Calleri destroys Agassi

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  1. 10s

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    Agassi looked pathetic out there, as usual. Totally overpowered, out hustled, out thought, out played.

    Retire now Agassi before it gets more and more embarassing.
     
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  2. M C

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    I agree Agassi is now becoming another anonymous top 50 baseliner. He doesn't seem to have the magic. Six set points against Calleri in that one game, and he chumped out on every one of them. Calleri was hitting the ball amazingly, however, anything short or high in the first set and a half by Agassi was a winner
     
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  3. BreakPoint

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    I love seeing Agassi getting destroyed by players with great one-handed backhands like Calleri and Federer. Way to show those sissy two-handers where they belong! :shock:
     
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  4. CBodom

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    the 4 breaks of service in a row in the middle of the 2nd set was nuts
     
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  5. edge

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    I missed it, was Agassi playing his usual high percetage crosscourt tennis? Then what happened?
     
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  6. prince

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    need to tell Masha about this in case he did not see the match .
     
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  7. ian mercier

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    Grow up. I saw the match. Calleri was playing out of his mind in the first set - bottom line. There needs to be a second board for the shallow and small-minded.
     
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  8. Nosoupforyou

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    you guys are funny you talk about how much you dislike Agassi yet you give him more attention than any other player
     
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  9. Ash Doyle

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    On these boards it seems a player's future, potential, and talent are all based upon their last match and only that match. Lose your latest match and you're done for...pack it in (Agassi). Win a few matches in a row and you're the greatest of all time (Federer).

    Agassi is one of the best. Not just based on past performance, but one of the best currently. He lost today. He'll win again. He'll lose again too, but he still has the potential to win a major.
     
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  10. The Franchise

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    When someone says it just right and you can't think of anything better, you go with this....

    Yeah, what Ash said.
     
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  11. jarrett

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    I agree with Ian Mercier and Ash Doyle... So many guys on this board are too extreme in their statements...
     
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  12. Phil

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    Idiot troll.
     
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  13. chad shaver

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    On another thread, edge wrote:

    Well your smart, powerful player just lost to Calleri.

    And then,

    So, you're putting Agassi down based upon a match that you haven't seen? Interesting.

    Calleri hit some amazing shots, jumping on Agassi's serves and mixing up his own serves well. Down 4-5 and break points in the 2nd set, Calleri played some tough tennis, working Agassi over and popping in (at least that I can remember) big serve that Agassi couldn't even move to touch.

    I noticed something about Calleri that he couldn't do last time I saw him play--hit his forehand down the line. In the past, he could hit his bh anywhere, but could only hit his fh cross-court. He took several shots that Agassi crushed and hit them into the open court for winners. There were several interesting baseline "conversations" out there.

    To me, it showed what Calleri is truly capable of doing on the court. It was a very good effort on Calleri's behalf.
     
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  14. 10s

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    What, only 6 Agassi fan boys showed up? Surely there are more of you too thoroughly devastated to show your faces.

    Agassi was thrashed in the first and was extremely lucky to come from a break down twice in the 2nd. Andre "just call me 2nd fiddle" Agassi is f-i-n-i-s-h-e-d.
     
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  15. chad shaver

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    Does your mommy know you're on the computer again?
     
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  16. James Brown

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    agassi is a nice guy and a great personality. one of the best of all time..that being said, hes losing it recently. I think the game needs him because hes the only guy who consistantly packs the stands. But i think hes holding back too much. you watch him vs martin in the 99 final, he was swinging for it. Lately, he seems tentative. Lets hope he can pick it up a bit.
     
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  17. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Great job by Calleri. Something like 20 winners and 5 errors in the first set. I love those matches when a guy blows agassi off the court (aka Federer masters finals). Calleri must have been blasting, like someone said, he's a poor mans gonzalez, and if they show it tonight, I'll probably agree. Agassi just can't keep up when people aren't being moved around by him. When people can ball with him from the baseline and blast, and aren't just running on a string, they can just whack winners all day if they are on, or even force errors out of Agassi becasue even he gets impatient.
     
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  18. ILoveChokers

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    I wouldnt say Calleri is a poors man Fernando Gonzalez, Calleri can hit his backhand a lot better than fernando, and he works the point more.

    they both the hit the ball really hard but they are different players
     
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  19. Foo4Everlong

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    If it wasn't for ANDRE AGASSI, no one would be able to hit the ball as well as they do. ANDRE AGASSI changed a lot of the ways a lot of people hit the ball. A lot of these guys, ala Coria, and I'm sure a lot of others, look up to Andre and I'm sure have modelled their game after Andre's in some form or another. Give respect where respect is due! Belee dat! Later
     
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  20. Japanese Maple

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    I watched the match and Calleri was totally in the zone for a set
    and a half. He was very fortunate to pull out the second set because he would not have won the third-he looked exhausted.
    As usually Agassi ran his opponent ragged,if this was a grand
    slam Agassi would have won in five,quaranteed. Anybody who watched the match could see that Calleri was spent in the latter
    part of the 2nd set-the pressure,heat, and all the running was
    taken its toll-good for him that he closed out the match.
     
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  21. AJP

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    Agassi's still got it

    This is what mens tennis is these days. With so much depth, it just comes down to who is hot on a particular day ie. Nadal a few days ago, Calleri today.

    Like others have posted, the great players are the guys like Agassi who week in and week out show up to play and do advance in the tournaments. I've been amazed at how many times it seemed like Agassi wasn't playing his best and still came though with the win.
     
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  22. @wright

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    Wish I hadn't missed that one, sounds memorable.
     
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  23. matchpoints

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    he'd still whoop your arse....with his left hand....
     
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  24. Hawaii 5.0

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    I've been saying that the bh dtl is the best shot in tennis.It's pretty,too often unused and that's another reason it's potent cuz the fh is so used and protected against and in general a huge majority of tennis players don't cover that side of the court as well defensively.Guga,Federer,Calleri and just about every other one hander uses this too rarely and unlike the fh dtl which is almost always defended agaisnt with a slice it is swiped at rather than sliced and people are much lazier becuase they can hit it open and lunge at it ,while on the fh dtl they must cross over to stretch and they compensate for this.The only downfall of this magnificent shot is that too often one handers don't recover as well as their 2 hand counterparts becase 2handers whether closed or open stance are almost always because of their rotation from the followthrough heading back to cover the rest of the court,while one handers stop their rotation and since thier leading shoulder is steady they don't move.Go dtl young man, go dtl.
     
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  25. Hyperstate

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    Yo! 10s, every single post of yours oozes contempt for AA, with previous posts deleted by TW. I'm curious, why do you hate the guy so? Did he refuse to sign an autograph or something?
     
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  26. Brian10s

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    I'm thinking that I should change my name so as not to get confused with 10s. Anyway, it will be interesting to view AA's results in the next three slams. By the end of the U.S. Open, I think AA (and the rest of us) will have a better idea where he stands. I think it is way too premature to say he is finished. Just last week, he lost a tight three-set match to Federer, the acknowledged best player in the world. Otherwise, I believe AA has earned the right to choose when to retire. I believe that he will know when that appropriate time is. I also wonder why there is all this animosity for a pro tennis player. Oh well, I am new to these boards.
     
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  27. TS Ramesh

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    Yes, he lost. Yes, he was outplayed. Yes, there's a lot of depth in men's tennis today. BUT, the fact still remains that Andre Agassi is ranked in the top 5 in the world, still has about 5 more grand slam titles than any other player on the tour, has won grand slam titles on every surface, and continues to be in contention in every tournament he plays in. Just last week, people were falling over themselves voting for him as the one most likely to win Miaimi. He's #3 in the Champion's Race and he's reached the semi-finals at 2 of the 3 major tournaments in 2004 (Aussie Open, Indian Wells) -- results that Agustin Calleri would kill for. So ease up on the knee-jerk, over-the-top criticism, and the 20-20 hindsight analysis of his percentage play.

    It would be laughable for anyone to suggest that Federer pack his bags and spend the rest of his life tending to his cow Juliette because he lost to Nadal in straight sets. Although Agassi is considerably older, in a way it is equally laughable for people to suggest he should retire on the basis of his loss to Calleri yesterday. Agassi is a great champion -- he has earned the right to retire whenever he damn pleases.

    Ramesh
     
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  28. chad shaver

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    What TS Ramesh said....
     
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  29. baseliner

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    Agassi lost. Won't be the last time. Instead of over analyzing it, I agree with Ash above. He'll be back. Will win another masters series tourney (probably not another Grand Slam-does that mean he should retire?). Just shows the depth of the ATP.
     
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  30. Rabbit

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    What Chad Shaver said...
     
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  31. mindfocus

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    most player that has won over agassi had played their best tennis ever, as coria said people that play agassi has to play above their own level. So to me agassi has suffer a litle bad luck meeting people who has played their best tennis ever 8) 8)
     
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  32. rmsblue

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    I taped the match and I think it was a combination of Agassi looking a little slow (tired?) and Calleri just playing beautiful, fantasitic tennis for almost the entire match. Man, that one-handed backhand is a thing of beauty. Right up there with Kuerten.

    And Calleri came in with the right strategey - that he's not going to let Agassi jerk him around endlessly through each point but go for it on his first chance.

    Bravo Calleri! Here's to more one-handed-backhands!!!
     
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  33. tommytom11

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    you are a miserable, jealous idiot. he was beaten by a guy who played the match of his life on one of his own sub-par days. every young player out there is gunning to beat him. it defines their careers. did you see him celebrating? you'd think he won the French or something. watch Calleri get destroyed in his next match because of the letdown he'll have. Federer was beaten worse the day before but i don't see you uttering a peep about that.
     
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  34. Robert Jones

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    I think most people would give there left $% to be number 5 in the world at any age. If Agassi is still having fun playing with the young guns let him. Connors played as an old man and was always in the top 10. I always enjoyed watching him. Whats the big deal if Agassi looses a match or two.

    He may suprise the critics and win a major.
     
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  35. cantaloupe

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    I wouldn't, my left testicle is too important to me, and to my g/f :lol:
     
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  36. @wright

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    I would.
     
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  37. @wright

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    You could get testicular cancer and have to lose it anyways, so I'd rather have a kick-@ss tennis career to show for it. What would your girlfriend do?
     
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