Then wastes a great 0-30 opportunity again with stupid errors. 4-1 Blake.


I think Agassi's back is hurting and he is TANKING to Blake, whom he likes for obvious reasons, knowing that he has NO prayer against Federer with an inflamed sciatic nerve...

As you were saying? he-he... :devil:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-08-2005, 05:57 AM
He may run out heaps of energies,but IMO next opponent Robby is easier than James for Andre, :aplot: I hope he will win in straight sets! :cool:

AZILANA
09-08-2005, 06:39 AM
nice win, good job coming from 2 sets down... thank you, andre

Gigan
09-08-2005, 01:17 PM
Agassi and Ginepri the toast of New York
55 minutes ago



NEW YORK (AFP) - Andre Agassi and Robby Ginepri both won five set thrillers at the US Open to set up the first all-American semi-final in seven years.

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The 35-year-old Agassi hit back from two sets down to edge wildcard James Blake 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) in a match which held enthralled a packed crowd in the Arthur Ashe Stadium showcourt until the early hours on Thursday.

The 22-year-old Ginepri earlier upset eighth-seeded Guillermo Coria of Argentina 4-6, 6-1, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 to cap a stunning return to form over the last few weeks.

Blake was two sets and a break up against Agassi and then served for the match in the fifth set, but each time the 35-year-old Las Vegan dug deep and came up with the answers.

It all came down to a palpatating final tie-break with the initiative swinging first one way and then the next amid bedlam in the crowd.

And it was Agassi who finally brought the curtain down on the 2hrs 51mins epic with a crunching forehand which caught the baseline on his second match point.

"I wasn't the winner, tennis was," said Agassi.

"I don't know if I have ever felt this good here before. To play an incredible athlete like James.

"I could have been off this court in an hour and 20 minutes. I never felt like I could win this match but somehow it just fell my way.

"We are going to have an American in the final, so that's nice."

Agassi, the oldest man in the draw, was in search of a third US Open title, six years after his last win.

The 25-year-old Blake, whose tragedy to triumph story has hit the headlines, was attempting to become only the second wildcard to reach the semi-finals here after Jimmy Connors in 1991.

The first two sets saw a stunning performance from local boy Blake, who this time last year was down on his luck and nearly out of the game for good.

But the turning point came immediately after he broke to lead 3-2 in the third.

Never-say-die Agassi typically refused to surrender and he broke back immediately using that as the launching pad for his gutsy fightback.

He took the match into a fifth and deciding set, and it was Blake who found a second wind to break in the fifth game.

He then served for the match at 5-3, but a determined Agassi made him pay for failing to get his first serves in and what had become the match of the tournament moved inexorably towards its dramatic conclusion in the tie-break.

Blake said that although he was the local boy, Agassi's incredible effort had won him as much support from the New York fans who stayed well after midnight to watch the conclusion.

"I generally don't have a whole lot of fun losing, but this was fun to play," he said.

Ginepri took a set to work out how to handle the South American claycourter, Coria, but once he did, Coria appeared to run out of ideas and his cause was not helped by an accumulation of double faults.

But gritty as ever, the South American grappled his way back into the tie and it took a herculean effort from Ginepri in the fifth and deciding set to finish him off on his sixth match point.

It was Ginepri's third straight five sets win.

"I'm pretty beat up. The match was rough," he said.

"He made a lot of balls. We were both running each other from side to side. My other two five-set matches definitely didn't help me out in this match."

The two other quarter-finals which are scheduled for Thursday oppose top seed and title holder Roger Federer against David Nalbandian of Argentina with third seed Lleyton Hewitt taking on Jarkko Nieminen of Finland.

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Gigan
09-08-2005, 01:35 PM
Men's Singles - Qtr. Finals Match Completed

Match Statistics

Andre Agassi USA (7) 3 3 6 6 78

James Blake USA 6 6 3 3 66


Elapsed Time by Set: 23 39 36 30 43

> View detailed serve statistics
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/stats/day16/1504dss.html

Match Summary
Agassi(USA) Blake(USA)

1st Serve % 106 of 163 = 65 % 91 of 155 = 59 %

Aces 11 19

Double Faults 3 5

Unforced Errors 57 46

Winning % on 1st Serve 68 of 106 = 64 % 60 of 91 = 66 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 30 of 60 = 50 % 31 of 69 = 45 %

Winners (Including Service) 56 60

Receiving Points Won 64 of 160 = 40 % 65 of 166 = 39 %

Break Point Conversions 7 of 13 = 54 % 7 of 17 = 41 %

Net Approaches 19 of 24 = 79 % 10 of 16 = 63 %

Total Points Won 162 156

Fastest Serve 124 MPH 134 MPH

Average 1st Serve Speed 110 MPH 118 MPH

Average 2nd Serve Speed 90 MPH 97 MPH

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RebelNYC
09-08-2005, 01:35 PM
A Match For The Ages! Andre, you are AWESOME!
Good luck with the rest of the US OPEN!
GO ANDRE GO!

Gigan
09-08-2005, 01:39 PM
Men's Ace Leaders
Rank Player Country Matches Aces
1 I.Karlovic CRO 2 62
2 X.Malisse BEL 4 60
3 R.Ginepri USA 5 58
3 N.Kiefer GER 4 58
5 M.Mirnyi BLR 3 56
6 T.Dent USA 3 54
7 A.Agassi USA 5 53
8 J.Blake USA 5 48
9 G.Kuerten BRA 2 44
10 G.Coria ARG 5 42

Andre is still In!!!
Further more: he improved his position!
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Gigan
09-08-2005, 01:52 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/graphics/race_head.gif
1st Federer, R. 1060

2nd Nadal, R. 853

3rd Roddick, A. 548

4th Hewitt, L. 450

5th Coria, G. 403

6th Davydenko, N. 378

7th Agassi, A. 365

8th Safin, M. 346

9th Gaudio, G. 344

10th Puerta, M. 301
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Gigan
09-08-2005, 01:53 PM
Hope Andre will take No 5 position!!!

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Agassi Fan
09-08-2005, 02:42 PM
What a match!!!!! Andre you are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Agassi Fan
09-08-2005, 02:42 PM
I will see this match again!

AgassiDomination
09-08-2005, 04:48 PM
When was the last time he beat a top player when that player played a GOOD match (meaning Andre would have to played great)?

Sampras at 2001 USO? Nope. Safin at 2004 AO? No. Federer at 2004 USO? Guess again. He couldn't even handle the exhaused Ferrero at 2003 USO semis...


The last time he beat a top player was yesterday. The time before that was beating three top players in Cincinati, (however you spell that :confused: ) beating Moya, Roddick, and Hewitt to take the title last year.

I agree, Andre played a lousy first two sets, but dude, don't go around saying things that can really get on peoples nerves. Do you still think Andre should retire? :rolleyes:

Gigan
09-08-2005, 06:49 PM
I will see this match again!

i already did, i watched it second time!
and yes, what a match!!!

Andre wants to win very much!!
I mean US Open!
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AgassiDomination
09-08-2005, 08:23 PM
Interesting Stat: Ace Leaders in USO

1. I.Karlovic - 62
2. X.Malisse - 60
3. R.Ginepri - 58
3. N.Kiefer - 58
5. M.Mirnyi - 56
6. T.Dent - 54
7. A.Agassi - 53
8. J.Blake - 48
9. G.Kuerten - 44
10. G.Coria - 42

In Andres semifinal, if he just hits eight aces he will come in as third most aces, assuming Ginepri becomes #1 today.

Gigan
09-08-2005, 10:04 PM
Interesting Stat: Ace Leaders in USO

1. I.Karlovic - 62
2. X.Malisse - 60
3. R.Ginepri - 58
3. N.Kiefer - 58
5. M.Mirnyi - 56
6. T.Dent - 54
7. A.Agassi - 53
8. J.Blake - 48
9. G.Kuerten - 44
10. G.Coria - 42

In Andres semifinal, if he just hits eight aces he will come in as third most aces, assuming Ginepri becomes #1 today.

Hello friend :wavey:
Please look in posts No 163-165 of this thread :)
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AgassiFan
09-08-2005, 11:49 PM
The last time he beat a top player was yesterday.

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Nice try. This was started before Blake match was completed. And he only won because because James found himself in the uncharted territory up by 2 sets and a break, and flat-out got scared.

The time before that was beating three top players in Cincinati, (however you spell that :confused: ) beating Moya, Roddick, and Hewitt to take the title last year.

Ancient history. And it wasn't in the Slam - had he beaten Federer/Safin/Ferrero/Phillipousis/Coria in aformentioned 2003-2004 matches, maybe you'd have a case. But he didn't.


OK, I AM A FAIR GUY: AGASSI BEATS FEDERER IN 2005 USO FINAL, AND THEN KICKS EVERYONE'S ASS AT 2006 AUSSIE OPEN... and I will forgive him for coming up short in all those matchs the last few years, and I will once again have faith in him. DEAL?

AgassiDomination
09-09-2005, 12:43 AM
lol, well I dont think anyone needs you to forgive him, but all I'm saying is, when you post try to post something a bit more... um whats the word, pro-agassi. well you know what, its your own opinion, and i shouldnt tell you not to post what you want to express, sorry.

Gigan
09-09-2005, 01:17 AM
please no spam &/or duplicate posts.... :wavey:

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Manila ESQ
09-09-2005, 03:12 AM
go andre!!!!!! hope that roger gets injured somehow. he-he... bad!

suus21
09-09-2005, 12:42 PM
andre will beat Fed no matter what
unless he goes backhand to backhand like he did in every lost match against him
I am sure he won't be that stupid anymore

RebelNYC
09-09-2005, 01:25 PM
GO ANDRE GO! If anyone can defeat Roger, it will be ANDRE!
GO ANDRE GO!!!!

Agassi Fan
09-09-2005, 05:14 PM
GO ANDRE GO! If anyone can defeat Roger, it will be ANDRE!
GO ANDRE GO!!!!


I hope this. :)

mandy20
09-09-2005, 07:17 PM
GOOD NEW every one Andres match will be first on hered it on sky just now so he will have more time to recover go andre go in 3 set no more 5 seters please

Gigan
09-09-2005, 08:11 PM
US Open
Flushing Meadows, New York, U.S.A.
September 09, 2005
Andre Agassi Into Final Four
http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/other/agassi_usopen.jpg AGASSI INTO FINAL FOUR

Andre Agassi advanced to the semifinals of the US Open for the 10th time in 20 career appearances with his comeback victory over countryman James Blake. Agassi improved his career record to 76-17 at the US Open and he is 19-1 lifetime at the Open against unseeded countrymen. He plays unseeded Robby Ginepri, ranked No. 46, in the semifinals on Saturday. Here is a look at Agassi's semifinal record at the US Open (seed noted below):

Year Semifinal Result Final Result
2005 vs. Robby Ginepri -
2003 lost to (3) J-C Ferrero -
2002 def. (1) Lleyton Hewitt lost to (17) Pete Sampras
1999 def. (3) Y. Kafelnikov def. (7) Todd Martin
1996 lost to (3) Michael Chang -
1995 def. (4) Boris Becker lost to (2) Pete Sampras
1994 def. (9) Todd Martin def. (4) Michael Stich
1990 def. (2) Boris Becker lost to (12) Pete Sampras
1989 lost to (1) Ivan Lendl -
1988 lost to (1) Ivan Lendl -



AGASSI IN FIVE SETS

Agassi improved his career record to 25-22 in five set matches with his second consecutive five-set victory. It was the sixth time in his career (first at the US Open) he has rallied from a two-sets deficit to win in five sets. Here are the comebacks:

Year Tournament Round Opponent Result
2005 US Open QF James Blake 36 36 63 63 76
2003 Roland Garros R64 Mario Ancic 57 16 6 4 62 75
2002 Roland Garros R16 Paul-H. Mathieu 46 36 63 63 63
1999 Roland Garros Final Andre Medvedev 16 26 64 63 64
1997 Davis Cup 4th Rubber Jan Simerink 36 36 63 63 63
1996 Australian Open QF Jim Courier 67 26 63 64 62

Note: It was the second time in Agassi's career he has won back-to-back five set matches in a Grand Slam tourn. (1996 Australian Open, 4th RD def. Jonas Bjorkman; QF def. Jim Courier)
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

andre the great
09-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Let's Go Andre. The legend showed pure heart on Wednesday. I believe he has a real chance this weekend.

Gigan
09-10-2005, 02:55 AM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/images/headers/uo08100g1.gif

Day 13: Saturday, 10 September

Arthur Ashe 12.00 NOON Start

1. Men's Singles - Semis
Robby Ginepri (USA)
vs. Andre Agassi (USA)[7]

Not Before 3:00 PM
2. Men's Singles - Semis
Roger Federer (SUI)[1]
vs. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[3]

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

mandy20
09-10-2005, 09:40 AM
Good luck andre I just hope he is not too tied and nerves for this match and he comes out strong and takes the 1 set wich will be inportant if Rob is tied that will make him feel more tied. please do it in 3 sets go andre go

doubleafan
09-10-2005, 12:15 PM
Andre will get Ginepri tired in the first set. He will stretch the points just a little longer before going for the kill.
7-5,6-2,6-2.

Anmost had 3 days of recovery time for the semis.

Go Andre !!!

Gigan
09-10-2005, 12:17 PM
EUROSPORT (German ) will broadcast the Match on

19:35

Grand Slam - New York (USA) US Open Herren Halbfinale R. Ginepri (USA) - A. Agassi (USA) (22:05)

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

hythger
09-10-2005, 02:50 PM
Let's go Andre!!!!
one step closer to the title!

tangerine_dream
09-10-2005, 02:51 PM
I would be shocked if Robby beat Andre today.

Good luck in the SF, Andre. :yippee: Make it another one for the ages. :dance:

Gigan
09-10-2005, 03:57 PM
these two pix are very popular everywere last hours:

http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/nm/20050910/2005_09_10t013351_361x450_us_atp_men.jpg

http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20050910/i/r2436899862.jpg

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-10-2005, 05:38 PM
Awww no chance to watch his match now, :o just say good luck to him! :rocker:

AgassiDomination
09-10-2005, 07:24 PM
ANDRE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ON TO THE FINAL!!!!!!!!!

MisterQ
09-10-2005, 07:40 PM
Congrats on making the final, Andre! Incredible endurance and will! :bounce:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-10-2005, 07:41 PM
Unbelievable! :eek: He played five sets again and finally he made it! :bigclap::woohoo::smooch:

AWM79
09-10-2005, 07:43 PM
Great to have Andre back in a Grand Slam final. Now go on and win it!

Gigan
09-10-2005, 07:46 PM
Agassi outlasts Ginepri to reach U.S. Open final
17 minutes ago



NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seventh seed Andre Agassi outlasted unseeded American Robby Ginepri 6-4 5-7 6-3 4-6 6-3 on Saturday to reach his sixth U.S. Open final and become the oldest man to reach a grand slam final in 31 years.
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/nm/20050910/2005_09_10t153515_298x450_us_tennis_open_agassi.jp g

Ginepri twice fought back from a set down but the 35-year-old Agassi recovered to set up a final against world number one and defending champion Roger Federer or Australian third seed Lleyton Hewitt.

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

andre the great
09-10-2005, 09:44 PM
Fantastic effort by the 35 year old legend. He is going to have to play like he has in the final sets against the X Man and Robby from the very beginning tomorrow . Strong service games and get the first set on the board.

djul
09-10-2005, 09:53 PM
yes, hope he will not be too tired tomorrow, and that he will be at his BEST

mandy20
09-11-2005, 09:32 AM
I dont want andre to lose in 3 easy sets Iwant Fed to work for it not for andre to give it away. Andre must serve really well as well I think another 5 sets with andre winning the 5 set T/B

Björki
09-11-2005, 09:46 AM
Come on Andre :bounce:

IMMORTALCHAMP
09-11-2005, 09:54 AM
Agassi will STEP UP and EXECUTE and win in 4 sets.

chanfoxhan
09-11-2005, 10:11 AM
come on andre, you can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hope he will be 100% and slammed federer.

:worship: andre agassi :worship: andre agassi :worship:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-11-2005, 10:39 AM
This match will be very tough for him. :cool: Anyway play your best level Andre! :bounce::rocker2::boxing:

Agassi Fan
09-11-2005, 02:07 PM
Go Andre! just one more match!!!!!!!!

hythger
09-11-2005, 03:24 PM
go Andre!!!! Just one more game and the title is yours!!!!!!!!! :worship:

tangerine_dream
09-11-2005, 03:39 PM
I love how the paranoid Fedtards are whining about how the crowd will decide this match. :rolleyes: Please. Unless you're playing at Roland Garros 2004, the crowds don't decide matches, the players do.

Anyhoo, I don't hold much hope for Andre in this final, he has been kind of sloppy this week, losing his serve a lot and his forehand misfiring...Roger will kill him on those. Unless he plays out of his mind, I can't see him beating Roger. :awww: But I do hope that it's a great match (no bagels, please) and goes beyond three sets. Just play your best Andre. The fact that you made it to the finals of slam for the first time in two years is a huge accomplishment for a 35-year-old. GOOD LUCK! :bigclap:

varar
09-11-2005, 05:51 PM
I think Andre want to win more than Roger. He is hunger to win and it is very important.
And will be very important who will win 1st set. Andre must win the first set then Roger will be feel nervous.

djul
09-11-2005, 07:32 PM
can't wait :woohoo:

Betty
09-11-2005, 09:22 PM
1 set Roger :mad:
C'mon ANDRE

doubleafan
09-11-2005, 09:48 PM
Andre leads second set 5-2. I feel he still has another gear left.
Amazing play by Andre.

keg
09-11-2005, 11:20 PM
Federer-Agassi
6-3. 2-6. 7-6 (7-1). 6-1

suus21
09-11-2005, 11:27 PM
he should have taken the 3rd set he didn't took his chances as usual lately against Fed :(

MisterQ
09-11-2005, 11:48 PM
disappointing --- but Andre needs to be proud. He displayed incredible talent in the match today, and great fighting spirit throughout the tournament. I think he surprised many people in how much resistance he gave Fed today. :worship:

landoud
09-11-2005, 11:59 PM
i have to admit i was amazed by his performance

R.Federer
09-12-2005, 12:03 AM
I am not able to enjoy Rogi's win too much because at the end I saw in andre's face, his eyes, when he so graciously congratulate Roge at the net, I saw so much sadness. It was heartbreaking.
The one thing he should know is that Roge had to win this with the best things he has, this was not handed to him. Tiebreak became so crucial, much more important to agassi thatn to Roge. andre was already so tired adn then lose TB found it was so difficult to come back.

To tangerine-dream: I dont think anyone said on Roge's forum that crowd was playing a role. In fact, people have posted that they are cheering for andre and Roge is not being affected. Sometiems they cheer on Roge error, but not because they are mean to Roge. But because error for Roge=point for andre.

Congratulations to Andre Agassi! We will see him I hope in Melbourne

AZILANA
09-12-2005, 01:08 AM
it is really hearbreaking to see andre's face after he lost, but on a happy note, he could have beaten any player by the way he played, roger has to dig deep just to pull this one through...we'll see how andre handles himself during the next masters tournaments if he elected to play....

i saw him flexing his back during the presentation... does anybody notice it or it's just me?

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-12-2005, 01:23 AM
he should have taken the 3rd set he didn't took his chances as usual lately against Fed :(

You're so right. :) When he was broken,I know Federer would win soon. :yawn:

Still congrats Andre to being a ruuner-up. :yeah:

Manila ESQ
09-12-2005, 02:17 AM
today is a sad day. federer is just too good.

did i hear it right that andre is the only player to be ranked in the top 10 for 3 decades? that's cool!

karenpoon
09-12-2005, 03:37 AM
He was rubbing his back and crossing his leg just like what he did at French. I hope his back is not giving him problems again.

Peyton
09-12-2005, 07:47 AM
Agassi did a bang on job of doing extremely well making it to the finals. He should be proud of his play and will in all of the matches. Federer has just been on a roll these last few years. But Andre did great and made this US Open very exciting along with the other American's and other players on the mens' tour.

Minnie
09-12-2005, 10:21 AM
Andre has always been my sentimental favourite and before this match started I was almost sure I wouldn't have minded if he won - in fact I thought I was hoping for it, even though I'm a Fed fan. But as soon it started, I realised just how much of a Fed fan I really am because I just didn't want him to lose. A part of me didn't want Andre to lose either - hope that makes sense. But when the commentator on the USO radio said there were tears rolling down Andre's face at the end (don't know if there really were as I couldn't watch the match) I shed tears too! There isn't another player on the planet that I'd rather have seen Fed lose to. You all must be very proud of Andre - he's such a fantastic champion and a wonderful person.

AZILANA
09-12-2005, 11:08 AM
yes, im proud of him but a bit worried too, theres always a reason he lost a set so badly and i think his injury flares up again, even his usual inteligence during interviews did not show, it seems he's rushing things...

i hope im wrong....

hythger
09-12-2005, 11:13 AM
I'm very proud of Andre! Sure I wanted him to win the game but things don't always go our way! I think he was playing very good in the 2nd and 3rd sets but that tie-break... Federer was just perfect! I think Andre was in pain at that time... I just hope he can continue on playing at least one 1 year. But I kinda feel that that isn't going to happen...

joycomesmorning
09-12-2005, 11:26 AM
I didn't cry until this morning when I read of the crowd's outpouring of love for Andre that went on well after the final ball ws hit on court...

And the stoic, yet sincere and generous, trophy presentation words...followed by the greeting of his family...

No, I don't feel sorry for Andre...how do you feel sorrow for some one who has so much and gives so much back....

I just join all of Andre's fans in hoping that he's healthy...and can play more...and if he can't, then I do feel sorry for tennis and for all of us.

WTG Andre...from a friend who was at the fianl last night...she said that there were nearly 24,000 people there...and all but a hundred or so were chanting, "Andre, Andre" before, during and after the match! I hope that love and appreciation rings in Andre's ears for a long time!!

As one reporter noted, he may not be the 2005 US Open champion, but he certainly is the "People's Champion."

jcm

RebelNYC
09-12-2005, 02:10 PM
I too am disappointed in the result, but NOT in the way Andre played. If he had taken the third set, he might have been able to pull it off. I am very proud of Andre's
performance. Roger plays on a different planet, and Andre did well! It was hard looking at his eyes at the end, but he was amazing. To have played all these years,
and at age 35 to be in the Final! I wish I had been in the crowd! GO ANDRE GO!!!!

AgassiFan
09-12-2005, 03:00 PM
..

The good news (knocking on wood), is that Andre's back held through the back-to-back-to-back 5-setters, followed by an equally grueling Final WITHOUT the needed day off...

So cortisone did its job. Hopefully Andre is serving better at Aussie Open, so he won't have to grind quite as much to win every point or play "avoidable" extra sets against guys like Malisse and Ginepri, which seemed to drain his 35 yo body...

Who knows, if things fall his way earlier in the week, maybe Andre doesn't run of gas toward the end of that 3rd set and at least pushes Roger to 5, if not outright wins it...


..

suus21
09-12-2005, 04:29 PM
I think the 5-5 game in the 3rd set was crucial. Andre won that extremely hard game and I think that game took it's toll on Andre's body. After the match you could see that his back was painful not good news. But I think he will be playing in 2006 and he'll play the masters this year because in Fed's speech he said that he hoped to play much more against Andre and he nodded yes I will. :)

Golfnduck
09-12-2005, 07:02 PM
Great tournament Andre :yeah: I honestly thought when Andre went up a break at 4-2 in the 3rd, he would win the match. Something about Andre's body language, and Roger pouting. Oh well, Andre played really great the 1st 3 sets. I really hope he plays in 2006.

Shirogane
09-13-2005, 10:26 AM
He really blew it... i'm still pissed off right now. I hope he wins the AO next year. It would be even greater if he could beat Fed in the finals. But does he think he actually can do it ?

doubleafan
09-13-2005, 10:36 AM
I still feel, the way he played the first 3 sets in the finals , that Andre playing his best tennis can beat Roger. He just took his leg off the pedal for a brief moment in the 7th game of the third.

He should relentlessly pepper Rogers backhand and soon his forehand will also give way. Also keep pressuring Rogers second serves.

That will do ...

AgassiFan
09-14-2005, 01:31 AM
I think the 5-5 game in the 3rd set was crucial. Andre won that extremely hard game and I think that game took it's toll on Andre's body


I am sorry but it doesn't get anymore crucial than 4-2, 30-love and having a couple of good looks at Fed's backhand.... Andre played those points too conservatively, which you can't do against Fed even when he seems to be on the ropes.

Not to mention, Andre served under or around 50% 1st serve during most crucial service games in the 3rd - another thing that he absolutely couldn't afford against Roger.

Say what you will about Fed, but the man served Pete Sampras-esque 75-80% for the entire match. That's just filthy.

Andre forever
09-14-2005, 10:41 AM
Sigh.. I was hoping he will win.. He was doing GREAT really at the 2nd set.. But he got tired prolly, and his body just gave up. Esp the tie-brk, He's mojo wasn't there ...ALmost beat Federer... But he's too good



For me.. ANdre is still the champ. :worship:

kati830728
09-15-2005, 02:52 PM
hi pictures from the family before the us open final

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Andre forever
09-15-2005, 03:27 PM
awwwwwwwww thank youuuuuuuuu


what a beautiful family

joycomesmorning
09-15-2005, 04:21 PM
Thanks for sharing the great pics!!!

Lovely family!!

jcm

Agassi Fan
09-15-2005, 06:49 PM
hi pictures from the family before the us open final

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Thanks!!!!

chanfoxhan
09-15-2005, 09:53 PM
thanks for all the pics, it's awesome to see andre so relax just before the finals.
i think it's explained its wonderful tournament : he is so in peace and blessed with his family that he can play very well. :angel:

take care

chanfoxhan

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