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Old 07-20-2012, 11:37 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by TennisDawg View Post
I must say, I'm surprised to see Agassi playing tennis! Just a few years ago he stated on "60 Minutes" that he hates/hated tennis and also wrote that in his book "Open" ?????????? Sorry, if I went off-topic here, I realize you probably want to talk about Tennis Racquets.
He hated the way his old man pushed him into it; sent him to Bolleteri's Academy and away from his friends against his will. Now he can play when he wants - and he realizes it's a good way to keep his name and school in the public eye.

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Well, Nike had their chance to keep him and they blew it. Funny how Steffi's relationship with adidas ended up trumping Andre's with Nike. I think he made a wise decision.
Nike didn't 'blow it' and Steffi's Adidas gig had nothing to do with it: Agassi tried to shake down Nike for money for his school; more than Nike was willing to part with. Adidas was just the next biggest fish in the apparel ocean and they caved in.
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