Great video....

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  1. edmondsm

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    Possibly the absolute high point of Agassi's career? Had just completed the career slam and was now appearing in his 4th consecutive slam final, after winning his 2nd USO.

    From a neutral perspective its just some great slugging from two all time baseliners.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK2nPvtmVJw
     
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    gotta love that monkey-man running on the court with the camera.
     
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  3. edmondsm

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    The monkey man makes the clip great.
     
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    Thanks a bunch. Watching that, even now, it's hard to think: 11 slams in 5 years?:confused:
     
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    Man, Agassi and Kafelnikov were both punishing the ball, taking it so early. This is one good video to define "hitting on the rise"!!
     
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    Man you brought back so many memories with that vid. Absolutely loves Kafelnikov! Talk about a pure ball striker! Big man who can move. Moody. Sounds a lot like Safin actually...What a backhand! He seemed to be outhitting Andre during that first set!

    I dunno what year it was but at the French, during the early rounds, Kafelnikov gave Andre some props by saying that he's the only man left in the draw that he is concerned about!

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    Well Kafelnikov won that first set, and was defending his title. He was moving great, so was Andre. They were hitting so hard it looked like it came down to natural reaction and the timing of the swings, which double A is the king of.

    Once again, I'm a totally neutral source.:p
     
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    The video clip was so clear! Thanks! Btw, what was thw final score?
     
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    Really. In that rally where the commentator said that it was the rally of the tournment the winning forehand from Kafelnikov was taken very early. Incridble strokes from both of them. I wasn't into the sport at all during 2000. I never got to see Kafelnikov playng. So it was a treat to see him play
     
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    Agassi makes me puke. I wish Kafelnikov had won this.
     
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    What don't you like about him? know your Russian Kafelnkov is russian so you would be a fan of his.
     
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    Agassi's a two-faced miser. Admittedly a very good player.

    I actually never cared for Kafelnikov.
     
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    double post
     
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    I guess thinking because you were russian and he was too doesn't mean that you liked Kafelnikov
     
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    care to explain?
     
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    Medvedev is a guy I really liked. A gentle soul that guy was.
     
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    You missed one of the good ones. Always exciting to watch. Funny, he got a lot of criticism here on this very message board about how much he played. Entered just about every tournament he could. Most said it was for the money. He was good!
     
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  22. CyBorg

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    Agassi's a businessman. I already wrote about this in another thread. His image-first persona has never really changed. What changed was the image itself - and now a balder, nicer, more seasoned father/disciplinarian type on the outside.

    This is the same guy that we loved to hate 10 years ago, except that he's learned to manipulate the media better, create a positive media image (a commodity) which shows up whenever he's not being bothered.

    People love Agassi now for the same reason they used to hate him - because he's disingenuous. Conversely, I like him less than I used to. He was disingenuous but stupid when he was young, whereas now he is disingenuous, but much smarter in using his power towards his gluttony.

    When Agassi was going through his third career crisis (circa 97) he was a pissy, insecure twit. He came back a year later with a Gandhi-like head, possibly a halo (depending on who you ask) and an ultra-sugary personality that was ever so pleasing to the media who quickly began to convert him from the borderline racist, pig-headed punk into the nicest guy in America - a quality only Kirby Puckett could match.

    Since then Agassi has made millions on himself and now busies himself selling his overpriced merchandise.
     
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    Reminiscent of Mick Jagger, the London School of Economics graduate.
     
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    agassi would have owned roddick all over the place
    fed and rafa would have had their hands full with agassi..
     
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    lifetime H2H

    AA 0 - RN 2

    AA 3 - RF 8

    I'll give you Andy...

    AA 5 - AR 1
     
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    What are your thoughts on his philanthropy? I am sure he makes money on himself, but many players just make money and hold on to it whereas he's at least put some into foundations and schools. Not starting a fight, i'm just interested in your position
     
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    YEAH..
    i am talking about AA at his optimus prime.

    yeah, Andy does suck!
    jesus.. muh forehand is better than his.
     
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    AA gets my world of adulation for his "giving back to the community, and to where it counts" work. and that's why i Love him.. and his illustrious tennis career.. what a F*cking story!
     
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    You have no idea how much of that is done by Steffie. And no one gives her any credit.

    Without Steffie Andre wouldn't have his squeaky clean reputation.
     
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    HIS PHILANTHROPY WOULD BE A LOT MORE IMPRESSIVE IF HE DIDN'T NAME EVERYTHING AFTER HIMSELF A LA DEREK ZOOLANDER.THAT ISN'T CHARITY, THAT'S BUYING RESPECT.
     
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    Ouch, my eyes.
     
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    So in your world people aren't allowed to change, mature and decide they don't want to be an a-hole any more? You think he really sat down one day and conjured up a devious plan to "manipulate the media." I'm sure he practiced being nice in the mirror for hours, so he could pull a fast one on all of us.

    I've seen my share of top athletes (in various sports) up-close - on the way to the locker room, exhibitions, signing autographs, etc. and I can't think of a more genuine guy than Agassi. It's easy to spot the ones who are trying to act humble and generous but Agassi truly loves giving of himself and promoting tennis. If it's all a self-serving act, wow... he's the best actor in human history.
     
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    You're naive. Do you also think that Ronald Reagan defeated the Communists?
     
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    and you are cynical. I think by your standards anyone who performs any act of kindness must have an ulterior motive. How sad it must be to be you.
     
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    That's oversimplifying it. Agassi is a multimillion dollar corporation in a human body. I don't altogether condemn corporations, but I don't celebrate their actions as random acts of kindness.

    Steffi will go down as one of the more disliked women's tennis players in history and I can tell you that she has done much more in making Andre's charitable causes come to fruition than Andre himself. Andre's cardboard, a media wh0re - some just refuse to see it and prefer to celebrate his image rather than Steffi's much more geniuine and flawed essence.

    People like you feed Agassi's bank account.
     
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