agassi and davis cup

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  1. big ted

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    i read somewhere on the internet a few weeks ago that there was a rumour floating around that agassi was going to have one final hurrah and play davis cup one more time they didnt say what year but i was assuming this year. has anyone ever heard this too and where did they hear it from ?
     
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  2. VictorS.

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    It would certainly be nice to see him play davis cup one last time. He and Roddick would make a devastating one-two punch in the singles, that's for sure. However, at this point I think it's wishful thinking to see Agassi back in Davis Cup.

    I'm currently watching Blake play Hrbaty on the tennis channel, and although he lost the first set....I really like how Blake is looking on the court so far. He's looking fit and strong....it definitely wouldn't surprise me to see blake back into the top 20 and back on the davis cup team playing the #2 singles.
     
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  3. VamosRafa

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    If he was going to do it, he would have done it, in the final against Spain last year. The USA could have used him then, and he knows it.

    But he did his part for the USA Davis Cup team, and he knows that as well.

    He's had a great Davis Cup career, and I commend him for it.
     
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    it was on the tennisone website, joel drucker wrote a article about this upcoming year. ( he also wrote a book about " jimmy connors saved my life ')

    this is what he said -

    It's never fun to predict a retirement. But with Agassi turning 35 in April, there's unquestionably a cinematic symmetry to his life. Add to that the rumors of him taking one last ride on Davis Cup and it's easy to imagine him bagging it right after the '05 U.S. Open.

    But Agassi never been one to do the expected. He underachieved when young, overachieved when old, went from flash to substance and through his foundation has learned how to channel Hollywood glitz into genuine social good.

    So who can tell? But this I will say: enjoy every minute of him while you can. He is the greatest pure ballstriker in tennis history. There has been no better forehand-backhand combo.
     
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  5. Camilio Pascual

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    Well said, Ted! A nice, concise synopsis of Agassi's career and Agassi the man.
     
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  6. Rickson

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    Agassi is still a great player and can mix it up with the best.
     
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    i didnt write that blurb on agassi , joel drucker did i just copyed and pasted it
     
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  8. Camilio Pascual

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    BT - Doh! I wuz asleep at the switch. Thanks for bringing that to us, anyway.
     
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