Forum Umpire:, Gaston Gaudio,
Mocking Kucera when he was having problems with his balltoss is the epitome of classy behaviour. Spare me the bullshit.Actually, at the beginning of his career, there was not a player I disliked more. Agassi was a brash, cocky self-serving jerk...who even pulled a Djokovic when he took a bathroom break against Edberg once in order to recover and win a match. HOWEVER, by the end of his career, he represented all that was good in sports. He was a well spoken man, who appreciated his talent and his ability to entertain the fans through it. He was primarily concerned with his academy, even leaving Nike because of their refusal to help him along these lines. And his level of humility and respect for his opponents was epic. The respect of his peers was the tell-tale sign for me. When you hear about Rafa running through the bowels of Arthur Ashe Stadium to see Agassi's farewell...and holding back tears after hearing him speak...well, that speaks volumes about the transformation of the man. How many athletes do you know who were viewed as classy representatives of the game during the foremost years of their careers, but who became tranwrecks...embroiled in scandal after scandal? From feast to famine, so to speak. Agassi went from crass to class.
Which party are you trying to be Presidential candidate for in the 2008 election with this speech.