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What is Andre's upcoming schedule?

suus21
03-30-2005, 10:49 PM
I think he will play the clay courts in Houston and then heads to France and maybe play in St. Pollten again i;m not sure

Agassi Fan
03-30-2005, 10:59 PM
Came to St Pölten plz!
One our from me by car.

Agassi Fan
04-05-2005, 11:51 AM
Monce-Carlo or Rome? Or both?

suus21
04-05-2005, 12:12 PM
no monte carlo he hates it there

Agassi Fan
04-05-2005, 12:24 PM
But his name is on the entry list.

Agassi Fan
04-05-2005, 12:25 PM
He'll go to Houston (April 18-24), take a week off and then play the back-to-back Masters Series events at Rome (May 2-8) and Hamburg (May 9-15). That gives him three tournaments, which should be adequate match play, while still giving himself at least seven days of rest before the start of the French.

suus21
04-05-2005, 01:01 PM
I don't think he will play Hamburg depends on the results in Rome.

Steffi
04-05-2005, 06:03 PM
Go to Rome Andre!

smucav
04-05-2005, 08:58 PM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/tennis/sfl-bricker05apr05,0,273866.column?coll=sfla-sports-tennisAgassi learns to keep busy
Charles Bricker
Sports Columnist
April 5, 2005

Ten months after one of the worst scheduling decisions of his 18-year career, Andre Agassi has rethought his attack on the clay-court season and will go after the French Open this year more aggressively than he has since 2001.

He'll go to Houston (April 18-24), take a week off and then play the back-to-back Masters Series events at Rome (May 2-8) and Hamburg (May 9-15). That gives him three tournaments, which should be adequate match play, while still giving himself at least seven days of rest before the start of the French.

This will be one more event than he played in 2002 and 2003 and a major departure from the crazy plan he put together in 2004, when he decided to take off almost the entire spring and play the smaller tournament at St. Poelten, Austria, one week before Roland Garros.

The idea was to work hard off court, get some matches in Austria and arrive in Paris with fresh legs and grooved strokes.

It was a lesson in humility that clay has a way of visiting on every player.

Agassi lost in the first round at St. Poelten to doubles specialist Nenad Zimonjic and walked into the French almost cold turkey, where he was beaten in straight sets by a French qualifier, Jerome Haehnel, who was ranked No. 271 and playing his first ATP level match.

Lesson learned.

"It was a terrible call I made. I mean, I was beside myself," Agassi said. "I'm not the kind of player that does well without matches. I can do well without practice. I can't do well without matches. I need to get relaxed out there and remind myself how hard I work to make it seem easy at times.

"It's not easy for me to remember that when I've been away for six weeks."

Twenty-four days before his 35th birthday, Agassi remains one of the phenomena of sport. There is no more grueling Grand Slam than the French, which is, as much as anything, a test of endurance.

But Agassi isn't worried about the effect a stepped-up clay schedule will have on his legs.

"My legs are treating me well right now," he said. "I don't have an issue with that. My back is better. My hip, as a result of that nerve they found, is better.

"I got it treated. I'm able to lunge, to sprint to balls and recover and force myself to play to my standard. That's a good sign. So I'm not worried about my legs. I'd be more worried about what I need mentally right now just to feel prepared."

The clay court season began in Valencia, Spain, on Monday, and Rafael Nadal, who lost a five-set, 3-hour and 47-minute final to Roger Federer at Key Biscayne, is not looking for time off. He'll play Juan Carlos Ferrero, the 2003 French winner, in the first round.

What Nadal has shown this year, and especially at Key Biscayne (even though it's a hardcourt tournament), is that he rates the early favorite's role to win the French.

This is going to be an extremely competitive clay court season with a dozen key players looking for the mental edge that comes with a title in a lead-up tournament, and all of them trying to make sure they play enough but not too much.

If I had to line up the five top clay court players right now, it would be, in order, Nadal, Agassi, Federer, Guillermo Coria and Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Why is Coria, last year's runner-up, fourth on the list? Maybe he'll magically transform himself now that he's on clay, but he hasn't played at an elite level since June.

Why is Federer third, when he's gone out in the first round twice and third round once in the last three seasons? Because we all know he has the game to win on clay and he couldn't possibly have a higher confidence level than he does now.

Why is Ferrero on that list? His game is coming. He showed at Key Biscayne that he's not far off in his return for injury. The speed is there, but he needs the consistency that he will get with match play.

And where is Gaston Gaudio, last year's accidental French Open winner, and Carlos Moya, David Nalbandian and Lleyton Hewitt? Close behind but not top five.

Nadal will turn 19 on June 3, the day of the men's semifinals in Paris. I think his celebration, and another one on June 5, will take place on the red clay at Roland Garros.

Charles Bricker can be reached at cbricker@sun-sentinel.com

Copyright © 2005, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Gigan
04-09-2005, 05:01 AM
04.05.05 - Preliminary clay court schedule leading up to the French Open:


Houston - April 18-24,
Rome - May 2-8,
Hamburg - May 9-15.


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bad gambler
04-09-2005, 05:05 AM
hope he gives a good account on clay and forget about last season's performance on clay :bounce:

this is my first post in the dre forum :wavey:

MisterQ
04-09-2005, 05:26 AM
hope he gives a good account on clay and forget about last season's performance on clay :bounce:

this is my first post in the dre forum :wavey:

:banana:

Howdy, bg. :wavey: :hatoff:

Gigan
04-11-2005, 10:43 AM
No word on Agassi, Roddick for RCA

By Mark Ambrogi
mark.ambrogi@indystar.com
April 11, 2005


RCA Championships tournament director Rob MacGill is still awaiting decisions from his two top targets, two-time defending event champion Andy Roddick and Andre Agassi.

Yet MacGill figures the Indianapolis tourney's early commitments give it a nice blend.

Among the nine announced commitments are four top U.S. players, Taylor Dent, James Blake, Robby Ginepri and Vince Spadea. Dent is having the best season of the group, currently ranked No. 11 in the ATP points race.

Other players entering the July 18-24 tournament are 2002 RCA champ Greg Rusedski and the past two RCA runners-up, Paradorn Srichaphan (2003) and Nicolas Kiefer (2004).

Also headed for Indianapolis are Tommy Haas and Xavier Malisse. Haas has the highest entry ranking of the committed players at No. 16. Third-ranked Roddick had planned to play in the Davis Cup quarterfinals July 15-17. But Croatia upset the Americans in early March.

"That (loss) gives us the opportunity to continue our dialogue with him, and we're doing everything we can to get him to review his scheduling," MacGill said.

The entry deadline is in June. Agassi committed to Indianapolis last summer but withdrew because of a hip injury.

"Andre has made it clear to everyone that he's going to let things settle for the first clay court season and then he'll make some decisions in mid- to late May as far as his schedule in the hardcourt season," MacGill said.

MacGill said the Davis Cup quarterfinals have hampered his ability to secure commitments from several players, including Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic and Mario Ancic.

Clay court tournaments in Stuttgart, Germany, and The Netherlands will be held the same week as the RCAs.

Top-ranked Roger Federer is a long shot for Indianapolis because he will play in a tournament in his native Switzerland right after Wimbledon.

MacGill is hopeful promising 15-year-old American Donald Young will accept a wild card.

Call Star reporter Mark Ambrogi at (317) 444-2806.
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I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-11-2005, 02:22 PM
Good luck to you in all clay season. ;)

Steffi
04-11-2005, 07:30 PM
Yes, good luck on clay Andre!!!

MisterQ
04-11-2005, 08:12 PM
Came to St Pölten plz!
One our from me by car.

I was sad when he lost there last year because i knew you were excited to see him... :sad:

Maybe you can take a bigger trip to Rome? ;)

J. Corwin
04-12-2005, 07:09 AM
hope he gives a good account on clay and forget about last season's performance on clay :bounce:

this is my first post in the dre forum :wavey:

hello :wavey::cool:

And I want Andre to play Hamburg...and win it! :lol: Then he would only need Monte Carlo to complete his TMS collection. ;)

Agassi Fan
04-13-2005, 05:08 PM
I was sad when he lost there last year because i knew you were excited to see him... :sad:

Maybe you can take a bigger trip to Rome? ;)


I will ask my friends, maybe we can go to Hamburg.

hythger
04-13-2005, 08:23 PM
I just hope Andre has a great clay season!
Go Andre

Gigan
07-18-2005, 10:39 AM
I just hope Andre has a great clay season!
Go Andre

Now we just hope Andre has a great hard suface season!
Go Andre

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Steffi
07-20-2005, 05:36 PM
US Open is next?

Shirogane
07-20-2005, 07:16 PM
LA, Cincy, Washington

Then USO.

kk8he
07-21-2005, 04:12 AM
I hope he plays montreal too. I would like him to win Montreal and Cincy back to back.
Before that he must try to win LA.

Gigan
07-24-2005, 12:33 AM
Tennis > US Open > News

Agassi among New York field

Andre Agassi, who hasn't played since losing to Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in the French Open first round, is among five past champions on the entry list for the U.S. Open, the final major championship of the season, starting at Flushing Meadows in New York on 29 August.

http://img1.eurosport.com/imgbk/tennis/all/big_md-i182015.jpg

Two-times winner Agassi has been bothered by a lower back injury over the past 12 months and is hoping to return to the men's tour at Los Angeles next week.

Defending champion Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt and Marat Safin as other past winners in the field, join Agassi.

The Top 100 in the current ATP Tour rankings are on the official entry list, along with four men who have protected rankings. Sixteen players will be added to the field in qualifying, and eight will receive wild cards.

In all, 12 major champions were entered Thursday. Seedings will be based on the 22 August rankings, and the draw will be made on 24 August.



Eurosport - J - 22/07/2005

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Gigan
07-24-2005, 12:37 AM
Agassi set for return to tennis in Los Angeles after back injury
Jul 23, 2005, 15:21 GMT
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Los Angeles - Andre Agassi will return to tennis after two months off with a back injury, testing his fitness as top seed at the Mercedes-Benz Cup from Monday.

The eight-time grand Slam winner and three-time champion at the outdoor event, has not played since losing a two-sets-to-love lead over Finn Jarkko Nieminen in the first round of the French Open.

Agassi missed Wimbledon as his sciatic nerve problem failed to improve; he has been relying on occasional pain-killing injections this season and has played in only ten events with a 22-10 record.

The 35-year-old world number 6 opens play against a qualifier at the 32-man event staged on the campus of UCLA.

Agassi was moved into the top LA position after disappointed and demoralised Andy Roddick withdrew just hours after losing a quarter- final in Indianapolis to Robby Ginepri.

Roddick, who admitted that he still hasn't gotten over his Wimbledon final loss to Roger Federer, cited a sore knee as his medical excuse.

The American has not won a major title since the 2003 U.S. Open and stands fourth in the world.

"I am deeply disappointed I will be unable to compete due to soreness in my right knee," read a statement from Roddick. "After consulting with my coach and trainer, we feel that it is critical that I have some recovery time."

Roddick is still entered in a full schedule of events this summer until the August 29 start of the U.S. Open.

His best showing in Los Angeles was the 2002 semi-finals.

Seeded second behind Agassi is Slovak Dominik Hrbaty, with 2004 finalist Nicolas Kiefer, defending champion Tommy Haas, Taylor Dent, Mario Ancic, Sebastien Grosjean and Brit Greg Rusedski filling out the seedings.

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