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is it time for Andre to piss off?

tennischick
09-05-2004, 11:19 PM
have you lost all appreciation for the Old Fart or are you looking forward to his match against Old Ball Sarge tomorrow?

Goenitz_196
09-06-2004, 12:53 AM
Where's the 'he should stay because he has the ability to knock out Duckboy' option?

Havok
09-06-2004, 01:05 AM
No, but someone else should piss off.:)

CandyQueen
09-06-2004, 01:19 AM
No I think its time Henman Pisses Off!

tennischick
09-06-2004, 01:23 AM
Where's the 'he should stay because he has the ability to knock out Duckboy' option?
Duck-obsessed aren't we? :rolleyes:

azza
09-06-2004, 01:28 AM
Old Ball Sarge

You fucken troll :rolleyes:

Tennis Fool
09-06-2004, 01:40 AM
Bill M. : What does Andre have to do to pick up that trophy next Sunday?
PMac: Federer gets sick. No, just kidding.

tennischick
09-06-2004, 01:43 AM
fucken? :confused:

troll?? :confused:

star
09-06-2004, 01:50 AM
GOOOOOO SARGS!!!

Billabong
09-06-2004, 01:56 AM
go Andre:)!

Ballbuster
09-06-2004, 04:02 AM
Old Ball Sarge

You fucken troll :rolleyes:

this is coming from someone who starts cheering threads when players get injured.

heya
09-06-2004, 04:26 AM
tennischick, you fed the trolls by mentioning the feathery creature's name

¿esquímaux?
09-06-2004, 04:40 AM
No, I think he has a few "fuck me faggot"s left in him :lol:

LiZpHaIr
09-06-2004, 04:44 AM
No I think its time Henman Pisses Off!

Burn in Hell :mad:

Lalitha
09-06-2004, 09:21 AM
Why should he piss off anyway - he is not playing that badly.

rassklovn
09-06-2004, 09:23 AM
I will miss his game, but nothing else.

Space Cowgirl
09-06-2004, 09:27 AM
No, it's not time, expecially when he's playing so well

tennischick
09-06-2004, 11:27 AM
No, I think he has a few "fuck me faggot"s left in him :lol:
hence the mention of the "sexy ass" as an option... :devil:

Layla
09-06-2004, 11:42 AM
I would choose the fifth option ;) - no, he should stick around for as long as he wants to. It's my policy that players should retire as they see fit and nobody else has any say in the matter. Whether they're still winning or not is irrelevant to me. As for the first option, when Henry used that argument against Zidane, I was livid. If some of the young ones can't keep up, it's entirely their problem. But from what I've seen, most young players are thrilled at the opportunity to play him and often produce their best performances. Mayer is the latest example. That can only be good for the game of tennis.

But what sexy ass works too. :devil:

alfonsojose
09-06-2004, 01:54 PM
No, I think he has a few "fuck me faggot"s left in him :lol:

:haha: :haha:

tangerine_dream
09-06-2004, 10:06 PM
esquimaux, rotfl! :lol:

And no, why should Andre piss off? He just made Sarge look and feel like Scoville Jenkins out there. If you still have gas in the tank, keep on driving. When you get over the hill, coast. :)

CandyQueen
09-06-2004, 10:11 PM
Burn in Hell :mad:

oh thats a mature reply. stating an opinion, and last time i checked that was allowed.

Mr. Man
09-06-2004, 11:03 PM
Yes.

Lee
09-06-2004, 11:39 PM
I would choose the fifth option ;) - no, he should stick around for as long as he wants to. It's my policy that players should retire as they see fit and nobody else has any say in the matter. Whether they're still winning or not is irrelevant to me. As for the first option, when Henry used that argument against Zidane, I was livid. If some of the young ones can't keep up, it's entirely their problem. But from what I've seen, most young players are thrilled at the opportunity to play him and often produce their best performances. Mayer is the latest example. That can only be good for the game of tennis.

But what sexy ass works too. :devil:

:lol: We think alike again.

Although I don't like Agassi at all, but he has every right to play as long as he likes.

tennischick
09-10-2004, 12:31 PM
to answer my own question...the Old Fart just took the #1 seed to a nail-biting five-setter, and recently (in Cincy) spanked the arse off the #2. so. no, he should not piss off. he should keep on playing as long as he keeps attaining results like these and remains a real challenge on the tour. congrats Baldy!
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sigmagirl91
09-10-2004, 12:46 PM
Like Layla said, Andre should retire when he's damn good and ready. If he feels like he can do the damn thing and keep winning matches, then more power to him.

Marc Rosset is Tall
09-10-2004, 12:48 PM
Considering he is still very competitive, it should be an inspiration for the younger players to pull their finger out. If he wanted to retire on top, that's cool, but at the moment he is still one of the better players, so he should retire when he feels he hasn't got the heart for it anymore.

Can't stand the guy, but total respect for his game and achievements.

the cat
09-12-2004, 04:26 PM
TC, I want Agassi to stay around as long as he's winning matches and that's how I voted. And maybe Steffi isn't yet ready to have Andre around the house full time. ;)

How did you vote TC?

Experimentee
09-12-2004, 04:30 PM
If you are trying to make a joke or be sarcastic its not very funny :rolleyes:

Experimentee
09-12-2004, 04:37 PM
Not many players really retire at the top of the game do they? I cant really think of many. Most of the time they have already started to decline, unless they have an ulterior motive, like Steffi wanted to start a family.

alfonsojose
09-12-2004, 04:42 PM
Steffi should come back :yeah:

RoddickBabe10
09-12-2004, 05:26 PM
Steffi should come back :yeah:

Agreed- :worship: :worship:

tennischick
09-12-2004, 05:39 PM
...How did you vote TC?
i'm sure you can guess... :p

tennischick
09-27-2004, 03:15 AM
No retirement yet for Agassi

Sun 26 Sep, 10:18 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former world number one Andre Agassi will carry on playing professional tennis for at least another year, says his wife Steffi Graf.

"He has told me that, after the indoor season, he definitely intended to play for another full year," Graf told reporters in Berlin on Saturday.

Many have suggested this year could be Agassi's last on the professional tour, although the 34-year-old American has repeatedly said his plan was to continue playing until he could no longer compete at the top level.

The eight-times grand slam champion reached the semi-finals of this year's Australian Open and the quarter-finals of this month's U.S. Open.

Graf, a former world number one who retired from competitive tennis in August 1999, was in Berlin to play an exhibition match against Argentine Gabriela Sabatini.

"I haven't been on a court for so long for years and I was a bit nervous," said the 35-year-old after beating her former rival 6-1 7-5.

Sabatini was impressed with the German's performance.

"She can make a comeback straightaway," said the Argentine. "I can't believe she hasn't played for five years."

Graf's three-year-old son, Jaden Gil, was watching from the stands.

Graf, who won 22 grand slam singles titles, and Agassi were married in October 2001. They also have a daughter, Jaz, who is 11 months old.

http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/040926/2/6qcs.html

alfonsojose
09-27-2004, 01:30 PM
Andre and Steffi :hug: :hearts: :worship:

YoursTruly
09-27-2004, 02:15 PM
Andre is totally the Jimmy Connors of this era. In terms of longevity. He's showing a new attitude in tennis. Good for him. I don't want it to be just a young 20s sport. Yuck. As for Steffi, I'm not surprised in her result as well as continuing praise from others. She is not 35 at all. She can come back if she wants to anytime and be up there in the top 10, maybe even higher. Steffi and Andre can just take on any era. Richard Williams, McEnroe and other commentators even say that she would be top 10 again and again. Andre and Steffi. My all-time favourites and the best!

alfonsojose
09-27-2004, 02:24 PM
The story about Andre and Davis Cup Final keeps going on. I'm sure he won't play. He loves Aussie Open and wants to be fit for it

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=afp-tennis_davis_usa_blr&prov=afp&type=lgns

Agassi Fan
09-27-2004, 02:27 PM
Andre and Steff are the greates of all time. :-)

Experimentee
09-27-2004, 04:13 PM
Great to hear Andre will be playing another full year :yeah:
All the talk about him retiring soon was all just media speculation, there wasnt a word about it from Andre. Steffi is just about the most reliable source that has given an indication on this.

tennischick
09-29-2004, 01:43 AM
Agassi Says Secret to Success Is His Wife

By Associated Press

September 28, 2004, 8:16 AM EDT


LAS VEGAS -- The secret to success in life? Easy, says Andre Agassi: Find a wife like Steffi Graf. Agassi has found it trying at times to juggle family life, a demanding tennis schedule and his charity work. He concedes he's thought about retirement for the past five years.

"The first key to a great sense of balance is having a great wife," Agassi said by telephone recently. "Without a support system, it wouldn't be possible."

Agassi and his tennis star-wife are raising two children.

"It's a challenge," Agassi says. "As hard as it is at times, the things that are enjoyable are more enjoyable now."

Agassi, 34, is ranked seventh in the world and has committed to a full tournament schedule next year.

"I think we all need challenges in our life," he said. "Because I'm older ... I have a greater capacity to appreciate the rare moments."

Agassi hosts his ninth annual Grand Slam for Children benefit concert in Las Vegas on Oct. 2. Sponsored by the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, the show will feature Josh Groban, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, John Mayer, Ray Romano and Robin Williams. The concert has raised more than $36 million for charity.

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On the Net:

http://www.agassiopen.com/
Copyright © 2004, The Associated Press

http://www.nynewsday.com/entertainment/news/wire/sns-ap-people-andre-agassi,0,1072085.story?coll=sns-ap-entertainment-headlines

Fedex
09-29-2004, 02:16 AM
No retirement yet for Agassi

Sun 26 Sep, 10:18 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former world number one Andre Agassi will carry on playing professional tennis for at least another year, says his wife Steffi Graf.

"He has told me that, after the indoor season, he definitely intended to play for another full year," Graf told reporters in Berlin on Saturday.

Many have suggested this year could be Agassi's last on the professional tour, although the 34-year-old American has repeatedly said his plan was to continue playing until he could no longer compete at the top level.

The eight-times grand slam champion reached the semi-finals of this year's Australian Open and the quarter-finals of this month's U.S. Open.

Graf, a former world number one who retired from competitive tennis in August 1999, was in Berlin to play an exhibition match against Argentine Gabriela Sabatini.

"I haven't been on a court for so long for years and I was a bit nervous," said the 35-year-old after beating her former rival 6-1 7-5.

Sabatini was impressed with the German's performance.

"She can make a comeback straightaway," said the Argentine. "I can't believe she hasn't played for five years."

Graf's three-year-old son, Jaden Gil, was watching from the stands.

Graf, who won 22 grand slam singles titles, and Agassi were married in October 2001. They also have a daughter, Jaz, who is 11 months old.

http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/040926/2/6qcs.html
Wow!! Thats impressive. Steffi. :worship: I hope Andre plays another full season. :)

Billabong
09-29-2004, 02:38 AM
GO andre:D!!!

Lalitha
09-29-2004, 12:22 PM
Keep going Andre! :yeah:

tennischick
10-01-2004, 11:10 PM
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tennischick
10-02-2004, 12:28 PM
http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2004/Oct-01-Fri-2004/photos/agassi.jpg


Friday, October 01, 2004
Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal

Return of Service

Robin Williams among performers repeating their efforts to help Andre Agassi's Grand Slam for Children

By MIKE WEATHERFORD
REVIEW-JOURNAL

The biggest spenders at Andre Agassi's annual benefit concert and auction have paid more than $100,000 each to have dinner with Robin Williams.

Is there anyone Williams would pay that kind of money to dine with?

"Stephen Hawking," the actor-comedian says without hesitation. "Just to meet the greatest mind of the 20th century and now the 21st."

But high bidders at the Grand Slam for Children are willing to settle for probably the fastest comic mind. "At that point you just feel like, `What kind of lap dance can I do?' " Williams says by phone recently.

"It is astonishing, but we've never had anyone come away going, `Thanks for nothing!' We've actually had repeat (bidders). I guess as they say in the city, `You're go-o-o-d. ' "

Aside from the seventh appearance by Williams, this year's MGM Grand event Saturday also sees return visits from Josh Groban, Ray Romano and married country stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, along with Grand Slam newcomer John Mayer.

"It's a pretty wild night, and I'm always shocked at the amount of money he raises," says Williams.

The first benefit in 1995 raised an announced $1.8 million. Last year's topped $6.3 million, which was doubled in a surprise pledge by Beanie Baby creator Ty Warner.

"I'm kind of on the benefit SWAT team all around the country, and (other events) are kind of backing off and he's going forward," Williams says of Agassi.

"He's such a good guy, unless you're playing against him, then he turns samurai," he adds. "It's amazing to see, all of a sudden, this very sweet person's eyes change. With Andre, it's `Yes sir, thank you ma'am,' and then all of a sudden, `Die!" "

For a time, the Agassi benefit was a rare opportunity to see Williams performing stand-up comedy.

But in 2002, he hit the road again, and occasionally performs at the MGM Grand Garden.

"I went back out because (stuff) happened. A lot in the world went on, and there's a lot to talk about, and to not talk about it would be insane," he says.

Last year's benefit stoked some controversy when comedian Dennis Miller filled his set with swipes at the Democratic presidential candidates, the French and others who didn't support the war in Iraq.

That prompted an onstage retort from Elton John, who told the audience, "When people say, `Why do they hate us so much?' (The answer is) Dennis Miller."

"That's kind of the joy of a democracy: You can say one thing and then somebody can give a point-counterpoint," Williams says. "At a benefit you don't normally get that kind of `Hey, I'll tell you ...' Whooo, throwin' it down, WWF, full-contact comedy. But it's part of the drill. Someone says something, someone's gonna respond."

That episode won't make him reconsider his own left-leaning comedy at the benefit.

"It's the call, you know. Can you speak what you think?" he says. "Some people get offended and other people go, `How can he say those things?' Because you have to. Or you feel the need to.

"Do you want to drive people from the place? No, it's Andre's night. So you make a call. But you can't suddenly turn off and go, `How about those cling peaches?' If you take it all away, you come across like a Ken doll."

The controversy and Warner pledge weren't the only things making last year's event an unusual day for Agassi.

The concert came the day after his wife, Steffi Graf, gave birth to their second child, daughter Jaz.

"I was going on 40 hours in a row (without sleep), which I don't think I've done since ... ever," Agassi recalls by telephone last week.

"There's a tradition of after the event, Emeril (Lagasse) opens up his kitchen and cooks for all the artists who want to come. He fires up food for everybody, and we stay there until four o'clock in the morning and we all take cabs home," he explains.

Agassi seemed more ill at ease in the event's early years than he ever looked on the tennis court.

"We took some big chances, but a lot of people took chances with us. There's a lot to live up to," he says.

Since then, he's learned to relax. "I have a seat in the audience, but obviously I'm backstage a lot," he says. "For the most part I try to enjoy part of it.

"The night of the event has gotten to the point where we have so much support, so much momentum, so much community involvement, that it is about enjoying it. It is about sort of reaping the benefits of watching a community come together. And I get a chance to feel those things."

The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation contributes to a dozen local organizations. But the thrust of the fund-raising goes to the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a charter school that receives state funding, but operates as an independent public school.

The school, at 1201 W. Lake Mead Blvd., has 300 students in grades three through eight, and is in the design stage for a high school targeted to open in the fall of 2006.

"When you ask somebody for their time, you want to make sure that it's being used very specifically," Agassi says. "I think what these artists believe in more than anything is the trust and the word of mouth. They know what's going on with it. They believe in what's going on with it."

Some guest stars, such as Miller and singer India.Arie in 2002, have taken time out to tour the charter school.

"To get somebody in that school," Agassi says, "is a sure way of getting somebody's support for a lifetime, that's for sure."


http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2004/Oct-01-Fri-2004/weekly/24848127.html

the cat
10-02-2004, 01:40 PM
It's good to know Andre will be around for atleast 1 more year on the ATP Tour. :) And the great work Agassi has done with the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation tops anyhting he has done as a tennis player! :D

tennischick
10-03-2004, 07:55 PM
Andre Agassi's Ninth All-Star Celebrity Gala Raises More Than $6.1 Million For At-Promise Children

Agassi Continues His Commitment To Assisting Youth In Need

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Andre Agassi and a superstar lineup of
entertainers took the stage Saturday evening at the Grand Slam for Children
presented by Aramis and Designer Fragrances to benefit at-promise youth
organizations in Southern Nevada. The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation
(AACF) raised more than $6.1 million during the weekend benefit, which
featured a black-tie VIP dinner, live auction and concert held at the MGM
Grand Garden Arena.

More than 5,300 fans crowded the arena Saturday night to see performances
by India.Arie, Josh Groban, Faith Hill, John Mayer, Tim McGraw, Ray Romano and
Robin Williams. Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster served as the
musical coordinator for the ninth year.

"Once again, I am overwhelmed by the ongoing support the Grand Slam for
Children receives each year from fellow Las Vegans, national business leaders
and the entertainment industry," Agassi said. "It is gratifying to know that
the money we raised tonight will directly benefit children who require our
immediate assistance."

More than 2,200 VIPs and corporate sponsors attended a pre-concert
reception and dinner. Following the pre-event celebration, the AACF hosted a
live auction with items including a private tennis clinic with Agassi and
Stefanie Graf; dinner with Robin and Marsha Williams; a custom-designed meal
prepared and served by Chef Emeril Lagasse in New Orleans; and a trip for
eight to an exclusive private villa in Anguilla, West Indies.

The Grand Slam for Children concert fundraiser benefits the AACF, a not-
for-profit organization established in 1994 to assist at-risk youth in Las
Vegas, where Agassi was raised. More than 77,000 fans and VIP guests have
attended nine Grand Slam events, raising more than $42.2 million for charity.

Specific charities benefiting from the AACF fund raiser include: The
Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club; Assistance League of Las Vegas' Operation
School Bell; Child Haven; Cynthia Bunker Memorial Scholarship Fund; The Las
Vegas Inner-City Games; Class! Publications; Las Vegas Sun Summer Camp; Boys
Hope/Girls Hope of Nevada; I Have a Dream Foundation; and the Andre Agassi
College Preparatory Academy, a model charter school in West Las Vegas.

Since its inception in 1995, the Grand Slam for Children has been
distinguished by its roster of cream-of-the crop entertainers including: Sir
Elton John, Robin Williams, Don Henley, Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Gloria
Estefan, LeAnn Rimes, Celine Dion, Babyface, Dennis Miller, Stevie Nicks,
Lionel Richie, Martina McBride, Jamie Foxx, Carlos Santana, Rod Stewart,
India.Arie, Luther Vandross, Seal, Vanessa Williams, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Tim McGraw, Wynonna, Jay Leno, Clint Black, Ray Romano, Mick Fleetwood, Amy
Grant, Marc Cohn and The Boys Choir of Harlem. For more information, please
contact the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation at (702) 227-5700.

About the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation
The AACF, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity, was created to
provide recreational and educational opportunities for at-risk boys and girls.
The Foundation strives to assist those underprivileged, abused and abandoned
children who may be deprived of basic options in life. The AACF also offers a
combination of emotional, physical and academic programs designed to enhance a
child's character, self-esteem and career possibilities.

alfonsojose
10-03-2004, 10:35 PM
:cool: Andre. Now keep training and be ready for Madrid, and please stop JesusFed, you're the last hope :speakles: :bowdown: