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Forehander 11-27-2012 09:13 PM

Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005
 
Does anybody still remember that match?

I always thought it to be one of the best matches I've ever seen. Johansson blistering 1st and 2nd serves like a machine and slapping balls left and right winners after winners. It was definitely one of the most impressive BALL BASHING (and i mean just pure pure pure brainless ball bashing) display I have ever seen. No rhythm or rallies whatsoever, whatever in strike zone it's almost a winner. In total Johansson on that night served a grand slam record of 51 aces (now broken by Karlovic of 55) and played in zone tennis. Even the big man himself said "he felt he could have served better" at the post match interview.

The old Agassi however fended off the in the zone big man impressively and won the match 7–6(4), 6–7(5), 6–7(3), 4–6. Tbh after the first set I didn't think Agassi had a chance, but the guy showed why he's one of the best service returner ever and turned the match around. Impressive stuff.

Of course though the next round he met an in form Federer and got demolished.

GOATsol 11-27-2012 09:17 PM

Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005
 
no because I was 11

Jverweij 11-27-2012 09:20 PM

Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005
 
I care. Pim pim was a fun player to watch. Its too bad he had to quit playing. Sweden's been quite unlucky. With him and Soderling they would've had an excellent DC team

asmazif 11-27-2012 09:34 PM

Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005
 
yeh, absolute shitstorm of aggressive tennis, not least the brutal serving ofc - seriously great effort from Agassi to come out of it with the win.

this shows the serving performance, at least:


Litotes 11-27-2012 09:46 PM

Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Forehander (Post 12583028)
Does anybody still remember that match?

I always thought it to be one of the best matches I've ever seen. Johansson blistering 1st and 2nd serves like a machine and slapping balls left and right winners after winners. It was definitely one of the most impressive BALL BASHING (and i mean just pure pure pure brainless ball bashing) display I have ever seen. No rhythm or rallies whatsoever, whatever in strike zone it's almost a winner. In total Johansson on that night served a grand slam record of 51 aces (now broken by Karlovic of 55) and played in zone tennis. Even the big man himself said "he felt he could have served better" at the post match interview.

The old Agassi however fended off the in the zone big man impressively and won the match 7–6(4), 6–7(5), 6–7(3), 4–6. Tbh after the first set I didn't think Agassi had a chance, but the guy showed why he's one of the best service returner ever and turned the match around. Impressive stuff.

Of course though the next round he met an in form Federer and got demolished.

Also slighly surpassed by Isner's 113...... But 51 is still the record for any round later than the 1st. And record for a match not going to five sets.

BauerAlmeida 11-27-2012 09:47 PM

Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005
 
Great match. Johansson was very good at that time. He played great at the USO 2004 too and had an epic match with Roddick.

What a pitty that injuries ruined him.

samanosuke 11-27-2012 09:51 PM

Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005
 
Even if Agassi was maybe the best returner in history of the game it wasn't surprise so big number of aces against him. Not few times in his carrier he ate 40+ aces. Against big servers he was kind of returner who was picking sides before the ball left server's racket. When he put racket on the ball it was blistering return but often he didn't

asmazif 11-27-2012 09:58 PM

Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005
 
also LOVE how Agassi seemed to gradually, slowly but surely, move back and back behind the baseline in order to return - 1:56 in the vid is my fav, compare it to the start where he's almost on the baseline (went in closer in fits and starts though).

Orange Wombat 11-27-2012 10:02 PM

Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005
 
GM stands for General Messages, not Great Matches. Which means that this should be in a retired players thread or something :wavey:

Johansson :drool: He hit harder than a hippo with rabies

Freak3yman84 11-27-2012 10:15 PM

Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005
 
Mug match, mug players

End da Game 11-27-2012 10:58 PM

Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005
 
safin vs federer in the same slam was arguably a better performance

Johnny Groove 11-27-2012 11:07 PM

Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005
 
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Originally Posted by Freak3yman84 (Post 12583118)
Mug match, mug players

Shut the fuck up and respect these two legends.

What an awesome match. Johansson's serve was wicked in 04-05.

And even old man Agassi at 35 was beating top 10 players and making slam finals.

BauerAlmeida 11-27-2012 11:16 PM

Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by End da Game (Post 12583204)
safin vs federer in the same slam was arguably a better performance

Best match ever.

Freak3yman84 11-27-2012 11:17 PM

Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Groove (Post 12583224)
Shut the fuck up and respect these two legends.

No; No. :sport:

Drugassi was a washed up mug.
Mughansson was just lucky in a weak era.

BroTree123 11-28-2012 01:00 AM

Re: Andre Agassi vs Joachim Johansson AO 2005
 
Why bring up Roddick in every thread you comment on, it doesn't make sense :lol: Oh wait... I knew that already.


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