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Forgive me my ignorance, but i'd like to ask some experts why Agassi struggled so badly against Federer (losing 6 last meetings), whereas Nole seems to be already closer to Federer than AA ever was.

AA and Nole both are great returners, good baseliners, a good 1st serve when needed, I dont get AA couldn't target the Federer backhand more and be more competititive?

It would appear AA was almost in awe of Federer or perhaps Roger was just a better player then? Imho, I think this younger generation are perhaps more fearless and maybe even Federer has dropped off a bit?


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Agassi was already on the downfall of his career when Federer became "Federer".

I remember Agassi destroying Federer in a Miami final back in the early of this decade though.
 

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Forgive me my ignorance, but i'd like to ask some experts why Agassi struggled so badly against Federer (losing 6 last meetings), whereas Nole seems to be already closer to Federer than AA ever was.

AA and Nole both are great returners, good baseliners, a good 1st serve when needed, I dont get AA couldn't target the Federer backhand more and be more competititive?

It would appear AA was almost in awe of Federer or perhaps Roger was just a better player then? Imho, I think this younger generation are perhaps more fearless and maybe even Federer has dropped off a bit?


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1970 Mr Andre VS 1981 Roger

How you go to compare this two, 11 Years between them

That's tough to compare, Tough to say this.

But Djok is a great returner, But he is still not great as Mr. Andre
 

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already answered.

It's easy to own your opponents when they are 33-35 already. Even tho, Agassi himself said he doesn't think he would have the edge ofer Federer even on his prime. Maybe due to his rivalry with Sampras, he says Federer is the best against he has ever played.
 

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Yeah, when the guy has battled with Sampras for that length of time how can he be expected to tussle as hard with another arch nemesis at 33-35. Good and obvious point
 

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Different match-up different style.

Agassi would normally try to overpower Fed with pace and that plays right into Roger's hands.

Nole plays a more controlled type of game feeding him deep shots without as much penetration keeping him pinned back, waiting for a shorter reply and moving him around the court with the angles.

In the 2005 U.S. Open final Agassi had the most success in that second set when he was kicking the serve up to Roger's backhand and hitting those deep loopy shots to the Federer backhand. The moment Agassi tried to outhit Roger it was curtains for him.
 

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Nole is already better than Andre ever was. Period.
This is one of the lamest things I've heard lately.

Faker is milion light years away from the tennis which was produced by Andre.
C'mon- don't make stupid out of yourself, the Faker will never be as close as good tennis player , nore will ever achieve that much as Andre has achieved in much better competition today.
Period.
 

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As for the ever repeated age issue, the general agreement amongst viewers was that Agassi played as well in the USO 2005 final as he ever played.
 

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Nole is a clown :p
 

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Nole is already better than Andre ever was. Period.
LOLOLOLOLOL

Are you kidding me>? That's a big joke. Djok better than Andre, Even Djok can not agree with it
 

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Federer 8:3 Agassi
Federer 5:1 Djokovic

Don't see much of a difference there.
Never compare this.

If you don't believe, 6 Years later, yOu got 32 years old Roger to play a 20 years old Top 5 players, To see what's going on
 
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