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Were you SHOCKED to see Agassi leaving without signing an autograph

kapranos
09-04-2006, 02:49 AM
Kids were singing in choir ANDRE ANDRE ANDRE and he totally ignored the kids and left without signing ONE autograph. :sad: :sad: :sad:

scoobs
09-04-2006, 02:53 AM
Nope - the man could clearly barely stand.

That match was excrutiating for him.

JW10S
09-04-2006, 02:54 AM
Not one bit--considering the obvious pain he was in.

kapranos
09-04-2006, 02:55 AM
Remember the year Sampras was puking on the court and kept playing!! That's not 2 minutes that would have made a difference for his back!!

Tennis Fool
09-04-2006, 02:55 AM
Good Agassi, bad Agassi :shrug:

kapranos
09-04-2006, 03:01 AM
My back is hurting and it didn't stop me to take out the garbage. When you gotta do something, you gotta do it.

Fee
09-04-2006, 03:01 AM
Not at all, the physical pain, the emotion of the moment. He just wanted to get away. When they showed him walking through the tunnel he was trying to cover his face from the camera that was in front him. It was just an intense moment for him.

cmurray
09-04-2006, 03:02 AM
nope. He's lucky he could walk off the court. I miss him terribly, but it was getting to the point that I couldn't bear to watch him play because of the pain. I love Andre and I love tennis, but I don't want to see him damage himself....


Cheryl

scoobs
09-04-2006, 03:03 AM
The guy really can't win.

He'd have a heart attack on court and some asshole would complain about him wasting paramedics' time and holding up the next match

JW10S
09-04-2006, 03:06 AM
I think Kapranos just felt for some reason Agassi was getting too much attention and had to look for something, anything, to be critical about. This was all he could come up with. Ridiculous...

JazzGurl
09-04-2006, 03:06 AM
You gotta be KIDDIN' me? The man was breaking down with emotion and riddled with pain. Does everyone have to overanalyze and scrutinize every minute of the guy's life? Give him a break.. this was a huge moment and a difficult one at that.

ZAK2012
09-04-2006, 03:07 AM
The thing is if he signed one autograph, he would have had to sign thousands. I think he did the right thing

Tennis Fool
09-04-2006, 03:16 AM
Not at all, the physical pain, the emotion of the moment. He just wanted to get away. When they showed him walking through the tunnel he was trying to cover his face from the camera that was in front him. It was just an intense moment for him.
Not only that but I think he said an explicative because there was a delay of sound for a moment.

ugotlobbed
09-04-2006, 03:24 AM
dude he can sign em later, did u see he could barely sit after the match

Scotso
09-04-2006, 03:54 AM
He lost. When you lose a match, get off the court so the victor can sign autographs.

sampaio
09-04-2006, 07:57 AM
ATP should suspend him.

Junes
09-04-2006, 09:41 AM
No, I don't think so!

controlfreak
09-04-2006, 11:13 AM
Normally the players just sign a few autographs because there's always a next time for the fans. This time there was no next time, so he would have had to sign ALL the autographs, which is just asking too much. So better to sign none. I bet there will be a sit-down session later in the week anyway, where fans can come and see Agassi in his wheelchair and get all the autographs they need.

atpSUPERMAN
09-04-2006, 11:36 AM
Most kids don't deserve autographs anyway.

bad gambler
09-04-2006, 11:36 AM
Kids were singing in choir ANDRE ANDRE ANDRE and he totally ignored the kids and left without signing ONE autograph. :sad: :sad: :sad:


Like you really cared - stop trolling

dmit424
09-04-2006, 11:46 AM
I thought Agassi's postmatch interview was pretty awful. I think he tries to be poetic with his words during every sentence he speaks, but has absolutely no formal education and so it comes out over-done. Also, he made some comment about how everyone should go to school but he couldn't see himself adapting to an environment in which he has to go to a class, and laughed while saying it. I think he's a self-centered idiot, to be honest. But he's a tennis player, so it's excused.

And this is just my opinion... And I am not saying that he wasn't the most important American tennis player ever, because he was.

TheBoiledEgg
09-04-2006, 11:46 AM
Andre could have done one autograph before hand and had it copied off and then he could have had his helicopter scatter his autograph like confetti.

but i bet he didnt think he'd lose to a journeyman :tape:

djul
09-04-2006, 12:18 PM
NO, but i am "shoked" (tired) to see so silly thread :rolleyes:

Castafiore
09-04-2006, 12:23 PM
Jeezes....what's up with people today? Monday, moaning day?

That was probably one of the most emotional moments of his life so I don't blame him at all for not sticking around for autographs.


Most kids don't deserve autographs anyway.
What do you mean by that? When do they deserve one?

Scotso
09-04-2006, 01:11 PM
What do you mean by that? When do they deserve one?

That guy is a troll, just ignore him.

star
09-04-2006, 03:46 PM
I thought Agassi's postmatch interview was pretty awful. I think he tries to be poetic with his words during every sentence he speaks, but has absolutely no formal education and so it comes out over-done. Also, he made some comment about how everyone should go to school but he couldn't see himself adapting to an environment in which he has to go to a class, and laughed while saying it. I think he's a self-centered idiot, to be honest. But he's a tennis player, so it's excused.

And this is just my opinion... And I am not saying that he wasn't the most important American tennis player ever, because he was.

Having a formal education is not the be all and end all. My grandmother spoke English as a second language and had to leave school after the fourth grade, yet she educated herself. She spoke perfectly gramatical English with only a very slight lilting accent, and never stopped learning for all of her life. She diagnosed illnesses with an uncanny ability, had read most of the great books of the world, and on top of that was wonderful person and a terrific baker of bread, cookies, pies, and cakes. :)

I've known people with PhDs who couldn't rival her knowledge and goodness. Lack of formal education isn't a barrier for the exceptional person.

cherry@cupcake
09-04-2006, 03:50 PM
:confused:

Not at all. He was clearly overwhelmed and in desperate need of privacy. I don't know if you noticed, incidentally, but as he walked off he raised a hand to the 'choirs of children': it seemed a sorry/not-now gesture. Whatever: it doesn't make him an ogre.

Martin
09-04-2006, 03:56 PM
It just shows that if someone doesn't like someone, then they'll find the most ridiculous reasons to slag the guy off.

Neely
09-04-2006, 04:47 PM
Not at all, he was dealing with plenty of other things at this moment right after the match (and long after) to sign any autograph. I guess he just wanted to be alone as fast as possible for some time to think about and to realize what just happened. The emotions really come up inside of him!

binkygirl
09-04-2006, 11:54 PM
The whole thing was so emotional, he gets a free pass.

Yappa
09-05-2006, 12:00 AM
kapranos, I know you like to create stupid threads, but cant you at least try to respect someone like Agassi, who just retired, please?

atpSUPERMAN
09-05-2006, 04:25 AM
Most kids don't deserve autographs anyway.

;)

16681
09-05-2006, 06:37 AM
I'm sure Andre was just so emotional that his only thought was to get off the court as quickly as possible. Over the years he has signed plenty of autographs for people.