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03-25-2009 05:17 PM
duong
Re: Question for federer fans, who did you like more Agassi or Sampras?

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Originally Posted by theRAFA View Post
That is a good point, I was hoping that this thread showed exactly what you said, because most people assume Federer's fans were Sampras fans, but this is not always true, it seems to be about even with Agassi fans becoming Federer fans. I guess Federer takes the ball on the rise a bit which is an Agassi trait (though Agassi takes it a lot earlier, but still)
Actually Sampras's style and Federer's style are very very different ... nearly as much as with Agassi.

As far as I'm concerned, I was astonished by the young Sampras in his first final in 1990 who seemed to have a very complete and "cool" game, whereas, as I said, I didn't like Agassi's marketing and also quite one-sided game.
These first years with Sampras remind me a little bit of the impressions I've had about Federer : such beautiful and perfect game

... but then I became fed-up and boring about Sampras's serve,
and I started to appreciate Agassi : first moment was Wimbledon 1992, which really was a reveal and beauty and desire to support him because to beat the "servers-volleyers" on grass in Wimbledon in that time, which really needed a hard effort and great strokes.

All of this was progressive
... and I precise that I "liked" them both because they were among the most interesting to see, if not the most interesting,

but I loved none of them.

And when they played each other in the 2nd half of the 90's, I was for Agassi, mostly because, like in Wimbledon 1992, I would feel what efforts he needed to do.
Whereas I was really fed-up with how many free points Sampras would win with his serve.

Then my final answer is Agassi, but not by far, not loved any of them, bt liked both of them.

And no none of them has the same style as Federer.
03-25-2009 05:07 PM
duong
Re: Question for federer fans, who did you like more Agassi or Sampras?

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Originally Posted by icedevil0289 View Post
hmmm,maybe because its the fact that I'm younger, but I liked agassi for that entire rebellious attitude that he brought oncourt. I liked the flashy clothes, the charisma he brought and everything.
as I remember, it was not rebellious (arrogant yes, willing to beat the current best) but fully "marketing" in that time.

Agassi (we didn't say "Andre" in that time, as he needed to be older to be more near) was completely surrounded by a marketing business in that time.

I agree that those who only knew the old Agassi couldn't imagine what it was in that time.
03-01-2009 09:36 PM
Sunset of Age
Re: Question for federer fans, who did you like more Agassi or Sampras?

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Originally Posted by icedevil0289 View Post
hmmm,maybe because its the fact that I'm younger, but I liked agassi for that entire rebellious attitude that he brought oncourt. I liked the flashy clothes, the charisma he brought and everything. Its quite interesting that the first slam he won was wimbledon. I think the best thing I like about agassi was his transformation from that bratty kid to a man who worked really hard to get back after falling in the rankings.
Fully agree with you on that!
I don't know how much 'age' is a factor whether to like him or not in his younger days, but I guess you have a point there.
03-01-2009 05:29 PM
jina
Re: Question for federer fans, who did you like more Agassi or Sampras?

I like Samprass
02-23-2009 05:25 PM
icedevil0289
Re: Question for federer fans, who did you like more Agassi or Sampras?

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Originally Posted by Stupid Dream View Post
When Agassi first hit the courts, in his absolutely DREADFUL outfits -
THIS, for instance:
- I couldn't stand him at all.
I thought he made himself look an utter idiot, not just with his outfits & hairband-hairdo, but also with his very bratty behaviour, his silly love-interests (eh... Barbra Streisand??? ), his boycotting of Wimbledon, etc. What an ultimate TOOL he was!

But fortunately, at times, people are able to change their opinion on a player - and during his career he very much grew on me. I started to admire his game and his demeanor, fighting back to the top ten after having been down to somewhere at... was it ATP spot #78? can't remember exactly anymore - he dumped the silly outfits, got rid of the starlets, and slowly-but-steadily changed into a very likeable guy! Of course, when he hooked up with Steffi, he totally won me over (), and I ended up always rooting for him (as long as he wasn't playing Roger) in the final years of his career, which - also very admirable - seemed to last to eternity.
Also the last to win a true Grand Slam. One can't help but admire him. One of the true GOATS imho.

Sampras - FANTASTIC game, always a pleasure to watch (as long as he managed to keep his tongue inside his mouth ). But a bit of a boring personality. Well, it was good for him, so much is sure .
I started to feel for him when his career became in decline and the media openly started to blame his girlfriend (Bridgette) for that. I mean... how :retard: was that??? How difficult must that have been for him to deal with - but he just didn't give a wink and went on concentrating and doing well at the slams.

Also, kudos to him for grabbing his #14 at the age of 31. I hope the Mr. Bozo's and Mr. Prickers of this world remember that, before writing off Roger like they seem to do right now.

hmmm,maybe because its the fact that I'm younger, but I liked agassi for that entire rebellious attitude that he brought oncourt. I liked the flashy clothes, the charisma he brought and everything. Its quite interesting that the first slam he won was wimbledon. I think the best thing I like about agassi was his transformation from that bratty kid to a man who worked really hard to get back after falling in the rankings.
02-22-2009 04:30 PM
Sunset of Age
Re: Question for federer fans, who did you like more Agassi or Sampras?

When Agassi first hit the courts, in his absolutely DREADFUL outfits -
THIS, for instance:
- I couldn't stand him at all.
I thought he made himself look an utter idiot, not just with his outfits & hairband-hairdo, but also with his very bratty behaviour, his silly love-interests (eh... Barbra Streisand??? ), his boycotting of Wimbledon, etc. What an ultimate TOOL he was!

But fortunately, at times, people are able to change their opinion on a player - and during his career he very much grew on me. I started to admire his game and his demeanor, fighting back to the top ten after having been down to somewhere at... was it ATP spot #78? can't remember exactly anymore - he dumped the silly outfits, got rid of the starlets, and slowly-but-steadily changed into a very likeable guy! Of course, when he hooked up with Steffi, he totally won me over (), and I ended up always rooting for him (as long as he wasn't playing Roger) in the final years of his career, which - also very admirable - seemed to last to eternity.
Also the last to win a true Grand Slam. One can't help but admire him. One of the true GOATS imho.

Sampras - FANTASTIC game, always a pleasure to watch (as long as he managed to keep his tongue inside his mouth ). But a bit of a boring personality. Well, it was good for him, so much is sure .
I started to feel for him when his career became in decline and the media openly started to blame his girlfriend (Bridgette) for that. I mean... how :retard: was that??? How difficult must that have been for him to deal with - but he just didn't give a wink and went on concentrating and doing well at the slams.

Also, kudos to him for grabbing his #14 at the age of 31. I hope the Mr. Bozo's and Mr. Prickers of this world remember that, before writing off Roger like they seem to do right now.
02-22-2009 03:55 PM
Rog1
Re: Question for federer fans, who did you like more Agassi or Sampras?

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Originally Posted by Yves. View Post
Sampras, by far.
Wow, Yves not only did you chose Pete like me, but you have the coolest avatar. My all time favourite actor-the one the only Harrison Ford

Great choice. Still it was not easy for me to say Pete at the same time because Andre was cool....what a character AA was on/off court


Linda (Luton-UK)
02-22-2009 01:21 PM
Arwyn_75
Re: Question for federer fans, who did you like more Agassi or Sampras?

I like both of them, both of them have done so much for tennis, it's pretty difficult to choose!
02-18-2009 10:45 AM
dootsiez
Re: Question for federer fans, who did you like more Agassi or Sampras?

^ RogiFan88, I liked Pat the best back then too.

I'm amused at the number of non-Fed fans answering this question, or maybe Fed had more fans that I expected... whatever. Why is it addressed to Fed fans anyway?

I liked Agassi better, Sampras kinda bored me, I only started to like him after I read his biography and realised what a sportsman and champion he was. But Andre was just one hell of a human being, plus he married Steffi Graf, my all time favourite WTA player - great taste heh?
02-18-2009 10:14 AM
Eden
Re: Question for federer fans, who did you like more Agassi or Sampras?

I was never really a fan of Agassi during his early years, though he was an interesting personality for sure even then. I mainly followed his career and life when he and Steffi Graf became a couple.

Sampras was never really a favourite of mine, mostly as he always beat my favourite players of that time. Though as his career got on I really learned to respect Pete for his achievements. Following Roger's career now I acknowledge even more what Pete achieved.
02-17-2009 02:35 PM
didadida
Re: Question for federer fans, who did you like more Agassi or Sampras?

i like Aggasi better
02-17-2009 02:44 AM
RogiFan88
Re: Question for federer fans, who did you like more Agassi or Sampras?

neither of them... I preferred Patrick Rafter at the time
02-17-2009 12:01 AM
LBrock44
Re: Question for federer fans, who did you like more Agassi or Sampras?

I like Pete's game better, but much prefer Agassi as a person. I've met both of them, and Andre is much more personable. Actually, he's very, very nice. Pete? He's more of an introvert.
02-15-2009 09:37 PM
crude oil
Re: Question for federer fans, who did you like more Agassi or Sampras?

a-train all the way.

pete played a more similar style to federer but i feel federer's talent is more like agassi's talent. it has to do with the way they strike the ball and the pure skill.

pete i found really monotonous - like a robot.
02-15-2009 05:07 PM
Minnie
Re: Question for federer fans, who did you like more Agassi or Sampras?

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Originally Posted by icedevil0289 View Post
As a huge federer fan, Agassi is one of my favorite players, which sounds wierd because both have contrasting styles. I can't really pinpoint why I love Agassi. I just enjoyed seeing him play, I loved his personality, and I think he was a decent player. Pete was definitely the better player and in general I enjoy serve and volley tennis, but I just liked Agassi more.
You more or less said it for me, and as I also like s/v, I find it puzzling so guess it has to do with something other than just the style of tennis played. I think for me it had to do with the fact that Fed's on court demeanour when I first saw him (2001 against Pete) reminded me a lot of my first tennis love/hero ... Bjorn Borg. Their games weren't similar either ... but I obviously go for the strong, silent type! Except Roger doesn't seem to be that silent anymore Ah well, I love him anyway.
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