Agassi, Graf, Henman and Clijsters play on TTC Sunday

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  1. DNShade

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    it's on BBC2 as I type!
    what are you doing reading this?!?! watch BBC2!!!
     
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    Henman/Clijsters won

    They beat Agassi/Graf 7-6 in this exhibition.

    Great to see them play again. Loved it.
     
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    Henman and Agassi are playing (live) on ESPN Classic right now.
     
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    Yeah was great to watch, Agassi's still nailing the ball, he hit Clijsters when she was right at the net! Ouch.
     
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    She was ok though... right in the gut.
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  7. Warriorroger

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    Steffi is still awesome, no one moves and hits like her..
     
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    I was there! Just got home in fact. Was a really lovely day. The matches were a lot of fun to watch but there was some great tennis there too. I was most excited to see Steffi and she didn't disappoint, I was impressed by her play considering she's been retired for 10 years. Her serve was still swift, her forehand was a shadow of its former self of course but still a good strong shot, and her backhand slice was as beautiful as ever and still a very effective point constructor, although more prone to errors now. As Warriorroger said her movement is still amazing. Agassi, Henman and Clijsters were just as impressive. I think my favourite moment was during the mixed doubles when Graf and Clijsters kept hitting the ball to each other and the men were just standing there with their hands on their hips :) lots of comedy moments and it was great fun seeing them smiling on the court and enjoying themselves. It was the first time in my life I went to a tennis event so I'm buzzing right now, was a surreal experience!
     
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    Tears. Words could never be enough to give the feeling meaning and memory of what Wimbledon means to me. As a child watching it avidly, thrilled, estatic, now as an adult looking forward to it yet again, seeing the faces, the champions, reliving the joys and disappointments I felt along with the players. Absolutely no words could express the love I have for the tournament at Wimbledon.

    Loved it. And as usual, looking forward to Wimbledon.
     
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  10. Lionheart392

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    Hear, hear!
     
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  11. Fedace

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    this is NOT a real match. They look like they are just playing around.....
     
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    LOL! What didn't you understand about the word EXHIBITION?

    Perhaps in the future they should put the words game play just for special pp like you LOL!

    mawashi
     
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    When the All England Club spent tens of millions installing the new roof they should have invested a little money on a sound system.

    Just awful sound, awful.

    I really felt sorry for those singers who performed there today.
     
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  14. DNShade

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    I don't think it was the actual sound system - it was the signal or broadcast problems that made it sound that way I'd guess. Unless someone who was actually there says otherwise...
     
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  15. fortunecookiesjc

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    Is there a way to get a video of this. I missed it watching the finals madrid.
     
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    TTC will replay this over and over again like they do for everything else it seems.

    Agassi played rather strange. He acted like he was goofing around and then all the sudden he would blast a ball at somebody.
     
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  17. fortunecookiesjc

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    anyway to watch it online?
     
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  18. some6uy008

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    haha, sounds like he's still have a lot of fun with tennis
     
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  19. Warriorroger

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    Wow you're so lucky. As a big Graf fan, I am sad I have never seen her in person. How good is that footwork in real life?
     
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    I saw her live at the old Mahwah, NJ tournament and her footwork and footspeed were phenomenal. IMO she's still, even today, the best mover I have ever seen among the women. No one moved as well as she did when she was in her prime and healthy. It was one of the most important keys to her success.
     
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    It's almost too quick to follow, like she just teleports from one side of the court to the other. A few times Clijsters hit cross-court shots that I assumed would be winners, and suddenly Graf is there hitting them back.

    Correct, it sounded absolutely fine on court.
     
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  22. CEvertFan

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    I thought Steffi and Kim both looked pretty good. Clijsters still isn't in the same shape she was before she retired but she looked like she's well on her way to getting back into top level shape and Steffi looked and moved almost as well as she did in her prime. Her forehand was still pretty good considering she's been retired for 10 years (I still can't believe it's been that long!) and her serve and overhead looked great, as did her slice backhand although she made a few more errors off that side than she used to.

    What struck me the most was the sheer joy on Steffi's face throughout the whole thing. It must have been a very special moment for her to walk out onto Centre Court once more. It was great to watch.
     
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  23. Lionheart392

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    Kim's first serve percentage was quite low if I recall so she needs to work on that, but I'm excited to see where her comeback will lead.
    And yeah, it's nice to see Steffi play with such joy, compared to the stone cold teenage girl she started as. She seems to be much more open now and just generally a happy person. And she and Andre are so cute together, looks like a rare case of 2 famous people getting married and genuinely being in love.
     
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    r e a l l y?
     
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  25. WARPWOODIE

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    I really enjoyed watching the mixed doubles. Graf still has game...and yes, give her the Wimbledon wildcard!
     
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    the most entertaining tennis i've seen in a long time!!! i missed the dbls, but there's no doubt ttc will show it again and again and again and again.....

    i didn't know aa beaned clijsters though. that's wild.

    graf moved amazingly well. i guess i forgot how quick she was. aa was the best, camped out inside the baseline where he belongs and even fired a couple aces on the ole serve! oh yeah!!! good stuff!

    it's too bad that it seems like he'll only do a limited engagement on the outback tour. if i could get tix i would be there!!!!
     
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    "What's up Boris?" Ever the wittiest, that Andre.
     
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    On another note Center Court looked AWESOME
     
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  29. LDVTennis

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    I'll tell you a sweet story about Steffi and her speed.

    One year at Indian Wells, 1996 to be exact, this older couple was sitting in the seats next to mine. This had to be their first time ever watching Steffi Graf in person. I say that because after the first set the wife turns to her husband and says --- "My God, she's as fast as she is on television." It sounds funny only because it was so true. She was as fast as she was on television.
     
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  30. thetaxman

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    Clijsters looks hot.
     
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    Such an astute tennis observation. :roll:
     
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