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During what time period did agassi play his best tennis?

mark73
10-20-2011, 03:44 PM
Interesting question I think because his career overlaps with the career of so many all time greats. From Mcenroe/lendl to Federer/Nadal. Some people might think the answer to this question can help us compare the greatness of players from different generations.

Does anyone know if Agassi was asked this question? Obviously he knows best.

Personally. I'm not sure, but I do believe that he played SOME of his best tennis from 1999 right up until 2005. I think although older he was certainly more motivated than he was for much of the 90's and generally fitter as well. For much of the 90's I think he was underachieving. Simply less motivated. On the other hand he was quicker in the 80's and most of the 90's.

Any thoughts?

LawrenceOfTennis
10-20-2011, 03:46 PM
1995

Naudio Spanlatine
10-20-2011, 03:48 PM
99 and 95

mark73
10-20-2011, 03:55 PM
Has he ever been asked? Someone should ask him. Is he on twitter?

LawrenceOfTennis
10-20-2011, 03:57 PM
Has he ever been asked? Someone should ask him. Is he on twitter?

I read his book last year and I think somewhere he mentions his prime was in 95 summer referring to the great streak.

mark73
10-20-2011, 04:02 PM
I read his book last year and I think somewhere he mentions his prime was in 95 summer referring to the great streak.

Makes sense. But that's a very short period of time. We know he had lots of problems in the 90's. In 1998 he started a rigorous exercise program which makes me think that one could argue he was consistently better from 1999-2005 then in his unstable years.

Any thoughts?

Sophocles
10-20-2011, 04:04 PM
1995 was his highest level I think, but you're right, he was consistently good 1999-03 in a way he wasn't at any other comparable period.

LawrenceOfTennis
10-20-2011, 04:15 PM
Makes sense. But that's a very short period of time. We know he had lots of problems in the 90's. In 1998 he started a rigorous exercise program which makes me think that one could argue he was consistently better from 1999-2005 then in his unstable years.

Any thoughts?

Just checked w/l, and 1995 is the best year while 1999 comes second tied with 1998.
And yes, I also think between 1999-2001 was a great period.

Johnny Groove
10-20-2011, 04:49 PM
95 was his peak for sure.

But 99 to 05 was his consistently high level of play.

TBkeeper
10-20-2011, 05:01 PM
so.... Davydenko have beaten Agassi in his high level of play ? wow !

Stephan
10-20-2011, 08:42 PM
it should be complete period 1995-2003 :)
Andre just lost few years because of problems with first wife ;)

MatchFederer
10-20-2011, 08:44 PM
Greatest player of the 90's!

Stephan
10-20-2011, 08:47 PM
Greatest player of the 90's!

20 years in Top 10 !!! :)

last Grand Slam in age of 33 !

who can repeat?

Haelfix
10-20-2011, 08:51 PM
1995 probably. His come back in 99 was pretty impressive as well. Can't go wrong either year.

He stayed good all the way till the end as he wasn't the type of player that really relied on athleticism to a huge degree so when he lost a step it didn't matter as much. Although the last few years he was less consistent gamewise even if he could show his A game for a match, or a few sets here and there.

Stephan
10-20-2011, 08:58 PM
1995 probably. His come back in 99 was pretty impressive as well. Can't go wrong either year.

He stayed good all the way till the end as he wasn't the type of player that really relied on athleticism to a huge degree so when he lost a step it didn't matter as much. Although the last few years he was less consistent gamewise even if he could show his A game for a match, or a few sets here and there.

He was not so bad as an athlet look, ;)


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better than any James Bond :) :) :)

MatchFederer
10-20-2011, 09:11 PM
He was not so bad as an athlet look, ;)


http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/data/511/Android.JPG

better than any James Bond :) :) :)

Sure he could still move and was strong but not in Sampras, Fed's, Nadal's, Djoker's league.

Agassi had insane hand-eye coordination and was the purest striker of the ball out of all of these players probably. He's in a league of his own on that front perhaps! Or maybe Connors too, and maybe some super old timers I have no clue about.

Forehander
10-20-2011, 09:15 PM
2001 Australian Open was definitely one of his peak performance.

Stephan
10-20-2011, 09:31 PM
Sure he could still move and was strong but not in Sampras, Fed's, Nadal's, Djoker's league.

Agassi had insane hand-eye coordination and was the purest striker of the ball out of all of these players probably. He's in a league of his own on that front perhaps! Or maybe Connors too, and maybe some super old timers I have no clue about.
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but they were/are not so attractive, ;)
:):p :worship:

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DYJBAA
10-20-2011, 10:59 PM
In terms of individual year

1994-95 was his bully-flashy-dominant form, but 1999-2000 was his best Grand Slam stretch 4 finals 3 wins

Topspindoctor
10-21-2011, 02:51 AM
During/after 1999 - Steffi taught him how to play properly and not clown around.