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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.

Originally Posted by adidasman View Post
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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