Agassi Withdraws from Toronto

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  1. hoosierbr

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    Last year Andre couldn't play Cincinnati because he had made the final in Montreal and needed the rest. This year he's switching events and will play Cincy instead. Makes sense - he's choosing to play on home soil before he says goodbye.

    http://www.rogerscupmen.com/3/en/news/2006/listupdate.asp
     
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  2. BaseLineBash

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    At first I was like whah??? But yes it does make sense now that I read the thread.
     
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  3. superman1

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    Who knows, Federer and Nadal might get to the final and then be too tired for Cincy. It happened to Agassi and Nadal last year - Nadal tried to play but lost 1st round. That will open up the draw for Agassi.

    Agassi has had some good results at Cincy. Won it in 2004 beating Moya, Roddick and Hewitt along the way. And this was 2004 when those 3 guys were playing their best stuff. That was a reminder that he was still a contender.
     
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  4. Phillip=Tennis guy

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    could happen....and then might not.
     
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  5. shawn1122

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    Yes, I guess it does make sense. Still kinda sad that I lost my last oppurtunity to see him play live.
     
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  6. Phillip=Tennis guy

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    Yeah.....thats sad.
     
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  7. hoosierbr

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    I'm sure AA isn't happy about it either. I know he'd love to play as much as possible before the Open but his body has to come first. I think we all understand.
     
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  8. sandiegotennisboy

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    nice backstab to his canadian fans. its not like he wouldnt have lost in the 1st round anyway. what a nice guy he is.
     
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  9. BaseLineBash

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    Yeah, what's the deal with him being loyal to his country...
     
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    it makes sense that he would want to play cincy instead but still...kinda sad
     
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  11. arosen

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    You can be as great as Jesus, but there is always gonna be a Roman ready to crucify you.
     
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    Agassi is retiring and can do whatever he wants. I'm glad he'll be in Cincinnatti and I hope he plays well there. :cool:
     
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  13. Mick

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    Maybe you could get to see him play live when he joins the senior tour.
     
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  14. sureshs

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    Totally expected. US TDs and fans will be furious if he doesn't play their events, but he can take a chance with a Canadian tourney.
     
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    Agassi is a universal tennis symbol. The world knows who he is, not just his natives. Many people here in Canada will be disappointed, I know I sure will be. I was hoping to see him play live.
     
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    Couldn't have said it better. Stupidity reigns free in this world.
     
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    Hey, what's with this anti-Italianism? Leave the Romans alone. :)
     
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    at least they can fill his spot with someone who really wants to play in TO. you are right - if he showed up he would tank first round anyway.
     
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    Federer / Nadal were seen practicing on Friday night in Toronto which is a pretty sure sign they are committed. I don't think Andre likes his chances of stopping the convergence of the titans.
     
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  20. sandiegotennisboy

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    yeah like people who use stupid religious allusions to try to win a simple argument. please.
     
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  21. arosen

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    Easy there cowboy. Noone called you stupid, keep it civil, if you know what the term means.
     
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  22. Saito

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    Agassi = Jesus??? HAHAHAHAHA you make some quality posts arosen, but this is definitely not one of them! The guy may have done some good, but is no Jesus for sure.
     
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    Saito, F'ing A...it's an ANALOGY! Analogy-2 a : resemblance in some particulars between things otherwise unlike.
     
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    Whoa there buddy!! I didn't start a fire, so why flame back? And yes, I clearly understand the "it's an analogy" part, but realize when you read my post that I was simply stating a better analogy should have been used.
     
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    Because anyone with ANY sense knows Arosen wasn't comparing Agassi to Jesus, he/she was comparing the condemnation that is relative with popularity.
     
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    I noticed you're dissing Agassi in another thread. What's the deal? Did he not sign an autograph for you or something?

    There is more to life than tennis (health being one of them). I've seen Agassi play several times and hope to see him in Cincy this year but if I don't that's okay because he's done more for tennis and our youth than just about every tennis player combined.

    If you haven't seen him play by now either you're not a tennis fan or you're an idiot for not knowing that he would retire in the next couple of years. I assume you are both.
     
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    And again you attack me (indirectly of course... my sense that is)... look man, I see exactly what you mean, but look at what arosen's post replied too...

    Pertains to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ how??? Well it is cold here at work so, thanks for the flame... again :neutral:
     
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    Saito, I noticed your location is hell. Is that why you're upset about the Jesus analogy?
     
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  29. Saito

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    It is exactly why I am ;)

    But am I really the one upset? I just stated an opinion, which I am entitled to.
     
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  30. raftermania

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    easy now...
     
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  31. sandiegotennisboy

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    can we get back to agassi's pathetic exit from a game he's played for 20 years...this god talk is so boring.
     
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  32. Saito

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    :lol: yes we can. If it were me, I would have bailed after last year's USO, but hey if he wants to torture his body a little bit more, whatever floats his boat right?
     
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  33. sandiegotennisboy

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    i still feel bad for the canadians, the nicest socialists in the world, and he stabs in the back.
     
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    Speaking as "one of the nicest socialists in the world" I can assure you we don't feel that Agassi has "stabbed us in the back".
     
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  36. sandiegotennisboy

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    well 'spit on you' is more like it....or launch a snotrocket. whichever.
     
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  37. superman1

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    The analogy was good, if you are smart enough to understand it. Agassi has nothing but love for the fans, but some of them still hate him. It's because they are idiots. There's no reason to bash a good, decent person unless you are a moron.
     
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  38. sandiegotennisboy

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    i dont hate agassi. i think hes a good guy i feel sorry for him actually. i feel bad that he goes out early and cant stick around til sunday when americans/fans are watching and he can give a speech or something.
     
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  39. superman1

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    Just let the man do what he needs to do. He went out first round, okay, he served 40% and hit 7 double faults, it was obviously an off day. The week before he bagelled Xavier Mallisse and lost 7-5 in the third to Gonzo. Not bad results. Try playing Mallisse - he'll bagel you in 10 minutes. The only point you win will be on his blazing forehand that goes an inch long. That's the level Agassi is at right now.
     
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  40. sandiegotennisboy

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    i dont understand it when people use "they can bagel you, youll never be as good in your lifetime, youre not a pro" blah blah blah in their argument. who cares? it goes for everyone in this board.
     
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    Nice rebuttal. :rolleyes:
     
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    it is because they are idiots..
     
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