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Old 01-06-2010, 04:52 PM   #241
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AN 'OPEN' DISCUSSION WITH JR MOEHRINGER

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Old 01-06-2010, 10:37 PM   #242
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thanx yoguis,
it was interesting to know...
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:46 AM   #243
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Proust Questionnaire
Andre Agassi


As a brash young upstart, he stretched the limits of tennis etiquette.
Yet his decade-long rivalry with Pete Sampras and eight Grand Slam
victories would establish him as one of the greatest to ever roam the
baseline. Here, the author of the memoir Open–out this month–muses
on family, Federer, and finding his true calling.
Illustration by Risko December 2009


Answer your own Proust Questionnaire on Facebook.

What is your current state of mind?
Content, but expectant.

Which living person do you most admire?
Stefanie Graf.

What is your greatest fear?
Letting down the people I love.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
At times I’ve been blinded by loyalty.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Disloyalty.

What is your greatest extravagance?
I’ve been known to travel vast distances to try out a new snowboard.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
A tie: patience and stoicism.

Which living person do you most despise?
I don’t have time to despise. But there are one or two broken people whom I definitely avoid.

Which talent would you most like to have?
Roger Federer’s.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would be less unsettled/obsessed by questions like this one.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
The Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Waking up one day and not being able to tell the good guys from the bad guys in my life.

What is your favorite occupation?
I haven’t found it yet.

What do you most value in your friends?
Their time.

Who are your favorite writers?
C. S. Lewis, J. R. Moehringer.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Odysseus.

How would you like to die?
At the dawn of the 22nd century, doing something I hate.

What is your motto?
“Never bring a knife to a gunfight.”
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:46 AM   #244
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I just found out that Agassi and Sampras will be playing in Brazil for the farewell tour!

I'm so excited!!!
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:49 PM   #245
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I just found out that Agassi and Sampras will be playing in Brazil for the farewell tour!

I'm so excited!!!
more news?
when it will be?
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:59 PM   #246
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I found it: they will play on 22 May 2010 in Porto Rico, stadium José M. Agrelot, etc, read below...


21/01/2010 - 20:41
Agassi e Sampras disputarão jogo 'amistoso' no Brasil
Dupla protagonizou a maior rivalidade do tênis durante a década de 1990 e trocou farpas nos últimos tempos
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Andre Agassi e Pete Sampras já lideraram o ranking mundial


Dois norte-americanos que já lideraram o ranking da ATP, Andre Agassi e Pete Sampras, participarão de um jogo exibição no Brasil em maio. A turnê de despedida de ambos foi intitulada "Farewell Tour" e também passará por Porto Rico e Colômbia.

Após encerrar a carreira, os dois tenistas trocaram farpas, principalmente quando Agassi lançou uma autobiografia, onde assumiu o uso de drogas e fez críticas a Sampras (entre outras coisas disse que seu adversário era dotado de "espetacular falta de inspiração"), que rebateu e criou alguma polêmica.

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A abertura da "Farewell Tour" será no dia 22 de maio, em Porto Rico, no estádio José M. Agrelot, que pela primeira vez receberá um evento esportivo, já que usualmente é palco para shows musicais. Os outros dois confrontos, em Brasil e Colômbia, ainda não têm data nem local definido.

Os dois tenistas já se enfrentaram 34 vezes pela ATP ao longo de 13 anos. Sampras leva a vantagem tendo vencido 20 dos duelos enquanto Agassi levou a melhor em 14 oportunidades.



Agassi and Sampras will compete game 'friendly' in Brazil
Double starred in the greatest rivalry in tennis during the 1990s and traded barbs in recent times
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Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras have led the world rankings


Two Americans who have led the ATP ranking, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras will participate in an exhibition game in Brazil in May. The farewell tour for two was entitled "Farewell Tour" and will also pass by Puerto Rico and Colombia.

After finishing his career, the two players exchanged barbs, especially when Agassi released an autobiography, where he took the drugs and criticized the Sampras (among other things said that his opponent was gifted with spectacular lack of inspiration "), which countered and created some controversy.

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The opening of the "Farewell Tour" will be on May 22 in Puerto Rico, the stadium José M. Agrelot, for the first time will receive a sporting event, as is usually the stage for concerts. The other two clashes in Brazil and Colombia, have no date or location set.

The two players have met 34 times by the ATP over 13 years. Sampras takes advantage having won 20 duels while Agassi took the best in 14 opportunities.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:54 PM   #247
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Not sure if any of you are following the Agassi twitter feed. (twitter@agassiandre)
At the start there were a few notes from him, but now it's a person in his office posting for sure. Alas. However they are doing a great job of posting and today they posted a link to a short video of SMG and Agassi hitting.
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Oh i could have posted the link there:
http://twitter.com/AgassiAndre
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I just found out that Agassi and Sampras will be playing in Brazil for the farewell tour!

I'm so excited!!!
Are you going?
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Andre Agassi will begin his farewell tour of 2010 in Puerto Rico
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January 21, 2010

San Juan - San Juan, Jan 21 (EFE) .- Former U.S. tennis players Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras made an exhibition match on 22 May at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose M. Agrelot, where the first will begin his 'Farewell Tour' in 2010, organizers reported today.

Tuti Munoz, executive of MB Sports, told Efe that after the two former athletes playing in Puerto Rico, will continue its tour of Colombia and Brazil.

"They are very excited to come. The approach was ours and loved the idea. I think that Andre will be the first time you come to Puerto Rico since I was 16 years," said Munoz.

The entrepreneur also indicated that it will be the first time this coliseum arrange a tennis match since opening in 2004.

The Coliseum has performed some of the biggest stars, including Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Santana, Maná, Juan Luis Guerra, Ricky Martin, Usher, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Aventura, among others.
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Are you going?
I want to go soooo bad! But it will depend on 'when' and 'where'.
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I want to go soooo bad! But it will depend on 'when' and 'where'.
I hope you'll be able to
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A couple of funny "remember the old days" tweets of commercials the last couple of days:

http://twitter.com/AgassiAndre
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CARLOS SANTANA RESUMES JOINT RESIDENCY, PARTNERS WITH ANDRE AGASSI

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CARLOS SANTANA RESUMES JOINT RESIDENCY, PARTNERS WITH ANDRE AGASSI

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http://www.vegasdeluxe.com/blogs/lux...y-partners-an/

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http://www.vegasdeluxe.com/blogs/lux...ndre-agassi-p/
thanks for article and pictures !

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