Its the second time in a row this year Moya is facing a top seed in 1st round ( Nadal @ Montreal 2005 last time] & this time it is no one else then Agassi - Vote for ur favorite here
I think Agassi will b a bit tired - but the home crowd factor does count too
On the other hand - Moya is getting form [ though his 9 aces were not enough to pass through NADAL ]
I pick Moya s m a madMoyaFan [ but do like AGASSI & respect him ]
so Moya in 3 sets hopefully - lets hope he doesn't disappoint me this time
08-14-2005, 07:41 PM
i'd like agassi to win but i think he will be tired so for me moya will win in three sets
08-15-2005, 11:08 AM
Andre Agassi Pulls Out of Cincinnati 's W&SFG Masters
Agassi to Address Media in Cincinnati Monday at 10:30 a.m.
MASON – Defending champion Andre Agassi has pulled out of the Western & Southern Financial Group MASTERS, which starts Monday, August 15 in Mason, Ohio, near Cincinnati. Agassi's agent, Perry Rogers, informed the tournament of Agassi's decision, which was made only a few hours after Agassi lost the final match at the ATP Masters Series event in Montreal on Sunday.
“Perry just called and said Andre is reluctantly unable to play,” said tournament director Bruce Flory. “Perry said Andre had every intention to play in Cincinnati and was very much looking forward to defending his title. He said ‘Andre does not want to start something he can't finish'. I respect his decision, and I think his choice to come to Cincinnati tomorrow shows a tremendous amount of class and respect for the tournament.
“We hate to lose any player, especially the defending champion, but with the stellar field we have in Cincinnati, highlighted by Roger Federer and Andy Roddick in action tomorrow, the tournament will still be spectacular,” Flory said.
Agassi, 35, was in the final of today's ATP Masters Series event in Montreal . He fell in three sets to Spain's Rafael Nadal.
Agassi will appear in Cincinnati tomorrow morning to address the media at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, home of the W&SFG Masters.
08-15-2005, 11:17 AM
Anybody know who replaces him?
08-16-2005, 12:36 PM
Xman saved by AA withdrawal. Can't believe he lost in qualies to Lapentti. Anyway, gets another go now against Carlos. C'mon X!
08-16-2005, 01:11 PM
Xaver Malisse is replacing him..