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Old 03-08-2004, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default Agassi may not play a claycourt event before Roland Garros

I find it interesting that Andre won't be playing any claycourt events before the French Open this year. He won't even play the event in Houston. Poor Jim McIngvale is probably crying.

Anway, I wonder if Andre will be able to make it to the later rounds there if he does't play a single match between Miami and the French Open.

Here's the article:

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory...ts/ten/2435535
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Old 03-08-2004, 12:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: Agassi may not play a claycourt event before Roland Garros

WOW... I'm shocked that he's not playing Houston.

Andre's clearly resting himself for the more important tournaments. But I'm surprised he won't even play any of the clay TMSs.

I was actually pretty surprised he pulled out of Scottsdale, where he's usually done quite well, won 4 times, and says it's one of his favorite tourneys to play.

I think we're seeing the downswing of Andre
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Old 03-08-2004, 12:31 AM   #3
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I find it interesting that Andre won't be playing any claycourt events before the French Open this year. He won't even play the event in Houston. Poor Jim McIngvale is probably crying.

Anway, I wonder if Andre will be able to make it to the later rounds there if he does't play a single match between Miami and the French Open.

Here's the article:

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory...ts/ten/2435535
I don't like Jim McIngvale. He looked like that he had a stomachache when Federer defeat Agassi in Masters Cup final last year.
Just a nationalist.
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Old 03-08-2004, 12:33 AM   #4
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oh god. not again.
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Default Re: Agassi may not play a claycourt event before Roland Garros

Not totally shocked but it is a bit surprising. But it was gonna happen sooner or later.
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Agassi definitely cut down a lot on his regular schedule... I hope he'll find a way to be ready for RG!
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if i were Agassi i too would pass on the Mattress King's blatant and shameless exploitation of my presence in his tourny. go Andre!!!!!
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agassi is a man with a full hand of cards and no expression right now, nobody knows what hes thinking but somewhere in his head he wants a crack at one last slam this year.
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I don't like Jim McIngvale. He looked like that he had a stomachache when Federer defeat Agassi in Masters Cup final last year.
Just a nationalist.
what you saying??? you saying hes pro american ??? You saying he wanted a u.s player to win the event??? OH my word this could really set the cat amongst the pigeons ROFLMAO !!!!
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what you saying??? you saying hes pro american ??? You saying he wanted a u.s player to win the event??? OH my word this could really set the cat amongst the pigeons ROFLMAO !!!!
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what you saying??? you saying hes pro american ??? You saying he wanted a u.s player to win the event??? OH my word this could really set the cat amongst the pigeons ROFLMAO !!!!
You don't understand pal. Jim was given Roger these odd looks and altogether not being such a good loser. He spent so long interviewing Andre, and took half that long with Roger. He openly cheered on Andre, something that a tournament director shouldn't do, and allowed ballkids to run up to Agassi and ask for his autograph, but not Roger's. He even wore a shirt blatantly showing the American flag, showing he has no interest in players from any other nationality. Altogether, he did not stay OPENLY unbiased as a tournament director should, and then antagonized Roger.
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Hahaha, you got tricked Domino.
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He even wore a shirt blatantly showing the American flag, showing he has no interest in players from any other nationality.
This comment shows your own ignorance. Mattress Mack ONLY owns shirts with the US flag on it.

and for the last time, Mack is not the tournament director, he is the tournament PROMOTER/chair. The tournament director is someone else. Not that this excuses/justifies Mack's behavior, but if you're going to continue to harp on this, at least get the facts right.
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Agassi will always be a strong contender. He is not the player who needs weeks of preparation, in my opinion. But he won't claim the title. He's old, and you can see he's taking it more slowly and rightfully so.
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This comment shows your own ignorance. Mattress Mack ONLY owns shirts with the US flag on it.

and for the last time, Mack is not the tournament director, he is the tournament PROMOTER/chair. The tournament director is someone else. Not that this excuses/justifies Mack's behavior, but if you're going to continue to harp on this, at least get the facts right.
Bunk, I believe this is an international event which is aired to worldwide audiences...you certainly don't expect anybody outside of US or Houston know what sort of shirts Jim whoever owns do you? And how does this show any ignorance of one?

Even as a tournament PROMOTER, he has done nothing to promote anything as I can see except probably his very famous shirts (now we all know about that and certainlly will be more forgiving towards that and his close relationships with Andre and Steff. Domino did get half of his sentence about this guy right though : "showing he has no interest in players from any other nationality"
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