Agassi asks for compassion

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  1. Globus2009

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    Navratilovas is just delirious

    I totally agree. Navratilova is doing easy labeling here. She drew a parallel that is out of place, as if programmed doping (as it is suspected in Roger Clemens case could be put on a par with Agassi's admittance of taking Meth... Just two drugs which can't be compared.

    i forward my personal answer here, if anyone is interested (sorry I'm french, please be lenient with my english :neutral:

    http://agassi-open-support.blogspot.com/2009/11/agassi-like-clemens-navratilovas-unjust.html
     
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  2. topher.juan

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    I missed the interview, anywhere I can watch it online??
     
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  3. Azzurri

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    it should be up on utube soon or maybe google it. some site has to have it.
     
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  4. pc1

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    The book should be interesting to say the least. The comments he makes are devastatingly honest it seems.

    It's boggles my minds from the little I've heard about the book that he may have tanked the 1996 Australian semi. Can that really be true??:confused:

    From a purely tennis point of view I'd also be curious what he thought of the relative strengths of certain players and how he tried to play them.

    I understand he called Sampras robotic which I find ironic since I always thought Sampras had more variety than Agassi.

    It's should be one of the more interesting biographies to say the least. I'm definitely picking it up tomorrow.

    Anyone know what the reviews on it are?
     
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  5. jgn1013

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    it's on 60 minutes website.
     
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  6. sureshs

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    All the interesting stuff has come out as excerpts. No point buying the book. Waste of money.
     
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  7. Puma

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    Well done! She just needs to go away. quickly!
     
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  8. chico9166

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    I just really apprecitate the fact Agassi, has come full circle sense the early days when he was a punk. He is, and has done, a lot of good things for the less fortunate, and is making a difference in the lives of many kids. I wouldn't be surprised if all, or most of, the proceeds from the book sales went to his foundation. It doesn't matter one bit to me, that he made some mistakes. Who doesn't? Don't understand all the outrage.
     
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  9. chico9166

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    Couldn't agree more.
     
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  10. TnTBigman

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    A man is just a man.

    As he was read a quote from Martina about his drug revalations in his book, you could see the tears well up in his eyes and throat as he listened to it. It takes a bigger man to come clean (although he did not have to) knowing that he'd tarnish the 'image' he left the game with. In any case, he set the record straight. Not everything was honky dory as it looked. And it think he said it best near the end of the interview. His book was about how he made use of his second chance, and that there is hope for people who are not proud of their past.

    I have even more respect for Andre as a person. And I'm still a huge, huge fan.

    wrt Navratilova, I agree with the sentiments of most posters on this thread.
     
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  11. edmondsm

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    That was a great interview with Andre. Martina comes out looking like a complete a-hole.
     
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  12. CCNM

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    Andre's just gone from emotional mess to giant wuss. I sure hope his son doesn't grow up to be that emotional. (I'm sorry, but I have a hard time feeling sorry for people who cry all the time:()
     
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  13. 1970CRBase

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    Martina N would have gone off on her self-righteous, completely misguided, misdirected, over the top outbursts if Andre wasn't the husband of Steffi Graf? Why her vehemence that is so off center? I don't believe Andre and the meth use was her main topic. Not missing an opportunity to back stab Steffi Graf whom she hates forever is the reason. From endlessly backstabbing Graf by accusing her of faking injuries (!) in her career and even to the extent of proclaiming Monica could have been the greatest player of all time - but for the 93 stabbing incident. Yes, Martina N would even use THAT to backstab Steffi Graf. Who believes Martina N thinks anything of the sort seeing her own opinion of herself, endlessly repeated, that SHE is the greatest player of all time. Who was it who was leading the backstabbing campaign of criticism and complaint against Monica up to and especially including 92 Wimbledon? Martina and Novotna. Who was the only person not to backstab Monica then? Steffi! Poor Martina.

    Personally, I have always believed Martina to be the greater, more complete player than Steffi. So what?

    I'm really, really glad Steffi isn't Martina.
     
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  14. 1970CRBase

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  15. 1970CRBase

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    Backstabbers and back biters can't see positive things in people, they can only ever see scandal. They don't have compassion, they only have cynicism.
     
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  16. big ted

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    i think ppl should give agassi a bit of a break considering even in 97 he admitted to taking the drug (albeit by accident).. its the atp that did nothing about it at the time...

    also the drug rules were different back then so you cant put him under the microscope of todays more stringent rules, its like comparing two different eras... if we compared all players by todays rules, there would be ALOT of players from the late 70's to early 80's under scrutiny, including the top players, imo
     
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