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cricman
August 29, 2005, 05:03 PM
Theres gonna be a new womens champ as Kuznetsova lost.

If all go's to plan Federer and Agassi will play in the quarters, like last year Federer won in 5 sets. Please if Federer makes it to the final Spare Hewitt the embarassement he'd have to got through to Federer, Nadal is looking good.

Still I like the Old Man Agassi, let him win and then retire, i just wanna see sharapova win she always looks good in NYC.

who do you guys think will win the open?

newbie
August 29, 2005, 05:47 PM
Federer has won the last consequetive 21 finals he has been in! He will be the champ!

mwrkhan
August 29, 2005, 05:52 PM
I don't care who wins as long as it isn't Agassi.

Tigers_eye
August 30, 2005, 08:45 AM
Roddick??? anyone?

cricman
August 30, 2005, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by mwrkhan
I don't care who wins as long as it isn't Agassi.

As long it's not federer, ih does win i'd like to see him earn it play a couple 5 set matches just don't go 6-1,6-2,6-3.



Roddick??? anyone?


when he fired his old coach that's when he was done.

Edited on, August 30, 2005, 7:27 PM GMT, by cricman.

cricman
August 30, 2005, 10:22 PM
Roddick just lost in straight sets 7-6,7-6,7-6. 1st round exit!

Tigers_eye
August 31, 2005, 12:13 PM
yep! may be next year. I think he is also intimidated by federer.

Were is Samprass when I need him?

Tintin
August 31, 2005, 08:51 PM
Sania is in the third round :joy:

Tintin
September 2, 2005, 11:42 AM
Sania won the third round match against France's Mariana Bartoli 7-6, 6-4 that ended just now :great:

cricman
September 3, 2005, 06:50 PM
It'll be Sania vs Sharapova Tommorow, wonder if i should go tommorow?

guy_zin
September 3, 2005, 11:34 PM
"I am waiting for the alarm clock to go off and I'm going to wake up - but I don't want to"---the reaction of James Black after beating Rafael Nadal

Faceoff
September 4, 2005, 02:12 PM
Good effort by Taylor Dent but fall little short to Hewitt as he lost in 5 set

Sania vs sharapova is under way. hopefully it will be a good one.

Edited on, September 4, 2005, 7:13 PM GMT, by faceoff.

cricman
September 8, 2005, 03:52 PM
Blake vs Agassi made the Back Page of the Daily News, which is pretty hard to do considering football is about to start and The pennant race in baseball is heating up.

what a Match!

jabbar
September 8, 2005, 11:46 PM
no one is caring about the tennis in australia. only gets a minut air time in the news. the ashes are dominating!

guy_zin
September 11, 2005, 04:47 AM
a tantalising dream final is on the way for tennis fans worldwide, featuring the sport's elder statesman and most charismatic personality against the sport's reigning dominant player.

i really like agassi's witty way of talking & complementing his rivals over the years(this started for me some 17/18 years ago with the long haired las vegas glamour boy mesmerizing his opponents & others with his brilliance both on & off the court..i used to wonder how a guy of nearly my age grabbing all the attentions around the globe while i had to content within my school boundary ...)

i am quoting some of his remarks b4 the final showdown with federar :agreed that his ideal scenario was a close-to-debilitating marathon in which Hewitt won in a fifth-set tie breaker.

"And then stubs his toe on the way out of the stadium," Agassi added for good measure.

regarding the challange of facing federar :Well, the challenge is real simple," said an over-the-moon but hardly overconfident Agassi. "Most people have weaknesses and most people only have one great shot. Federer doesn't have weaknesses and has a few great shots. So that equates to a problem."

I mean, I could lie, I could say something else, but he's earned that respect. That means you go out in the match and you address it with urgency and you have to play well.

"He's not the first guy to make you feel that way, but he's certainly the guy that's doing it better than anybody now."

In the ultimate compliment to his final rival, Agassi described Federer, at his brilliant best, as better even than 14-time grand slam champion Pete Sampras.

"You play a bad match against Pete, you lose 6-4 7-5. You play a good match against Pete, you lose 6-4 7-5. You play a good match against Federer, you lose 6-4 7-5. You play a bad match against Federer, you lose one and one," he said.

Hence why the father of two, and husband to Steffi Graf, was approaching the match in a relaxed frame of mind.

"I'll never have more pressure on me than I have when I clip my little girl's fingernails," Agassi said.

"Things aren't in perspective until you see a child treat your good day or bad day with the same spirit. They can make a bad day seem irrelevant."

Andy Roddick has described Agassi as "the most popular player in the history of tennis," and Agassi's career suggests a team photo of at least a dozen characters, each of them Andre. He has given us frosty hair, lime-green shorts, shockingly vulgar language, a shaved chest, devotion to fast-food diets, blatant tanking of matches, Barbra Streisand, Brooke Shields and a 25-deep armada of expensive cars, each with a name (he called his mid-'90s Suburban "the Big Black Bitch."). For so many years, the buildup to an Agassi appearance went something along the lines of "come look at the freak."

Today, we find him bald, courteous and responsible, the owner of eight Grand Slam titles. He established a foundation and a college-preparatory school for underprivileged kids. He married the supremely classy Steffi Graf, a champion even more decorated than he. They have two beautiful children, barely old enough to realize that daddy is someone special, and they run to hug him in the Ashe Stadium hallways.

i guess, many of us know agassi's dad Mike Agassi represented Iran in 1948 & 52 Olympic games b4 emigrating to the united states.


sorry guys,for making it this big wih all those quoting/pasting.



Edited on, September 11, 2005, 2:25 PM GMT, by guy_zin.

newbie
September 11, 2005, 06:35 PM
Federer wins again!! This guy is invincible. But oh what a fight from Agassi! Great match.

reverse_swing
September 11, 2005, 08:35 PM
Federer was nowhere near his best in this tournament. Anyway Agassi paid the ultimate tribute to Federer after suffering his eighth straight defeat to the Swiss.

"He's the best I've ever played against," said the American.

cricman
September 11, 2005, 08:43 PM
Agassi blew it! Great match but he had him 6-3 , 2-6, 2-4 in the third and then Federer broke back. Hopefully Agassi doesent retire i think he can stiil win the Australian open and the U.S open. No chance at Wimbledon or the French though.

Arnab
September 12, 2005, 12:49 AM
Originally posted by cricman
Agassi blew it! Great match but he had him 6-3 , 2-6, 2-4 in the third and then Federer broke back. Hopefully Agassi doesent retire i think he can stiil win the Australian open and the U.S open. No chance at Wimbledon or the French though.

Agassi didn't blow it at 4-2 third set. Fed raised his game and broke Agassi's spirits. Agassi couldn't have played any better. Fed also played a near-perfect tiebreak in the third (7-1).