Can Agassi realistically win another Slam?

06-12-2006, 09:23 PM
Agassi is a legend of the game but in today's game he seems like a much weaker version of Nadal (without all the crazy spin)...I don't see him really even coming close to winning another grand slam. He hits the ball way too flat, doesn't have a powerful serve, and is getting up there in age/back injuries ...he's already 36. What do you all think? Is he overdue for retirement?

06-12-2006, 09:25 PM
I think he could win a Grand Slam if he would has no pain at all.

Purple Rainbow
06-12-2006, 09:26 PM
Of course he won't win another slam.
I hope his body allows him to keep playing for a while, though!

06-12-2006, 09:54 PM
nobody instead of roger and rafa can...he is still the able to compete with the best of the rest, look at the usopen, eg blake is no 7 now

06-12-2006, 09:59 PM

06-12-2006, 10:01 PM
No he cannot win.

Chloe le Bopper
06-12-2006, 10:30 PM

If not for Fed he may have won another within the past couple years, though.

06-12-2006, 10:44 PM
No, he is too injury prone now to play enough to be in good enough form to win a major.

06-12-2006, 11:47 PM
nah, but i still wanna see him playing, he's brill still!!!

06-12-2006, 11:58 PM

06-13-2006, 12:01 AM
No, But i'd love to see him try 1 or 2 last times this year. He's still as good as anyone not named Roger if he can find his form and health

06-13-2006, 12:03 AM
its funny how when Sampras wasn't as dominant people in the tennis world were all saying that he needs to retire but when its Agassi its okay if he keeps playing and not winning slams...

06-13-2006, 12:48 AM
No, sadly I don't think so.

06-13-2006, 12:49 AM
I don't think so but if Andre is still going on sure he thinks he can.

06-13-2006, 12:52 AM
He came one match short only a year ago. It's possible, but difficult. I hope he has a nice final run before he leaves the Tour

06-13-2006, 01:08 AM
Agassi is no fool, he would have retired already if his chances of winning a slam are slim. Right now he has about as much chance of winning a slam as Roddick or Hewitt, IMO.

06-13-2006, 01:19 AM
agassi can't win as long as federer exists. and time is more crucial than ever with his body getting older and other players simply getting better. it seems to me that last years us open was his last chance. agassi played his best but unfortunately it still wasnt good enough.

Chloe le Bopper
06-13-2006, 01:25 AM
its funny how when Sampras wasn't as dominant people in the tennis world were all saying that he needs to retire but when its Agassi its okay if he keeps playing and not winning slams...
We've been hearing that Agassi was going to retire every year for about the past 5, no? That is, media speculation has suggested as much, Agassi hasn't said so himself.

Agassi has always made it quite clear that as long as he believes he can compete, he will play.

06-13-2006, 03:45 AM
I like Andre and I enjoy his style of tennis. But I don't think at his age and especially with his health problems that he can win another Grand Slam :sad:

06-13-2006, 03:52 AM
If Andre wins another slam I'll eat my shoe.

06-13-2006, 03:52 AM
I'd love to see him win another one but I don't think he will.

I really wish he would have come to Australia earlier than '95.

Does anyone know why he never came to play the AO early in his career???

06-13-2006, 03:53 AM
He didn't want to be bothered with travelling. He also didn't play Wimbledon because he thought it was stuffy. He was a bit of a male diva in his early years (and some might say he still is.) Remember "Image is Everything"?

06-13-2006, 05:14 AM
Agassi definitely would've had more Slams if he hadn't been such a "male diva" earlier in his career. His game is perfect for Rebound Ace. It's a real shame he didn't go to the AO until 1995. It's also a shame he boycotted Wimbledon just because of the white-only policy.

As for the question, I don't think Agassi will win another Slam, but if Federer didn't exist, I think Agassi would have as good a shot as any other guy.

Volley Art
06-13-2006, 05:25 AM
Yes, he can realistically win one. However, the only way that's going to happen is if Federer doesn't play him. He's the only guy that's beaten him in the majors outside of Paris the last couple years, and he was up a break in the third last year at Flushing Meadows. He's capable, but I wouldn't put money on it.

06-13-2006, 05:52 AM
i dont even think he can win another title, let alone a slam....

in tennis, at the age of 36, you are getting older every minute.....

Volley Art
06-13-2006, 06:03 AM
You don't think he can win a Master Series, or even a tournament like Indy? I mean geez, the guy didn't exactly stink last year...

06-13-2006, 08:42 AM
Agassi amazed me more times than I can remember, it`s still mind-boggling to think that he nearly pulled of the USO Open last year.*Eventually you`ve got to ask yourself "how many more times can he continue to defy age?". Still if anyone can prove the sceptics wroing it`s Ande!!!

Action Jackson
06-13-2006, 08:51 AM

06-13-2006, 10:35 AM
I don't think so, last year he already surprised me with his run to the US Open final, but I don't think it'll happen again.

06-13-2006, 10:39 AM
I think he can win another GS. Remember he was in a final at the US Open the last year.

06-13-2006, 10:52 AM
Realistically no.

Pigpen Stinks
06-13-2006, 11:28 AM
Another realistically no. For starters, I seriously question whether his body can hold up for seven best of five set matches. Several have brought up the fact that he made last year's US Open final. Andre had consistently excellent results last year, but that US Open final was nine months ago. For a tennis player at Andre's age, time elapsed equates more to dog years than people years. Also, the stars were somewhat aligned for Andre at the Open last year. He didn't have to face Nadal, Blake was blowing him off the court before he probably started thinking too much, and Ginepri wasn't exactly an experienced Slam semifinalist.

I would say his only chance would be at Wimby, because at the US and Aussie he would likely have to beat both Fed and Nadal, as well as one from the likes of Nalby, Ljubo, Hewitt, Roddick. That ain't happening.

As for Wimbledon, I just don't see him having the game right now. His results since last year's Open have been scant and unimpressive to say the least. He's made deep runs before after dry periods, but those are all in the distant past.

06-13-2006, 12:33 PM
Nope, there is no chance in this world he will win one. He had his last streak at the usopen, now its time for him to retire. There is a bigger chance of nalbandian winning one :haha:

06-13-2006, 03:49 PM
Agassi probably won't win another Slam. His physical limitations will prevent him from doing so.

BUT when fully fit, he is still easily a top 10 player and is an undisputed great. At the very least, he has earnt the right to decide when he retires.

06-13-2006, 04:16 PM
its funny how when Sampras wasn't as dominant people in the tennis world were all saying that he needs to retire but when its Agassi its okay if he keeps playing and not winning slams...

Andre looked more solid in the ending of his career than Sampras did in the ending of his. I wanted Sampras to retire after winning the US Open because I didn't want to see him lowered to a point where the "nobodies" of tennis were defeating him.

But, out of curiousity, are you so damn bored that you are just starting all these BS threads, one after the other??? Because these topics have been discussed to MTF hell and back..........