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Agassi to win Miami

Fumus
03-22-2005, 06:26 PM
In response to the "Nalbandian to win Miami", why not pick someone who is actually play well enough to do it. :)

El Legenda
03-22-2005, 06:33 PM
In response to the "Nalbandian to win Miami", why not pick someone who is actually play well enough to do it. :)

No Not Happening. ROGER FEDERER

World Beater
03-22-2005, 06:49 PM
Who is Roger Federer?

Black Adam
03-22-2005, 06:54 PM
Who is Roger Federer?
Who is David Nalbandian?

World Beater
03-22-2005, 07:02 PM
Who is David Nalbandian?
:haha: :haha: :silly:

Cervantes
03-22-2005, 07:28 PM
Exactly when will the Delta Tour of Champions make its stop in Miami?

NATAS81
03-22-2005, 07:46 PM
Butter up the ole noggin, Andre's bowling for Welcome to Miami $$$ :drive:

RonE
03-22-2005, 07:51 PM
Who will rival him in this event on a toe-to-toe basis?

MisterQ
03-22-2005, 08:18 PM
This would be an appropriate place for his 60th career title. :) :bounce:

Cervantes
03-22-2005, 08:45 PM
This would be an appropriate place for his 60th career title. :) :bounce:

And his 15th Grand Slam ;)

willie
03-22-2005, 09:08 PM
:devil: better i edit.

lucashg
03-22-2005, 09:45 PM
Who will rival him in this event on a toe-to-toe basis?

Hewitt was the only one, but he pulled out. :sad:

Roger-No.1
03-22-2005, 11:06 PM
Who will rival him in this event on a toe-to-toe basis?
:haha:

Very good, RonE.

That Indian Wells surface was hell for Agassi and Lleyton

Fumus
03-23-2005, 02:23 PM
:haha:

Very good, RonE.

That Indian Wells surface was hell for Agassi and Lleyton

IW...is crap...now Miami... ;)

Did anyone catch how Andre played against Coria? Did you...did you? Cuz from what I saw he could definitly rival Federer playing like that. Andre hasn't played well since probably 2003. Last year even when Andre played good he didn't play that well. When I saw him in the Coria match and even the match before that with Pavel, he was on a different level than last year... :D He was in AA battery mode...he keeps going and going and going... :cool:

victory1
03-23-2005, 02:47 PM
GO Agassi, please win this and if you cant then Go Fed!! :D

Gigan
03-23-2005, 03:12 PM
learn this first,
Andre has enough Nasdaq wins:

Forever a Champion


http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/60x60/Agassi_hard.jpeg
- Andre Agassi stands as the youngest and oldest champion in the history of the NASDAQ-100 Open. The American won his first Miami title in 1990 at only 19 years old and won his record sixth title at age 32.

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Sjengster
03-23-2005, 03:33 PM
IW...is crap...now Miami... ;)

Did anyone catch how Andre played against Coria? Did you...did you? Cuz from what I saw he could definitly rival Federer playing like that. Andre hasn't played well since probably 2003. Last year even when Andre played good he didn't play that well. When I saw him in the Coria match and even the match before that with Pavel, he was on a different level than last year... :D He was in AA battery mode...he keeps going and going and going... :cool:

I hate to point this out to you, but Coria is not Federer. Certainly not against Agassi on a fast surface, he isn't. I'm not going to be presumptuous enough to suggest that Agassi could never defeat Federer again, but he'd have to play much better than in his best ever performance against Coria.

As for Agassi potentially taking the title, posters: I know Federer winning would be a snooze for most, but wouldn't Agassi winning Miami AGAIN be an even bigger one? Sheesh, this event hasn't had a decent champion for six years, it's high time it got one at last.

Fumus
03-23-2005, 04:55 PM
I hate to point this out to you, but Coria is not Federer. Certainly not against Agassi on a fast surface, he isn't. I'm not going to be presumptuous enough to suggest that Agassi could never defeat Federer again, but he'd have to play much better than in his best ever performance against Coria.

As for Agassi potentially taking the title, posters: I know Federer winning would be a snooze for most, but wouldn't Agassi winning Miami AGAIN be an even bigger one? Sheesh, this event hasn't had a decent champion for six years, it's high time it got one at last.

You don't like watching tennis very much do you?

Sjengster
03-23-2005, 04:58 PM
You don't like watching tennis very much do you?

I absolutely hate it. The only time it's worth watching is when Schalken plays. :hearts: :hearts:

Fumus
03-23-2005, 05:01 PM
I absolutely hate it. The only time it's worth watching is when Schalken plays. :hearts: :hearts:

Me too :D

Fumus
03-23-2005, 05:12 PM
Sjengster, I love you...you are my hero!!

Now back to Agassi...

HE WILL WIN MIAMI....HE WILL BEAT FED...THEN HE WILL BEAT A VERY INFORM ANDY RODDICK IN THE FINAL...6-7(15), 2-6, 7-6(20), 7-5, 7-6(18)

Sjengster
03-23-2005, 05:14 PM
NO!!!! A final that long wouldn't fit on the tape I'm using...

Fumus
03-23-2005, 05:16 PM
It'll only take 2hrs....I promise. ;)

Sjengster
03-23-2005, 05:25 PM
I see. In those tiebreak sets Roddick will serve an ace on every single point, while thrashing returns into the net on every one of Agassi's serves, hence they will both take about a minute each to hold serve. This pattern will continue in the tiebreaks themselves, until Roddick hits a letcord return winner at 16-15 in the first TB, double-fault at 20-20 in the second, and then double-faults again at 18-19 in the final TB to hand the title to Agassi. It will be the finest match tennis has ever seen.

NATAS81
03-23-2005, 06:17 PM
Yes, A-Rod loves to do that. Get behind an Ad or 30-40. Then fire off 3 or 4 aces. Hahahhaha. Gotta love it. That's becoming his trademark. Fed loves that also. Toying with his opponent.

But since this is about Andre, I'm gonna take his quickness and return of serve over most. You better believe my v$ will be on him, as it was in IW before the nagging lump on the big toe! :mad:

Fumus
03-23-2005, 06:19 PM
I see. In those tiebreak sets Roddick will serve an ace on every single point, while thrashing returns into the net on every one of Agassi's serves, hence they will both take about a minute each to hold serve. This pattern will continue in the tiebreaks themselves, until Roddick hits a letcord return winner at 16-15 in the first TB, double-fault at 20-20 in the second, and then double-faults again at 18-19 in the final TB to hand the title to Agassi. It will be the finest match tennis has ever seen.

Wow...now that would be something to see. :cool:

Fedex
03-23-2005, 07:27 PM
IW...is crap...now Miami... ;)

Did anyone catch how Andre played against Coria? Did you...did you? Cuz from what I saw he could definitly rival Federer playing like that. Andre hasn't played well since probably 2003. Last year even when Andre played good he didn't play that well. When I saw him in the Coria match and even the match before that with Pavel, he was on a different level than last year... :D He was in AA battery mode...he keeps going and going and going... :cool:
I am sorry, but Agassi does not have the game to rival Federer anymore. At the beginning of the year I thought he did, but Federer is able to overpower Agassi pretty easily these days, especially on the faster surfaces. He did play well against Coria, but since when is Coria a hardcourt specialist? :confused: Agassi's biggest problem with Federer is Federer's serve. Need I talk about Coria's serve? That's already enough right there to prove that Coria is a poor example.

Fedex
03-23-2005, 07:28 PM
I see. In those tiebreak sets Roddick will serve an ace on every single point, while thrashing returns into the net on every one of Agassi's serves, hence they will both take about a minute each to hold serve. This pattern will continue in the tiebreaks themselves, until Roddick hits a letcord return winner at 16-15 in the first TB, double-fault at 20-20 in the second, and then double-faults again at 18-19 in the final TB to hand the title to Agassi. It will be the finest match tennis has ever seen.
:haha: :rolls:

Fumus
03-23-2005, 07:43 PM
I am sorry, but Agassi does not have the game to rival Federer anymore. At the beginning of the year I thought he did, but Federer is able to overpower Agassi pretty easily these days, especially on the faster surfaces. He did play well against Coria, but since when is Coria a hardcourt specialist? :confused: Agassi's biggest problem with Federer is Federer's serve. Need I talk about Coria's serve? That's already enough right there to prove that Coria is a poor example.

Yea, Coria serve is not much but the idea that I was getting at is that Andre is playing with more confidence now. Yea and Coria isn't the player Federer is on HC. Coria was however, a finalist at Miami last year and has had some good results on HC. Coria is a pretty darn good player on HC and he got owned by Andre in that match and Andre was hitting some ridiculous shots and he looked like his old self again.

When Andre is on his game playing to the best of his ability he can beat anyone in the world. All this talk about how Andre can't beat Federer but let me remind you he took Fed to 5 at the USO, took Fed to 3 sets(was a bp and hold away from winning that one) at IW and Andre beat Fed at Kooyong last year in straight sets. Definitly not impossible and I would certianly take Andre's chances of beating Fed over Hewitt at the moment. :)

Dirk
03-24-2005, 05:01 AM
Fumus is just mad he can't get away with writing Andy as a possible rival to Federer. Hey Fummy want to make a bet for Miami? Ivan and Andy match? ;)

SAtennis
03-24-2005, 05:08 AM
Smash the duck, Ivan!

Fumus
03-24-2005, 03:31 PM
hey hey, watch it peoples! This thread is about Andre, you wanna talk about Andy pm me....

Fumus
03-24-2005, 03:41 PM
back to Andre....

Andre will play my boy, Feliceno Lopez in the second round. Once through him he is looking at Grosjean or Gaudio niether of which should be a problem for the in form "AA". Then Agassi is looking at Dent or Coria as possible re-match(with Coria) of last weeks amazing match in IW could occur. After that it's likely Andre will play Federer.

It should be interesting to see Andre play Lopez, if he can come out firing on all cylinders like he was against Coria. I expect good results in this tourny and even a possible upset of the world number 1.

Experimentee
03-24-2005, 03:49 PM
I am sorry, but Agassi does not have the game to rival Federer anymore. At the beginning of the year I thought he did, but Federer is able to overpower Agassi pretty easily these days, especially on the faster surfaces. He did play well against Coria, but since when is Coria a hardcourt specialist? :confused: Agassi's biggest problem with Federer is Federer's serve. Need I talk about Coria's serve? That's already enough right there to prove that Coria is a poor example.

Agassi does not have problems with big serves generally. Look at how he handled Joachim when he was serving that big at the AO. If Agassi on hardcourts at Miami does not have the game to handle Federer, then no one does. Last time they played on American hardcourts it was a tight match, so I dont see how he doesnt have the game! Nothing much has changed since then. Its unwise to judge future performances on just that one AO meeting where Andre played bad and Fed was at his best.

Fumus
03-24-2005, 04:01 PM
Agassi does not have problems with big serves generally. Look at how he handled Joachim when he was serving that big at the AO. If Agassi on hardcourts at Miami does not have the game to handle Federer, then no one does. Last time they played on American hardcourts it was a tight match, so I dont see how he doesnt have the game! Nothing much has changed since then. Its unwise to judge future performances on just that one AO meeting where Andre played bad and Fed was at his best.


Yessummm!! :)

MisterQ
03-24-2005, 04:20 PM
Agassi doesn't have any trouble with fast serves coming toward his strike zone, because his reflexes are so exceptional. He had no trouble returning Roddick's 149mph record-matching serve at Queen's Club, for example...

Andre does have trouble these days when the ball is well-placed and out of his strike zone, however, because his close court placement makes it easy for the ball to get by him, and he doesn't move as nimbly as other great returners like Hewitt, Nalbandian, Federer, et al...

I still believe Andre has the game to beat anybody... but whether he can summon that game against Fed is a big question. Federer is so good, and I think he has gotten into Andre's head a bit. Still I won't rule anything out. Andre would have to put in a masterful performance...

Fumus
03-24-2005, 05:02 PM
Agassi doesn't have any trouble with fast serves coming toward his strike zone, because his reflexes are so exceptional. He had no trouble returning Roddick's 149mph record-matching serve at Queen's Club, for example...

Andre does have trouble these days when the ball is well-placed and out of his strike zone, however, because his close court placement makes it easy for the ball to get by him, and he doesn't move as nimbly as other great returners like Hewitt, Nalbandian, Federer, et al...

I still believe Andre has the game to beat anybody... but whether he can summon that game against Fed is a big question. Federer is so good, and I think he has gotten into Andre's head a bit. Still I won't rule anything out. Andre would have to put in a masterful performance...


MisterQ would you expect anything less from the best player in tennis history?

Andre has suprised, upset, and beaten the odds his whole career. This will be a testimony to his greatness. He played so great at IW, I really thought he had a shot. Now is Agassi's chance to capitalize on the new found confidence. He's striking the ball soo agressively now, you'de have to be stupid to say the 6 time champion isn't a favorite for this title. ;)

AgassiFan
03-24-2005, 07:43 PM
Yes, Andre was Federer's equal in 2004. Fun matches.
No, Andre is not even close to being Federer's equal in 2005 and beyond.

Federer is in Andre's head now and doesn't have to play his best to beat him handily; think back to how many "sitting ducks" Andre blew in their AO match.

Andre realizes that if he were born 7-10 years earlier, he'd be dominating men's tennis and it has to piss him. As it is, he is merely very good, but a great tennis.

As far as Shjeng and Fedex almost suggesting that it's impossible for Andre to beat Federer....I guess we have a very different ideas of the meaning of "impossible".

Sjengster
03-24-2005, 07:52 PM
All I was pointing out was that a convincing win over Coria is hardly a great indication that Agassi is playing well enough to take out Federer, which is what Fumus seemed to be suggesting. I don't think it's impossible for Agassi to beat Federer again - indeed, as others have said on this thread if he does it anywhere it will be here in Miami, where his last win over Federer came - but he would have to play much, much better than he ever has against Coria on a hardcourt.

smucav
03-24-2005, 08:11 PM
http://www.tennisreporters.net/sub_chatter_032505.htmlSources have told TR.net that Andre Agassi will pull out of the NASDAQ-100 on Thursday with a toe injury. Lleyton Hewitt, who also wears Nikes, will have surgery on two of his toes and is out at least four weeks….

Billabong
03-24-2005, 08:16 PM
GOOOOOOO Andre:banana:! Go for number 7:cool:!!!

Gigan
03-25-2005, 12:34 AM
read what Andre says himself:
....."Certainly this tournament gives me more motivation to come here and to push through it. But I'll be in a position to hopefully play well. " ...

complete today's interview with Andre Agassi:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=31657&page=3

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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Gigan
03-25-2005, 12:38 AM
Sources have told TR.net that Andre Agassi will pull out of the NASDAQ-100 on Thursday with a toe injury. Lleyton Hewitt, who also wears Nikes, will have surgery on two of his toes and is out at least four weeks…. http://www.tennisreporters.net/sub_chatter_032505.html

Sports - Reuters


Tennis-Agassi Confirms Fitness for Miami

1 hour, 34 minutes ago Sports - Reuters



MIAMI (Reuters) - Andre Agassi (news) says his toe injury will not stop him from playing in the Nasdaq-100 Open, a tournament he has won a record six times.



The 34-year old withdrew from last Friday's Pacific Life Open quarter-final against Lleyton Hewitt (news) but the American said it had healed sufficiently for him to take on France's Paul-Henri Mathieu (news) in his opening match.


"It's doing better," the American said on Thursday.


"It's probably only 30 percent bigger than my other toe now, which is a big step forward. I had an MRI. Structurally, everything was sound. It just showed a tremendous amount of fluid in it."


Agassi said he would not risk playing in Miami if there was any risk of damaging his toe further.


"The pain is considerably better, and knowing that structurally nothing is going wrong with the bone or tendon gives me the freedom to push through anything I might feel. Hopefully I'll be in a position to play well."
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Fumus
03-25-2005, 03:26 AM
Hope Andre...plays...aww...4 weeks...so sad LLeyton..lol..you aren't missing anything anyways.

Dirk
03-25-2005, 05:14 AM
Fumus Hewitt is actually getting better on clay so he is missing a lot actually. Yes he will never win a big clay title but he will come a lot closer to it than Andy.

Fumus
03-25-2005, 05:21 AM
Fumus Hewitt is actually getting better on clay so he is missing a lot actually. Yes he will never win a big clay title but he will come a lot closer to it than Andy.

Funny I don't see anything about Andre in that post.

Dirk
03-25-2005, 05:23 AM
The Hewitt comment had nothing to do with Andre. Breaking your own rules huh?

Chloe le Bopper
03-25-2005, 05:50 AM
Dirk is a card carrying member of the Roddick fan club :hearts:

Fumus
03-25-2005, 05:50 AM
Yessum...Go Andre!!

Fumus
03-25-2005, 05:51 AM
Dirk is a card carrying member of the Roddick fan club :hearts:


Aren't we all... ;)

Chloe le Bopper
03-25-2005, 05:54 AM
You're supposed to go to bed. Shoo!

Fumus
03-25-2005, 02:28 PM
I am awake...thanks for stopping by.

Fumus
04-01-2005, 04:07 PM
*Bump*

Is it so impossible now?

RogiFan88
04-01-2005, 04:29 PM
I hate to point this out to you, but Coria is not Federer. Certainly not against Agassi on a fast surface, he isn't. I'm not going to be presumptuous enough to suggest that Agassi could never defeat Federer again, but he'd have to play much better than in his best ever performance against Coria.

As for Agassi potentially taking the title, posters: I know Federer winning would be a snooze for most, but wouldn't Agassi winning Miami AGAIN be an even bigger one? Sheesh, this event hasn't had a decent champion for six years, it's high time it got one at last.

This is one of my fave posts so far.. :p I love it!

Rogiman
04-01-2005, 04:38 PM
*Bump*

Is it so impossible now?

As impossible as ever :p

tangerine_dream
04-01-2005, 04:43 PM
I know Federer winning would be a snooze for most, but wouldn't Agassi winning Miami AGAIN be an even bigger one? Sheesh, this event hasn't had a decent champion for six years, it's high time it got one at last.

One of the most ignorant things said yet in this thread. Sjengster doesn't disappoint.

Fumus
04-01-2005, 06:35 PM
As impossible as ever :p

Yea, but wasn't it impossible for Safin to beat Federer at AO too? :o

Dirk
04-01-2005, 06:51 PM
Fair enough Fummy but considering what Roger had going against him going into the match he did far better than I thought. We all found out that it was impossible for Andy to put away a injuried and tired Hewitt at Oz. Which loss is more :o?

Fumus
04-01-2005, 07:01 PM
Fair enough Fummy but considering what Roger had going against him going into the match he did far better than I thought. We all found out that it was impossible for Andy to put away a injuried and tired Hewitt at Oz. Which loss is more :o?

I love how you bring up Andy for no reason all the time. Everyone else see how he does that? I am talking about how Agassi has a chance, I sited and example an he brings up how Roddick blew it against Hewitt just to make me feel bad.

Anyways....GO ANDRE!!

Dirk
04-01-2005, 07:36 PM
Just pointing out that it could have been worse for Roger at Oz. You're the one who brought up Marat out of the blew so why not include the other Oz semi-finalist as well. :p

Fumus
04-01-2005, 08:02 PM
Just pointing out that it could have been worse for Roger at Oz. You're the one who brought up Marat out of the blew so why not include the other Oz semi-finalist as well. :p

Actually, someone said it was impossible I was brining up past results saying Fed can be beat on the big stage by big players. You on the other hand brought up garbage to hurt my feelings.

Dirk
04-01-2005, 08:18 PM
Well Roger is entering the match fit so I don't see how Andre has a chance. Roger is 6 wins in a row against Andre so it's a safe statement saying it's impossible. You are right. It is garbage when a player with bigger weapons loses to a injuried tired player. I thought it was impossible to miss all your first serves in tie-breakers but Andy proved me wrong.

Fumus
04-01-2005, 08:27 PM
Well Roger is entering the match fit so I don't see how Andre has a chance. Roger is 6 wins in a row against Andre so it's a safe statement saying it's impossible. You are right. It is garbage when a player with bigger weapons loses to a injuried tired player. I thought it was impossible to miss all your first serves in tie-breakers but Andy proved me wrong.

alright, well, prepare to insert foot into mouth. Andre said "I'm gonna take him out" and Andre doesn't lie.

Dirk
04-01-2005, 08:44 PM
Yeah and Andre will win another slam :tape:

jtipson
04-01-2005, 10:13 PM
alright, well, prepare to insert foot into mouth. Andre said "I'm gonna take him out" and Andre doesn't lie.

You don't think he might have been referring to dinner arrangements after the match? ;)

Denise
04-01-2005, 10:17 PM
Andre said "I'm gonna take him out" and Andre doesn't lie???? Yayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!! Win this -- match agassi!!!!!!! as you never lie :p

niko
04-01-2005, 10:39 PM
Common guys give Andre a brake! He's more likely going to loose to Roger, but don't you think he should get a credit for being out there and still kicking ass taking names,he's the legend he's not a jorneyman like others. :)

oneandonlyhsn
04-02-2005, 01:14 AM
alright, well, prepare to insert foot into mouth. Andre said "I'm gonna take him out" and Andre doesn't lie.

Well Andre lied big time, maybe he meant he's taking Roger out for supper since they appear to be good friends.